Title: Senior Application Engineer
Company: Victaulic Company
Location: Bay City, Michigan, United States
Karl Wiegand, senior application engineer at Victaulic Company, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in fire sprinkler layout and design.
With 15 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Wiegand has excelled as senior application engineer at Victaulic since 2021. Prior to this position, he initiated his involvement with the same as an application engineer from 2019 to 2021. He began his career as a fire protection engineering intern at Engineering Planning and Management Inc. in 2008 and at Arup from 2008 to 2009. He worked as manager of installation standards at National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. from 2009 to 2013. At Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation, he garnered a stellar reputation as a senior technical education specialist from 2013 to 2020.
Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Wiegand pursued an education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 2008 and a Master of Science in fire protection engineering in 2009. He holds a certification as a professional engineer from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
In addition to his primary vocation, Mr. Wiegand remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He was a member of the National Fire Protection Association’s code committee, the National Fire Sprinkler Association, the American Water Works Association, the International Code Council, and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He found success as the author of “The Hydraulics Handbook” in association with the National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc.
Mr. Wiegand attributes his success to his ability to establish connections with individuals who are actively involved in various projects. He has been invited to participate in endeavors due to his acquaintances’ requests for assistance. He considers himself fortunate in his career and believes that his abilities have aligned with the right opportunities.
In the immediate future, Mr. Wiegand intends to continue focusing on developing his team by expanding the number of individuals who are proficient in the use of multiple products. He plans on achieving this by organizing larger classes that teach people how to use the products effectively. He is also committed to continuously improving his skills and knowledge, particularly in the field of fire protection, with the aim of pushing the standards higher.
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