Nick combs
director of operations

Education and Credentials

Background: Member of the United States Air Force, extensive building automation design, installation and troubleshooting

Experience: 38+ years of experience in building automation controls, commissioning, project management, energy optimization

Career History

Mr. Combs joined Optimized Systems in 2015 with more than 38 years of experience in building and HVAC systems operations and maintenance, including large central plant utility operations. Prior to his current position as Director of Operations, Nick compiled more than 35 years of diverse facilities operations experience in medical, educational and research-type facilities for a major university medical center. During his tenure at the medical center, Nick managed the installation, commissioning, operation, repair and maintenance of nearly every type and brand of building system equipment and controls. Nick is highly regarded for his experience with VFR systems and is often sought for his insightful, hands-on experience and troubleshooting abilities. He is also credited with the design, implementation and operation of a highly successful campus-wide building automation system. From his early experience as a radio repair specialist in the United States Air Force and throughout his career, Nick has investigated and championed many new systems technologies and is recognized for his expertise with all types of HVAC and building automation controls. 

Background and Community Involvement

Volunteered for local SID board
Volunteered as youth bowling coach for 17 years
Served in the United States Air Force