MBP is pleased to announce the promotion of S.A. “Gator” Galbraith, PE, CCM, CFCC, to Senior Vice President, Practice Operations Leader, and Kevin Day, PE, CEM, CCP, LEED AP, to Vice President, Facility Performance Service Leader.
“Both Gator and Kevin have been integral to the success of MBP and our Consulting Practice,” says Mairav Mintz, PE, CCM, PRMP, Executive Vice President, Consulting. “They are both highly regarded in our industry, and under their leadership we look forward to advancing our strategic initiatives and providing better project outcomes for our clients.”
S.A. “Gator” Galbraith began his career with MBP as an Engineer in 1993. Since that time, he has served in multiple capacities in both field and office and performed nearly all of the services MBP provides its clients. He also earned several licenses and certifications including his Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), and Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC). In 2011, Gator moved from Northern Virginia to Tampa, Florida, where he opened an office for MBP. From late 2012 through early 2014, Gator was based in Erbil, Iraq, where he supported the Department of State Overseas Building Operations under challenging conditions. In July 2018, with MBP’s reorganization, Gator assumed the role of Service Leader for Disputes Resolution, which he filled until earlier this year when he transitioned to Operations Leader of the Consulting Practice.
Gator has an impressive 30 years of experience providing construction management services including project management, contract administration, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, cost estimating, constructibility review, construction inspection, engineering and materials testing and inspection, and claims analysis, expert testimony, and litigation support services. He currently sits on MBP’s Board of Directors and on AACE International’s Board of Directors as Director for Certification. Gator is also MBP’s Corporate Secretary. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned his BS in Civil Engineering.
Kevin Day joined MBP in 2011 as a Lead Commissioning (Cx) Engineer after spending more than 13 years in the design industry, working on numerous highly-efficient, sustainable, and geothermal projects. Kevin took on greater levels of project responsibilities at MBP, rising to the position of Cx Project Manager. He holds a number of licenses and certifications to include PE, Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), and Certified Energy Manager (CEM). In 2018, with MBP’s reorganization, Kevin assumed the role of Service Leader for Facility Performance. He has continued in this role through this day, growing Facility Performance revenue and profitability year over year, supporting the recruiting and development of a team of talented Cx professionals, and expanding MBP’s Cx client base and scope of services, to include monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) and the establishment of MBP’s general contracting entity, MBP Facility Solutions.
Kevin has over 20 years of experience as a mechanical design and Cx engineer. He has designed and commissioned central plants, natatoriums, office buildings, hospitals, higher education, and K-12 facilities for new construction and renovation projects for public and private owners. Kevin has provided new construction Cx, existing building Cx, MBCx, ASHRAE energy audits, trend data analysis, operations and maintenance planning, and LEED consulting. He has extensive experience in the evaluation of systems for sustainability and energy efficiency for Net Zero, Energy Star, and LEED certified projects. Kevin is a 1998 graduate of the University of Kentucky in Mechanical Engineering.
MBP is a multi-disciplined consulting firm that provides a broad range of professional services designed to mitigate risk and optimize value within the built environment. Our diverse team of experts specialize in innovative solutions to our clients’ dynamic infrastructure and facility needs. We maximize an owner’s investment by identifying performance enhancements and efficiency improvements which translate into reduced life cycle asset costs. Established in 1989, MBP is a nationally recognized construction management services firm with offices in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information please visit www.mbpce.com or follow us at @MBPAECnews.