Chris Walsh, PE, LEED AP
In late 2015, Chris Walsh accepted the role as the global practice leader for Syska Hennessy Group’s FMCx business. He is responsible for the technical and operational oversight of all FMCx assignments, and the production of operations and maintenance manuals for all projects. Chris plans to build upon the success of the Syska FMCx brand and expand the team to all Syska offices, which will provide our clients with local representation in all Syska locations. The FMCx team is always striving to improve and standardize the delivery of Cx services to our clients. Our desire is to deliver a positive client experience, regardless of the project location or team members involved.
Chris Walsh has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He spent the first half of his career on the vendor side working for Carrier, starting out as a field engineer installing and programming building automation systems in the early days of direct digital controls (DDC). During his tenure with Carrier, he held various roles, including technical sales support, direct sales and project management of building automation projects, and installation and modernization/replacement projects for M/E systems. After 11 years on the vendor side, Chris decided to embark on a new opportunity and pursue consulting with Syska Hennessy Group.
Chris has spent the past 11 years serving as an engineering manager for Syska, where he has led multiple design efforts as well as managing the Charlotte, North Carolina, office, and then later managing Southeast operations for the firm. As the Southeast operations manager, Chris’s leadership helped to expand the Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte offices in size and practice offerings. He was involved in the completion of several premier projects, including the Bank of America corporate headquarters’ LEED restack project, a complete renovation of 25 floors of this iconic headquarters building in Charlotte—and the first LEED Gold tenant improvement (TI) project in the state. He also helped to manage the development of several greenfield data center projects, including multiple facilities for T5 data centers across the U.S.
Chris holds a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Georgia and North Carolina as well as a LEED Accredited Professional (AP).
Outside of work, Chris stays busy keeping up with his son’s sports activities and his wife’s involvement in the Charlotte non-profit community. Chris is an avid fisherman, and in his spare time he can be found prowling the streams and rivers of the North Carolina mountains.