Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team and Service Team Managers are seasoned professionals dedicated to engineering success for our clients.

John Swanson


  • AS, Ferris State University, HVACR Technology, 1999
  • BS, Ferris State University, HVACR Engineering Technology, 2001

Accreditations & Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Certified Measurement & Verification Professional Certification (CMVP)
  • Niagara Tridium Controls Certification

John Swanson

Facility Intelligence Service Team Leader

John’s Professional Experience

During his college years, John gained experience in the field working for multiple commercial HVAC contractors. He did everything from fabrication to installation to troubleshooting while completing his degree. After graduation, he worked at Trane and Matrix Consulting Engineers before joining Synergy with founder, Hans Nelson.  He worked 15 years in the MEP Design Engineering field starting as a Design Engineer and working his way to the MEP Engineering Services Director position.  In 2019, Synergy started a Facility Intelligence (FI)Service Team and John has transitioned to lead and oversee the development of this group.  John’s primary role is to provide leadership to the FI team as well as assist in product and process development.

Get to know John:

I wanted to be a dentist for a long time. I thought it would be easy work and get paid a lot. I decided to go into engineering during high school because I wanted to do something more technical and diverse.

The best advice I’ve ever received was from my dad. He said, “Make sure you think first and know why you’re making your decisions.” It has helped me throughout my life to not be quick with important decisions.

Home Improvement. It’s basically my life. I mess up and I’ve got a bunch of boys running around (and a daughter). My wife, Kristen, holds it all together.

Be Fulfilled. Fulfilled, to me, means to be satisfied with the goals you set. But the fulfillment goes beyond that. Are you resting in what you know and believe in, not being anxious? Looking back at the end of the day, I want to be fulfilled in the things God wants me to do for those around me.