Key Personnel

Mike Rohde, PresidentMike Rohde, P.E., President

Mike Rohde is the catalyst behind redefining the company into an industrial and commercial engineering solutions provider. His passion for engineering innovation stems from his earlier experience developing robots and rocket motors for NASA and serving in the U.S. Army as a Cobra and Blackhawk pilot. Today he works with industries closer to his Wisconsin roots and has positioned Rohde as a leading provider of lower cost thermal storage systems and energy systems for cheese making. Mike holds a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Wisconsin Registered Professional Engineer and is also a Certified Geothermal Designer.

Michael E. Rohde, Professional Engineer E-37576 Plymouth, Wis.Hands-on experience also supports Mike’s commitment to building Rohde’s HVAC and Plumbing services. He is a graduate of the Trane Company’s HVAC Sales Engineering School at LaCrosse, and he has extensive education, training and field experience in HVAC systems and the control of those systems.  He is also a certified pipe welder.

Chuck RohdeCharles E. Rohde, P.E., Board Chairman

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Rohde, now serves as Rohde Brother’s Board Chairman, ensuring that the company’s past heritage and values remain a strong underpinning for fourth-generation management to build upon.

Charles “Chuck” Rohde joined the firm in 1956 and has since been associated with the company continuously except for when he attended the College of Electrical Engineering at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and was an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Designer of both Plumbing and HVAC Systems. Chuck is a Licensed Master Plumber and is certified by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) to be a Balancing Supervisor of both Air and Water Systems. He was an eight-year member of the State Board of Examiners for Architects, Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors.

Chuck has been active in both local and industry associations, holding numerous offices and positions, including:
State President for the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau, Chairman of the Mechanical Trades Division of the Wisconsin Chapter of Associated Building Contractors, President of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors Sub-Contractor Division, President of the Northeast Wisconsin American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, President of the Plymouth, WI Chamber of Commerce, and current Officer or past Officer positions with numerous other associations and societies.


Craig BahrCraig Bahr, P.E., Vice President Engineering and Operations
(920) 893-5905 Ext. 113

Craig Bahr has more than more than 20 years of design, construction and service experience working with complex mechanical and environmental systems.  Prior to joining Rohde in 2012, Bahr held a variety of positions in the mechanical contracting industry, most recently providing energy management and energy solutions consulting for industrial, food processing and healthcare customers.  A sampling of the types of systems Bahr has experience with includes process heating and cooling; plant utilities; industrial heating and ventilation; dust collection; water and wastewater treatment; plumbing; and fire and explosion protection. In addition to experience with new construction projects, Bahr has extensive experience with retrofits and operational improvements requiring careful coordination with process operations to minimize downtime. Bahr is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin. He holds certifications as a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers and LEED AP through the US Green Building Council.