The year was 1973. Oreos were 59 cents, the Vietnam War was ending, The Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) opened in Chicago, Secretariat won the Triple Crown, the Oldsmobile Toronado became the first publicly sold car with a passenger airbag, and... Eddie Dziubek began a long career at R.E. Warner & Associates, joining the firm on June 11, 1973 as a civil engineer.
As Eddie tells it: “I walked in on the first day with a slide rule, some triangles and a few college books. My boss led me to a drafting table in the structural department. And he showed me the supply cabinet where we kept notepads and that kind of stuff. We had no computers, no calculators, no internet, no cell phone, no xerox machine. No cubicles. All calculations and drawings were done by hand. And of course, proposals were by hand as well. Drawings were either mailed or hand delivered. And there was one phone for the whole department.”
Over the years, Eddie has served in a variety of roles at R.E. Warner, from engineer to a variety of leadership roles. Further, he has been involved with most of the landmark projects in the firm’s history. With five decades of design, management and construction administration experience on capital improvement and maintenance projects for metal production and processing facilities, today Eddie serves as a Project Director focused on managing projects and developing business in the metals market.
Eddie's genuine dedication to R.E. Warner for the past 50 years along with his passion for developing relationships with our clients is truly unique. He offers a wealth of knowledge plus a great sense of humor and talent for building good rapport with staff and clients alike. REW is fortunate to have had Eddie on our team for the entirety of his career.
Asked about his retirement plans, Eddie jokes: “Well, after working on my “honey-do” list for several days in a row, I need to come back to the office and get some rest. So, that’s one of the reasons I’m sticking around.”
Please join us in congratulating Eddie on his 50-year anniversary and his many contributions to R.E. Warner.