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Principals in Charge

James N. Gleason, PE, LEED AP

is Chief Executive Officer of GHR. Jim graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined this firm in 1983, became an Associate in 1986 and a Stockholder / Principal in 1989.


Jim is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, Indiana and Georgia and maintains a NCEES certification. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Illinois and National Societies of Professional Engineers.

John W. Aquino, AIA,


President of GHR. John graduated from the University of Illinois. He joined the firm in 1989, became an Associate and the Head of Electrical Engineering in 1992 and a Stockholder / Principal in 1997.


John is a Licensed Architect in Illinois and a Registered Architect in Wisconsin. He is also certified by the Construction Specification Institute as well as being a Professional Member.  John is also a Professional Member of the International Code Council.

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