Associated Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Eklund, P.Eng., MBA, as Vice President, Transportation. He succeeds Bryan Petzold, P.Eng., MBA, who has retired after more than 14 years with the company.
In his new role, Kent will join Alan Emery (Senior Vice President, Transportation) and Don Kennedy (Vice President, Transportation Structures) in leading our overall transportation practice. Kent’s responsibilities will include supporting and expanding our services in transit systems, transportation planning, traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and roadways and highways design.
Martin Jobke, President & CEO of the Associated Engineering group of companies, states, “I’m pleased to welcome Kent to our leadership team. He brings valued expertise in transit systems and transportation planning to our staff and clients across Canada.”
Senior Vice President, Transportation, Alan Emery adds, “Kent’s expertise in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement will be a benefit to our clients on transportation projects.”
Kent says, “I am honoured and excited about this opportunity to contribute to growing our transportation services and further developing our relationships with our clients as their trusted advisor. I look forward to working with our leadership team to realize our vision to deliver creative solutions that connect communities, support economic growth, and help shape a better world for future generations.”
Kent has almost 30 years of experience specializing in client and project management, planning, public consultation, stakeholder engagement, design, and construction of new, rehabilitation, and maintenance projects ranging up to $1 billion in construction value. Since joining our Edmonton office in 2014, he has helped to grow our Transportation Division, overseeing the delivery of key projects including Edmonton’s Capital Line LRT Extension, St. Albert Transportation Master Plan, St. Albert Transit Centre and Park & Ride, and Alberta Transportation’s Highway 43 Functional Planning and Design.