“My parents probably knew that I would become an engineer at a young age when I began disassembling my toys and small appliances, trying to determine how they worked. They always encouraged this level of curiosity, and my dad challenged me even further by saying, ‘Make sure you can put it back together and it still works.’”
Jeremy Barrette joined AEI in 2010 as the director of business development for the Phoenix office and immediately began splitting his time between business development and engineering design. Since 2012, he has focused on engineering and project management for healthcare, higher education, and research laboratory engagements.
Jeremy graduated from Oral Roberts University and began a well-rounded engineering career working for an automotive supplier, fire and industrial explosion protection manufacturer, and laboratory controls manufacturer. He also spent time in sales for a local HVAC manufacturing representative. After pursuing a master's degree in management with a focus on technology innovation from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Jeremy brought his diverse experience in building systems design and project management to AEI. He has served as project manager and lead mechanical engineer on numerous notable projects, including the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute Building C research facility and a major expansion and renovation effort at Banner Desert Medical Center. His innovative mechanical designs include decoupled 100 percent outside air ventilation systems, laboratory controls, and advanced energy recovery systems. He has also completed several projects using design-assist and design-build delivery methods.
Jeremy is an active member of AEI's science and technology market leadership group, sharing his knowledge and expertise at varying local and national industry conferences.