HOUGHTON - Civil engineer Timothy S. Purdy was recently elected to the board of directors of U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc.
He was elected to the Board by the company's stockholders during its annual stockholder meeting held recently. UPEA is wholly owned by its employees.
Purdy joined UPEA in 2005 as a Project Manager focused on business development and managing larger projects. Prior to joining UPEA, Purdy spent 23 years managing projects for major construction companies throughout the U.S. His project experiences include healthcare, hospitality, education, industrial and commercial office buildings.
"Tim has consistently demonstrated leadership and professionalism in our industry," said company President Ken Dillinger, P.E. "Joining the Board acknowledges his value to our company and to our clients."
Purdy joins five others on the Board including William Griffin, Nancy Helgren, George Kiiskila, Michael Simons, and Dillinger.
Purdy holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering and a bachelor's degree in Land Surveying from Michigan Technological University and an associate's degree in Forestry from Paul Smith's College in upstate New York. Purdy is originally from New Jersey.
Purdy lives in Houghton with his wife Lora and their three children Ryall, Bayleigh and Marleigh. He is a longtime member of Sts. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church, Houghton Rotary and serves on the Construction Management Industrial Advisory Board at Michigan Tech.
In addition to Houghton, UPEA has offices in Iron Mountain, Ishpeming, Sault Ste. Marie, and Marinette, Wis.
The firm has 65 employees. In addition to serving its core markets of engineering and architecture, the firm provides surveying and environmental engineering services. The firm's website is UPEA.com