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KAI Hires Long as Senior Mechanical Engineer and Subject Matter Expert at its Dallas-Fort Worth Office

Richard Long
Richard Long
DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the hiring of Richard Long, PE, CEM as Senior Mechanical Engineer and Subject Matter Expert at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office. Long's extensive experience and expertise will be instrumental in propelling KAI's engineering efforts forward as it grows its service offerings and tackles increasingly complex projects.

As Senior Mechanical Engineer, Long oversees mechanical quality assurance and control issues for all projects, plus provides technical guidance to design teams and advises on project priorities, processes, and technical issues. He will also provide engineering-related insights, guidance, and solutions as a Subject Matter Expert to drive excellence and foster continuous improvement and innovation throughout the organization.

Long is a licensed mechanical engineer with extensive experience in business development, project management, requirements gathering, HVAC design and construction, contract negotiations, mechanical/electrical/plumbing plans, and system implementation and installation.

“Richard is an outstanding addition to our national Mechanical Engineering practice,” KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA, said. “Richard’s a top industry talent with over three decades of recognized engineering expertise. His new role as KAI’s Mechanical Engineering Subject Matter expert allows our engineering team to draw upon his technical knowledge and project experiences across some of the largest, complex engineering design solutions. Richard has already established personal leadership, mentoring, and coaching for our emerging engineers.”

Prior to KAI, he was a Mechanical Engineering Manager for Solare Engineering Unlimited in Fort Worth, Texas. He also previously held the position of Engineering Manager for ReStl Engineers in Dallas. He has an Associate of Applied Science in air conditioning and refrigeration technology from Dallas College and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Long is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and a Certified Energy Manager. He is also a member of industry associations, the Association of Energy Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

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