exp names Kishel president, CEO
exp has named Jeff Kishel president and CEO by the board of directors. He was previously COO of exp.
The board of directors of exp has announced that Jeff Kishel has been appointed president and CEO.
With more than 30 years of consulting engineering experience, Kishel joined exp as COO in fall 2011. As part of a planned leadership succession strategy, Kishel replaces Vladimir (Vlad) Stritesky, who is retiring after 37 years at exp, including 16 years as president and CEO.
“Jeff’s vast industry experience growing large-scale firms will serve exp well as we further enhance our market position around the globe,” said Bob Sheh, exp Chairman of the Board. “His understanding of the operational and technical nuances of the industry offers a unique perspective that will guide the firm in its successful evolution.”
“Building on the strong foundation of my predecessor, I’m excited by the prospect of leading this talented group of professionals to provide a high level of expertise and service to our clients,” said Kishel. Together we’ll create sustainable growth and shareholder value, while operating safely and with sound business practices.”
Stritesky will serve as a special advisor to Sheh, using his institutional knowledge to provide transitional counsel.
“Vlad’s entrepreneurial spirit has led the organization from a small, local geotechnical firm to a world-class consulting engineering company,” said Sheh. “His leadership, ingenuity, and commitment have been truly invaluable.”
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