Garden Grove, CA
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy solutions, recently welcomed Richard Holzer as the managing principal engineer of the company’s Southern California Division.
"We are pleased to welcome someone of Richard’s caliber to our team. His experience and expertise will make an immediate impact on both our Southern California Division and our overall company. His integration with Southland further demonstrates our commitment to raising the profile, capabilities, and reputation of our engineering function," stated Southland CEO Ted Lynch. Specializing in integrated project delivery methods such as design-build, Southland also offers its engineering services independently.
Mr. Holzer will provide leadership for the division’s design engineering, building information modeling (BIM) and constructability departments, as well as offer strategic guidance for Southland’s growing engineering services at both a regional and national level. He brings over 25 years of experience to his new position, including several years managing large-scale, complex mechanical engineering design projects for healthcare, educational and other institutional and commercial entities.
“The wealth of knowledge, experience, and relationships that Richard has established over his decorated career in the Southern California area will make him an asset at Southland. I’m excited to welcome him to our division and witness his passion for leadership and developing future leaders, firsthand,” reaffirmed Southland’s Southern California Division Leader Chris Taylor.
“Southland’s design-build delivery methodology and quality engineering is among the best in the industry, and I look forward to having a role in these activities and furthering the company’s reputation as an engineering-based construction firm,” said Holzer.
Mr. Holzer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering with a concentration in HVAC from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He also has earned certifications in LEED AP Building Design + Construction and ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design.