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Pete Costa Joins JENSEN HUGHES as President, Global Operations

January 31, 2017


Jensen Hughes, Heather Stickler
Baltimore, Maryland, USA



JENSEN HUGHES is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Pete Costa as the new President, Global Operations who will be located in the Baltimore, MD headquarters office.

Mr. Costa has over 25 years of operational and general management experience primarily in the safety, security and regulatory compliance markets. Most recently, he served as VP/GM for Honeywell Building Solutions (HBS) - Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Central Asia and Africa. In this role, he led a team spanning three continents to install and maintain safety, security, and energy efficiency solutions to clients. His prior general management roles include VP/GM of HBS, Europe and North Africa as well as Managing Director of HBS in the UK. Pete joined Honeywell as VP of Critical Infrastructure Protection for Honeywell Automation and Control Systems, leading the business development and sales pursuits of critical infrastructure opportunities around the globe.

Prior to his tenure at Honeywell, Pete was Vice President of Enterprise Security and Regulatory Compliance for GE Consumer Finance Americas, where he was responsible for the safety of over 20,000 people in 13 countries. He has also been Vice President of Operations at MicroWarehouse Gov/Ed, a leader in technology sales to the government and education market, and as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co, where he specialized in operations, technology, and strategy implementation. He began his professional career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, working in shipboard engineering, damage control and operations.

Mr. Costa’s work has been published in the McKinsey Quarterly and excerpts from his industry seminars have been published in the Financial Times, Network World and numerous newspapers across the Middle East.

Pete will play a vital role with leading JENSEN HUGHES’ global operational goals to grow staff and increase revenue. Paul Orzeske, CEO, noted,

We are very excited to have Pete join our team as we continue to increase our staff and expand our capabilities to support our existing clients across the globe."

Pete earned his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Economics at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Mr. Costa’s leadership experience supports JENSEN HUGHES’ mission of Advancing the Science of Safety and providing unparalleled consulting services to their clients worldwide.



JENSEN HUGHES is the global leader in specialty engineering consulting services for the built environment. Our engineers, consultants and scientists develop innovative and cost effective solutions involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, risk-informed engineering, hazard and risk assessments, forensic engineering, fire research, development and testing, commissioning and security services. Advancing the Science of Safety from offices in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES consulting teams participate on projects around the world. For more information, call +1 410.737.8677 or visit