Joseph E. Payne, P.E. has joined Seattle-based naval
architecture and marine engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates Inc.
as the electrical department
manager and chief electrical engineer.
Payne is responsible for the complete design and systems
integration of all main and emergency power, lighting, HVAC controls, hazardous
area classification, interior communications & alarm systems. This includes
engineering oversight, detailed design work, specification development and
resolution of regulatory body issues.
With over 25 years of electrical system design and project
management experience, Payne holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical
engineering from the University of Missouri.
A former U.S. Navy nuclear submarine officer, Capt. Payne is a Naval War
College graduate and a retired Engineering Duty Officer.
He gained his extensive commercial ship design experience
working for various shipyard and naval architecture firms as senior electrical
engineer, project manager/engineer and educator/mentor. In addition to being a registered
professional engineer (electrical) in Washington and Louisiana, Mr. Payne is a Leadership
in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional, with specialized
training in incorporating environmentally friendly features in the project