2019 40 Under 40: Andrew Hay, PE, CxA; 38
Hay directs the electrical engineering resources for RMF Engineering, where he also is responsible for managing large resource-intensive projects to ensure that deliverables and schedules are met and that the correct level of detail and accuracy has been attained. He is responsible for managing RMF’s largest electrical team that provides high reliability generation and distribution electrical engineering capabilities to the firm’s clients throughout the U.S. With more than 14 years of experience in medium-voltage power, Hay has rapidly risen to become the go-to leader for medium-voltage electrical system design and has been instrumental in strengthening RMF’s portfolio in that market. He started at RMF in 2008 as a design engineer in the infrastructure department and quickly developed to lead entire electrical portions of large projects. In 2011, he was presented an opportunity to start RMF’s Columbus, Ohio, branch office. By 2013, he had grown the office to five people and developed relationships with several new clients in the area. In 2015, to better use his skills and electrical engineering knowledge, the firm transitioned him to lead the infrastructure electrical team in the Baltimore headquarters. He has embraced this new position and has since grown the group to be the largest electrical team in the company. Hay was a member of the Civil Air Patrol in New York state, an auxiliary branch of the Air Force that assisted with local emergencies and mentored young teenagers in leadership. In his spare time, he enjoys brewing beer, working on expanding his N-scale model railroad and spending time with his wife and two sons.