IEI recognizes several of our female engineers in our workforce during this International Women in Engineering Day. IEI is committed to enhancing gender diversity in the AEC industry and is proud of the contributions that women make to the success of our firm!
Infrastructure Engineering Inc. (IEI) is excited to announce the promotion of Alexander Kline, P.E. to Operations Manager, Indianapolis. In addition to overseeing project and program management for our clients, Alex will now be responsible for leading all members of the Indianapolis team and spearheading business development efforts throughout the geographic market.
“Alex is a key contributor to the success and growth that our Indianapolis office has experienced in recent years. He brings a wealth of experience to this role, having delivered several high-profile projects in his time at IEI. We are excited to have him lead the Indy office in its next phase,” states IEI President, Kashif Khan.
Alex originally joined IEI’s Chicago office in June 2012 as a Design Engineer. After transferring to our Indianapolis office, Alex progressed in his career with a promotion to Project Engineer and then to Project Manager. Throughout his tenure with IEI, Alex has excelled at meeting client expectations and has played an integral role in creating a positive workplace culture in the Indy office.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the Indianapolis office and help this office thrive and grow to serve both the community and clients in this market. We have a great team of professionals, that are hard workers and live by IEI’s core values (Integrity, Excellence, Ingenuity),” commented Alex.
We look forward to Alex applying his leadership skills in further developing the Indianapolis team. His promotion is a testament to the talent of our incredible staff who make it possible for IEI to honor our commitment to invest in and promote people from within our organization.
IEI is excited to announce the promotions of Adrian Fernandez P.E. as the Office Leader for the Peoria Office and Julius Cousin III, PE, as the Office Leader in Detroit.
In their dual roles as Project Manager and Office Leader of their respective markets, Adrian and Julius will be responsible for building client relationships and delivering project solutions.
In the Peoria market, Adrian Fernandez will work closely with Ken Smorynski, Vice President of Illinois, in expanding IEI’s presence in Central Illinois. Since joining IEI in 2012, Adrian has been involved in the delivery of both design and inspection projects in Peoria, NY, and Chicago offices.
In the Detroit market, Julius will work closely with Stan Smith, Director of Business Development. He will be responsible for project delivery and for cultivating relationships with our clients as we grow in the Michigan market. Julius joined IEI in 2013, and prior to heading to Detroit, he had been involved in the delivery of both design and inspection projects in Chicago.
Infrastructure Engineering Inc. (IEI) is excited to announce the Promotion of Maike Rodriguez, P.E. to Vice President of Operations, New York and New Jersey.
In his role as Vice President, Mr. Rodriguez will oversee implementation of strategic growth, staff development and engagement, client relations, contract management and oversight of day-to-day activities for both the New York and New Jersey offices.
“Maike has consistently demonstrated his commitment and work ethic to drive the growth of the NYC office,” said Kashif Khan, “I am excited to work with him as we continue to build our presence in New York and New Jersey.”
Since joining IEI in 2017, Maike has led IEI’s NYC office, establishing the firm in the market. When asked about his expanded role, Maike remarked, “I am excited to take on this new role as Vice President of Operations, NY/NJ, and I am confident that with the help and support of my NY team and IEI leadership, we will continue to earn the trust of our clients and grow our presence in the New York and New Jersey markets, as both prime and teaming partner. I am proud of the work that we’ve accomplished to date and sure that our very talented team will continue to keep our clients satisfied and find future success with rewarding project wins.”
Infrastructure Engineering Inc. (IEI) is excited to announce the appointment of Dustin Quincy, P.E. to the newly created position of Vice President of Engineering.
As the engineering leader of the firm, he will be responsible for not only establishing the guidelines but also promoting a culture of consistent excellence, quality control and best practices in the technical delivery of projects and services to the firm’s clients. Dustin will work closely with project teams in all offices on the delivery of design, construction inspection and program management projects.
IEI President Kashif Khan remarked, “Dustin is the right person to lead this role for the organization. Since joining IEI in 2007, he has successfully delivered or been involved in a diverse portfolio of projects for clients in multiple offices, overcoming challenges and establishing best-in-class practices.”
Dustin asserted, “As VP of Engineering, I will be focused on driving greater consistency in our engineering workflows and approaches, thereby enhancing the cross-utilization of our expertise in all markets. IEI is a newer large-project competitor, and as we grow, my role is to empower our staff to do their best work for our clients. I am excited for this new opportunity to collaborate with our Operations Leaders and staff across all offices to help continue to provide exceptional service at a larger scale.”
Infrastructure Engineering Inc. (IEI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vice President, Ken Smorynski, PE, SE to Vice President, Illinois. This consolidation of IEI’s well-regarded Chicago and Peoria, Illinois offices under a single leadership will sharpen IEI’s focus on strategic statewide growth.
Mr. Smorynski will oversee IEI’s design, program management and construction inspection staff for the entire state. He will also be responsible for staff development and engagement, client relations, contract management and overseeing day-to-day activities.
“As we continue to grow rapidly, IEI seeks ways to operate more efficiently and better serve our clients and staff. We are pleased to have the excellent talent and experience to promote from within an existing firm leader who is very capable of taking on this exciting role.,” stated IEI President, Kashif Khan. “I am excited about pairing the talent in our Peoria office with our Chicago team to provide our central Illinois clients even better service in meeting their infrastructure needs.”
On August 26th, Mr. Kashif Khan, PE assumed the role of President of IEI, succeeding Mr. Michael Sutton, PE, who served as President and CEO since purchasing the company in 1997. Mr. Sutton will remain Chief Executive Officer.
Chicago, IL (September 14, 2021) — Infrastructure Engineering Inc. (IEI) is pleased to announce that Aaron Patterson, PE, PTOE has been promoted to Design Group Manager to lead the efforts of the design team at the firm’s corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Patterson will now be responsible for managing Chicago’s design team while overseeing the design and coordination of several projects. He will mentor the next generation of IEI engineers and share knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
With more than 14 years of design and transportation experience, Mr. Patterson will focus on continuing to develop the firm’s design capabilities to deliver successful solutions for our clients’ most challenging projects. He and his team will oversee key client relationships, proposal development, and project execution.
Mr. Patterson originally joined IEI in 2012 as a project engineer and his tenure has included several complex projects, most recently serving as the CDOT Aldermanic Menu Program Manager since 2019. His broad experience includes design, project management, coordination, and quality assurances for all phases of project development – particularly for highway, local roadway, pedestrian facilities, traffic, and bridge design.
Aaron Patterson studied applied physics at Morehouse College, civil engineering at Columbia University and earned his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois and New York and certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).
IEI is confident that Mr. Patterson is well-positioned to build upon IEI’s reputation for excellence and contribute to our firm’s expansion and our clients’ success. “Aaron has excelled at always putting our clients’ needs first. We’re enthusiastic and eager to see his continued growth as he rises to the challenge of inspiring our younger engineers to follow in his footsteps,” states Ken Smorynski, Vice President and Chicago Operations Leader.
Infrastructure Engineering Inc. (IEI) today announces a series of leadership transitions effective immediately.
Kashif Khan, PE, the company’s current Executive Vice President, will become President of IEI, succeeding Michael Sutton, PE, who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since purchasing the company in 1997. Mr. Sutton will retain the position of Chief Executive Officer.
” I am honored, humbled and excited by the opportunity to serve as IEI President,” commented Mr. Khan. “IEI is a purpose-driven civil engineering firm that is poised for continued growth. We have an unparalleled diverse workforce of over 100 staff members who are committed to delivering exceptional service to our clients and creating value for all our stakeholders. This transition would not have been possible without the hard work of our team, the partnerships that we have with our clients, and the leadership of Michael Sutton. I have worked beside Michael for more than 15 years, and I personally understand how significant his contributions have been. His dedicated leadership of the business and the passion with which he lives IEI values provide an example for all of us. I am delighted that Michael will remain part of IEI to continue to help guide the firm during these exciting times in our industry and I look forward to working with him on the firm’s strategic initiatives.”
“Leading IEI and its people since the company’s founding has been an absolute honor and privilege,” said Mr. Sutton. “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved in establishing and then transforming ourselves into the solid company we are today. Even so, there is so much more ahead for us to achieve. Building on our firm foundation, IEI has a bright future with strong growth opportunities, and no one is better suited to lead us into this future than Kashif Khan. Kashif has been a true partner in everything we’ve accomplished. He is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of our clients and committed to upholding the values that anchor our firm. I could not be more confident in Kashif and look forward to continuing to work with him as CEO.”
Since joining IEI in 2006, Mr. Khan, PE has held key leadership roles, with project delivery, sales and business operations. He was instrumental in the launch of IEI’s Indianapolis office and helped transform the location into a focused and profitable cost center. In 2011, Mr. Khan became a shareholder and a principal of the firm. As Executive Vice President, he oversaw the firm’s project delivery with a focus on improving operational efficiencies. As President, Mr. Khan has oversight of all key functional areas of the firm and will manage day to day operational matters. He is a strong believer in community service, which mirrors the IEI belief of giving back to the community in which we live and work. Mr. Khan received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from City University of New York, Grove School of Engineering and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis.