Edina, Minn. – Wednesday, June, 22, 2016 – Emanuelson-Podas (EP) recently announced that Rick Dale had joined the firm’s commissioning department, taking on the role of Director of Commissioning. Dale, a 30-year professional in the industry, will lead the company’s existing commissioning efforts and expand the department’s expertise and capabilities.

Dale is a Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), a Commissioning Process Technical Service Provider (CxTS), a member of the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) and is currently serving on the exam committee for the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB). Dale earned his Associate’s Degree of Arts in General Studies from the University of Phoenix in 2004. He is also a Certified Commissioning Professional through the Building Commissioning Association, has a certificate of Commissioning Technical Services from the University of Wisconsin and a 4th Class Stationery Engineering License from the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers.

Prior to joining EP, Dale worked as a utility operator, maintenance coordinator, manufacturing maintenance coordinator and most recently, a commissioning engineer at Abbott Laboratories in Abbott Park, Ill., where he started in 1992. In addition to his experience with Abbott, Dale also served as a boiler technician in the U.S. Navy for a decade.

“We’re incredibly excited to be adding someone with Rick’s experience and expertise to our team,” said EP Mechanical Engineer and Partner John Nordstrom , PE. “Rick’s extensive background in commissioning and facilities operation – combined with his leadership skills, knowledge of the industry and business acumen – make him the perfect individual to lead our growing commissioning department.”

At EP, Dale will lead the company’s existing commissioning team that authenticates building systems and equipment, interfaces in the commissioning scope of work, and verifies that systems are installed, tested and operate in accordance with designer plans, specifications, contract documents and owner recommendations.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the EP team,” said Dale. “The caliber of the work EP performs is second to none, and its focus on its core values – family, service and trust – strongly resonates with me. The company has done exceptional commissioning work in the past, and I’m excited to grow its commissioning offerings and extend its already impressive reputation.”

Dale began full time at EP on Monday, June 20. He can be reached at rdale@epinc.com

About Emanuelson-Podas: Founded in 1957, Emanuelson-Podas, Inc., (EP) delivers expert mechanical, electrical and plumbing design solutions to a select group of clients in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Edina, Minn., the company embraces a work approach rooted in collaboration and partnership, based on the belief that amazing spaces happen when real connections are formed between engineers, architects, contractors and business owners. A values-driven company, EP’s key industry areas include the corporate, civic, education, fitness, financial, healthcare, hospitality, housing, industrial, municipal, restaurant, retail and worship sectors.