January 13th, 2020

In an attempt to begin his retirement, William W. Gwyn, P.E., has stepped down from his Chairman of the Board position but will remain as a part-time consultant on special projects for Eustis Engineering L.L.C .

  1. What is your title?
    • Chairman of the Board
  2. How long have you worked at Eustis Engineering?
    • Since 3 October 1983 (36 years)
  3. What made you want to join Eustis?
    • I was previously working at another consulting firm and was unhappy, so I left to work at the United States Army Corps of Engineers. I realized I wanted to return to working for a private firm and believed working for Eustis Engineering, as a geotechnical engineering consultant, was the best opportunity.  After speaking with former President Jack Roach and Vice President Lloyd Held, I ultimately left my job at the Corps and began working for Eustis.
  4. What is your favorite memory while working at Eustis?
    • My favorite memory while working at Eustis was becoming President and witnessing the various successes the company has achieved over the years.
  5. What is your least favorite memory while working at Eustis?
    • Losing some of the most influential people who have greatly contributed to my career.
  6. What will you miss?
    • I will miss having responsibilities, working with my co-workers, and having a routine of getting up and coming to work every day.
  7. What will you not miss?
    • I will not miss the angst and stress that sometimes comes with the job.
  8. What do you plan on doing during your retirement?
    • My wife and I purchased a condo in Perdido Key, Florida. I plan to spend some time there relaxing on the beach, as well as reading on my back porch, taking more art classes, and even getting into competitive swimming again.
  9. What are some of the lessons you have learned in your career with Eustis?
    • I have learned it is okay to rely on people you trust.
    • It is very important to be an honest and open-minded professional person that can empathize with others and see their point of view.
  10. Do you have any advice for your co-workers?
    • To the younger engineers, Not only understand the “how” but understand the “why” of what you are doing.
    • Do not always rely on a computer to perform your calculations.
    • Attempt to become a master at interpreting data.