Andrew Packer ’10 ME, ’13 MSSE: A Career Focused on Health Care, Manufacturing and Sustainability

Andrew Packer ’10 ME, ’13 MSSE

Who: Andrew Packer, 30, is a project manager with Gilbane Building Co. in San Antonio, TX.

Career Path:

  • Began working for Gilbane after graduating in 2010 from Villanova University,
  • Started in the firm’s Philadelphia office working on the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (EMCM), which earned LEED-NC Silver.
  • Worked on a $110-million project for Ocean Spray Cranberries that won the Regional Iver Johnson Builder of the Year award for Gilbane in 2014.
  • For the last four years, he has worked on expansions for Constellation Brands at two project sites in Mexico.

Milestones:

  • In 2012 he was selected to be part of a committee tasked with overhauling Gilbane’s management trainee program.
  • While leading both the EMCM and Ocean Spray jobs to completion, Packer earned a master’s degree in sustainable engineering from Villanova.
    • While earning his master’s degree, Packer worked with all of Gilbane’s projects across the region to track waste and help maintain a companywide goal of a minimum total diversion rate of 75%.
  • Worked with a group to launch Gilbane’s initiative into lean construction and helped implement lean principles on projects throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Memberships and Certifications:

  • Holds several key industry certifications, including LEED AP BD+C, OSHA 30, fire inspector and an engineer-in-training certificate.
  • Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and is currently pursuing his professional engineer’s license.

Volunteering:

  • Despite his busy workload, Packer volunteers with the ACE Mentor program and Special Olympics and works with his alma mater, Villanova University, on several causes.
  • Serves as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. He is also an EMS lieutenant and an ambulance committee member.