John Quillen, PE, MBA
CEO & Founder

As managing principal at the helm of Marque Engineering, John provides leadership, strategy, mentoring, and business development. John has 15 years of experience as a Professional Engineer in the Greater Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Market and throughout the intercontinental US. He has performed hundreds of multidiscipline (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, telecommunication, and fire protection) pre-design field investigations generating in due diligence documentation of existing project conditions. He has engineered numerous project types (new builds, interior renovations, expansions, and historic restoration) in the commercial, financial, retail, food & beverage, travel & hospitality, grocer, civic, corporate, and critical operation market segments. His electrical engineering expertise ranges from large scale applications including redundant emergency power generation and distribution, uninterruptible power systems, and voice fire alarm systems to smaller tenant improvement fit-outs. He served on the United States Green Building Council’s Cincinnati Regional Chapter Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014. John is a veteran of the US Air Force. He volunteers as the Fort Thomas – Samuel Woodfill Elementary School Engineering Club Director for grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Anywhere with family

Who would you most like to swap places with?
The President of the United States

What was your favorite toy as a kid?
Nintendo – the original

What was the last guilty pleasure you binged watched on Netflix (or other)?
Star Trek Voyager

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Slow drivers in the fast lane

What store would you max out your credit card?

What is your go-to karaoke song?
I do not sing karaoke!

What comic book character did you collect?
Conan the Barbarian

Who is your least favorite superhero… and why?
Batman – he’s not a super, just rich

What job did you have in high school?

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Ask questions. Be open to change; the industry is changing daily – don’t be afraid to change with it.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
I love being an Electrical Engineer. I truly enjoy what I do. I hope to groom and grow other Professional Engineers.