KSA’s annual shareholder meeting was held on January 25, 2018. Four new professionals were added to the company’s distinguished group of shareholders: Eric Hudson, P.E., P.L.S., Jeremy Orr, P.E., Dan Neelley, P.E., and Chris Wilde, P.E., CFM.
Eric Hudson, P.E., P.L.S., is a Senior Project Manager and has been with KSA since 2015. His experience began completing multiple projects for the T.L. Amiss Water Treatment Plant in Shreveport, LA. Eric designed compressed natural gas station sites, oil and gas compressor stations and well pad sites, streetscapes, aviation facilities, roads, as well as drainage, water and sewer systems. Eric perfected his project management skills by improving his ability to forecast and budget both man hours and finances. Eric is the former president of the Shreveport branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and is currently director at large for the organization’s Louisiana section.
Jeremy Orr, P.E., is a well-rounded engineer whose experience began in the summer of 2007. Jeremy joined KSA in 2012 upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler. While pursuing his degree, Jeremy worked for KSA part time as a surveyor. His survey experience includes topographical design surveys, boundary surveys, and construction staking for both municipal and oil and gas construction projects. Jeremy has served as design engineer for a variety of engineering projects including water treatment plant improvements, distribution system and collection system improvements, lift stations, drainage improvements, and street improvements. Jeremy has served as the design engineer for three different water treatment projects during short tenure at KSA.
Dan Neelley, P.E., has over 15 years of engineering experience, with the last ten years primarily focused on airport planning, design and construction administration. Dan has been responsible for design and development plans for approximately 20 airports, incorporating FAA and TxDOT criteria. He has a particular strength in developing strong scopes of work that lead to comprehensive communication between the client representative and the KSA team. Dan values detailed research and planning that goes into proper scopes of services including quality engineering and engineering methodologies before the project begins to assure that each project maximizes the budget available, and is completed in a timely fashion. He is a local expert in our Amarillo, Texas office and is familiar with Panhandle contractors and the impact of the variety of economic fluctuations on local businesses. One of Dan’s most recent projects included multiple phases of the $9.5 million 6,100-foot by 100-foot runway at Hereford Municipal Airport.
Chris Wilde P.E., CFM, is an industrious young engineer who enjoys serving communities and helping them plan for the future. Chris joined KSA in early 2016 and brought with him a strong work ethic and passion for the study of water, specifically relating to hydrology, hydrologic modeling, drainage, and conservation. Chris’ work includes detention ponds, storm sewer, water/wastewater utilities, culverts, dam modernizations, dam breach, storm water master plans, site development, flood hazard studies, letters of map revision (LOMR) and conditional letters of map revision (CLOMR). He understands the critical role that communication and coordination play in the successful completion of projects and works hard to understand his clients’ needs. He is dedicated to finding innovative ways to solve our client’s most demanding challenges. Chris is affiliated with the Texas Floodplain Management Association and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.
Please help us congratulate our new shareholders for their continued success and commitment to KSA. Their devotions helps strengthen KSA for success in a dynamic market.