GEI Principals

Chad Griffith,<br />
Chad Griffith,

A Closer Look

Chad resides in Dunwoody, Georgia with his wife and three boys. Outside of managing Griffith Engineering, Chad enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in the local community. Chad has spent time as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 477, and coaching wrestling with the Nava Breffle youth wrestling program in Dunwoody. In general, Chad looks forward to opportunities to inspire and motivate people around him to overcome challenges and realize more of their potential. Some of Chad’s hobbies include hiking, traveling, playing basketball, and watching college football and basketball.

Mr. Griffith is the company founder and currently serves as the company’s Managing Principal.

Chad is currently a registered professional engineer in sixteen (16) states as well as a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Co-Generation Professional, and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

He is also a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), theCentral Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Georgia Association of Physical Plant Administrators (GAPPA).

Notable Design Experience includes, but is not limited to:

Wally B. Ray,<br />
Wally B. Ray,
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wally is a 1996 graduate of North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. He lives with his wife and twin daughter in Cornelius, North Carolina. Outside of his role of managing the Charlotte office of Griffith Engineering, Wally enjoys spending time with his family and being active in his church and community. Wally has spent time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, serving as a deacon at his church, and helping coach his daughters’ soccer teams. Wally’s personality and management style are “supporter” style and he takes pride in motivating others by encouraging them to reach their potential. Wally enjoys hiking &and camping with his family and is a home theater aficionado.
Wally is a registered professional engineer in five states, is a LEED accredited professional, and he holds a national certificate with NCEES. He leads GEI’s mechanical and plumbing design team in the Charlotte office, and has served as the lead mechanical engineer on a multitude of projects, some of which have obtained LEED certification. Wally is also a member of ASHRAE and the US Green Building Council.
Notable Design Experience includes:

Bart W. Stewart,<br />
Bart W. Stewart,
Energy Projects Team Leader
Born and raised in Reidsville, Georgia, Bart is a 1994 graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree. He resides in Peachtree City, Georgia with his wife Aude and two stepsons Adrien and Arthur. Bart is an outgoing person who enjoys working with others and creative problem solving. He and his wife are active as volunteers at Southside Church in Peachtree City. He collects antique handguns and enjoys shooting. He also is into garden railroading and setting up G-scale railroads indoors and out.

Bart has several hobbies that he enjoys in his spare time including playing the acoustic guitar. He also has a General Class Amateur radio license and plans to set up his HF base station in the near future. A gadget lover at heart, Bart loves finding new electronic and mechanical toys to add to his collection. He has a great dry sense of humor and loves to be with a group a people that enjoy life as he does. Bart enjoys riding motorcycles and hopes one day to replace the Harley Road King Classic that he sold several years ago. He also enjoys riding road bikes, and doing projects around the house, but his greatest joy is spending time with his family.

Bart is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia and is a Certified Energy Manager through AEE.

Bart is a graduate of the 6 month Trane Professional Engineering Sales program in LaCrosse Wisconsin. He has provided training nationwide on Psychrometrics and Varible Flow Chilled water systems. He wrote the scripts for a Psychrometrics DVD Training Series.

Bart leads all Energy Projects for GEI and provides Cause and Origin Engineering support to Insurance companies on Fire claims that have a potential to lead to litigation.

Notable Design Experience includes, but is not limited to:


John R. Nott,<br />
PE, CEM, LEED Green Associate
John R. Nott,
PE, CEM, LEED Green Associate
Energy Modeling Team Leader
John resides in Peachtree Corners, Georgia with his wife and daughter.  John earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he met his wife Michelle. When not doting over his daughter, John enjoys rooting on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at various college sporting events.

He also stays connected to his alma matter by serving as the scholarship chair of the local alumni club.  John’s hobbies include collecting old engineering books, old maps, and refinishing furniture. He is always up for a competition and enjoys playing games and sports with friends and family.  He considers himself adventurous and doesn’t pass up the opportunity to go new places and trying new foods.

John is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia, and is a Certified Energy Manager through AEE, and a LEED Green Associate.

John is the Energy Modeling team leader with GEI.  This includes working with traditional modeling software like Trane Trace, as well as developing custom programs to evaluate specific measures.  He is also heavily with other aspects of energy projects at GEI including auditing and reporting. John has a background in mechanical systems design and performance contracting, which gives him a unique perspective on the application of many leading energy efficiency strategies.  John combines practical application of proposed energy conservation measures with the years of experience evaluating their impacts to ensure accurate predictive modeling, design & construction feasibility, and successful project completion.