M. Neils Engineering, Inc. Introduces New Principals

M. Neils Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce four new principals in our firm. Stuart Lindsay, LEED AP, Juan José Villatoro, IES, Jesse Bastian, P.E., and Nichole Parsons will join the ownership team to help carry M. Neils forward into the next era of serving clients throughout California. Our founder, Michael Neils, P.E., remains with the firm as Principal and President to provide leadership and support to the management team.


About Our New Principals

Stuart Lindsay, LEED AP

Principal, Chief Operating Officer


Stuart Lindsay has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the firm. As COO, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of business operations, including business development, contract management, human resources, information technology, and project delivery. He also actively manages projects in the education, industrial, and civic markets. Stuart has over 30 years of experience in electrical and lighting design and has been with M. Neils since 2011.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to build on M. Neils’ reputation and continue to provide quality engineering services in support of our clients’ projects. My goal is to take advantage of new technologies and processes as the design industry navigates changing construction climates.”

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Juan José Villatoro, IES

Principal, Director of Technical Operations


Juan José Villatoro is Director of Technical Operations, and manages day-to-day technical operations and resource allocation for projects, as well as serving as design lead in the healthcare and transportation markets. With over 30 years of experience, he has been with M. Neils since 1994 and became an Associate in 2002. Juan José participates in business development and also maintains the firm’s relationship with local professional organizations, including the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX), the Central Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects – Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH), and the Northern California chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

“I’ve really enjoyed developing relationships with our clients, both long-term and new. I want to continue demonstrating our performance and expertise and be a trusted partner for local clients who need electrical engineering and lighting design.”

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Jesse Bastian, P.E.

Principal, Director of Engineering


Jesse Bastian is Director of Engineering, and is responsible for review of engineering drawings to ensure the design meets the firm’s quality and safety standards as well as all applicable regulations. He also serves as project engineer for public safety, healthcare, and industrial projects. Jesse provides mentoring and training to engineering staff, and actively facilitates the firm’s continual improvement and development of best practices. Jesse has over 14 years of experience and has been with M. Neils since 2004.

“I am continually looking for ways we can grow as engineers and designers to continue providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients. Part of that is creating a workplace where people love to work and have opportunities for ongoing professional development. I’m proud to be a part of carrying forward the legacy of M. Neils.”

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Nichole Parsons

Principal, Chief Financial Officer


Nichole Parsons has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the firm’s financial operations and systems. She also manages contracts and human resources processes. Nichole has over 29 years of experience in accounting, office management, and business management. She joined M. Neils in 2008.

“M. Neils has always been a company that cares a great deal about its employees, and values and respects their contributions to its success. I want to continue providing our staff with excellent resources and support as we serve our diverse clients.”