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April 15, 2015

Hill and Smith Join GEC

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PORTAGE, WI - General Engineering Company would like to welcome two new additions to our Portage, WI office: Doug Hill, DES, in our MEP division and Richard Smith, AIA, Architect in our Building Design division.

R. Doug HillDoug is a registered Designer of Engineering Systems in Wisconsin with over 33 years of project experience not only in Wisconsin but throughout the United States, Panama, and the Bahamas. He studied Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL and completed an extensive Architectural Illumination course at the University of Illinois - Champaign. Mr. Hill has designed for many large, prestigious projects throughout his career, but is always energized to work on unique designs, regardless of their size.

Doug and his wife have lived in the Mazomanie/Black Earth area for close to 30 years and have a grown daughter and son. He enjoys hunting, fishing and maintaining his old-school Harley.

Richard M. SmithRichard is a licensed Architect in Wisconsin and Illinois and comes to GEC after previously working at Cameron Aslaksen Architects in Reedsburg, WI.

Mr. Smith received his BA in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. Richard has a very diverse project background, covering both commercial spaces, such as banks, restaurants, retail and government facilities as well as residential space for renovations.

For most of his career, Richard has found himself in smaller sized firms, similar to GEC, enjoying their dynamic environment and shared values. While at GEC, Richard hopes to "offer value to continued growth, brand excellence and enjoy professional relationships". He will be adding his expertise and skills to mid-sized projects in the Building Design division from both a design and technical aspect.

In his free time, Richard enjoys bike riding, golf, woodworking and remodeling projects. He also has a son, who lives in Seattle WA.