Primera Engineers is pleased to welcome back Howard Eaton, PE as our new Substation Department Manager. Based remotely, Howard will take the reigns of our substation team and empower them to find better solutions for our clients. According to him, he strongly believes in “building a first-class team and company by first focusing on caring and developing our employees.” With an in-depth background in power delivery and services, Howard’s attention will be on improving processes, growing our multi-discipline team across the Country, and mentoring employees.
Howard joins us with more than 15 years of wide-ranging experience in the utility, industrial and federal markets. His areas of expertise include power transformers, unit substation transformers, circuit breakers, protective relaying, switchgear, busway, cable, project engineering, project management, productivity and cost analysis and data-based decision making in complex environments. Howard earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy in the nuclear power plant operations and management fields before venturing into the private sector. His multi-faceted career has provided him with an extensive background in leadership and engineering in a wide variety of disciplines that allow him to create value for our utility clients.
“We are so glad to have Howard back on our ever-expanding utilities team,” said Erin Inman, President and CEO. “He’s a great fit for our people, our culture, and our clients, and I look forward to working alongside him as he helps us continue with our growth efforts.”
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 Utilities division provides full-service electrical, civil, and structural engineering services to support electric and gas utilities, wind farms, renewables, transmissions systems, as well as generating, university and industrial facilities. 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.