2020 40 Under 40: George Howe, PE, 38
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Affiliated Engineers Inc.; BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Howe is more than an engineer. He’s a collaborator, mentor and innovator all rolled up into one. As a collaborator, Howe has demonstrated his ability to work with a variety of team members on a variety of projects. As a mentor, he’s worked to support and share knowledge with junior engineers and project team members alike. As an innovator, he’s contributed to overcoming project challenges to help clients meet or exceed their project goals. Since joining Affiliated Engineers Inc., Howe has been the driving force on important energy and utility infrastructure projects and master plans. He has contributed to the planning and design of many efficient energy plants. Howe is a reliable resource for expertise on underground chilled water and steam distribution systems, chilled water plant modeling and optimization and thermal energy storage systems. Howe often serves as the project manager and lead engineer in his projects and he is able to lead by example and share the knowledge he has gained over the years with his fellow engineers. Outside of work, he’s served as a judge for the Odyssey of the Mind competition multiple times, which allows him to share his knowledge and advice with young and aspiring engineers. In his free time, Howe focuses his leisure activities around beer brewing, working on diesel pickup trucks and running as well as spending time with his wife, infant daughter and two dachshunds.