Engineer Nick Hitchcock Earns Texas Professional Engineering License

Resource Type: Press Releases | December 12, 2013

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Auburn Hills, MI – December 12, 2013 – Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control system integration, today announced, Senior Electrical Engineer, Nick Hitchcock of Patti Engineering’s Austin, Texas branch, has earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. Hitchcock is Patti Engineering’s fourth engineer to earn the Professional Engineer’s License.

Hitchcock joined Patti Engineering in 2008 and has been the lead engineer for major client projects involving the design and development of automation hardware and software solutions. Many of those projects involved Siemens controlled equipment in transportation environments, including powertrain projects for diesel engine assembly lines and robotic gantry projects for machining processes. In addition to his P.E. license, Hitchcock is among an elite group of industrial automation professionals to achieve Siemens Global Technical Certification in the SIMATIC Technology areas of S7 PLCs, SIMATIC HMIs, and SIMATIC Networking. Hitchcock earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers (Board) regulates the practice of professional engineering in Texas and enforces the Texas Engineering Practice Act by ensuring that the practice of engineering in the state is carried out only by those persons who are proven to be qualified. The term “P.E.” or “Professional Engineer” can only be used by persons who are currently licensed. To be eligible for a professional engineering license, engineers must have achieved certain professional milestones. They must have earned an engineering education, performed certain levels of engineering work experience, and passed specific examinations.

“We are very proud of Nick’s accomplishment in earning his P.E. license. His dedication and commitment to his career, along with his technical capabilities and expertise, have made him an instrumental team member for our Texas office,” said Patti Hoff, president of Patti Engineering. “We have received accolades from our partners and clients regarding Nick’s performance, helping to establish a great reputation for Patti Engineering in Texas.”

Founded in 1991, Michigan based, Patti Engineering, opened its Texas branch in the spring of 2010. The Texas branch continues to add engineering resources to meet the increasing demand. Named Control Engineering Magazine’s ‘2013 System Integrator of the Year’, Patti Engineering is a CSIA Certified control system integrator offering high-caliber engineering and software development services in the fields of industrial automation and shop floor IT solutions. A recognized partner of many automation technology companies, Patti Engineering is a Siemens Solution Partner, an Authorized Mitsubishi Integrator, in addition to being in the integrator programs for Phoenix Contact, Matrox, Kawasaki Robotics, and Indusoft.

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