We’re happy to announce that RTM Engineering Consultants CEO Tony Mirchandani was featured in the Daily Herald, a premier business publication highlighting the latest news and trends in the Chicagoland area. The Coffee Break section features topical interviews with local, high-level executives making moves within the industry.
Mirchandani answered a variety of questions and touched on topics including: RTM’s recent merger with Lippe and Associates, a full-service MEP firm located in Addison, Texas; the launch of RTM’s Sustainability Studio earlier this year; and his secrets to being a successful leader.
Here’s a sneak peek at the feature:
Q: Do you plan to hire staff or make significant capital investments?
A: With our recent merger with Lippe and Associates, we’ve expanded our team and deepened our expertise. We’ll add more staff in Dallas to take advantage of opportunities and big wins in that market.
Q: What’s the hottest trend in your industry?
A: Definitely sustainability. Particularly, developing high-level sustainability studios that can support different parts of the country in different market verticals. RTM launched its Sustainability Studio earlier this year to strengthen our firm’s commitment to green building and to accelerate sustainable and energy-efficient designs.
Q: If you had one tip to give to a rookie CEO, what would it be?
A: Surround yourself by people smarter than you. To provide superior engineering services to clients, I advocate for both internal and external lifelong learning — we never stop learning.
Q: What is one interesting fact about you that most people may not know?
A: I’m a huge believer in once-in-a-lifetime experiences, so if it qualifies as such, I definitely add it to my bucket list, which I hope to complete by the age of 50. I’ve hiked and camped out on a glacier in Alaska, and recently I did a seven-day bike trip through the Pyrenees Mountains. We traveled 50-70 miles a day.
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