New Office Accelerates ECI’s East Coast Growth

July 8, 2021

ECI’s underway on another exciting venture to continue developing our East Coast work. Meet our newest office: Reading, Pennsylvania!

Though our Reading office is a 2021 addition, the team has no shortage in power experience. “My early background is a mixture of technical assignments in power generation applications including nuclear, fossil and industrial projects,” said Mark Coldren, Reading’s Engineering Manager. “Most recently, I served as an engineering manager for a global consulting firm where I was responsible for over 80 engineers and designers working in both generation and substation applications here in the eastern U.S.” Other members of the Reading team include Bob Henke, Senior Project Manager; Eric Garland, Senior Project Manager; Weylin Eck, Assistant Project Manager; Joe Kacergis, Senior Protection and Control Engineer; Ben King, Senior Project

Supervisor; Bryson Hough, Associate Engineer II; Ian Nichols, Designer III; Matt Burkholder, Designer III; and Ryan Kipp, Designer III.

As manager to the Reading team, Mark sees developing his core staff of 10 as a vital part of his work. “The parts of my job that are most interesting to me are building a team of people that have the ability to successfully work with one another and support one another to deliver a quality project,” he said. “Going forward, I see the office developing by making strategic technical hires as needed, but also introducing brand new engineers and designers into the group so that we build a strong foundation in this location that will continue ECI’s mission.”

Currently, the Reading team is supporting ECI’s ongoing renewable projects in the Southern and Western United States, but Mark is ready to develop our client relationships on the East Coast. “While we execute our current work, we will be working to establish relationships with investor-owned utilities, co-ops, and developers in our region,” said Mark. “As we work to develop this client base, I’d like the Reading office to continue supporting ECI in a diverse blend of projects which would include brownfield, greenfield, renewable, and traditional substation assignments to keep things fresh for the staff.” With the added advantage of in-house project management through our sister company, EPC Services, Mark believes this brings a distinctive set of skills to our clients: “It’s exciting to be part of a company that executes E-P-C projects and has the construction resources under the same roof. We feel this is a real differentiator in the marketplace and makes ECI/EPCS a unique company to our client base among our competition,” he said.

Working alongside ECI’s other Eastern offices in Cranford, New Jersey, and Cumberland, Maine, Reading is on track to become another strong East Coast base for power delivery designs. Welcome to the team, ECI Pennsylvania! Read below to find out more about Reading’s newest members.


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