Meet Vilmantas Gurskas – SINGH’s second longest tenured employee. Vilmantas was born and raised in Lithuania. He loves running marathons and participating in triathlons, his favorite type of food is American Barbeque and in his spare time, Vilmantas loves to travel.
Growing up, Vilmantas was always a scholar but he had a passion for math and science. He also realized that he was really good at putting objects together that you use on an everyday basis around the house. Vilmantas eventually correlated his passion with his skill set to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1997 He graduated from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Vilnius, Lithuania with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. At the age of 24, he moved from Lithuania to the United States. His first job in Chicago was with a construction company where he performed several different tasks.
After working there for a year, a good friend from school whose name is Vytas (SINGH’s longest tenured employee) referred Vilmantas for a job opening that SINGH was looking to fulfill. He was offered an interview and was subsequently offered a job. At the time, our first office was, maybe, ten people. SINGH is currently expanding our third office. And the firm includes a MEP Department, Electrical | ITS | Lighting Department and our Civil | Transportation Department is a lot bigger than what it used to be. During the first half of his career Vilmantas worked as a lighting/traffic signal/CAD engineer.
As time passed, he began to perfect his newfound skills. By having an open mind, Vilmantas helped create new opportunities for SINGH. When SINGH was awarded the IDOT Statewide Electrical Engineering and Lighting contract Vilmantas stepped up to the plate and performed throughout a 7 to 8 year period.
At this point in his career Vilmantas looks forward to working with new engineers because he feels like he can learn new things – all while being a mentor. The best advice he has for a person trying to pursue a career in engineering is “Keep an open mind because things change all the time. Try to keep up with new technology and new developments as well.”
Thank you for being such a dedicated and valuable employee. We sincerely appreciate all your hard work and loyalty.