Explore Austin is pleased to announce Sujay Regmi, Managing Principal and co-founder of APTUS Engineering, to the Board of Directors. After being introduced to Explore Austin by former staff member and Board chairman Laura Detke, Sujay saw alignment between the organization and his own passion for bettering the lives of young people, coupled with his love of the outdoors.
Said Sujay, “Children and youth are my passion, and I believe that every person deserves a safe and supportive environment where they can thrive. As a father of two, I know how important it is to have people in your life who you can rely on for support and guidance. I am also passionate about the work of Explore Austin, and I want to help the organization achieve its mission of improving the lives of its Explorers.”
Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sujay earned his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at the Manipal Institute of Technology in India before moving to Chicago to complete his master’s in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Seeking a warmer climate more conducive to spending time outdoors, he moved to Austin 20 years ago and co-founded APTUS Engineering, a mechanical and electrical engineering consulting firm.
Sujay works on commercial and residential projects and enjoys building relationships with Austin’s leaders, professionals and the general public – people he is looking forward to introducing to Explore Austin. He has developed particular expertise in HVAC systems, process piping, plumbing and electrical systems, and has applied these skills to projects ranging from new construction to complete facility retrofits, including office buildings, healthcare facilities, educational buildings and industrial facilities.
Sujay has a strong track record of volunteering his time and skills in the Austin community, and credits his diverse background with giving him an understanding of the challenges that people from a wide variety of circumstances face.
“I am determined to use this understanding to create an environment and community where everyone can thrive and succeed in their lives, goals, desires and ambitions,” he said, adding, “I have always enjoyed building and cultivating relationships with others. This allows me to share my perspective, hear others’ perspectives and work together to achieve common goals that help and benefit others.”
The warm climate in Texas has been a great fit for Sujay, his wife, their two middle-school children and their (very active!) chocolate labrador, Mocha. Sujay is a marathon runner, bike enthusiast and hiker who you’ll often catch on the greenbelt trails. Whether he’s training for the annual Texas MS 150 charity bike ride or running around Town Lake, he’s grateful for the access he has to the outdoors in Austin. He’s also set his sights on a goal in his native Nepal: “I still have not abandoned a dream of reaching the base camp of Mount Everest!”
Please join us in welcoming Sujay to the Explore Austin family!