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HIPP Design + Consulting Names Allan Acker, PE President

Raleigh, NC – July 9, 2024

HIPP Design + Consulting is excited to announce a pivotal leadership transition as Allan Acker, PE, steps into the role of President. Budd Hipp, PE, the visionary founder who has been the driving force behind the company since its inception in 2001, will transition to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), continuing to offer his expertise and guidance.  


Under Budd Hipp's leadership, HIPP Design + Consulting has grown from a local startup to a respected name in the engineering and architecture industry. Over the past 23 years, Hipp has been instrumental in establishing the company's reputation for excellence, overseeing a diverse array of projects, including large greenfield pharmaceutical technology transfer projects, master planning, semiconductor facilities, and varying projects in the healthcare industry. His extensive project experience in life sciences, healthcare, and semiconductors has laid a strong foundation for HIPP's ongoing success. 


Expressing his confidence in Allan Acker's leadership, Hipp said, "Building HIPP Design + Consulting has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am incredibly humbled by what we have achieved and am confident that Allan's leadership will propel the company to even greater heights. Allan has been an integral part of our team since 2006, and his dedication and vision make him the ideal person to lead HIPP into the future."  


Allan Acker has served as the Project Director at HIPP Design + Consulting, focusing on project management and project controls. He has ensured that project scope, schedule, quality, and budget align with client objectives. Acker's expertise in project delivery and leadership training and development experience position him well to continue the company's legacy of excellence. Acker holds a Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a member of ISPE and holds a professional engineering license in North Carolina.  


Acker remarked, "It is an honor to follow in Budd's footsteps. His vision and leadership have been the cornerstone of HIPP Design + Consulting's success. I am excited and blessed to lead our talented team and continue our tradition of delivering innovative, high-quality solutions to our clients."  


The announcement has generated excitement among HIPP employees and clients alike, who have expressed their enthusiasm for Allan's leadership and the bright future ahead for HIPP Design + Consulting.


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