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.
With these changes, Aaron Patterson, PE, who has served as the CDOT Aldermanic Menu Program Manager since 2019, will become the Design Manager for IEI’s Chicago Office, and Damiel Cox, EIT will assume the role of Assistant Program Manager for this important client. These promotions further reaffirm IEI’s commitment to grow and promote from within.