Hope Alexander, Global Head of Manufacturing Facility Development, Joins Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, Missouri—

CHICAGO — Hope Alexander, a leading facilities development professional, has joined Burns & McDonnell in Chicago to support the company’s growing manufacturing facilities solutions portfolio and customer base nationwide. She will lead the development of integrated design and build services for a wide range of markets, including biotechnology/life sciences, advanced manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer products and institutional facilities.

“Hope’s incredible track record of supporting industrial customers, particularly in the life sciences industry, with innovative solutions around the world is second to none,” said Mike Fenske, President and CEO of Global Facilities Group at Burns & McDonnell. “She is an accomplished champion of her clients, always looking for challenges to deliver world-class personalized results. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Hope to our firm as a leading force for Burns & McDonnell and the markets we serve.

With over 35 years of experience in all facets of the AEC industry, Alexander has worked in numerous technical markets around the world, including biotechnology/life sciences, advanced manufacturing, product distribution , food and beverage, mission critical and aviation.

Additionally, she has worked for entrepreneurial startups and large, well-established companies. She has been instrumental in the revenue and personnel growth of several companies providing program management, design-build, advanced construction technology, materials handling consulting, and architectural and design services. ‘engineering.

Alexander is involved in professional and industry organizations including the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and Corporate Real Estate Women (CREW).

Supported by more than 10,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide, Burns & McDonnell’s biotechnology/life sciences team provides comprehensive engineering and construction services, with a focus on facilities related to:

  • Formulas
  • Organic Products
  • Fill/Finish
  • Solid oral dose
  • API synthesis/chemical process
  • Liquid/cream/ointment
  • Pilot plants
  • cGMP warehouse/storage

News-Record Engineering ranks Burns & McDonnell #8 in industrial processes, #9 in manufacturing and among the top 10 design-build companies.


About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies with an unrivaled team of 10,000 engineers, construction and trade professionals, architects and more. to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated build and design mindset, we offer full service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and operating from more than 60 offices around the world, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Discover how we are designed to build.

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