GBA’s Doug Van Meter Named Mission Critical Principal

GBA is excited to announce the promotion of Doug Van Meter to firm Principal. Van Meter brings more than 23 years of experience in the Mission Critical market including facility planning and problem solving to his new role. Starting as an intern at GBA in 1996, Van Meter has led teams and helped bring hundreds of projects to successful completion.

In his new role as Principal, Van Meter will contribute to GBA’s strategic plan using leadership skills and industry knowledge he has developed over his 23 years with the firm. In addition to mission critical expertise, Van Meter’s ability to think critically and strategically, has been integral to the growth of GBA.

“I’m excited to have someone joining the principal team that has been with us since the beginning of his career,” said GBA President/CEO Tim Ross. “It’s been great to see Doug grow over the years and I’m eager to see the difference he can make in this new role.”

Van Meter graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He is an active member of various industry organizations, including AFCOM and 7×24 Exchange, and is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in seven states.

“I am and continue to be grateful to work for an awesome company like GBA where I have had great relationships with Mission Critical clients and coworkers for so long,” said Van Meter, “and I look forward to what the future brings.”


About Doug Van Meter

Van Meter_DougDoug is passionate about leadership and being people focused to make the business successful. He is a collaborative partner with clients and across the numerous affiliate companies within GBA. Doug brings 25 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. He has progressed through his career at GBA starting as an intern and currently serves as Senior Vice President of the organization and is on the GBA Companies, Inc. and GBA Board of Directors.

Leading up to his current role, he has served as a Principal/Group Leader, project manager and project leader. His technical background in Mission Critical includes designing, building, and commissioning of data centers and telecommunications facilities. Doug’s focus within the company is to continue creating high-performing unified teams by identifying key staff with opportunities to do what they enjoy and where they can be most successful.

Professional Highlights

  • 24 years of experience at GBA
  • PE: KS, TX, NE, IN, MT, SC, CA and U.S. Department of Energy: Data Center Energy Practitioner


  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University

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