Chris Warren, P.E.

President

CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Mr. Warren is the Founder and President of Quantum North America.  He is responsible for the overall day to day management and leadership of the business.  Mr. Warren is a flexible problem solver who brings a hands-on approach to the company to build strong teams.  As both a licensed professional engineer and mechanical contractor, Mr. Warren possesses a unique skill set of providing value to both the design and installation side of the business.  

 

Mr. Warren graduated with a B.S.M.E from Texas Tech University in 1994.  He is a licensed FAA Commercial Pilot and PADI certified Dive Master.  Mr. Warren has been married to his lovely wife, Cami, for 27 years and resides in the DFW area.  Together, they have 3 children of which two are following in his footsteps as fellow Red Raiders.  Their third child is a junior in high school in the DFW area.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Quantum North America – Fort Worth, Texas

President - Responsible for the overall day to day leadership of the company.   Overseas the design and retrofit of HVAC and plumbing systems, procurement, contracts, cost estimating, equipment design and selection.  Leads the project management group as well as the service and maintenance group of the business. 

 

Infinity Contractors – Fort Worth, Texas

Vice President of Special Projects - specializing in installing commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, as well as complete plumbing systems including medical gas systems.  Supervised project managers and ensured code compliance on all mechanical, building, plumbing and fire protection systems. 

 

Argyle Mechanical - Fort Worth, Texas

Project Manager - responsible for the design and installation of complex HVAC systems and central utility plant upgrades.  Typically managed 6-12 projects concurrently while also leading 25-30 service technicians.

MAJOR RELEVANT PROJECTS

  • USDA Western Research Center (USDA WRC), Albany, CA; Provided design/build services to reengineer their makeup air, exhaust air and lab hood exhaust for their building.  Design and install new lab control system to monitor pressures and air flows in the lab and in the hoods.  Design allowed the reduction of outside air changes from 18 changes per hour to 8 changes per hour resulting in significant energy savings for the customer. Converted chilled water system from a primary/secondary loop to a variable primary loop.  Also performed design build services to completely redesign central utility plant steam system.  By decentralizing the steam plant and reducing capacity and increasing efficiency we were able to save the government millions in operating cost.  The research center is the chief scientific in-house research agency whose job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans everyday from field to table.

 

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), Corpus Christi, TX; Provided design build services to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. to rebuild two (2) Jet Engine Test Cells (ETC’s) designed for the General Electric T700D turboshaft engine. This engine is used in various United States Military rotary aircraft (helicopters).  The CCAD facility is operated through the US Army Corps of Engineers. The project involved installing complete, new, water brake load systems and supporting infrastructure in two (2) Engine Test Cells (ETC’s) utilizing Kahn hydraulic dynamometers, integral torque measuring systems, and control systems designed for the GE T700D Engine.

 

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH) Fort Sill, OK; Provided design build services to increase the capacity of the central utility plant, convert plant from primary/secondary flow to primary variable flow, rebuild and increase the efficiency of the boiler plant including replacing (1) 250 HP Boiler and rebuild in place (2) 350 HP boilers.  High light of the project was the design and building of an underground cooling tower.

 

  • Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) Lima, OH; Provided design build services to remove 3 large coal fired boilers with all their supporting infrastructure and replace it with 2 800 HP dual fuel boilers.  Project also included the design and install of a 40,000 gallon propane storage facility including a gas fired water bath vaporizer and air blending station.  The propane storage system was designed for demand service, to reduce the load on the local natural gas supply in periods of high demand.  JSMC – Lima provides the US Military with a premier industrial facility capable of manufacturing, repairing or refurbishing the full spectrum of combat vehicles.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Texas

  • Licensed Mechanical Contractor in Texas TACLA19052C

  • Licensed Master Plumber M36602 (with Medical Gas Endorsement)

  • Florida License CMC1250289

  • Louisiana License 57120

  • California License 980279

  • North Carolina License 32184

  • South Carolina License M113123

  • Tennessee License 00068656

  • Alabama CM

  • Commercial Pilot Licensee

  • American Society of Professional Engineers (A.S.M.E)

  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)