Brad Cochran, PE, is one of CPP’s most experienced and accomplished engineers. He joined the company in 1991 after completing an MS degree at the University of California Davis, which is where he first learned about CPP and particularly the exhaust dispersion work of Dr. Ron Petersen. After graduating, Brad passed up an offer to work in Boeing’s icing wind tunnel in order to join CPP. “I wanted the opportunity to work nationally and internationally, and to be involved in delivering and developing state-of-the-art services,” Brad said.
With 25 years as a key member of our Air Quality group, Brad has not only seen his field significantly evolve, he has been instrumental in its evolution. He was the originator of the energy optimization service for existing labs, which is now being offered throughout the Science and Technology sector. Brad also developed CPP’s services for data centers and small wind turbine design and testing. He designed CPP’s full-scale turntable and rotating home, which has been used to study the effects of wind on roof shingles and horizontal-axis wind turbines.
Among his many publications, Brad co-authored the Best Practices Guide, “Modeling Exhaust Dispersion for Specifying Exhaust/Intake Designs,” which was published by Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21), an organization that promotes the safety and sustainability of laboratories and other high-tech facilities around the world. Labs21 also awarded Brad with the prestigious Go Beyond Award in 2011. This award is presented annually to an exemplary individual that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and innovation in creating and maintaining sustainable, high-performance facilities.
Brad is also highly regarded by his colleagues at CPP. John Carter, VP of Air Quality Services, said, “I’ve worked with Brad for over 20 years. His ingenuity, integrity, and client-focus are second to none, not just in our field of services, but throughout our industry.”
When asked about the future, Brad said he is focused on developing international markets and finding new ways to help laboratory design projects by providing air quality expertise earlier in the design phase. We don’t doubt that Brad will be checking these off the list and targeting new challenges before we know it.
Congratulations, Brad Cochran, on a well-deserved promotion! We are inspired by your remarkable track record and we look forward to celebrating all your future accomplishments, too.