Progressive AE is committed to bringing innovative engineering consultancy to our clients and target prospects. To that end, the firm has hired Jeff Roman, PE to fill the new position of Director of Engineering.

Jeff is a subject matter expert in full-service building and site engineering services, and we’re thrilled to have him leading our firm forward – a value to our firm but, more importantly, a value to our clients. He is a professional engineer licensed in 18 states, with 20+ years’ experience in leadership, engineering, financial and project management, and community stewardship. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and an Executive MBA from the University of Florida.

“As a full-service architecture and engineering firm celebrating 60 years of design excellence, we are excited for Jeff to join at a time when our engineering practice is growing nationally and in complexity of projects,” said President and CEO Brad Thomas. “Jeff’s skills in leading and mentoring diverse talent will be an asset to deepening specialization of services and engineered systems to provide strong client leadership.

Prior to coming to Progressive AE, Jeff was a partner and engineering practice leader at a national architectural consulting firm. He created a vision for full-service building engineering services, developed a national growth strategy, mentored emerging leaders, and expanded the team from one to four offices.

“It’s great to be part of a firm with such a rich history, great culture, and depth of experience and expertise,” said Jeff. “Progressive AE is poised for significant growth, and I am looking forward to challenging ourselves to do harder, more technical engineering-led projects. We have a strong and diverse engineering team, and I can’t wait to see where we go from here.”

We are excited to welcome Jeff to the Progressive AE team and look forward to his leadership, insight, and innovation as we leverage talent and integrate our teams and disciplines more fully to holistically serve clients.

About Progressive AE

Progressive AE’s workforce is a unique blend of creative people who think strategically, and strategic people who work creatively. The firm is guided by a fundamental and forward-thinking philosophy, Performance Based Design, which is a commitment to driving organizational performance for clients. Progressive AE has provided innovative and sustainable architectural, engineering, and design consulting services for 60 years. The firm is a privately held, employee-owned company with offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit