PRIME Welcomes Mitchell and Sestokas!

Mitchell Joins PRIME AE Group as Senior Vice President
Akron, Ohio (April 25, 2017)

PRIME AE Group is pleased to announce that Dana Mitchell, RA has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of PRIME’s Facilities Practice. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall success of the practice, which includes architecture, interior design, roof and envelope consulting, and building engineering services.  His expertise in planning and strategic growth will be a key asset to PRIME as the firm continues to expand its service offerings and geographic reach.

Mitchell brings 27 years of executive management and design experience.  As an architect, he has served as project principal, project manager, and project architect for diverse project types of varying complexity located throughout the U.S.  His management experience spans the architecture/engineering, water resources, environmental, transportation, and construction services sectors.

Mitchell comes to PRIME after serving as practice principal with a large architecture/engineering firm in the MW area. His focus included operations and development of key business strategic growth areas in healthcare, higher education, federal, professional and collegiate sports, and corporate / commercial markets.

“The addition of Dana to our team is part of our effort to continuously improve and deliver value to our clients through collaborative responsive solutions.” said Kumar Buvanendaran, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to have the executive leadership of a talented and well-respected professional join the team.”

Mitchell is a registered architect licensed in Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor of Science in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Kent State board member.

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PRIME Welcomes Sestokas to its Western Pennsylvania Transportation Practice
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 26, 2017)

Jeffrey Sestokas, PE has joined PRIME AE Group, Inc. (PRIME) as the Director of the firm’s Western Pennsylvania Transportation practice. Based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is responsible for guiding the firm’s transportation business strategy and growth in Western Pennsylvania.

In his role with PRIME, Sestokas will leverage his extensive expertise in transportation and excellent track record of developing talent to grow the firm’s transportation operations. Sestokas has nearly 30 years of experience in the transportation industry focused on successful project delivery in highway and bridge design, inspection, and project management for clients such as PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Department of Public Works, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.

Sestokas’ key projects include: SR 2087 Section A01 Greensburg Pike Bridge Replacement, PennDOT District 11-0; SR 0528 Section 255 over SR 0422 Bridge Replacement, PennDOT District 10-0; Mon/Fayette Expressway Section 53E, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; SR 0006 Section A01 Design-Build Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation, PennDOT District 1-0, and Potomac Ave. Signal Improvements, Port Authority of Allegheny County.

“We are thrilled to have Jeffrey join our transportation team,” said Kumar Buvanendaran, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer. “His wealth of experience in the industry and strong Western Pennsylvania ties will add a depth of expertise to the firm and to the clients in which we serve.”

Sestokas is a professional engineer licensed in three states including Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh where he is currently a member of the Civil Engineering Alumni Club. Sestokas is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and Association of Bridge Construction and Design.


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PRIME AE Group, Inc. provides a full range of services in architecture and engineering, construction management and inspection, transportation, and water resources. The firm’s philosophy of Connecting, Creating, Conserving, and Community forms the foundation for delivering high-quality, on-time, cost-effective solutions. A leader in the industry, PRIME AE Group is ranked in the ENR’s list of 2016 Top 500 Design Firms. Find out more about PRIME AE Group at and follow us on Twitter at @PRIME_Eng.



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