As the Principal in Charge at Michael Wall Engineering, Michael brings more than 38 years of electrical engineering experience as a principal engineer and project manager. Starting with his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Irvine, Michael’s qualifications include professional registration in 34 states. His expertise as a professional engineer can be best reflected in the over 2 million square feet of Defense Projects he has completed, such as General Atomics. He determines the scope of work, schedule, and design issues for over 300 projects annually. Outside of the office, Michael has served as the chairperson of the ACE Mentor Program in San Diego, in addition to his affiliations with the Downtown Partnership and IES. He also served as a trustee and chaired the Building and Grounds Committee of La Jolla Country Day School for more than 8 years.
GUY CARPINO, P.E., RCDD, Principal
Guy Carpino has over 24 years of electrical engineering experience and is an expert in Power Systems, voice/data, and solar photovoltaic/renewable energy systems design. Guy was educated at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He holds Professional Engineering registrations in California and Oregon. As well, Guy is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) which certifies him as a qualified designer for voice/data systems. His many abilities include project management for large, critical projects, BIM project management, and team management responsibilities at Michael Wall Engineering. Guy has demonstrated his expertise on Defense projects totaling more than 3 million square feet as well as County of San Diego projects of over 1.5 million square feet. Additionally, Guy teaches the Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering for an IBEW Local 569 Electrician Project Management Course every semester.
SHAHAB SALEHI, P.E., LEED AP, Principal
Shahab leads our San Diego Bankers Hill office and has more than 12 years of experience working as an electrical engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. His experience includes military, higher education, hospitality, and commercial building. Shahab has extensive experience with design-build projects, and a vast knowledge of emergency power generation, UPS, lighting design, and short circuit coordination. He is a registered engineer in California and a LEED Accredited Professional. Shahab is skilled at sustainable design, and his portfolio includes work on LEED Platinum projects.
JEFF TRUEBLOOD, P.E., LC, Principal
Jeff is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience. He brings specialized expertise in renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrid system and will head up Michael Wall Engineering’s Energy Division, MWEnergy. Jeff attended the University of California, San Diego for his Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and is NCQLP lighting certified. Jeff brings vision, leadership, and industry knowledge that will play a critical part in advancing MWE’s Energy Division and expanding our Inland Empire client base.
RAY THOMPSON, Senior Project Manager
Ray has over 22 years of experience as an electrical designer and project manager, including 17 years with Michael Wall Engineering. He has designed a variety of projects with engineering responsibility for lighting, power, and signal systems. With a major in Electrical Engineering from Grossmont College and a Certificate in REVIT MEP, his design background consists of power systems design for industrial, commercial, and educational facilities. With special expertise and experience in power systems and voice/data system designs, Ray’s project experience includes several large Corporate Headquarters projects, such as Sony Electronics North American Headquarters and the San Diego County Operations Center. Ray’s strengths include programming large, complex projects and implementing design details through the construction documents. At MWE, his responsibilities include BIM management and operations, engineering detailing, production of construction documents, and coordination of electrical design with all disciplines.
BRIAN HAHNLEN, LC, EIT, Senior Lighting Designer and Project Manager
Brian has over 20 years of award-winning lighting design and leadership experience. He’s taught lighting at the graduate level and is skilled in educating and collaborating with architectural teams and owners. Brian’s experience developing aesthetically appropriate, energy-efficient illumination systems span a variety of project types ranging from commercial, cultural, entertainment, theatrical, retail, academic, sport venue, and healthcare to luminare manufacturing and controls integration. He is an expert at daylight design as a tool for manipulating light to complement the architectural vision for any space. Brian has won several IIDA Awards, IES Awards and holds a patent for his work with lighting controls. Contact Brian for the architectural lighting design of your next project in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.