Craig Petersen PE, ATD, LEED AP
Associate Principal / Senior Mechanical Engineer
When asked what he does for a living, Craig explains that his work as a mechanical engineer focuses on mission critical and data center facilities. Specifically, he designs the cooling systems that keep the servers, switches, routers, and storage units housed in these facilities from overheating. The form of these systems takes many shapes, but the end goal is the same – removing heat generated by the computer equipment and rejecting to the atmosphere in the most efficient way possible while ensuring their uptime.
The world is evermore dependent on these facilities. Whether their purpose is for people to access their email; for corporations to perform financial and other business transactions; for universities to perform research to improve life for all; or for the government to keep us safe by analyzing intelligence and getting real-time data to our soldiers on the ground. He has been fortunate to work in all of these types of facilities.
He has enjoyed working on many different project types for multiple clients in locations all over the world since 1995. During this time, he also has helped others grow their own careers by mentoring junior staff.
Craig is a Professional Engineer, licensed to practice in multiple states and also is an accredited LEED AP Professional. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.