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John Fetter, PE, REP, LEED Green Associate Promoted to Electrical Group Manager
John Fetter, PE, REP, LEED Green Associate Promoted to Electrical Group Manager

Primera Engineers is proud to announce the promotion of John Fetter, PE, REP, LEED Green Associate to Electrical Group Manager in our Buildings division. John will continue to oversee the design and coordination of several projects while also leading the firm’s electrical engineering team. In his expanded role he will serve as the electrical technical subject matter expert and will ensure quality throughout the design process.

John has been with Primera since 2014 and has served as one of our resident electrical engineering experts. He’s certified as a Registered Energy Professional (REP) as well as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate. With over 15 years of experience, John brings key design skills to the table in areas such as: power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, communication systems, and lightning protection. He has engineered systems for several different building types throughout his career, everything from hospitals to high rise residential, and restaurants to correctional facilities. He has also worked as a project coordinator, overseeing projects from design to final construction.

“John has stepped up and gone above and beyond on several occasions to serve as a main point of contact between Primera and clients, resulting in satisfied and repeat clients,” said Ken Panucci, Senior Vice President and Buildings Division Manager. “He’s well-suited to build and lead our electrical team while he continues building our reputation for quality in the Midwest and across the United States.”

John studied electrical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer. He was recently bestowed the Charles Steinmetz Award for Technical Merit from the Electric Association of Chicago’s Consulting Electrical Engineers Division (CEE), as well as named one of the 40 under 40 from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine (CSE).

Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, certified woman owned (WBE) engineering design and consulting firm offering a wide range of professional services with a focus in three major areas of expertise: Buildings, Transportation and Utilities. Primera’s core service offerings include a wide range of professional services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), structural, civil, and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, transportation, natural gas, power delivery, project and construction management, and business consulting services.




John Fetter, PE, REP, LEED Green Associate Promoted to Electrical Group Manager

In 2019, John was presented with the Charles Steinmetz Award for Technical Merit, which is awarded to the consulting electrical engineer who has distinguished himself/herself among his/her peers by innovative design of a project with greater than one million dollars of electrical equipment installed. John was selected for his dedication and work on our Chicago North Facility project.