ESD Promotes Three to Vice President

ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), an international leader in the design of high-performance buildings, mission critical facilities, workplaces, and health, science and education environments, has promoted John Nieman, Michael Paras and Christy Weed to vice president.

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John Nieman

Mr. Nieman has been a key figure and lead plumbing engineer in ESD’s high performance building group, working on several important projects. He served as a panel member at the 2014 ASPE National Convention, discussing plumbing high-rise systems design. He earned a master of science degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of science from West Virginia University.

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Michael Paras

Mr. Paras is a lead fire protection engineer. He has been responsible for design of fire protection systems for important clients and has also been a valuable mentor for fire protection engineers. He procured a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Illinois.

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Christy Weed

Ms. Weed has helped transform ESD’s marketing function. She has contributed to the strategic marketing plan and supported the marketing team’s personal development. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Missouri.

About ESD

A global company, ESD is a leader in improving society through the built environment. The firm creates design solutions that produce economic, environmental and experiential benefits for clients, many of whom are the biggest names in the worlds of business, technology — and beyond. ESD embraces technological change and is at the forefront of developing Intelligent buildings, emphasizing innovation, adaptability, and sustainability when providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, life safety, and technology engineering. For more information, please visit