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SSR Hires Two Electrical EITs in the Firm’s Building Solutions Program


Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects has hired Mary Faltaous, EIT, and Leigh DeGroot, EIT, LEEP AP, in the growing MEP group. Faltaous will be in the firm’s Houston office, DeGroot will join our growing team in Denver.

“We are fortunate to have a talented young engineer such as Mary start her electrical engineering career with us in Houston,” said Kevin Wolfford, Senior Principal. “Mary will be part of a growing group of young talent SSR is investing in for our future.

Faltaous is a recent graduate of the University of Houston, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. While in school, Faltaous worked in quality design assurance and as a teaching assistant with UH’s Electrical Engineering Department.

DeGroot is an experienced engineer with a background in production support and project management. She is experienced in designing electrical, lighting, and fire alarm systems for commercial and sports & entertainment facilities. DeGroot graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder, CO) with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering.

“We are really excited to have Leigh join us here in the Denver office,” stated Jeff Mandrell, Principal. “With her diverse experience, she will be able to hit the ground running on projects of all types and sizes. Her experience in designing stadiums, arenas, and challenging renovations make her a great match for SSR.”