Ben joined the company in 2007 as a Sales Engineer in the Dallas office. Ben was promoted to Sales Leader of the Dallas office in 2015. Prior to joining Texas AirSystems, Ben worked as a consulting engineer at Schmidt & Stacy Consulting Engineers, Inc. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Louisiana Tech University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He has served as the President of the Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE, is a member of Vistage International and currently sits on the Board of Directors for 7×24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter.
Executive Vice President - Hood-Patterson & Dewar, Inc.
Don Barnwell is Vice President and Office Manager for the Dallas office of Hood-Patterson & Dewar, Inc., a firm that specializes in the commissioning of mission critical facilities. Prior to his ten plus years at HPD, Don was the Director of Design and Construction for MCI Telecommunications technical facilities, and has worked on the planning, design, and construction of technical facilities for 30 years. Don has a BE from Cooper Union in NYC, an MS in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from DePaul in Chicago.
Joe Cribbin has been involved in providing professional construction services for more than 28 years. He is currently Senior Vice President for Structuretone Southwest, a $400 million dollar construction management firm.
As the head of the North Texas operations, Joe has ultimate responsibility for all area projects as well as overseeing 120 construction professionals. In order to meet the challenges of an evolving industry, Mr. Cribbin helped create a dedicated mission critical services group at Structure Tone Southwest. Working with this specialized group, Mr. Cribbin has overseen the construction of many large data center projects with over one million square feet of white space in Texas as well as several other states.
Mr. Cribbin currently serves as President of the Lone Star Chapter of The 7×24 Exchange and is a member of the National Vendor Advisory Board.
Michael Lahoud leads Stream Data Centers’ operations team. His group focuses on facility design, building performance and site security for Stream Data Centers’ portfolio. Michael is a data center veteran with over 10 years of critical system design and operations experience. Michael holds an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Electrical Engineering and both a Masters in Systems Engineering and MBA from Southern Methodist University.
BS – Electrical Engineering – Texas Christian University
MS – Systems Engineering – Southern Methodist University
MBA – Finance – Southern Methodist University
Secretary / Treasurer - DFW Consulting Group, Inc.
Co-founding Principal of DFW Consulting Group, Inc., Julian Rachman has been practicing electrical engineering for over thirty years. A registered Professional Engineer and a highly esteemed LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Rachman has led the design effort of numerous state-of-the-art mission critical data centers and broadcast facilities.
As founding member and active Board Member of the Lone Star Chapter of 7×24 Exchange, Mr. Rachman is well known for promoting enrichment in design and commissioning standards through professional organizations and speaking engagements. Mr. Rachman earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Paul graduated in 1977 from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently earned his Professional Engineering license. He started his career as a field engineer/construction manager working approx. 2 years for a mechanical contractor and then joined the Telephone Company (Southwestern Bell/AT&T) where he has spent 35 years working in various Corporate Real Estate (CRE) management and leadership positions. These include project management, writing engineering and maintenance technical standards/practices/policies, managing insurance and risk programs, handling facility operations and maintenance and building engineering construction programs, and several management supervisory positions.
As CRE Director of Property Management he spent 12 years managing the delivery of facility services in over 36 million square feet of Corporate property spread throughout the Midwest, including telephone equipment, data center and administrative type facilities, with a budget of over $140M annually. Today he is CRE Director of Planning, Design and Construction covering the Texas/Central region of the United States with an annual construction budget of over $180M and actively involved in the design and construction of mission critical/technical space.
He is a Board Member of the Lone Star Chapter of 7×24 Exchange. His interest include family, church, travel and an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Associate Principal, Director of Mission Critical - HKS
“When people think of architecture, they typically focus only on the visual aspects of the building,” Dutch Wickes notes. “They don’t necessary think about the interworkings of the building. How does it stay cool? How does it stay running 24/7? I knew when I entered architectural school that I didn’t have the artistic flair of a designer. But I had a clear desire to build things. I focused my full attention on the pragmatics of making the design work. My purpose was — and still is — to make the building functional, structurally and technically sound, and environmentally efficient.”
Registered Architect: Texas, California, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University
Assistant Vice President - Square D/Schneider Electric
An employee of Square D/Schneider Electric for nearly forty years, Richard H. Wilson has been an active member of the Dallas Electrical Community.
Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in June of 1972, Richard entered into the Square D training program and was assigned to the Dallas office in December of 1972. Through the years, his career has progressed from field engineer to Dallas District Manager to his current position of Dallas Area Manager being responsible for Square D/Schneider sales throughout Texas with the exception of the Gulf Coast.
Richard has been an active Board Member of the Lone Star Chapter of 7×24 for over five years.