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Gary L. Sunderland, P.E.


Received undergraduate degree with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, July 1983.

Obtained Certificate of Completion in Electronics Training from Fort Osage Vocational Technical School, May 1978.
Diploma for general studies from Fort Osage High School in Independence Missouri, May 1978.

Received original registration as a Professional Engineer from the State of Missouri, March 1989.
Currently registered in North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia.

Active member of NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers), PENC & NFPA.
Member and previous vice president of the local chapter of the IES (Illuminating Engineering Society).
Member of local engineering society DEC (Durham Engineers Club)


Has over 43 years of hands on design experience, including 39 years with manufacturing, architectural and consulting engineering firms, with responsibilities for complete detailed design and implementation of educational, commercial, industrial, and health care projects. Directly involved with client marketing and proposals, project staffing and supervision, development of design concepts, manpower estimates and cost estimates. Responsible for all phases of design including computer assisted calculations, system analysis and coordination, CADD layout and drafting of final bid documents, enlarged plans, details, schematics, and specifications. Assists in coordination with local authorities, review of bids, equipment selections and submittal drawings, and onsite construction observation.

Familiar with all major building systems electrical, HVAC and plumbing. Design capabilities include: low voltage and medium voltage power systems, protective device coordination, ground fault analysis, solar power generation, interior and exterior lighting calculations, power distribution, fire alarm, water and waste plumbing, heating and air conditioning and energy code compliance.

Proficient with numerous CADD and application software packages and computer systems including: Microstation, AutoCad, SKM, Symphony, Lotus, WordPerfect, TimeLine, Microsoft Windows and numerous other software applications. Special interests include lighting design, system integration, PC networking and analysis, and computer programming.


Principle member of Sunderland Engineering, PLLC, a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering firm in Durham NC from July 2003 to Present.

Owner and sole proprietor of Sunderland Engineering, a consulting engineering firm in Durham NC from July 1994 to 2003.

Employed by DSAtlantic, a consulting engineering firm in Raleigh NC from September 1993 to June 1994. Served as lead electrical project manager.

Employed by OBrienAtkins, PA, an architectural firm in Research Triangle Park, NC from October 1990 to August 1993. Served as electrical project engineer and as the head of electrical engineering department.

Employed by Schlup, Becker & Brennan PA, a consulting engineering firm in Kansas City MO from February 1985 to October 1990. Served as electrical project engineer under the head of electrical engineering, Terry Super PE.

Employed by A.C. Controls, a custom control panel manufacturing company in Kansas City MO from May 1984 to February 1985.

Employed by Armco Steel, a steel manufacturing company in Kansas City MO from April 1981 to August 1981.

Employed by Bob's Conoco, served as the lead mechanic for automotive repair facility from 1981 to 1984 and 1975 to 1978.


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