VARO ENGINEERS IS A FULL-SERVICE ENGINEERING AND DESIGN FIRM WITH OVER 65 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.
Our team is dedicated to becoming trusted partners and significant contributors in your success. When you work with us, you have a true partner in excellence and innovation… one who understands that success is measured from your point of view. At Varo Engineers, we aren’t satisfied until you are.
Over the years, we’ve learned that we serve our clients best when we hold true to these four key values:
WE ARE BUSINESS-MINDED CONSULTANTS
We possess an entrepreneurial spirit and perform our work as If we owned the company; we focus on maintaining the scope, schedule, cost and quality of projects; we work to understand the client’s needs to provide creative, effective and efficient solutions.
WE WEAR THE COMPANY HAT
We think in terms of “we,” not “I.” We portray the company in a positive light and take a team-oriented approach… collaborating to support one another and our clients.
WE ARE OF HIGH CHARACTER
We use the BBB UncommonSense® Framework to build trust with customers and colleagues.
WE ARE DRIVEN
We show initiative, a sense of urgency and enthusiasm for projects… striving always for continuous improvement.
Tim Burnham, PE, PMP
Chief Executive Officer
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Tim started his career with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, working with Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen techniques, and teaming concepts. After graduation, he took a position as an Electrical Process Engineer in a plastics extrusion production facility. Over the next few years, he began taking on roles of increasing responsibility at several companies in areas including Facilities and Plant Engineering. After receiving his PE, Tim transitioned to Engineering Consulting; having experience as both a client and a consultant has enabled him to better relate to Varo’s clients’ needs, concerns, and expectations.
Chief Financial Officer
BS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University; MBA, Finance, Purdue University
Shawn started his career with Arthur Anderson as a management staff consultant. From there, he then held various roles with Owens Corning in many diverse businesses over a period of 18 years. His roles included Business Development, Strategic Planning, General Manager, Business Planning Manager, and Credit Manager. Shawn has been the CFO at Varo since 1999; his vast experience provides great benefit to the company in areas including Finance/Accounting, Client Site Services, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning.
Eric Schoeff, PE
Vice President, Columbus Operations
BS, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
Eric has spent over 35 years as a consulting engineer to architectural, industrial, and bulk material handling clients. After spending the first 12 years of his career in the bulk material handling industry, Eric moved to a structural engineering firm to focus on commercial and industrial buildings. He returned to the industrial sector after seven years to develop his project management skills, and has managed engineering services for numerous major industrial projects over the last 16 years. His broad background and experience have equipped him for his role of developing Varo’s process engineering expertise and market.
Douglas A. Carrera,
PE, BICSI RCDD/NTS
Vice President, Strategic Markets
BS, Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Doug has 28 years of extensive and diversified experience in the design and installation of electrical systems for a variety of commercial, industrial, and utility facilities. His project experience includes: electrical substation physical design; electrical power and motor control; critical power systems and telecommunication infrastructure design; campus power distribution; electrical building systems design and integration; power system analysis and studies; as well as critical power systems and raised floor space.
David E. van Deusen, PE
Vice President; General Manager, Client Site Services
BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University; MS, Nuclear Engineering, The Ohio State University; MBA, The Ohio State University
Dave is a highly qualified General Manager with 16 years experience in the engineering consulting industry, 20 years in the Nuclear industry, and 30 total years of industry experience. He has over 25 years of project management and project controls, and 14 years of business unit (including P&L) operations/management experience.
Andrew R. Lee, PE
BA, Physics and Mathematics, Otterbein College; BS, Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University
Andy’s approach to execution is simple at its core – a team coming together to reach a common goal measured by success from all viewpoints. His business acumen and problem solving abilities started at an early age from being part of a family business in Northwest Ohio. Andy continued his growth with a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Otterbein University (formerly known as Otterbein College), and a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. He garnered a broad range of experience in multiple discipline projects from being an onsite Resident Engineer for 6 years at a multi-million dollar high profile project. Dealing with both technical and commercial aspects, Andy’s attention to detail and ability to manage large multi-discipline projects provided a solid foundation for a leadership position.
While at Varo, Andy began his career as a Structural Engineer with a focus on Bulk Material Handling. His proven results as a consulting engineer exhibits his expertise and talents which will continue to be demonstrated through the same teamwork that he is accustomed to.
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University
After graduating from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Dane joined Varo as a design engineer and worked his way up to his current position as Director of Operations. This allowed him the opportunity to gain technical and operational perspective at multiple levels within the organization. Dane’s exposure to multiple facets within the industrial manufacturing industry has provided him diverse experience, while his desire to see projects materialize and the need to help clients solve their challenges has provided a track record with over 17+ years of success.
Director, Project Management Organization
BS, Business, Minor in Engineering; The Ohio State University
Mr. Ring has more than 20 years of experience in project management, estimating, consulting, and operational management of people and processes. As each project is unique, his ability to think on his feet allows him to streamline inefficient processes effectively to save time and money. His ability to work with internal teams as a coach on project scheduling, project risk and project objectives has strengthened the core of meeting expectations of customers and company goals.
Jeremy R. Ahijevych, PE
Department Manager, Electrical
Karl W. Holloway, PE
Geoffrey A. Kolb, PE
Department Manager, Mechanical
Jamie Landers, PE
Erika J. Lee
Department Manager, Furnace
Matt Mandry, PMP
Project Manager, PMO
Eric M. Matovich, PMP
Charles Nutt, MS, PE
Department Manager, Structural
Jeremy G. Rhodes
Operations Manager, Granville;
Client Site Services
Eric Schneider, PMP
Department Manager, Mechanical
Department Manager, Process Engineering
Lenell C. Sniechowski, PE
Department Manager, Civil
Trent Stepp, PMP
Department Manager, Electrical
Human Resources Manager