The Column - Meet the Menerds
Highly Skilled and Hugely Smart

Design Engineer

Andy Sullivan

Besides at Menard, where else can we find you?

Outside and always on the move! In the warmer months, on a road bike, mountain bike, motorcycle, at car events & hiking, and in the colder months, snowboarding.

What was your first job?

Local batting cages

What was your first project with Menard?

Bluestone, Phase II

What project are you most proud of and why?

GSP 125, because it was a big project with a lot of moving parts, all seasons of the year and a great project team!

What is your favorite kind of soil?

A well-defined, consistent bearing layer at about 30’ deep. A 25 blow dense sand that follows some WOH clay, to be more specific.

What is the most obscure fact you know?

The stars that make up the big dipper are only about 80 light years away from earth. (1 light year = 6 trillion miles)

If you weren't an engineer, what other career would you choose?

Tough one. Something along the lines of mountain operations for a resort with downhill biking and winter sports in the Rockies or Sierras.

Do you have any unusual eating habits?

Not really...but BBQ sauce can go with anything and everything!

Where was your last vacation?

Killington, Vermont