Rick - Principal
(414) 329-2827

Richard (Rick) Ward brings over 20 years of experience to The Matrix Group in the electrical group.  Rick was a founding Principal for the firm in 2008 and holds the Professional Engineer (PE) registrations for the electrical group, a list currently over 30 States.   Rick obtained his first PE licensure here in Wisconsin in 1999 and has grown this list as needed to meet the needs of our architectural clients.   In his career, Rick has developed an extensive engineering background in Power Distribution engineering, including for both secondary and primary electrical distribution systems.   He also has designed generator systems for standby, critical power and emergency power needs.  Rick also maintains an vast knowledge of low-voltage systems (fire alarm, telecom, etc.) and is the primary designer and specification writer for these systems.

Over his career working in the consulting engineering field, Rick has worked on all types of projects from commercial projects to residential multi-family.   He has experience working on educational facilities, office buildings, light industrial, retail, places of worship and financial institutions.  Rick bring an enthusiastic approach to electrical design and works to bring a project in-budget using the latest available tools and market innovations.  He believes strongly that a keen knowledge of the building and electrical codes is a foundation to electrical engineering design, but that an engineer must strive continually to learn about modern technologies and innovations within the electrical construction industry to bring the best possible design to our clients.


Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Electrical Engineering, 1994
University of Wisconsin – Platteville

P.E. Registrations:   (Currently at 32 states as of June 2014)

Wisconsin, Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona, Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Arkansas, North Dakota

Previous Employers:

Czarnecki Engineering, Inc. – Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Title:    Senior Project Manager
April 2000 to February 2008

Arnold and O’Sheridan Consulting Engineers – Brookfield, Wisconsin
Title:    Electrical Design Engineer
May 1998 to April 2000

Metro Design Associates – Schaumburg, llinois
Title:    Electrical Engineer EIT
May 1994 to May 1998