Engineering and Tech Support Team:
Mitchell Lampley, PE, CEM
Director of Engineer and Tech Support
I attended Vanderbilt engineering school on a Navy ROTC scholarship from 1986-1990 and received my BE in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation I entered the US Navy and attended Navy Nuclear Power School to become a Nuclear Power Officer aboard the USS Virginia (CGN-38) a nuclear powered cruiser. I held various positions aboard ship and had responsibility for plant chemistry and one of the two mechanical engine room divisions. After my active duty commitment, I moved to Oak Ridge, TN to become a Shift Technical Advisor at the Y-12 Security Complex. I provided engineering support for the uranium enrichment division of Y-12. After 18 months, I was able to move back to Nashville area (home) and take a job with Square D Company (Electrical Equipment Manufacturer). I held several jobs during my tenure at Square D including Design Engineer, Electrical Design Team Leader, Software Test Lab Supervisor, Project Quality Manager and Market Specialist. During the 11 years with Square D, I also became a registered Professional Engineer in TN and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and was awarded a patent by the US Patent Office. I started at Vanderbilt in 2008 as the Plant Engineer and was promoted to Director of Engineering and Technical Support 6 months later.
Darren Bevill, CEM
Campus Energy Manager
- Six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear power engineer, Machinist Mate First Class.
- Served aboard the USS Virginia (CGN 38), Engine Room Supervisor qualification.
- Honorably discharged in 1990
- Second shift maintenance supervisor at Nielson & Bainbridge in Gainsborough, TN while attending class at Tennessee Tech University
- Came to Nashville, TN in 1992 as a facility maintenance supervisor for Landis & Gyr Powers, under contract to manage facility infrastructure for BellSouth’s Brentwood, TN data center.
- Landis & Gyr changes to Landis & Staefa then to Siemens Building Technologies, promoted to Site manager in 1993, then to Area Operations manager by 1994 responsible for (2) BellSouth data centers, Brentwood and Miami.
- Specializing in critical facility operations and consulting across the country for companies including: Microsoft, IRS, Toyota, Bank One, Evanston Hospital, Walker Baptist Hospital Air Canada, Sverdrup and Westinghouse.
- Obtained energy management certification from the Association of Energy Engineers (CEM).
- Obtained facility management certification from International Facility Management Association (CFM)
- After leaving Siemens, joined an energy project between TVA and the State of TN, consulting at all levels from the Commissioner of the Department of General Services to the building managers and the mechanics in the field.
- At the conclusion of the TVA project, took a position with Johnson Controls as an energy specialist assigned to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
- Accepted the current position as Campus Energy Manager for Vanderbilt University in August of 2008.