Don Chisum is the Director of Engineering at IES. He is responsible for guiding and supporting the engineering and project management teams in their quest to provide efficient, fit-for-purpose quality solutions which result in satisfied clients. His career has been almost evenly split between being a customer for and provider of Engineering and Design services, which allows him to understand the needs and challenges of both client and supplier, and respond accordingly.
One of Don’s core beliefs is that effective communication produces alignment, which leads to a committed team moving in a single direction. He is proud to work with a group of Managers who understand that they are examples, understand that feedback is a gift, and value the input and efforts of all team members.
Don received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College. He previously worked for Unocal and Processes Unlimited, in roles from Facility Engineer to Team Lead, and Alliance Coordinator to VP of Human Resources.
Don is a past Chair of the Central California Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, and has served on ABC’s Board of Directors for more than 10 years.