Design Manager

Name : Derk Beutler
Industry Type : Specialty Contractors
City & State : Gastonia,NC
Job Title Design Manager
Relocation Preferences : No
Objective : Position as a Fire Protection Design Engineer or Manager where the application of an extraordinary blend of 26 years of experience and business knowledge can be utilized. I believe I am best suited to a well established company where I can contribute to that companys continued success and growth.
Resume :  
Derk R. Beutler, CET

South Broward High School
Broward Community College, Davie, Florida
Design Engineering
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
Fire Protection Technologies
Sheridan Vocational Technical Institute

Professional Licensure
CPD Certified in Plumbing Engineering by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers
NICET National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies Fire Sprinkler System Layout Level III
State License No. 24534 FS-Class 1 North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Qualifying Representative #9626
Florida State Sprinkler Contractor I COC #0710

Summary of Achievements
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
ASPE Charlotte Chapter President 2000-2002
ASPE Charlotte Chapter Vice President for Technical 1998-2000
ASPE Charlotte Chapter Vice President for Legislative 1996-1998
Carolinas Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Carolinas Chapter SFPE Secretary 1999-2000

Citizen of USA and Germany
Fluent in both English and German


Owner Vice-President
( 2004 - 2010 )
First Defense Fire Protection, Inc. Huntersville North Carolina
Project Coordinator / Construction / Design Manager
Built a start-up company into a 6 million dollar per year force in the industry

Project Coordinator / Design Manager
( 2003 2004 )
Kannapolis Sprinkler Company, Inc. Landis North Carolina
Coordinated the flow of projects from sales into design continuing throughout the construction.
Managed the design department implementing a design quality program to insure accuracy and cost effectiveness of the designs.

Senior Fire Protection Designer / Plumbing Designer / Project Manager
( 1998 2003 )
Charlotte Engineers, LLP Charlotte North Carolina
Meeting with owner to understand, budget, utilization, needs and desired final results, Scheduling due dates, Architect/MEP coordination meetings. Focusing on details to accomplish the owners desired results within allotted budgets.
Production of Fire Protection Contract Documents and Specifications
Production of Plumbing Contract Documents and Specifications

Senior Fire Protection Designer / Plumbing Designer
( 1996 1998 )
Little & Associates Charlotte North Carolina
Production of Fire Protection Contract Documents and Specifications. Provided the company with a strong code understanding of fire protection systems and their application.
Production of Plumbing Contract Documents and Specifications

Senior Fire Protection Designer / Plumbing Designer
(1993 1996 )
Peterson & Associates Charlotte North Carolina
Production of Fire Protection Contract Documents and Specifications specifically for the healthcare sector.
Production of Plumbing Contract Documents. Introduction into this sector of design, worked and studied to become proficient and benifically viable for the companys needs.

Senior Fire Protection Designer
( 1988 1993 )
Worsham Sprinkler Company Charlotte North Carolina
Project Manager overseeing the production of fire sprinkler shop drawings within the allotted time frame and budget. Forerunner of company to make transition form board drafting to the utilization of computer aided drafting.
Lead designer on large pharmaceutical projects. Innovative piping configurations for hydraulically effective pipe sizes providing cost savings.

Fire Protection Designer
( 1986 1988 )
Firetron, Inc. Lenoir North Carolina
Production of fire sprinkler shop drawings for installation into predominantly furniture mills. Providing undivided attention to the company owner to obtain the required skills to become an effective team member.

Draftman / Fire Protection Designer
( 1986 1988 )
Associate Fire Sprinkler Company Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Helper level for the installation of fire sprinkler systems, reading blueprints, gathering pipe pieces, cutting hanger rod, running power threaded.
Draftsman for the fire sprinkler designers, general office assistant, expressed the desire to become a fire sprinkler designer.
Fire sprinkler designer, took full advantage of the opportunity to fulfill the desire of a designer to enhance the strengths of the design department.

Notable Projects

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
-New West Campus Residence Hall
-Fire Protection Consulting Designer
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
-Phase VII student Housing
-Fire Protection / Plumbing Consulting Designer
Nextel Switching Station, Atlanta, GA
-FM-200 / Pre-action Sprinklers / VESDA Air Sampling Systems
-Fire Protection Consulting Designer
Northeast Regional Medical Center, Concord, NC
-Campus Fire Loop & Pump / Renovations and Additions / Bulk Oxygen Installation
-Fire Protection / Plumbing Consulting Designer
Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC
-238 Bed Replacement Hospital
-Fire Protection Consulting Designer
Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC
-Fire Protection Master Plan / Renovations and Additions
-Fire Protection / Plumbing Consulting Designer
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC
-New Outpatient Diagnostic Center / Facility Water Heater Replacement, Facitlity Medical Gas Documentation
-Fire Protection / Plumbing Consulting Designer
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
-New 1 million sq.ft. Convention Facility
-Senior Fire Sprinkler Designer / Project Manager
25 Story Carilion Building, Charlotte, NC
-500,000 sq.ft. Class A Office Tower
-Senior Fire Sprinkler Designer / Project Manager
Glaxo Pharmaceutical Research Development Facility, Research Triangle Park, NC
-R&D Headquater Facility composed of 15 buildings
-Fire Sprinkler Designer / Assistant Project Manager
Beniteau Boat Manufacturer, Marion, SC
-New Manufacturing Facility / Diesel Fire Pump / Tank / Service Loop
-Fire Sprinkler Designer
Library Main Branch, Charlotte, NC
-Addition and Total Renovation of Existing Facility
-Fire Sprinkler Designer
The Addison Condos, Boca Raton, FL
-Twin Tower 170 Unit Condominium Complex
-Basic Shell Building Design and Installation / 100+ Multi-Million Dollar Unit Up-fits
-Fire Sprinkler Designer
Pratt-Whitney Aircraft Facility, West Palm Beach, FL
-Jet Turbine Test Stand Facility
-Fire Sprinkler Designer

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