Meet Connor Donovan, Melink Geo Project Engineer

Connor joined Melink in 2016 to assist in the development of the geothermal division and Manifest system. In the short amount of time he has been here, he has already made an impact in the industry and we know this is just the beginning.


What does your job entail?

Our geothermal business unit is a lean team, so I get to wear quite a few different hats depending on the day.  My primary tasks probably come down to engineering design, project commissioning and then product development for ManifestTM.

What did you do before coming to Melink?

Went to college! This was my first job out of school so before Melink I was spending a lot of time in my Nuclear Engineering classes at Georgia Tech. I also had a few internships, including one for a startup and one for an engineering firm.

What is your favorite aspect of working at Melink?

I really enjoy how everyone is connected to the same mission here. Even though we have a pretty diverse range of business units, it’s great to see that everyone here is genuinely committed to the cause of sustainability. It’s energizing and helps provide a purpose for the work we do every day.

What do you like to do in your time off?

I live downtown so I really enjoy exploring the city and checking out the newest bars and restaurants. I’m also a big local sports fans, so I’m almost always tuned in to the Reds, Bengals or FC Cincinnati.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I used to perform in musicals and was actually part of a barbershop quartet back in middle school.

What are your hopes for our industry?

I hope that geothermal and sustainable design flip the script and start becoming the standard choices of the commercial building industry. Instead of hearing people ask, “why should we include geothermal on this project?” I want to hear more people ask “why can’t we include geothermal on this project?”. When that happens, I think we will know that the sustainability movement has become fully mainstream.

Motto or personal mantra?

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90%