Leaders With Engineering Field Experience

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Terry Swor
Terry Swor
PG, Chairman
St. Paul, MN
“If you want to be successful you surround yourself with good people. I am fortunate to have surrounded myself with great people. We have built something amazing through collaboration and communication. Our recipe for success has been to keep clients informed and solve their problems, plain and simple.”
Dan Larson
Dan Larson
PE, CEO
St. Paul, MN
“My goal is to help AET’s people create and nurture strong relationships with their colleagues and our client partners. I judge success by how I feel going home that day. Successful days mean things are going in the right direction with clients and staff. I want us to keep building on those relationships inside and out.”
David Rettner
David Rettner
PE, President
St. Paul, MN
“Our clients come to us because we know what we’re doing and have been doing it right for years. We offer that level of comfort that you don’t get from the lowest bid. Our experience sets us apart, and clients feel that from day one.”
Robert Krogsgaard
Robert Krogsgaard
CPA, CFO
St. Paul, MN
“We have created AET to reduce risk exposure and maximize returns for our trusted partner clients and our employee owners. That means having a sound strategic plan, hiring the right people and treating them with respect. ”
Gail Cederberg
Gail Cederberg
PhD, Vice President
Environmental Services
St. Paul, MN
“We are One Company. By teaming across our divisions we provide our clients with value-added solutions to their multi-faceted projects; a one-stop company. One of my roles is to foster opportunities for staff to grow and become leaders; when our staff succeed, our clients succeed.”
Robert Elliott
Robert Elliott
Vice President
Environmental Technical Services
St. Paul, MN
“I am interested in how we can better serve our clients. We are working to forge partnerships and new collaborative opportunities to expand our clients’ service capabilities. We deliver our expected service, but we bring the most value when we foster opportunities for their growth.”
Marsha Hadd
Marsha Hadd
MBA, Controller
St. Paul
"Working with external and internal clients to create a partnership is key. Whether it be with operations, administration or our trusted partner clients, everyone should be setting someone else up for success. Sometimes that means we have to go outside our comfort zone, but when someone succeeds, we all succeed."
Bill Holder
Bill Holder
PE, Vice President
Business Development
Platteville, WI
“I’m an active geotechnical/environmental engineer. I understand the fundamentals of our business and can help our seller/doers bring real value to our partners. Business is about relationships — listening and understanding our clients’ businesses and needs so that we can be a true partner and earn their trust.”
Bob Kaiser
Bob Kaiser
Senior Vice President
Environmental
St. Paul, MN
“We are invested in our teams. We challenge our staff to improve their technical and people skills. It is not enough to be a good engineer or scientist. By combining excellent technical skills with strong client relationships you develop history and cohesion which leads to successful outcomes and satisfied partners.”
Gerard Moulzolf
Gerard Moulzolf
PG, Vice President
Petrographics Manager
St. Paul, MN
“I want us to be a real asset to our partners, providing knowledge and service that reduces their risk. Problem solving and managing risk with our experience and resources, along with timely and accurate solutions, get to the heart of materials issues. That’s the key to our difference.”
Gregory Owens
Gregory Owens
PG, CWI
East Region Manager
Wausau, WI
“I have experience in most of the technical service areas offered at AET. Our trusted partners can rely on me to bring in the right resources for any project. I’m a problem solver, focused on listening to our clients and working to find solutions for the best outcome.”
Matthew Ruble
Matthew Ruble
PE, Vice President
Principal Engineer
St. Paul, MN
"Teamwork is extremely important to our clients’ and partners’ success. Our employees strive to listen to our clients and build solutions around their specific needs as no one project is the same. Our clients will flourish if we utilize the full depth and diversity of our team to provide them the best service."
Jim Rudd
Jim Rudd
PE, Vice President
Geotechnical Practice Leader
St. Paul, MN
“Experience can be as important as science. Uncertainties keep me excited but those same uncertainties can make clients nervous. I use data and my experience with so many different conditions and performance variables to really get at the heart of most geotechnical mysteries.”
Steve Ruesink
Steve Ruesink
PE, Principal Engineer
South Region Manager
Mankato, MN
“There’s a right road in our business….a right way to do things. Our clients and partners trust us to lead them in that direction. We strive to follow that path, keeping our clients informed…helping them deliver successful projects.”
Robert Temme
Robert Temme
PE, Vice President
West Region Manager
Rapid City, SD
“Getting our clients data in a timely manner is key. Our experience often translates to meeting demanding deadlines, efficiently. This is extra important in the energy and rail markets of North and South Dakota where the speed of industry and development means we have no luxury to sit idly.”
Doug Trangsrud
Doug Trangsrud
Vice President
Construction Materials Engineering
St. Paul, MN
"Relationships are the key to success! Whether you’re talking about our clients and external partners, or internally across our company, building trust and maintaining it within those relationships drives both AET’s success and our clients' success. Building and strengthening relationships is a primary goal for me each day at AET."
Tom Venema
Tom Venema
PE, Vice President
Construction Services
St. Paul, MN
“I want us to recommend the right solutions to reduce risk and maximize value, to do more than ‘get it right.’ We start with understanding HOW our clients are approaching each project and what should work best for them. We rely on our expert staff to help figure out problems BEFORE they happen.”
Jeff Voyen
Jeff Voyen
PE, Vice President
Geotechnical
St. Paul, MN
“We enhance our clients’ credibility and aim to provide peace of mind. I don’t know everything, but our staff has expertise and institutional knowledge that covers many areas. This delivers confidence in our ability to solve challenging issues and protect client reputations.”
Christine Wiegert
Christine Wiegert
Marketing Director
Marketing
St. Paul, MN
"Our company’s vision for becoming the most trusted leader in the markets we serve is inspiring. I will continue to use my education as an engineer and 20 years of experience in AEC marketing to expand brand recognition regionally and nationally."