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Michael DeSantiago

(Board Member) President and Co-CEO of Primera Engineers, LTD

Mr. DeSantiago has over 30 years of engineering design and management experience and has helped develop Primera into a client-focused design firm with more than 100 outstanding professionals and a well-deserved reputation for quality service and innovation.

Mr. DeSantiago has remained very active in the HVAC and energy fields with a focus on sustainable design and energy management. He works with in-house design teams and external clients to develop solutions that are appropriate, budget-compliant and environmentally responsible. His leadership in this area is exemplified by his active participation with local and national code-writing bodies and his ongoing contributions to the industry’s professional organizations.

Mr. DeSantiago believes every company is a part of the fabric of their community. He acts on this belief by participating in institutions and programs such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and several others. Michael also devotes considerable energy into promoting engineering as a profession, particularly to children and young adults from communities that are under-represented in the profession of engineering.