the jdi group, Inc. Expands Ownership

the jdi group, Inc. (JDI) announces Drew VanNess, PE, as its newest Principal. He joins Mike King, Matt Davis, PMP, and original founder, Timothy Fry, AIA, as owners of the company. Based in Maumee, Ohio, jdi opened in 2002 and provides design solutions for the most complex challenges in architecture and engineering.

Drew has demonstrated leadership as Director of Operations of the process engineering group, and Manager of the manufacturing department. He strives to develop his team by focusing on each individual’s professional goals and working to make them happen.

Strong in the food production and packaging industry, Drew has built long-lasting client relationships. Clients trust Drew to provide quality solutions to meet stringent project specifications for safety. His specialties include material handling, pneumatic conveying, dust collection, conveyor design, layout, and retrofit, equipment specification, process layout and optimization, P&ID development and updating.

Drew joined jdi in 2005 as a co-op student and was hired as a mechanical engineer following graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. Drew earned his professional engineering license in 2012 and is registered in the states of Ohio and California.

"His quick upward movement within the company is a testament to his strong technical base in engineering and his exceptional leadership skills. He is well respected within JDI as well as among our clientele," said Timothy Fry, AIA, Architect and Principal.

Drew VanNess embodies the drive, passion, and integrity that jdi was built on.