Employee Spotlight: Igor Shvets, RCDD

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Get to know one of our talented engineers in our Special Technologies Group! With 8 years of experience designing communications systems, Igor’s design experience encompasses more than 70 projects for academic buildings, military installations, and health care facilities.

Igor is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).

How has Newcomb & Boyd helped you in your career development?

I had worked with two other Engineering companies as an Electrical intern prior to Newcomb & Boyd and have seen different approaches to management and engineering support. When I started with Newcomb & Boyd, it was a nice change to be surrounded by engineers and staff who were, and still are, willing to sacrifice their time to properly train someone and give the right direction. Through the constant support of my friends, who at times we call co-workers, I have been blessed with the opportunities to obtain my RCDD certification and be cross-training between Communications, Security, and Audio-Visual.

What have you gained from working at Newcomb & Boyd?

It’s hard to define only one thing and aside from the basic necessities of life and why we all show up in the morning…I can honestly say that the greatest gift(s) of working here are the friendships that I have built amongst my peers despite our differences. I have realized that our common cause to serve others in our work helps to overcome our socially programmed dispositions on race, gender, faith, and creed.

What is on your wish-list for the next 10 years with Newcomb & Boyd?

In the long term, my desire for Newcomb & Boyd is to grow past its walls. To expand our reach to new states on the West Coast and plant some more offices across the country.

What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?

Understanding my wife! I’m still working on it…

Where is your favorite place to be?

Late Spring evenings on the Gulf Coast, clear skies with a light breeze and seagulls singing in the distance watching the sunset with my wife as the waves crash at my feet.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

I would be a faith-based Counselor.

Favorite Quote?

I have many…but this one is at the top: “Ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country.” – JFK. It applies to many aspects of life, but the take away is changing our mental state from consumerism to altruism.

 

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