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Dersch Design & Engineering CEO Brian Dersch Named a San Diego NEXT Top Business Leader Under 40


Dersch Design & Engineering CEO Brian Dersch Named a San Diego NEXT Top Business Leader Under 40

As Dersch Design & Engineering celebrates its 5th anniversary, it's fitting to announce founder and CEO, Brian Dersch was recently recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego's NEXT Top Business Leaders Under 40

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dersch Design & Engineering (DDE), an award-winning electrical engineering firm, celebrated its fifth anniversary on August 3. In conjunction with this milestone, founder and CEO Brian Dersch, P.E. LEED AP was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego's NEXT Top Business Leaders Under 40 in the Build Environment category. According to the San Diego Business Journal, the publication received more than 300 nominations for its inaugural program.

Dersch and his family, along with firm representatives, attended the event on August 14, 2018 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. With more than 500 in attendance, including 150 finalists, San Diego Business Journal President and Publisher, Barbara Chodos and Editor-in-Chief, Nels Jensen announced the 40 honorees. Each was recognized during the program with a brief slide show and presented with a certificate and painted glass award. The recipients were also profiled in the August 27 San Diego Business Journal.

"Making the top 40 is, indeed, an honor," said Publisher Chodos. "The recipients represent a cross section of our local economy, from life science companies, defense, digital marketing, e-commerce, professional services and tourism and hospitality,"

"I believe Brian is indeed an exemplary CEO and corporate citizen—a deserving 'under 40' local industry leader," said nominator VISTAGE Chair Rick Itzkowich. "In five short years, he's impacted the financial success of Dersch Design & Engineering--demonstrating vision, enthusiasm and determination for its growth and success, as well as finding time to contribute to the local community. I'm proud to have Brian as a valued member of my VISTAGE peer advisory group."

Honorees were selected based on their personal accomplishments, community involvement and career achievements. Dersch launched DDE in 2013, the firm reported 2192% growth since its founding, with 185% increase realized year-over-year for 2017. DDE was ranked #46 on the 2017 San Diego Business Journal list of top engineering firms and #39 on the 2018 list based on the number of full-time licensed engineers as of January 1, 2018. Dersch was also recognized as one of San Diego's 2017 40 Under 40 brightest young leaders by SD METRO magazine.

"It's indeed an honor to be a NEXT Top Business Leader Under 40. San Diego is a vibrant community. The talent, drive and ambition of this year's honorees was outstanding," said Dersch. "The judges had to select from start-up business owners to top level sales achievers. It was with the help and dedication of our Dersch Design team that I met the criteria of this impressive award."

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About Dersch Design & Engineering
Founded in 2013 by electrical engineer Brian Dersch, P.E., LEED AP, Dersch Design & Engineering, Inc. is a professional, proactive and approachable Small Business S-Corporation, certified Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) in San Diego, California. The engineering firm teams up with engineers, contractors and architects to solve complex engineering design challenges for commercial, medical / research laboratories, education, government, renewable energy, microgrid, and off-grid projects. As licensed professional engineers, DDE has a broad range of experience in many engineering disciplines, with specialization in electrical engineering, building construction / renovation, lighting, renewable energy and microgrids. DDE is licensed to perform engineering services in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia and Hawaii. For more information, visit


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