On June 30, Kerry Rudd stepped down as CEO of the Associated Engineering group of companies and retires after serving the company for 37 years. Martin Jobke will take on the role of President & CEO.
A civil engineering graduate from Southampton University in the UK, Kerry joined Associated Engineering’s Vancouver office in 1982 as a Design Engineer. Kerry’s resume includes many major BC transportation and infrastructure projects, as a Design Engineer, Project Engineer, and Project Manager. Over the years, Kerry took on roles of increasing responsibility. In 1996, Kerry was promoted to Vice President & General Manager of Associated Engineering’s BC operation; in 2005, Kerry was appointed President of the Associated Engineering group of companies, and in 2006, he became President & CEO.
Under Kerry’s leadership, the company grew from 450 to over 1,000 staff in 23 offices across Canada. He led acquisitions and expanded the company’s services to include environmental science, landscape architecture, ice engineering, disaster planning and recovery, urban planning, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and climate science.
Kerry promoted continuous professional development, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable business management. Through his advocacy, the company fostered development of a Young Professionals Group and the Women in Science and Engineering Retention (WISER) Committee. Kerry also spearheaded our carbon neutral program, and in 2009 we became one of the first Canadian consulting engineering firms to become carbon neutral. Under Kerry’s leadership, the company has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 11 consecutive years.
Throughout his career, Kerry has actively given back to our profession, volunteering with a number of professional and community organizations in various positions, including leadership roles. For his leadership in advancing engineering and technology, in 2010, the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC presented Kerry with a Certificate of Recognition and bestowed him with an honorary membership. In 2016 Kerry received the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-BC’s Meritorious Achievement Award for his contributions to the engineering profession, the consulting industry, and the community.
Although Kerry is retiring, he will still be dedicating his time, experience and wisdom to the company as the Chair of the Board.
Thank you Kerry!