Jack Strnad Retires from Nexus Engineering Group

Jack Strnad Retires from Nexus Engineering Group

Forty-four years as a piping professional

Jack started working at Nexus Engineering group in April of 2014 as Senior Piping Designer. His biggest project while at Nexus was working in the field in the summer of 2017 at chemical company client in Walton Hills, OH. There he spent several months redeveloping and fixing inadequate piping systems in coordination with their onsite construction firm during a plant renovation, keeping the project on track.

Jack says the best thing about working on piping these days is using the latest technology, such as 3-D modeling software, to design and layout systems.

“I remember making many drawings and even ¾ scale physical models that took days and weeks to create. Now with 3-D software, the efficiencies are fantastic. It’s really a great tool for engineers,” says Jack.

While Jack has only worked at three companies in his 44-year career, he’s seen his share of management changes, mergers and acquisitions. His favorite experience has been with Nexus.

“There are really great people here at Nexus and management really wants to see them succeed,” he says. “The Cleveland office is fantastic and everyone here is willing to put in the work and help one another to get the job done,” he said.

Officially trained as an artist, Jack developed skills to draw detailed piping systems early on. After taking additional courses at Cuyahoga Community College, he became an expert at piping systems over the years.

Jack has worked in over 30 cities across the US and once spent time in Taiwan on a job where he actually drank snake blood from a street vendor.

As Jack transitions into retirement, he plans to start restoring his 1977 MGB sports car in his spare time – his third in his lifetime. He enjoys metal detecting and Psyanky Ukrainian egg decorating in his spare time.

Jack lives in Broadview Heights with his wife Nancy of 36 years and they have two adult sons. He’s been to Italy, Japan, England and Ethiopia and plans to do more traveling with his wife soon.

All of us at Nexus wish Jack a healthy and happy retirement and thank him for his years of service with the company.