Southland Industries Names Richard Holzer Managing Principal Engineer of Southern California Division

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 18:30

Garden Grove, CA

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy solutions, recently welcomed Richard Holzer as the managing principal engineer of the company’s Southern California Division.

"We are pleased to welcome someone of Richard’s caliber to our team.  His experience and expertise will make an immediate impact on both our Southern California Division and our overall company.  His integration with Southland further demonstrates our commitment to raising the profile, capabilities, and reputation of our engineering function," stated Southland CEO Ted Lynch. Specializing in integrated project delivery methods such as design-build, Southland also offers its engineering services independently.

Mr. Holzer will provide leadership for the division’s design engineering, building information modeling (BIM) and constructability departments, as well as offer strategic guidance for Southland’s growing engineering services at both a regional and national level. He brings over 25 years of experience to his new position, including several years managing large-scale, complex mechanical engineering design projects for healthcare, educational and other institutional and commercial entities.

“The wealth of knowledge, experience, and relationships that Richard has established over his decorated career in the Southern California area will make him an asset at Southland.  I’m excited to welcome him to our division and witness his passion for leadership and developing future leaders, firsthand,” reaffirmed Southland’s Southern California Division Leader Chris Taylor.

“Southland’s design-build delivery methodology and quality engineering is among the best in the industry, and I look forward to having a role in these activities and furthering the company’s reputation as an engineering-based construction firm,” said Holzer.

Mr. Holzer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering with a concentration in HVAC from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He also has earned certifications in LEED AP Building Design + Construction and ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit

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