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Willis Gaines Joins UMC as Building Automation Manager

A wealth of knowledge and experience to continue strategic growth in building automation services.

Seattle/Mukilteo, WA [March 23, 2022] – Willis Gaines recently joined UMC as the Building Automation Manager for our Building Automation group. In his role, he will work to strategically grow market presence and develop a framework to maintain the group’s position as an industry leader.

“The building automation group has worked extremely hard over the past few years to build strong momentum in the market,” said Steve Brooks, President. “Willis’s philosophy of strong customer service is paired well with his organizational leadership. We are at a spot of tremendous growth and his ability to build an organization to deliver through this period and beyond provides our clients tremendous confidence to rely on UMC for their automation work.”

With over 33 years in the building automation industry, Gaines has experience across all vertical markets including commercial, high-rise, data centers, healthcare, education, and industrial. In his most recent position, he played a critical role in the growth and development of one of the most well-known building automation solutions providers in the Pacific Northwest. He began as that company’s first service technician and grew into the role of Service Field Operations Manager working directly with senior management to strategically develop and grow the company into one of the largest building automation service departments in the state of Washington.

About UMC

UMC helps clients solve the complex challenges of built environments and their systems. Founded in 1920 to serve the Pacific Northwest as a mechanical contractor, the firm has added a vast range of comprehensive, integrated services in facility performance and maintenance, energy and environment, building automation and controls, manufacturing, and reality capture scanning and equipment sales. UMC helps clients and partners plan, build, and manage their buildings, facilities, or construction projects. As these programs present inherent technical and logistical complexity, UMC rises to the challenge of removing worry, delay, angst, and confusion, so their clients and partners can get back to focusing on what they do best.