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.