E-gineering is privately owned and remains debt free. That keeps us in position to always do the right thing for our clients, our employees and their families, and our community.
E-gineering is led by five equal partners who work alongside other E-gineers on a daily basis. Maintaining a hands-on approach helps keep the leadership team in touch with our clients’ needs at all times.
Troy heads up E-gineering’s Java practice as an actively engaged owner. Having made Second Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy, obtained a bachelors in Computer Engineering at Purdue University, and worked at Crowe, Chizek & Co., Troy has developed a foundation that earns the respect of our clients.
Troy solves business problems with technology. Technology is great, but it can’t *just* be about the technology. Total Cost of Ownership is a vague term, but the idea should not be ignored. Troy views it as his job to find the best way to apply technology in a cost efficient and effective manner. Clients should know what they are getting into from a complexity and long-term support perspective. Troy enjoys helping clients navigate the complex web of products, technologies, frameworks and processes – all the while keeping the business objectives in mind. Troy likes to “work himself out of a job” – empowering and educating clients to make long-term use of any deliverables.
Nick joined E-gineering management in 2003 with the charter to lead its business development. As a company “of engineers, managed by engineers,” Nick has had a desire to complement E-g’s ability to serve people in the delivery of IT consulting with the development of strong trusted relationships between E-gineering and the client.
Building on his B.S. degree in Computer Science with a minor in business, Nick has tackled the roles of software developer and systems analyst at small, medium, and large corporations such as Amoco and Indianapolis Power and Light. Nick now has numerous years of experience matching skilled engineers to help companies tackle business challenges. These years of experience has not only helped him to better understand client needs but has given him a huge appreciation of the tremendous value that comes with the senior maturity and skills of E-gineering employees.
Nick’s ability to discern a client’s needs and utilize E-gineering’s technical resources to fulfill those needs, positions E-gineering to establish the relationships needed in defining a trusted partnership.
As an owner Nick enjoys promoting E-gineering’s role of trusted advisor to our clients. And given Nick is often the first impression left upon a client, he takes seriously the goal of reflecting the genuine character of E-gineering. That, among other reasons, is why Nick works at contributing to the creation and modeling of a great work-balance lifestyle for its employees. He knows E-gineering is in it for the long haul – both for its clients and its employees.
Nick’s commitment to God, family, and community drives him to demonstrate the reputation of servanthood of which E-gineering wishes to be known.
As an owner, Don takes seriously his role of being the guardian of ‘fun’ within the E-gineering organization.
With a BS from Purdue University in Computer and Electrical Engineering along with a strong background in automation and controls and J2EE development, Don has the ability to deliver on the value proposition E-gineering promises its clients. It is about solving problems for the client and Don is not hung up on what should be used to accomplish that… as long as it is the best choice to meet the business need.
That said, it is the challenge of weaving joy into our jobs and lives that invigorates Don, as an owner. And he works at making that a reality at E-gineering. Residing in the project trenches alongside the employees, Don remains their constant advocate. To this end, he holds as one of his goals: to make sure that corporate decisions are viewed through the lens of the individual employee. Don cites employee retention, satisfaction and a feeling that the employee is part of something – including corporate direction – as something he is passionate about and views as crucial for long term success.
When the E-gineering concept was birthed, Andrew became drawn to it largely for two reasons: to be able to live out and enable others to live out a life that is demonstrative of his faith based priorities and to create an organization that was efficient in its operations and flat in its organizational structure.
After receiving a BA degree from DePauw University and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, Andrew kick started his career in the world of hardware at the Naval Air Warfare Center. While experiencing the disciplined methodologies that accompany the mature field of electrical engineering, timing and circumstances drove him to more plentiful software development projects. Exciting Navy aircraft projects such as the V-22 Osprey, GPS avionics, and several classified maritime surveillance aircraft projects allowed Andrew to make the shift from hardware to software in a familiar and disciplined environment.
That soon led to accepting a position as a consultant at Crowe Chizek – where Andrew found himself supporting industries such as banking, insurance, and manufacturing as he specialized in Microsoft development and web based document management initiatives. During that time, he became friends with a like minded associate, Troy Kelley. In the Fall of 2000, Andrew joined Troy, Mike Dickey, and Don Taggart as they founded E-gineering.
Andrew spent the next 7 years in the project trenches delivering enterprise Microsoft and Java solutions for E-gineering clients – with a focus on establishing a practice around Microsoft .NET expertise. Strong senior additions to that .NET team and advances in technology has since allowed Andrew to relocate with his family to Atlanta. From there he stays an integral part of the E-gineering leadership. Andrew manages to keep his hands and leadership technically sharp through the development of a proprietary .NET based dashboard site which allows E-gineering management to stay nimble in its ability to assess corporate decisions. However, his focus has shifted to a goal of corporate efficiency – utilizing his technical skills to head up E-g’s internal processes, systems, and infrastructure operations.
When it comes to E-g business, Mike has been most passionate about leveraging technology to make the most of our clients’ business opportunities, while reminding fellow E-gineers that the business drives the technology – not the other way around. He desires to build lasting relationships with clients and co-workers that extend beyond business.
These days, Mike helps guide more behind-the-scenes initiatives at E-gineering – such as guiding company key initiatives and vision, developing new practices and leadership, growing E-gineering’s digital presence and voice, building and delivering internal training and communications, and helping improve internal business processes.