Ben Fischer '85: CEO, Signal Energy Constructors

Ben Fischer ’85 says it wasn’t just the math and science classes that steered him toward a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech.

“Baylor exposed me to creativity and gave me a desire to examine the ‘why’ questions in the world,” Ben relates. “Once you understand the ‘why,’ you want to figure out the ‘what’ and the ‘how.’ There are lots of different ways engineers can do that.”

As the president and CEO of Signal Energy Constructors, one of the leading designers and builders of solar and wind energy projects in the U.S. and Canada, Ben has plenty of “why, what, and how” questions filling his days, and he’s pleased to learn that Baylor is introducing students to engineering in the Upper School. “Engineering and design thinking,” Ben says, “teaches a process of solving problems which gives you a foundation you can use in almost any area of life.”