BWE Project Managers get matching hardhats and matching promotions

Hector Maytorena, P.E. and Nolan Huelsman, P.E.

San Diego, CA — BWE, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Hector Maytorena, P.E., and Nolan Huelsman P.E., QSD, QSP to Principal Associate.

Promotion to Principal Associate at BWE means that an individual has demonstrated excellence in their respective responsibilities and a proven level of business acumen and technical expertise in line with company values. A Principal Associate occupies the level of responsibility and recognition between the Principal and Associate levels.

Hector has been a dedicated member of the Civil Engineering Department for over 15 years. In that time, he has steadily progressed in his technical insight to become a formidable engineer with expertise in all aspects of site development. Hector has also worked hard to grow as a project manager and leader known for his straightforward and reasoned approach. His devotion to the company and hard work is evident to all and has made him a vital part of the Civil Engineering Department and BWE. Hector’s notable projects include Sharp Grossmont Hospital Central Utility Plant Expansion & Utility Infrastructure Improvements, Joint Strike Facility (P-207 Hangars) at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Art & Culinary Arts Building, Loma Linda University Medical Center Campus Improvement and Rehabilitation Hospital, San Diego Cooperative Charter School Phase 1, award winning Cesar Solis Community Park, and the largest skate park in San Diego, the Linda Vista Skate Park.

Nolan is a more recent addition to the firm but has quickly proven himself a valued team member. He brought over 16 years of civil engineering and senior leadership experience, having worked on over 200 projects and served as a Senior Vice President of a local firm. His leadership and ability to manage projects is evident to those who work with him. Also, Nolan’s relationships with past clients continue at BWE, where he demonstrates a firm commitment to customer service and is rewarded with client loyalty. Nolan’s project experience includes land development, commercial, daycare, elementary, middle school, high school, and college facilities. Significant projects include Workshops for Warriors, an organization that trains, certifies, and helps place Veterans into advanced manufacturing careers; Agape House, a 5-story Episcopal Campus Ministry building at San Diego State University; and a Target store in Spring Valley.

Mike Slawson, Principal of the Civil Engineering Department, commented, “Hector’s dedication to the department is evident in all that he does. He wants the best for the team and clients and works hard. He wants to see others succeed and the team wins with this mentality. Nolan came to BWE with a fantastic work ethic and wonderful team management style. He has built a strong client-centric atmosphere and encourages others to get involved. These two have a bright future at BWE!”

Since 1971, BWE has provided structural and civil engineering, land surveying, and land planning services on construction projects throughout San Diego, the Southwest, and beyond. As an Employee-Owned company, BWE’s team members understand that our success is dependent upon the success of our clients. Our staff has built a reputation for excellence in design and service by fulfilling our self-imposed mandate to exceed the expectations of our clients and colleagues. BWE supports the career development of its employees through mentoring, training, licensure fees, and professional association dues, among other means. For more information about BWE, go to