Pittsfield, ME, 3/20/2018 – Kleinschmidt Associates, an engineering, regulatory, and environmental consulting firm, has announced that its Board of Directors unanimously chose Jon Christensen as their new CEO. Jon had been serving as the interim CEO since November 27, 2017.
“Jon was the obvious choice to become our new CEO. He is a strong leader who understands all the nuances of our organization,” said Andy Qua, Board Chair. Jon started with Kleinschmidt in 1987 and has always had a vision for Kleinschmidt’s success. He brings to this position a multi-faceted point of view and dedication to this company to strategically and compassionately grow Kleinschmidt.
“I’m honored by this opportunity to lead Kleinschmidt. It is an exciting time at our company. By focusing on our core clients in the hydropower and water resource industries, and offering more comprehensive services, we can provide employees with meaningful work opportunities and personal growth.” ~ Jon Christensen
Jon has been with Kleinschmidt for more than 30 years, starting as licensing consultant. He was also a Senior Project Manager for large, complex relicensing, water resource, due diligence and asset evaluation projects and was CFO for more than a decade.
Jon earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont with a concentration in labor relations. He has also completed post-graduate course work in Business Administration and Finance at Thomas College and the University of Maine.
Kleinschmidt Associates performs engineering, regulatory and environmental consulting for North American energy companies and governmental agencies who strive to protect and enhance the natural environment without compromising performance. We work at the intersection of regulatory requirements, environmental science, and engineering solutions to achieve our client’s objectives.
For over half a century, Kleinschmidt has continually delivered new ideas that offer practical solutions to tough problems and sensitive issues. Our goal is to bring energy, water, and the environment into balance so future generations will thrive.