Page Welcomes Ben Stovall and Paul Dierickx
Co-founders of IMES Group Ben Stovall and Paul Dierickx have joined Page to form Page/imes. As a major international advanced technology design firm, the Page/imes team marries Page’s international portfolio with the niche industrial engineering design services of IMES Group. Ben and Paul are joining Page as principals and both bring deep technical expertise to our team.
Ben excels in fast track and challenging industrial design environments and brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm. As a principal, business unit director and lead design manager, Ben regularly manages the MEP design and construction for large-scale projects such as 300,000-square-foot of class 1 cleanrooms integrated into $600M base-buildings. He is an expert in complex cleanroom airflow systems, process system design for specialty gas systems, ultra-high purity (UHP) chemical dispense systems, bulk specialty chemical and slurry distribution, bulk gas systems, chilled water systems, reverse osmosis/deionized water systems, process industrial waste systems, process exhaust systems and many more. Ben and the larger Page/imes team are equally versed in both complex renovations and greenfield projects.
With more than 35 years of consulting engineering design and project management experience, including 27 years in the advanced technology and microelectronics industry, Paul is an expert in a wide variety of process systems for semi-conductor wafer fabrication facilities. His expertise includes the design and development of numerous acid waste neutralization facilities, fluoride waste treatment facilities, specialty gas delivery systems, numerous ultra-high purity chemical delivery systems and slurry dispense systems for chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing process. In addition to process systems design, Paul also has extensive experience with hazardous code analysis studies, process tool fit-up and hook-up design for semiconductor wafer fabrication.
Ben and Paul have worked with many of the top industrial clients including NXP, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Sandia National Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, Tesla, Intel, Daikin and Micron Technologies among others. The combined Page/imes portfolio includes billions of dollars of the most technically challenging and complex projects in the advanced technology and pharmaceutical industries across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
“This was a natural fit for both firms,” explain Page Senior Principals Michael Mace and Robert Burke. “We want to be a part of growing the advance technologies sector and we’re taking our team to a new level.”
For Ben and Paul, joining the two firms is a logical step that creates substantial value through new services and expanded capabilities for customers. “Given the resurgence and uptick in the advanced technologies sector as well as the high barrier to entry in the industrial market sector,” they explain, “Page/imes is now able to better support large fast-track projects with the combined depth in personnel and technical expertise. We’re looking to strengthen our position as a regional engineering powerhouse together.”