NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc. has appointed Thomas Prevish as president, replacing W. Joseph Helm, who retired at the end of 2016. Tom has been working on energy and power generation projects for commercial and residential buildings for 18 years, with prior thermal analyses and combustion experience in the aerospace industry, including the solid rocket motors for the Space Shuttle.
Tom brings a wealth of project engineering, people management, and technical skills he’s honed while working for established corporations, as well as fledgling startups in the “cleantech” field. He’s been a member of international code and safety committees for hydrogen and fuel cells, and has led projects with key industry players in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Tom received his doctoral degree from Penn State University, his master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. Tom is a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon, Washington, and Pennsylvania.
Tom moved to the Portland area in 2009, where he and his wife raise free range kids and animals on their hobby farm, and enjoy the wonderful outdoor opportunities the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He devotes some of his other spare time towards promoting STEM careers to youth, including industry advisory boards and teaching at local colleges and universities.