Utilities Engineering Team receives the Presidential Team Irish Award

Author: Anna McKeever

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The Presidential Team Irish Award program recognizes staff teams that exemplify the University’s Core Values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission and leadership in excellence. A select number of staff teams receive the award each year as a recognition of significant accomplishments, collaborations or initiatives where they demonstrated Core Values. At each home football game, before 80,000 football fans, one of the Team Irish Award winning teams take the field, during a television timeout, to receive the award. Click for information on the Presidential Team Irish Award.

The second Presidential Team Irish Award recipient of 2019 is the Utilities Engineering Team. In recent years, more than 2 million square feet of buildings have been constructed on campus. The Utilities Engineering Team has supported the planning, design, and construction of each project during this unprecedented period of expansion.

This team has designed and implemented energy conservation strategies resulting in cost savings for the University in excess of $2,000,000. With the leadership provided by the engineering team, the support of their staff, along with the improved efficiency in products and technology, the energy consumption profile on campus has been declining. Team members have also been instrumental in supporting many of the LEED credits on new construction projects.

Utilities Engineering Team:

  • Brad Prestin, distribution supervisor
  • Bob Werner, mechanical engineer (recently retired)
  • Tim Golichowski, chief electrical engineer
  • Mark Hummel, assistant director
  • Jamey Bontrager-Singer, mechanical engineer
  • Dan Shoop, mechanical engineer
  • Justin Paton, electrical engineer
  • Chip Farrell, senior environmental safety specialist
  • Tom Noble, building controls supervisor
  • Eric Fiedeldey, mechanical engineer
  • Jim Pfeil, GID and CAS specialist


The Presidential Team Irish Award recognizes staff teams who have exemplified the University’s Core Values of accountability, teamwork, integrity, leadership in excellence and leadership in mission during a significant accomplishment, collaboration or initiative.

Originally published by Anna McKeever at hr.nd.edu on September 27, 2019.