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New Leadership Roles at K+A

K+A is pleased to announce that James (Jim) Noll, P.E. was recently named K+A’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Mr. Noll will remain as K+A’s President in addition to CEO.  Jim has more than 35 years in the A/E/C industry providing geotechnical engineering services throughout Colorado and surrounding states.  He will continue to lead the company-wide operations and promote our Mission Statement and Core Values with our employees and clients.  He has been instrumental in mentorship of Staff and Project Engineers at K+A and will continue to provide professional growth and guidance.

Jim began his career at K+A in 2001 as a Senior Engineer bringing his expertise in commercial and infrastructure projects.  He was promoted to President in 2008 and continued applying his expertise to projects throughout the Denver Metro Area.  While serving as President, Jim managed contracts for most of K+A’s on-calls and project specific task orders for public and private clients.  Mr. Noll, along with other company leadership, facilitated in the acquisition of Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical in 2016 leading to the expansion to six offices and more than 150 employees that K+A is at today.

In addition to K+A’s new CEO, additional staff have been promoted to new roles within K+A.

Josh Barker, P.E., Senior Project Engineer and Fort Collins Branch Manager, and Dan Hardin, P.E., Senior Project Engineer in the Glenwood Springs office, join the Executive Board as Principals.

Along with new Principals, 6 Senior Associates were promoted to Associate Principals:

  • Ryan Kumar, P.E., Denver Project Engineer
  • Katie Bachofer, Corporate Business Development & Marketing Manager
  • Carey Jones, PMP, Construction Project Manager and Parker Branch Manager
  • Brandon Barker, Colorado Springs Construction Services Supervisor
  • Arben Kalaveshi, P.E., Colorado Springs Senior Project Engineer
  • David Young, P.E., Glenwood Springs Project Manager.

Other K+A staff promoted to Senior Associates include Debbie Bates, Jacob Hanson, P.E., Justin Cupich, E.I., and Riley Houston.