PMA People

Q&A with our People

Tim Mather

, Seattle

What are you passionate about and how do you pursue that passion at PMA? 

I am driven to bring beneficial innovation to our industry. Through our talented team we have created new patented technologies embodied in our software to improve project predictability. 

What current project(s) are you working on?  

We are continuing to develop our existing tools NetPoint and NetRisk while simultaneously creating the next level of schedule visualization and communication through Project Summit.   

Who/what inspires you to push yourself? (Personal heroes, family members, ideas) 

Since our first lunch together over 20 years ago, the leadership and insights of our CEO Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon have been and continue to be an inspiration.  

What are the most positive aspects of working at PMA? Or Share your impressions of PMA’s culture. 

PMA has a unique culture of performance blended with long-term relationships. Both as individuals and as an organization we compete only against the best versions of ourselves, not each other.  

What is something innovative happening in your industry that makes you excited about the future? 

Our continued discovery around the original GPM (Graphical Path Method) patent continues to amaze me. As we continue to accumulate patents for our innovations, I am excited to see the industry adopting our innovations.  

What university or college did you graduate from? 

My undergraduate degree is from Michigan State University in East Lansing MI. I studied history and philosophy. This has been a great foundation of disciplined research and thought. I pursued postgraduate studies in project management at the University of Chicago.

What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)? 

I love the mountains and hiking trails in the area. Rain or shine we get out and explore often. There are so many waterfalls and vistas to be explored! 

Provide a fun fact or secret talent about yourself? 

I have been doing more ambitious home improvement projects over the last couple of years. These involve HVAC and electrical work which require permits and inspections. This year I installed a 5-ton universal heat pump to replace our existing gas furnace. Except for lifting the air handler into place, I was able to complete the entire project from pouring the pad, to adding the circuits, and building out the plenum ductwork connection by myself.  Both the electrical and HVAC inspectors signed off on their first visit.