LEADERSHIP

Our leaders are bold thinkers with an impressive range of experiences and achievements. With over 85 years of combined experience, our people are our most important asset.

Meet our Leadership Team!

President

Principal-In-Charge

Mechanical Principal

Gene Schmidt

Senior Vice President

Structural Principal

Stuart Smith

Senior Vice President

Electrical Principal

Todd Nicholson

Vice President

Commissioning Principal

W. Joseph Jones
 
Gene Schmidt, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, CPD

President, Principal-In-Charge, Mechanical Principal

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850.438.0050

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Education:

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida

Years in the Industry:

42

Gene is the founder of SCG and has led the firm for over 30 years. He has over forty years of experience in the industry and serves as the Principal-In-Charge for the majority of the firm's work. As President, he supports a work culture that centers on client satisfaction and employee retention.

His expertise includes program management, mechanical engineering and commissioning. His specialties include indoor air quality investigations and remediation, energy conservation, and geothermal system design.

 
Stuart Smith, PE, SI, LEED AP

Senior Vice President, Structural Principal

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850.438.0050

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Education:

BS, Civil Engineering - Structures, University of Arizona

Years in the Industry:

36

Stuart has over 30 years of experience providing structural expertise and project management for clients. He is a Seismic Specialist and expert in Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and Blast Resistant Design. Stuart leads the natural disaster assessment practice for the firm.

Stuart's specialties include designs using steel, concrete, timber, and composite systems. As a project manager, he is an active participant in all stages of a project including, but not limited to, managing a team of engineers, overseeing project schedules and budgets, and meeting with clients. Stuart excels at value engineering concepts and controlling project costs to meet strict budget requirements.

 
Todd Nicholson, PE, LEED AP

Senior Vice President, Electrical Principal

CONTACT

850.438.0050

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Education:

BS, Electrical Engineering, Mercer University

Years in the Industry:

28

Todd has led the electrical team at SCG for over 25 years. He has served as the Electrical Principal and Project Manager for diverse project types of varying complexity throughout the U.S.

Todd has a variety of expertise including power distribution, lighting design, fire alarm, lighting control systems, emergency power systems, uninterruptible power supply systems, system analysis, telecommunications systems, and medium voltage distribution with a focus on life cycle cost on a budget. He has a diverse level of project experience in healthcare, higher education, sports & recreation, K-12, government facilities, laboratory, mission critical, and LEED design.

 
W. Joseph Jones, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP

Vice President, Commissioning Principal

CONTACT

850.438.0050

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Education:

Masters of Business Administration, University of West Florida

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Mercer University

Years in the Industry:

27

Joe has over 25 years of mechanical engineering experience. He has served as a Commissioning Principal, Mechanical Principal, and Project Manager for diverse project types of varying complexity throughout the U.S.

Joe is experienced in the design, construction, and operations of chiller/boiler plants, geothermal systems, various types of hydronic and HVAC systems, and the integration and operation of various types of energy management systems with a focus on life cycle cost on a budget. He has a diverse level of project experience in healthcare, higher education, sports & recreation, K-12, government facilities, laboratory, mission critical, and LEED design.

Joe has a strong understanding of building energy use and system controls. His experience with project oversight and collaboration with Commissioning Agents on large, complex project designs provides a unique perspective to the commissioning process.

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