Primera Engineers, Ltd. (Primera) is pleased to welcome John Plezbert as Vice President, Director of Business Development. Based in our Chicago, Illinois office, John’s primary responsibility will be to continue growing our buildings and transportation markets by cultivating new and existing partnerships with our clients. John is a key member of our leadership team and will help support Primera’s overall strategic plan.
John joins Primera with over 45 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Throughout his career, he has amassed a critical understanding of buildings, transportation, and utility entities and has developed longstanding relationships with major design and construction firms across the country. He advanced through six City of Chicago departments that culminated in successive appointments as Managing Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Aviation, First Deputy Commissioner of the Department of General Services and First Deputy Executive Director at the Public Building Commission. He left the public sector nearly a decade ago for the opportunity to apply his knowledge and leadership to help AEC organizations build meaningful relationships and expand their businesses.
“John is a significant addition to our ever-expanding team,” said Erin Inman, President & CEO. “The decades of client-side experience he brings combined with his broad industry knowledge positions him perfectly to support our expansion efforts in a way that is truly Primera – with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful relationships based on trust.”
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, woman-owned engineering design and consulting firm dedicated to developing meaningful client relationships that allow us to deliver industry-leading expertise with a focus on providing best-in-class client service. Primera offers a wide range of professional services in the buildings, transportation, and utility environments, including: mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), civil, structural and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, project and construction management, and business consulting services.