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JOSEPH W. SIMS, P.E., President


Professional Engineer and Master Electrician

Joseph W. Sims is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a licensed Master Electrician in Indianapolis, Indiana. Project engineering experience includes medium voltage electrical power, low voltage electrical power, motor control, instrumentation and control systems, general lighting and power for buildings and facilities, telecommunication/data/electronic systems; heating, ventilating, air conditioning and plumbing systems for buildings; project management and quality control for mechanical and electrical disciplines. Experience totals thirty five years.

Education:

Joe Sims earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana. He earned an Associate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana. He also earned a two-year Trade and Industry Certificate in Industrial Electricity awarded by North High School Vocational School, Evansville, Indiana.

Contact: jwsims@jwsims.com


ERICK SMITH, P.E.


Professional Engineer, Master Electrician

Erick Smith is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana and is a licensed Master Electrician in Indianapolis, Indiana. Erick has written and administered $750K in grants through the USDA for a food distribution system. Project engineering experience includes medium voltage electrical power, low voltage electrical power, motor control, emergency power generators, instrumentation and control, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, general lighting and power, telecommunication, network systems, renewable energy, and mechanical systems for buildings, industrial facilities, and utility infrastructure; project management, administration, and design-build construction. Experience totals twenty two years.

Education:

Erick Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, awarded 1993. He earned a Masters Degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 2009.

Contact: esmith@jwsims.com


JEREMY E. FARRER


Electrical Engineer

Jeremy Farrer is an Electrical and Computer Engineer.  Project engineering experience includes low voltage electrical power distribution systems, motor control, general lighting and power for facilities, telecom / data / electronic systems for facilities, instrumentation and control systems including SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems.  Additional experience includes computer programming, short circuit / arc flash evaluation / protective device coordination studies, thermal analysis studies. Experience totals seventeen years.

Education:

Jeremy Farrer earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Contact: jefarrer@jwsims.com


JACK A. REED


Electrical Engineer

Jack Reed is an Electrical and Computer Engineer. Project engineering experience includes low voltage electrical power, motor control, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, general lighting and power, PLC programming and HMI development, networking, radio telemetry, and control panel design and construction. Additional experience includes project management and administration for Instrumentation and Control, electrical, and SCADA disciplines. J.W. Sims & Associates employs Mr. Reed as an independent associate on a subcontract basis, DBA Force Engineering. Experience totals twenty two years.

Education:

Jack A. Reed earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Contact: jackr@jwsims.com


CHARLES D. COONCE


Electrical Engineer, Master Electrician

Project engineering experience includes general power distribution and lighting, motor control, electronic, communication, control and instrumentation systems for institutional, industrial, and commercial buildings and facilities. Mr. Coonce is a licensed Master Electrician in the City of Indianapolis and operates an electrical contracting business, performing industrial, institutional, commercial and residential projects. J.W. Sims & Associates employs Mr. Coonce as an independent associate on a subcontract basis, DBA Charles D. Coonce Electrical Service, LLC. Experience totals thirty three years.

Education:

Charles D. Coonce graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He completed the IBEW electrical apprenticeship program.

Contact: cdcoonce@jwsims.com


JOHN M. SIMS


CAD Drafter, Power and Lighting Design, Cost Estimator, Electrician

Experience includes mechanical and electrical AutoCAD drafting, standard commercial power distribution and lighting design, engineering project cost estimating, shop drawing review, html programming, network management, and miscellaneous office duties. Mr. Sims is a Journeyman graduate from the Associated Builders and Contractors Electrician program, and has six years of field experience as a electrician in addition to office experience. Experience totals sixteen years.

Education:

John M. Sims completed the Associated Builders and Contractors Electrical Apprenticeship program, Indiana Chapter, in 2010, and is an ABC professional journeyman electrician.

Contact: jmsims@jwsims.com


JENNIFER V. WILCOXSON


Electrical Studies Technician, CAD Drafter


Experience includes mechanical and electrical AutoCAD drafting. Jennifer also provides administrative, clerical, and general office support assistance. Additional experience includes the short circuit / arc flash evaluation / protective device coordination studies. Experience totals sixteen years.

Education:

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Movement and Sport Science from Purdue University.

Contact: jvwilcoxson@jwsims.com


SANDRA W. SIMS


Office Manager

Sandra provides administrative, bookkeeping, and general office services. Experience totals twenty four years.

Contact: swsims@jwsims.com


JO OWEN


Administrative Assistant

Jo provides assistance in bookkeeping and general office services.

Contact: jowen@jwsims.com