After a year of service as vice president, ESD Project Manager Nina Ault is taking the helm as president of the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for the coming fiscal year. (Learn more about SWE.)
The company created managing director positions for ESD’s Structural Engineering efforts as well as Human Resources. Both leaders are expected to play pivotal roles as ESD eyes future expansion through organic growth and mergers and acquisitions.
David Weihing is the new managing director for Structural Engineering. He brings over 25 years of experience in structural designs for local, national, and international projects and has an exceptional background in operations and business development. ESD is expanding to include structural engineering capabilities as a natural extension of the services ESD offers, especially for data center clients.
“I have always been impressed with ESD’s strong reputation in the industry for engineering and technology design in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection. I am thrilled for the opportunity and trust I’ve been given to add structural engineering to the firm’s breadth of services” said Weihing.
The new managing director of Human Resources, Julie Nagle, offers over 20 years of senior level human resources experience working for large global technology companies to her role at ESD. Nagle is charged with developing a high-level strategic vision from a human capital perspective as she helps the company navigate the potential challenges of rapid acquisitions of talent.
Nagle said, “As ESD continues to evolve and grow, I look forward to integrating new teams of talented professionals into an already vibrant and supportive culture. It’s clear to me the employees of ESD are its greatest asset—and I will work hard to keep it that way.”
ESD Executive Chairman Raj Gupta says with Weihing’s structural engineering expertise and Nagle’s background in managing rapid corporate growth, the company is well positioned for anticipated expansion: “I’m confident Dave and Julie will fit nicely into our company culture of respecting everyone, working hard, and playing to win. We’re excited to add their leadership skills and industry knowledge to our team as ESD looks to a future of greater capabilities and services for our clients and more opportunities for our employees.”
ESD Chief Executive Officer Zackery House added, “Our strategy has always been to be the best—and that means recognizing the need to evolve and expand our expertise and services. We believe Dave and Julie have the experience needed to help us navigate the challenges of organic growth as well as growth through mergers and acquisitions as we continue to add the talent we need for continued success.”
Weihing most recently served as senior principal and office director at Thornton Tomasetti. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
Nagle has held several senior leadership roles in human resources during her career and joins ESD from her position as chief people officer at Enfusion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Employment Relations and Psychology from Michigan State University. She also has Certification from the Human Resources Management Program at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
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