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Mike Darden Brings MEQ Leadership to Texas


Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects, is pleased to announce that Mike Darden has joined the firm as a Principal in the firm’s Houston office. He will serve as the Operations Director for the firm’s growing Medical Equipment Planning (MEQ) service line.

“I am excited to welcome Mike to SSR as part of our Medical Equipment Planning team,” said Debbie Heitzman, Principal, MEQ Service Line Leader. “Mike joins our team with a wealth of knowledge of medical equipment, the healthcare environment, and a deep dedication to customer service and team development. His skills and expertise will allow SSR’s MEQ team to continue to grow and provide the level of service our clients expect.”

Mike has 23 years of healthcare leadership experience and expertise in strategic business planning, operations management, and improving overall operational efficiency. A proven dynamic leader, he will rely on his extensive experience and success to train, develop, motivate, and nurture SSR’s team.

“I’m really excited to join the SSR team,” stated Mike. “SSR was the first engineering firm that I had the fortunate experience of working with when I began my career in healthcare almost 25 years ago. SSR’s reputation has always been one of being very employee centric which ultimately drives superior products. It’s this core value that attracted me to the company. The MEQ group is on a growth path and my goal is to work hand-in-hand with all of the partners to help create the ‘obvious choice’ when it comes to selecting an MEQ firm.”

Mike earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from the University of Houston. Mike is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.