Phillip Rothstein, P.E., CxA, LEED AP
Phil worked as a plumber during his college years and soon passed the Texas Master Plumbers exam. When he was 20 years old, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from New Mexico State University. The combination of hands-on construction experience and an engineering education prepared him for a career in construction engineering.
In 1969, Phil accepted a position as a design engineer for Brown & Root in Houston. His first assignment was the design of piping systems for the Gulf Oil's Tetraethyl Lead Laboratory in Louisiana. Later, he was assigned to the team that designed British Petroleum's first facility on Alaska's North Slope.
His interest in construction led him to move into construction management. For two decades, he managed progressively larger construction companies, eventually becoming responsible for over 2,000 employees working in twenty states and several foreign countries. He managed the construction of multimillion dollar power stations, mining and metals projects, petrochemical plants, pumping stations, and large manufacturing facilities. Major clients included Occidental Petroleum, Bahamas Electric Corporation, Leer Aviation, and the Bureau of Reclamation.
In 1989, Ken Bath invited Phil to return to design engineering. Phil opened Bath Engineering Corporation's office in El Paso and built a successful consulting engineering practice. Projects have included refinery expansions, manufacturing plants, education facilities, healthcare facilities, military projects, and municipal facilities. From this office, he has managed projects in several regions of the United States and Mexico for clients such as General Motors, Chevron, Phelps Dodge, ITT, and Burlington. Public sector clients have included universities, municipalities, hospital districts, and the federal government.
Phil is a licensed Professional Engineer and he is certified as a Commissioning Authority by AABC Commissioning Group. He also qualified by testing with the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited Professional. During his construction career, he qualified for construction licenses in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
In 2000, Phil achieved a long time goal when he earned an MBA degree from Southern Methodist University.
Phil is active in community affairs, having served as a Director of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, President of Temple Mount Sinai, President of the El Paso Council of Consulting Engineers, and member of AWWA, ASHRAE, TSPE, and other technical societies. In 2004, Phil was named Engineer of the Year by his peers in the El Paso chapter of TSPE.
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