McClure Engineering Announces Two New Principals

Alex Pugh
Austin Strieker

McClure Engineering, a St. Louis-based mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm, promoted Alex Pugh, P.E. and Austin Strieker, P.E. to the position of Principal. In his new role, Pugh will continue to focus on developing McClure Engineering’s strength, partnering with architectural partners in pursuit of design and construction projects. Alternatively, Strieker will focus his efforts on strengthening McClure Engineering’s healthcare presence in Illinois. Strieker will continue to oversee new projects and clients and serve as a mentor to new employees, while also working to develop new client relationships.

“We are proud to announce we have promoted Alex Pugh and Austin Strieker to the role of Principal at McClure Engineering,” said Keith Esarey, president of McClure Engineering. “These promotions reflect the great work they have been performing and their excellent leadership at McClure Engineering. We’re confident their skill sets will serve the company well as we continue to grow.”

Starting with McClure Engineering in 2010, Pugh has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia. His projects have included industrial, healthcare, and higher education teaching laboratories. He has also handled project management, system design, and construction administration on institutional developments with multi-million-dollar construction budgets. In addition, Pugh has administered lead mechanical and plumbing project engineering duties for construction of registered historical buildings, museums, theatres, higher education scientific laboratories, and industrial aeronautical production and testing facilities.  

Joining McClure Engineering as an intern 15 years ago, Strieker boasts a BS in Electrical Engineering from St. Louis University. Strieker has been involved in a variety of projects including major renovations and additions to educational, office, recreational, and healthcare facilities.  Within the project teams, he has been responsible for the electrical, telecom, and fire alarm design.  Along with design, Strieker is active in construction administration, providing insight and advice to contractors to ease installation and ensure quality control.  He has consulted in the development of campus wide standards for technology systems, access control, surveillance systems, IP and analog intercom systems, low and medium voltage transmission, and customer sub-metering. Strieker has also performed various technical studies including the evaluation of healthcare emergency power systems.

About McClure Engineering

McClure Engineering is a mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm established in 1953 and dedicated to the development of innovative solutions to unique engineering problems. McClure Engineering serves clients in an array of industries that include campus projects, K-12 educational facilities, healthcare and corporate and industrial buildings. The firm is committed to establishing and retaining close relationships with building owners and management, ensuring their solutions and designs are efficient and operational for years to come. For project profiles, services and more, visit McClure Engineering online at

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