Executive Team

Gilbert Mechanical’s Executive Leadership Team consists of three professional engineers who are committed to the success of each project. We take pride in the fact that our executive team is involved in all aspects of our business, including engineering and design, project management, and customer service.

P. Dan Gilbert, P.E.


Email: dan.gilbert@gilbertmech.com

Dan grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, where he completed his formal education at the University of Wisconsin Madison, graduating in 1966 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He worked five years for Trane Co. and seven years at a local mechanical contracting business. In 1978 Dan started his own HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) business in St. Paul where the Company experienced steady growth. The Company first moved to Minneapolis and then finally in 1991, relocated to the present 30,000 sq. ft. building in Edina.


John Gorman, P.E., LEED AP

Vice President, Construction Division

Email: john.gorman@gilbertmech.com

John grew up in So. St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating from high school in 1979, he attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs for two years, then returned to the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1984 with B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He worked two years for Harris Mechanical/Northstar Fire Protection then in 1986 joined Gilbert Mechanical. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has two daughters. John enjoys snowboarding, waterskiing and golf.


Ed Dahlgren P.E.

Vice President, Service Division

Email: ed.dahlgren@gilbertmech.com

Ed grew up in Northfield, Minnesota.  After graduating from high school in 1985, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.  Ed joined Gilbert Mechanical immediately after finishing college and has worked here ever since.