Tennessen to become president of Eppstein Uhen Architects

Rich Tennessen will become the new president of Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects as of May 13, Greg Uhen, owner, president and chief executive officer of the firm announced.

Tennessen is currently executive vice president of the firm.

“He has been instrumental in the success of our company for the past 12 years,” Uhen said. “Rich is a very special man, with many talents and a true passion for service to our customers. I look forward to working with him for many years to come.”

The firm is also adding a new structure in which key leaders, called practice leaders, will focus solely on their areas of strength, Uhen said. New practice leaders include John Miceli in project management and Jerry Bruscato in project implementation.

In addition John Chapman has been promoted to vice president, and Kristin Dufek and Bob Vajgrt have been promoted to market leaders.
Uhen will take on the new role of design practice leader.

“Usually when someone in my position makes this type of announcement they are pulling back or on the doorstep of retirement,” he said. “This is not the case with me. I spent the first half of my career as a design principal working on many exciting projects. I have truly missed that. The irony was that as our firm grew it took me further away from doing what I love most. So the time for change is now. I will take on a new role as design practice leader, working to make impacts in creativity and innovation as it relates to design. I believe this is the differentiator of the future.”

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