Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD) has promoted James Vallort to executive vice president/chief of services, and has appointed Addam Friedl chief of engineering and Mehdi Jalayerian chief of innovation.
Vallort is now responsible for leadership of the firm’s service groups–Consulting, Technology, Commissioning, Automation, and Energy. He will serve as a strategist, advisor, and decision maker by providing insight for strategic planning and direction of business development activities and procedures as he sets the direction for ESD’s service groups. Vallort joined ESD in 2006 and previously served as senior vice president and group leader of Controls, Energy + Eco, and Commissioning.
Friedl is now responsible for leadership of ESD’s engineering professionals across four market verticals–High Performance Buildings; Mission Critical Facilities; Health, Science & Education; and Workplace Solutions. He will also serve as a strategist, advisor, and decision maker by providing insight for strategic planning and direction of business development activities and procedures, and is responsible for overseeing all projects, engineering and consulting deliverables, and technical professional personnel. Friedl joined ESD in early 2013 and was named an executive vice president in August 2014.
Jalayerian will drive results through cultivating and sponsoring break-through innovation initiatives, nurturing a culture of innovation, and establishing processes that promote and encourage innovation. He joined ESD in 1991. He is an executive vice president and also serves as practice leader for High Performance Buildings.