Arlington, VA – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering firm, welcomes Derek Gallardo, LEED AP as Director of Business Development.
Gallardo has 23 years of experience in the built environment, beginning his career in electrical engineering and project management, and most recently focusing on business development and strategic growth initiatives. He was previously employed with GHT in a technical role, and is returning to lead the firm’s efforts to maintain and grow client relationships and expand into new markets.
GHT President Paul O’Brien, PE, LEED AP ID+C says, “We are delighted to welcome Derek back to GHT. He will collaborate with the firm’s leadership and marketing team to promote the firm’s unique expertise to our target market and grow our business. Derek’s strong technical background and exceptional insight into the design and construction market make him well suited to understand our clients’ needs and identify opportunities for GHT to offer solutions.“
‘I am very excited to return to the MEP world with GHT,” says Gallardo. “I look forward to working with the talented engineers and marketing group here to provide our clients with the highest level of service, creative thinking, and responsiveness required for a successful project.’
Most recently, Gallardo was Director of Business Development for Corporate Interiors at HITT Contracting. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Derek is a Co-Chair of the District of Columbia Electrical Code Subcommittee; Board Member of the Spanish Education Development (SED) Center and Jubilee Support Alliance for Jubilee Housing; Immediate Past President of the Community Corporation Board for the DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA); member of the DCBIA Community Improvement Day committee, CoreNet Education Committee, and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association (CREBA); and has served as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Real Estate Games hosted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
About GHT Limited
GHT helps optimize building performance. We provide sustainable mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering services for commercial office buildings, tenant interiors, and government properties, as well as institutional, hospitality, and mission critical environments. GHT’s areas of expertise include MEP system design, commissioning, building energy services, and real estate advisory services. Based in Arlington, VA, GHT is one of the largest locally owned and headquartered MEP consultants in the Washington D.C. metro area. Since our founding in 1965, GHT has remained on the leading edge of technology to deliver sustainable MEP engineering solutions that balance comfort, efficiency, and purpose.