Chip-Shirley-Combustioneer.jpegCharles E. ‘Chip’ Shirley, Jr.

Business Development Manager



Value Delivered

As Business Development Manager for EMCOR Services Combustioneer, Chip is responsible for overseeing the sales and account managers and coordinating with the service, construction, and accounting divisions to contract and deliver a variety of client-specific services. He also serves as the firm’s Security Manager.

Chip has over 35 years of management experience in various fields, both nationally and globally. He has extensive experience with customer support, direct account management, and sales. Chip has a diversified background, and in addition to being a retired Marine Corp IT Officer, he has been a Software Development Manager, a corporate IT Manager, and he has worked for a non-profit company as a Senior Research Scientist.


Over Chip’s seven years with EMCOR, he has held positions as Facilities Site Manager and Facilities Services Program Manager, responsible for delivering operations and management services to 14+ diverse government sites, including both Classified and Unclassified locations. The sites required management of multiple line managers with 190+ EMCOR staff members who provided government and commercial clients electrical and mechanical services. With account scopes focused primarily on operations and preventative maintenance, services provided included HVAC, UPS, generator, water treatment, fire/life safety, controls systems, snow removal, and janitorial. The facilities Chip managed have ranged from public trust access to top secret (TS-SCI).

Upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Chip proudly served as a United States Marine Corps Officer for 22 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his Marine Corps career he primarily served as an Information Systems Officer (CommO), but also served in positions as a Logistics and Operations Officer, as well as being selected to serve as an Officer Selection (Recruiting) Officer. He served as a Commanding Officer from Platoon to Squadron Detachment level and also served as the Senior Communications Officer for a Marine Division and at an East African Anti-Terrorist base.

Chip is a graduate of top level USMC schools including Amphibious Warfare and Command and Staff College. After active military service, Chip managed operations and maintenance teams at DHS Bio-Defense Laboratory, obtaining Environmental Operations Management Certificate and becoming qualified to work in BSL-4 Level Labs. He is a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) from the Association for Facilities Engineering and a graduate of Professional Selling Skills Level III.

Personal Side

Chip is an avid outdoorsman who finds pleasure in hunting, fly fishing, camping and hiking, marksmanship, boating and sailing, gardening, and riding his motorcycle. He enjoys spending time with his wife, his grown daughter and son, and his granddaughters. Additionally, he takes part in his church’s fraternal organization and other community service activities.