About Us

Derek Baughan - President

EDUCATION

B.S. International Business – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mobile – 304-444-9231

Work Phone(304) 255-0537 

Email derek.baughan@bongroup.com

Derek Baughan is a business professional and current Executive at The Baughan Group. He has 15+ years of experience. During that time, he has successfully launched and operated two e-commerce businesses and contributed to the Executive team of Phillips Global to turn a profit in their first year of operation. 

Nathan Fowler - Lead Engineer, Mechanical PE MSME

EDUCATION

B.S. Mechanical Engineering – West Virginia University

M.S. Mechanical Engineering –West Virginia University

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mobile – 304-541-8896

Work Phone(681)254-4670 x (4658)

Email nfowler@baughanengineering.com

Nathan Fowler is a Professional Engineer (PE) with five years of engineering experience in the energy, manufacturing and construction sectors. Nathan graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. Nathan began his engineering career as a graduate research assistant. In this role he participated in calibration of engine emission testing equipment, completed CARB and EPA certification testing for internal combustion and on road vehicle emissions, developed test plans for steady state generator testing, designed and fabricated piping, structural, and rotating equipment for test lab, conducted root cause analysis on equipment after failure, analyzed data for test lab and generated reports for various emissions testing programs, lead research and development programs for methane mitigation technology development, draft and review technical documents for ASME and SAE publications, and coordinated equipment installation and commissioning with lab personnel. Nathan graduated from WVU with his master’s degree specializing in Thermal and Fluid sciences with emphasis on natural gas engine emissions and performance improvement methodologies. 

After Nathan graduated, he designed landfill and natural gas gathering facilities, as well as managed the field construction, operations, and maintenance crews for those facilities. Such facilities include: natural gas compression, pipeline, regulation, metering, landfill gas to grid power generation, and high-btu upgrade processing plant. While continuing employment in this field, he managed the mechanical and process engineering groups. In this position he reviewed, approved and assisted in the development of equipment specifications, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), calculations, and facility or project layout drawings. He also assisted in estimating and evaluating schedules, budgets, and scope changes for the projects. Before and after the design phase Nathan worked with the field crews to help develop the best overall design and assist the manufacturing and construction crews with RFI and commissioning help. 

Bryce Belcher - Electrical PE, MBA

EDUCATION

B.S. Electrical Engineering – West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Master of Business Administration – Marshall University

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mobile – 304-546-6483

Work Phone(681)254-4670 x (4657)

Email bbelcher@baughanengineering.com

Bryce Belcher is a Professional Engineer (PE) with four years of Electrical Engineering Experience in the Natural Gas Industry after graduating from West Virginia University Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering with an Emphasis in Electrical Energy Systems. While working on receiving his undergraduate degree Bryce took an internship that allowed him to work firsthand on repairing and installing medical imaging equipment. During his undergraduate studies, Bryce published an IEEE paper titled “The effects of major solar integration on a 21-Bus system: Technology review and PSAT simulations”. This premise of this paper was to study the effects on the power grid when typically, generation systems were replaced with solar power. 

While working in the Natural Gas Industry his responsibilities were to represent the Engineering Division in serving as a key technical employee for project engineering needs and providing technical expertise in all phases of electrical design and to provide the design of projects as it relates to primary power systems, control systems (including control panels, programmable logic controllers, etc.), wiring, conduit, cable, lighting, grounding, and related building designs. Other responsibilities were to assist during the commissioning of projects, provide support to Construction and Manufacturing Divisions, planning and coordinating efforts with Civil and Mechanical Design personnel, working with customer representatives and outside utilities to develop effective and efficient electrical designs and establishing and maintaining a sole philosophy of design that is current with applicable governmental and industry codes and specifications, utilizing (where applicable) state of the art technology, and is uniform, simplistic and effective in design and operation.

After graduating for WVUIT, Bryce received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Marshall University.  

Scott Arbogast - Electrical Engineer​

EDUCATION

B.S. Electronic Engineering Technology – West Virginia University Institute of Technology

A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology – Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mobile – 304-640-0125

Work Phone(681)254-4670 x (4659)

Email sarbogast@baughanengineering.com

Scott Arbogast is a Lead Electrical Engineer who received his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Scott has fifteen years of electrical engineering experience in multiple industries. 

He has ten years of experience of electrical engineering in the mining industry. In those ten years he prepared electrical and mechanical designs for mining machinery. For the machinery he designed he assisted in the wiring, PLC programming and installation, and field maintenance. Scott was also responsible for obtaining the MSHA and PA approvals for the equipment he designed.

The other five years of Scott’s career has been in the Natural Gas Industry. In which he was lead the electrical engineering department in providing accurate and quality designs. Scott led his department in designing a complete electrical design, as efficient as possible, including hazardous locations, power systems, control systems, wiring, conduit, lighting, grounding and building related designs. Scott also worked cohesively with the civil, mechanical, and process departments to provide the best overall design across all divisions. Other responsibilities included providing field support for the manufacturing and construction divisions, as well as provide commissioning support.  

In Scott’s spare time he has gained the experience of designing and installing the wiring system for multiple racecars. He was previously a Town Councilman for the town of Gauley Bridge where he helped manage yearly and monthly budgets, planned and managed town events, and reviewed bids for town projects.