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TKDA adds staff across divisions

Photos (top row, left to right): Eric Broostin, Matthew Catton, Christopher Dowse, Addie Farr. (bottom row, left to right): Amanda France, Samuel Helgeson, Adam Kusterman, Todd Udenberg.

TKDA, an employee-owned provider of engineering, architecture and planning services, announces recent hires across its multiple divisions.

Eric Broostin has joined the Architecture Division as an architectural specialist. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in architectural technologies from Northwest Technical Institute.

Matthew Catton has joined the Rail Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Christopher Dowse, PE, LEED AP BD+C, joined our Chicago office where he will assist on a variety of rail and corporate projects. A senior registered engineer with more than 22 years of experience, he has worked on multiple power upgrades, electrification, distribution, lighting and switching projects for the rail and manufacturing markets.

Addie Farr, an engineering specialist, brings expertise in the design of air distribution and HVAC systems to the Facilities Division’s mechanical group. She received an Associate of Applied Science from Dunwoody College of Technology and has five years of experience.

Amanda France, PE, a recent addition to the Rail Division, received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with an emphasis in structures from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She has nine years’ experience designing concrete and steel structures for clients in the industrial sector.

A recent addition to the Facilities Division’s structural group, Samuel Helgeson, Engineer in Training, has more than two years of experience generating schematic structural designs for a variety of materials. He received a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science, both in civil engineering, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Adam Kusterman received an Associate in Applied Science from Dunwoody College of Technology in both electrical design and management as well as electrical construction and maintenance. He has been drafting projects and developing schematic designs for more than three years. Adam has joined the Facilities Engineering Division’s electrical group as a technician.

Todd Udenberg, PE, has joined the mechanical group in the Facilities Division. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, he holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and has 30-plus years of experience designing and remodeling mechanical systems for a wide variety of facilities, including heavy industrial and high-tech manufacturing facilities.

“We are pleased to be able to welcome these new employees to our firm,” said Bill Deitner, president and CEO of TKDA. “We are lucky to attract such high-caliber talent and experience to help us meet our growing workload demands.”

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