10 N. Post St., Suite 500 Spokane, WA 99201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Leslie White
Date: February 21, 2008 (509) 328-2994
Coffman Engineers proudly announces the promotion of David T. Ruff, P.E. as its Spokane Office General
Manager. Ruff has been the Spokane office Mechanical Department Manger for six years. This change represents
a multiple year leadership transition process. Craig Lee P.E., S.E., former Spokane General Manager, will
continue to be actively involved in the Spokane office providing senior technical leadership and mentorship.
“I would first like to honor Craig Lee for this amazing Spokane office that he built; I am truly succeeding a great
man. This is an exciting time for us in the Spokane office and we can only continue to be successful as we help
our clients achieve success. I look forward to continuing to provide leadership towards our goals of unsurpassed
customer service, the highest level of professionalism and ethics,” said Ruff.
Ruff has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University. He has 17 years of
mechanical engineering experience, which includes large capital projects for various industries. Much of his
experience has involved custom equipment and facilities that are one-of-a-kind designs, including equipment for
fish passage projects, material handling, and metals processing.
His experience is broadened by variety and by acting as prime on several projects, requiring the ability to manage
other disciplines, such as geotechnical, civil, structural, electrical, and controls. An upbringing in construction and
experience with construction management and owner’s representation, provide him with the background to
consider fabrication, installation, and ongoing maintenance and operations as integral to the design process.
Ruff has been involved in continuing education in the areas of management and leadership, including training
courses by Dale Carnegie and Gonzaga’s Renaissance Center for Leadership. He is committed to giving back to
the community through involvement in Downtown Spokane Rotary and church leadership.
For more than 25 years, Coffman Engineers has provided civil, structural, industrial mechanical, process piping,
commercial mechanical, electrical engineering and controls, lighting, project management, and corrosion control
engineering. The company collaborates on large, small, and diverse projects from commercial to industrial work
as a prime or sub-consultant with offices in Spokane, Seattle, Los Angeles, Calif., and Anchorage, Alaska.
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