TKDA has announced that Tom Stoneburner, PE, LEED AP, will become the new president and CEO of TKDA. Stoneburner has been with the employee-owned engineering, architecture, and planning firm for more than 30 years. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Stoneburner, a civil engineer, has served as vice president of TKDA’s largest division, Facilities Engineering, since 2006.
Stoneburner succeeds Bill Deitner, PE, who is retiring after a nearly 40-year career with the company. Under Deitner’s lead, the 107-year-old firm has expanded beyond its Saint Paul, MN headquarters to add offices in Duluth, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Bernardino, and Vero Beach, Florida. The firm also has a Chicago office.
The firm serves public and private clients in the aviation, municipal, rail, surface transportation, corporate, government, education, and iron mining markets. TKDA’s clients include several top-tier national companies, including 3M, BNSF, Honeywell, Nestle, and the Kraft Heinz Company. The firm also serves many public sector entities, including the Metropolitan Airports Commission, Saint Paul Public Schools, MnDOT, the Minnesota State college system, and many cities and municipalities throughout Minnesota.
“I look forward to building on Bill’s steady leadership as we embark on the next chapter for TKDA”, Stoneburner says. “Our base in Saint Paul is strong and our regional offices are poised for solid growth. I am excited to work with our employee owners and our clients as we enhance our capabilities in the Northland and across the country.” Stoneburner and Deitner will work closely together over the coming month on the transition that will occur in March.
TKDA is an employee-owned provider of engineering, architecture, and planning services to a broad range of public and private markets. For more information, visit www.tkda.com.