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Troy Leistiko, P.E., S.E.

Senior Engineer at Missoula, Montana

Biography
  • Troy launched Eclipse Engineering in 1998 and continued to lead the company as an officer and principal engineer until his retirement in 2023, after which he continues to consult as needed. His experience and expertise in structural theory and project management advances Eclipse’s vision to provide technical excellence and cleverly-devised structural engineering solutions.
  • Troy’s innovative talents include structural analysis and design of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. His extensive experience in the design of vertical and lateral framing systems, connections, and foundations create opportunities for multi-faceted consulting on projects. His primary interests lie in the construction of new buildings, especially those complex projects requiring a great deal of technical mastery and diligence. Troy’s curriculum vitae also includes forensic work such as feasibility studies, insurance claims investigations, and expert testimony for legal cases. He has designed and produced plans and details for buildings and building components of steel, concrete, masonry, aluminum, and wood.
  • At Eclipse Engineering, Troy led development, training, teaching, and supervising of engineering interns and staff.

Awards and Recognitions:

International Library of the Year 2022 (Missoula Public Library)

Most Outstanding Design 2007 (Whitefish Middle School)

Excellence Award 2008 (University of Montana Anderson Hall)

Brewery Lofts in Tacoma, WA – Second tallest timber structure in the United States at 23 meters and 7 floors

Fun Fact

I grew up in Bigfork in the 1970s and ’80s where loggers and hippies thrived together in the forests and mountains, and long cold winters prompted me to create with Legos, chop wood, and rebuild cars.

I have called Missoula my home for 30 years which makes sense because hunting, fishing, and skiing are some of my passions, and I have discovered I am surprisingly adept at gardening and canning. I remain undefeated on the go cart track. My adult daughters are my greatest accomplishments.

Stats & Quirks
Eclipser since
1998
Education

BA Mathematics, Carroll College
MS Structures, Stanford University

Licensure/Registration
PE: AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
SE: OR, UT, NV, HI
Specialties
Steel, concrete, masonry, wood, SIPs
Favorite thing about Eclipse
Working with ambitious and intelligent clients and coworkers.
A profession you’d like to try
Archeology, culinary arts, ceramics and pottery