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Our People

KEY LEADERS

Mike Kiser, PE
Mike is a registered Professional Engineer with over twenty years of experience in electric system planning and system design. Mike is knowledgable in all aspects of electric system improvement and construction, including specifying major equipment, design management, coordination of construction contracts and project commissioning. He enjoys assisting clients with developing and implementing electric system improvements such as power substation construction, transmission line construction, distribution feeder improvements, power factor correction, new services and new transmission delivery points.

Areas of Expertise
• Substation Design
• SCADA
• T&D Design
• Short Circuit and Protection
• Commissioning
• Regulatory Witness

Education
• B.S., Electrical Engineering. University of Toledo, 1992
• Specialized Power Program

Professional Associations
• IEEE
• Power Engineers Society

Specialized Training
• Schweitzer Relays
• Beckwith Relays and Controls
• Basler Protective Relays
• Areva Protective Relays

Mike Kiser, PE
President
mkiser@encompass-ea.com

Michael L. Arnold, AIA
Mike has 35+ years’ experience in engineering and architecture, managing projects, consultants, personnel, and designing projects through all disciplines of facility design, maintenance and construction implementation. He thoroughly understands the client professional relationship, working hand-in-hand with the client stakeholders, and maintaining close communications throughout the project. He is knowledgeable in different project delivery methods and has extensive experience developing feasibility studies, functional and architectural programming, master planning, space studies and planning, schematic design and construction oversight.

Mike’s in-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes is invaluable in planning client projects. As a 3 term Councilperson, he has insight to securing project zoning approvals, variances and building permits. His past project experience covers a wide variety of project types including petroleum, heavy and lite industrial, institutional, medical, commercial, restaurant, municipal, state and federal.

Areas of Expertise
• Design
• Building Codes
• Planning
• Project Management

Professional Associations
• American Institute of Architects

Michael L. Arnold, AIA
Registered Architect
marnold@encompass-ea.com

Reid Ponx, PE
Reid is a registered Professional Engineer with nearly twenty years experience in engineering, project design, and management. His responsibilities include oversight over the engineering department, project management, project quality control, and customer satisfaction.

Reid has worked on projects with a wide range of time schedules and budgets. As an experienced field engineer and construction administrator, he is skilled at securing building permits and plan approvals, managing the bidding process,
drafting contracts, addenda, change orders, construction field directives, monitoring contractor construction performance, and verification of adherence to rigid quality and safety standards. Reid's experiences as a project manager and field engineer allow him to effectively identify potential field issues prior to the completion of the final documents and to monitor the quality of construction documents produced.

Education
• BS, Civil Engineering, Ohio Northern University
• Graduate of Dale Carnegie Course, Human Relations

Areas of Expertise
• BIM Modeling
• Revit
• Project Management
• Design
• Quality

Reid Ponx, PE
Project Manager
rponx@encompass-ea.com

Chris O'Dell
Chris has 18 years’ experience as a project manager and facility designer with strong attention to detail and customer satisfaction. He maintains client schedules and budgets while developing integrated construction documents to complete customer capital and facility projects. He is a discerning designer with good listening skills for assessing client needs and developing detailed drawings that will meet a host of ever changing building codes and construction materials and methods. Chris is very knowledgeable of the Ohio Building Code (OBC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidelines.
Chris enjoys opportunities to further his LEED experience and knowledge through green project development.

Education
• BS, Technology, Bowling Green State University

Areas of Expertise
• BIM Modeling
• Building Codes
• Project Management

Specialized Training
• LEED AP

Chris O'Dell
Project Manager
codell@encompass-ea.com

Partnering Relationships

People make the company.  We pride ourselves on cultivating partner relationships with business and institutional leaders. Encompass makes it possible for our clients to gain the extra intellectual edge in managing their capital program and facility operations.

We are committed to serving our current and expanding client base. By using the best of our technical skills and talents, we aim to significantly impact our client’s current and future success.

With a client-centric focus, our staff strives to give every client the same level of care and personal interaction. Our clients provide us with the business we require to succeed as a company in this growing industry. We value customer loyalty, consistent interaction, and the rejuvenation of contacts to keep our business unique and personal. By forming strong bonds with clients in tandem with detailed creative projects to suit their needs, we can ensure satisfaction in our customer service and communication abilities.

Our design professionals work as a united team to formulate solutions for clients while simultaneously building professional relationships. Encompass has spent years creating, improving, and maintaining relationships with businesses and industry leaders. The value of teamwork and interaction with other architectural and engineering leaders has proven necessary to the success of Encompass as a design firm and as a trusted name in client fulfillment.

Through our attention to detail and proven expertise, we are able to deliver satisfaction with every project. This proven track record has allowed us to become industry leaders and recognized experts in our field.

Certifications

Registered Professional Engineers in:

  • AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA,  IL, IN, IA, KS,  KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC,  NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY

Registered Architects in:

  • OH, WI, VA

LEED Certified Members