Girard Engineering, PC, has promoted Larry Beam, P.E., who has been with the firm for over 23 years and previously served as a principal, to president.

Beam succeeds Richard A. Girard, P.E., who founded the firm in 1978. Girard will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Beam has designed electrical power distribution and life safety systems and managed overall building mechanical/electrical design for several of the Washington metropolitan area's landmark commercial and government buildings.