Arctic Directory Sept 2023: Coffman engineer reaches 30-year career milestone
Coffman Engineers Inc. said March 16 that it is pleased to announce a 30-year career milestone for fire protection engineering Principal Robert Bigtas, PE, FSPE. Since 1992, he has been a trailblazer as a fire protection engineer having successfully executed over $80 million in services in the Pacific.
Pacific Region Managing Principal John Thielst said, "Robert's career is marked by his dedication to this profession, his loyalty to clients, and Coffman. We congratulate him on this significant milestone and look forward to his leadership for many years to come."
Over Bigtas 30-year career, his depth of technical knowledge, passion, and client relationships has led to trusted partnerships with the local architectural and engineering communities as well as the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force. Bigtas has worked on more than 80% of all military bases in the Indo-Pacific and completed services on more than 90% of all military facilities in Guam.
His dedication and experience is celebrated by clients and colleagues across the industry:
"Congratulations Robert on making 30 years! It's been a pleasure working with you these last 20+ years," Kendall Ellingwood III, AIA, LEED AP, Design Partners Inc.
"I can always rely on him for thorough, up-to-date, and accurate information. Robert, congratulations on a great 30 years. Please keep going. We need you to keep us all at our best," Francis T. Hino, PE, HDR.
"As the Prime, it is - reassuring' knowing that our clients and government engineers are familiar with Robert professionally and respect his fire protection experience and knowledge. Thanks for teaching engineering to us architects, but most of all, mahalo for being a true friend," Warren Nakamura, WTN.