HEAPY Announces Leadership Transition

HEAPY announced Rick Pavlak will step down as President at the end of 2019 and will retire in early 2020. Rick worked with the Transition Committee to select the next President. With the committee’s work completed, Mark Brumfield will succeed Rick as President on January 1, 2020. Mark has been with HEAPY for over 30 years and presently serves as the firm’s Education- Corporate Practice Leader.

In making a few remarks to say thanks and to address the leadership change, Rick conveyed, “HEAPY is thriving and is well positioned for continued success. Mark Brumfield is a highly experienced, respected leader who will guide HEAPY into the next phases of our growth. I, along with the entire Board of Directors, am confident he is the right choice to lead HEAPY. He is dedicated to our Core Values of delivering a superior customer experience, investment in our HEAPY colleagues, and his focus on the resiliency and sustainability impact we have in our industry, in our communities and on our planet.”

In addressing fellow HEAPY colleagues, Mark stated, “We are grateful to Rick for his dedication and contributions to HEAPY and equally important to his focus on the advancement of the Design Engineering profession. With over 40 years at HEAPY, he served in several significant roles from Designer to Project Management to Engineering Mentorship and in his final role as President. Rick also is a well-respected leader in the Design Engineering industry having been honored as an ASHRAE Fellow. Fellows are ASHRAE members who have attained distinction in the engineering field having made substantial contribution through invention, research, teaching, design, original work, or as an engineering executive.”

“I feel both honored and humbled by the confidence Rick and our Board of Directors have shown in giving me this responsibility and opportunity to lead HEAPY,” Brumfield said. “This is an incredibly positive time for our clients and we are excited for what lies ahead.  We have a tremendous leadership team in place with the finest engineers and supporting colleagues throughout all our offices, enabling us to provide the superior customer experience our Clients want, need and have come to expect. I am very excited about our future.”


Mark provides guidance to the firm’s engineering staff on matters regarding the latest innovations in design and the development of design tools, codes and overall industry insight. A Licensed Professional Engineer in several states, Mark is particularly experienced in the design of mission critical projects, large complex university facilities and renewable energy systems.  Mark is a past Chairman of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) and is a LEED Accredited Professional.   Since his children excel in sports, when not at the office mentoring a young engineer or concepting the latest chilled beam project, you can find Mark, (along with his wife), chasing down the next game, sometimes many states away.


Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton


Professional Engineer, Electrical, AL, AK, CT, DE, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, NC, MV, OH, VT, WY

USGBC LEED Accredited Professional


SCUP – Society for College and Urban Planning

OFIC – Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

Wednesday, June 26, 2019   /   CATEGORIES: Uncategorized   Posted by: Heapy