Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) is a certified Small Business Enterprise engineering and consulting firm with staff across the US.
Where we come from
Following successful careers in industry, AE firms, and research institutions, Kirk Marchand, David Stevens, and Charles Oswald formed Protection Engineering Consultants in 2006.
Our goal was to perform high-quality work on projects that were of personal interest, while simultaneously becoming better engineers, earning a profit, and building relationships and friendships with respected clients. We have earned the trust and respect of dozens of industry, government and military customers by providing practical, innovative and high-quality engineering services for protection of personnel, structures, vehicles, and infrastructure against man-made and natural hazards.
Today, with a new generation of engineers, PEC continues to find, create, and implement innovative solutions into the protective research and design field for our traditional clients. We have also expanded into new areas such as data science, explosive safety, and physical security consulting. Still, our goals remain the same as when PEC was founded: to use the expertise and capabilities of our highly skilled staff to provide innovative and practical solutions for the design, research, security, safety and data science problems that matter to our commercial and government clients.
We serve domestic and international public- and private-sector clients across many industries.
Client Oriented Services
At PEC, our focus is on helping customers meet their goals. We do this by being responsive and flexible, all while providing high quality services. Whatever the size or focus of your organization or project, you’ll find us able to assist. We work with commercial clients and all levels and areas of government domestically and internationally. We routinely support our clients with engineering and development of products and systems for protective applications, and have successfully supported companies of every size, ranging from large international corporations to small innovative businesses and organizations of less than 10 people.
Our desire is to partner with you and offer expertise that you may not have previously needed or invested in. We tailor our support to fit your needs. We can provide support with review, guidance and consulting to fill the gaps in your team, but also have the ability to lead the effort and provide you with a full solution. We work with you to better define problems and find solutions through our extensive knowledge of guidelines and requirements and the application of established and novel scientific methodologies, testing and prototyping. Our goal is to help you successfully complete your project. You get more than “an” expert – you get a team. Count on our staff to form a small but fully focused team chosen specifically for their experience and skill in your problem and solution pursuit.
The knowledge and experience that drove our early success has been continuously transferred from our founding Principals to our new generation of leaders and engineers. Today, our staff continues to remain active in all aspects of the protective design cycle: Research and Testing, Criteria Development, Assessment and Design, and Training. We solve problems through an understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of conventional and developmental materials subjected to extraordinary events and loads. Protection Engineering Consultants staff members hold advanced degrees in structural engineering, and mechanical engineering and are registered professionals in multiple states. Many of our team members hold key positions and actively participate in professional organizations related to the protection of building and structures such as ASTM F12 (Security Systems), ASCE 59 (Blast Protection of Buildings), and ASCE Technical Committee for Bridge & Tunnel Security.
At PEC, we understand the impact our staff, culture and commitment to excellence has had in our success.
Our leadership team started their careers at PEC and have developed leadership skills based on these core values. We work together with one common goal, to provide a safe and optimal working place where our staff can strive and provide our clients with unparalleled service.
Commitment to Community
As a business, we’ve enjoyed success. As a member of the wider community, we want to extend the benefits of this success through charitable efforts both locally and worldwide. We recognize that our PEC staff members contribute individually to charitable organizations and activities that they are passionate about. Together, we annually designate a portion of our year-end profits to match those contributions, allowing our employees to give more to the organizations they regularly support.