Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) announced the addition of Keith Butler as regional practice leader, fire protection engineering for the Southeast region. In this position, Butler will be responsible for the implementation of innovative fire protection solutions and strategies serving TEC clients. 

“Keith has a proven track record as an exceptional and respected leader,” says TEC President Leonard Ramo. “His success in creating client-focused solutions, as well as leading and growing a diverse team, are essential as he will oversee our rapidly growing fire protection engineering practice in the Southeast (US).”

With more than 13 years of experience, Butler specializes in fire protection engineering for the oil and gas sectors. In addition, he has led large projects for heavy industrial clients focusing on fire and life safety system analysis, design development, construction management and commissioning, as well as hazardous materials review and analysis. His experience also includes project management for high hazard industrial occupancies including refineries, bulk plants, tank farms, power plants, aircraft hangars, storage facilities, warehousing and transportation facilities.

Previously, Butler was with the engineering firm Jensen Hughes, holding positions of increasing responsibility from vice president, practice leader – industrial and forensics, to most recently, vice president, South region. There he was responsible for delivering organic growth, overall strategy and business development for a team of more than 300 engineers and consultants.

Butler earned a bachelor of science in fire protection and safety technology from Oklahoma State University and is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). A LEED Accredited Professional since 2008, he is also a recipient of the Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine – 40 under 40 Award.