KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Kleinfelder--a global architecture, engineering and science consulting firm--has promoted Steve Wendland as its new Geotechnical and Geologic Engineering Technical Discipline Lead. Wendland, a veteran to the engineering and consulting industry, brings more than a quarter century of engineering experience to the San Diego-based company.
As Technical Discipline Lead, Wendland will be responsible for managing Kleinfelder’s skilled geotechnical and geological engineering staff and the company’s technical development throughout the United States and internationally.
“Kleinfelder is known for the exceptional people that work within our geotechnical service lines. The Geotechnical and Geologic Engineering discipline is a profitable, reputable, legacy service that is core to Kleinfelder’s future growth,” says Tim Strawn, Kleinfelder’s Chief Technology Officer. “It is important that we have a leader that has a broad perspective of ‘what can be’ for the company’s geotechnical services and the leadership skills to make it happen. We have found that person in Steve Wendland. I am thrilled Steve has accepted this position and am confident he will lead us to greater achievements and success.”
Wendland’s geotechnical engineering expertise includes work with retaining walls, soil and rock structures, soil and rock anchors, reservoirs, solid waste landfills, and highways throughout the United States and as a leader of forensic investigations for retaining wall failures. He has designed foundations for many power generation and industrial facilities, electric transmission lines, aviation facilities, commercial buildings, water and wastewater treatment plants, bridges, and marine structures.
“Kleinfelder’s geotechnical team and I share a passion developing sound engineering practices and delivering an exceptional product,” says Wendland. “The company has a very promising future, and I’m looking forward to leading our geotechnical and geological engineering professionals.”
Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is a leading engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm. Kleinfelder operates from over 60 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.