Ken Piazza Named Chief Operating Officer

ken2CMYKDraper Aden Associates is pleased to announce Kenneth M. Piazza, Jr., P.E. has been chosen for the leadership position of Chief Operating Officer for the firm. Two attributes are important for the COO of a full service, multi-state engineering firm – 1) a practical and realistic approach to managing daily operations and 2) an overabundance of energy. Ken, thankfully, has plenty of both.

“Ken has made significant contributions in his tenure with the company,” said Jeff Lighthiser, P.E., President and CEO. “He has continually demonstrated exceptionally strong technical skills, a keen talent for establishing excellent client relationships and continually raises the bar in providing quality service. Ken was a natural choice for Chief Operation Officer of our firm.”

In addition to providing overall management direction for the firm, Ken will continue to serve as the manager of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, a Managing Principal, the champion of our newest office location in Coats, North Carolina, and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. In taking up this additional position that screams, “multitasker required, faint of heart need not apply,” Ken is once again proving that he holds a mastery of organizational skills and a wealth of enthusiasm for Draper Aden Associates and for the communities in which he works. As COO, he will ensure a consistent approach for quality assurance with an eye towards creating a lasting, positive impact.