Leadership

Wade Cleary, PE, LEED AP, CxA

Managing Principal | CEO

Danny Zimmermann, PE

Executive Principal | CFO

Trey McDougall, PE

Senior Principal | Industrial MEP

Matthew Smith, PE

Senior Principal | Chief Design Engineer

Thomas Watson, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Lee Eldridge, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Aaron Heaps, PE

Principal | Operations

Zac Stevenson, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Randy Rogers, PE

Principal | Building MEP

David Bourassa, PE

Principal | Healthcare Practice

Jonathan Garcia, PE

Principal | K-12

Brian Keller, NEBB CP

Principal | Commissioning

Joyce Watson, CPSM

Principal | Marketing

Anthony Medina

Principal | Business Development

Aaron Lovelock, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Don Gonzales

Director of Construction Administration

Kristin Rios

Director of Operations

Melanie Castillo

Accounting Manager

Norma Mendez

Talent and Culture Manager

Chrystal Payne

Chief of Staff

Wade Cleary, PE, LEED AP, CxA

Managing Principal | CEO

Wade Cleary, PE is the managing principal at Cleary Zimmermann Engineers, and is no stranger to leadership. Over the course of his career, Wade has served as a model for the engineering staff and has developed as a leader within the field.

Jacob Fritsch, PE

Director of Plumbing

Jacob Fritsch, PE leads the plumbing team and loves seeing a project go from nothing to something with the input and ideas of everyone on the team.

Danny Zimmermann, PE

Executive Principal | CFO

Danny Zimmermann, a founding principal of Cleary Zimmermann, has more than twenty years' experience in the HVAC design and construction industry. He is a dynamic and driven leader with a passion for service both personally and professionally.

Trey McDougall, PE

Senior Principal | Industrial MEP

Trey McDougall, PE is well-versed in both industrial mechanical systems and has played an integral part in a wide variety of project types. He has a holistic understanding of each of his projects, thereby providing comprehensive solutions.

Matthew Smith, PE

Senior Principal | Chief Design Engineer

Matthew Smith, PE is unique in the design industry in that he holds dual designations in both mechanical and electrical disciplines by the TBPE. This combination of experience affords him the ability to provide a holistic view of projects.

Thomas Watson, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Thomas Watson, PE leads the Building MEP division and is a tremendous asset to any team due to his thorough understanding and skilled practice of both major aspects of mechanical design: HVAC and plumbing.

Lee Eldridge, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Lee Eldridge, PE, Principal of Building MEP in Houston, has over 16 years of experience providing leadership, project management, and mechanical engineering design for projects across Texas.

Aaron Heaps, PE

Principal | Operations

As Principal of Operations, Aaron leads firmwide operations and manages the firm's operational capacity and project workflow. He also supports our Construction Administration department and our Austin office's team.

Zac Stevenson, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Zac Stevenson, PE, is a skilled communicator who can easily convey the purpose and process of complex mechanical systems, allowing him to work seamlessly with owners, architects, and other consultants.

Randy Rogers, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Randy leads the Building MEP team in Bryan/College Station, following a 35-year career in electrical design and senior leadership at another national firm. Randy values input from team members in order to meet his clients' goals.

David Bourassa, PE

Principal | Healthcare Practice

David serves as Cleary Zimmermann's Principal of Healthcare Practice. He seeks to understand how medical spaces will be used on a room-by-room basis, and meets with end users to ensure his designs serve their needs and exceed their expectations.

Jonathan Garcia, PE

Principal | K-12

Jonathan Garcia, PE leads the firm's K-12 education efforts and is a highly experienced eletrical engineer. He prioritizes communication with clients and the entire project team in order to ensure smooth and timely project delivery.

Brian Keller, NEBB CP

Principal | Commissioning

Brian has 33 years of experience in building systems commissioning, MEP QA/QC, controls testing, test and balance. He holds membership and certifications in the National Environmental Balancing Bureau and serves on the National Board of Directors.

Joyce Watson, CPSM

Principal | Marketing

As Principal of Marketing with 9 years of experience, Joyce Watson is responsible for firmwide marketing strategy, planning and oversight, brand control, and database management. She consistently seeks new ways to set Cleary Zimmermann apart.

Anthony Medina

Principal | Business Development

Anthony Medina is an experienced and dynamic relationship builder with a proven ability to cultivate relationships, secure commitments, build rapport and gain trust with a diverse group of stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives.

Aaron Lovelock, PE

Principal | Building MEP

Aaron Lovelock, PE, leads the Building MEP team in Austin. His proactive approach to communication and his ability to stay flexible in the face of challenges allow him to deliver complex projects to his clients on time and within budget.

Don Gonzales

Director of Construction Administration

Don is a hands-on construction and development professional with 20 years of expertise. He is well versed in contract negotiations, impending design problems, quality control, building code and regulations, site management through owner occupancy.

Kristin Rios

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Kristin leads firmwide operations and is responsible for managing the firm’s operational capacity and project workflow. She also supports our Construction Administration department.

Melanie Castillo

Accounting Manager

Melanie Castillo, Accounting Manager, serves as Cleary Zimmermann’s primary financial contact and is responsible for accounts receivable and payable, financial reporting, insurance, and all other money-related matters.

Norma Mendez

Talent and Culture Manager

Norma Mendez serves as Talent and Culture Manager, managing firmwide recruitment and retention. Everything she does is in support of our team and her goal is to make everyone’s day easier and remind them of how much we value them.

Chrystal Payne

Senior Executive Administrator

Chrystal is the heartbeat of our firm. She is the vital link between the CEO and CFO and everyday operations. She helps implement Cleary Zimmermann’s strategic initiatives and serves as a right hand to Wade and Danny.