Rosendin Electric has named Jonas McBride to the newly created role of director, central U.S. engineering, to help oversee multi-office engineering projects and expand Rosendin Electric's operations in the central United States. McBride will be based in Austin, Texas, at the offices of KST Electric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rosendin Electric.

In his new role, McBride will be responsible for overseeing Rosendin Electric’s engineering practice throughout the central United States, including managing engineering teams, supporting business development and new contract bids, managing design/build services, and establishing engineering best practices. McBride will report to Ron Wilson, director of engineering at Rosendin Electric headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

McBride brings 17 years of experience in design and construction of large, complex, multi-phased facilities to Rosendin Electric. He has managed engineering projects across a diverse range of industries, including mission-critical, health care, biotech/pharmaceutical, commercial, retail, education, and government facilities. McBride will also be responsible for managing the Texas-based engineering team and working with the company's contracting partners.

"Adding Jonas to our team will help us expand our engineering and design/build capabilities across the central states," said Wilson. "We have especially seen a need to support growth in the Texas market with a number of new data center, healthcare, and commercial construction projects. The creation of this new role of director of cntral U.S. engineering will help us consolidate our engineering expertise, deliver better client service, and work more efficiently with our contractor partners."

Before joining Rosendin Electric, McBride was a consultant specializing in mission-critical data center design. He also has worked for Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., NSPOF Communications, and Day Brown Rice, Inc. He holds a B.S. in architectural engineering from Kansas State University.