Kleinschmidt Announces Regional Vice President Promotions of Kevin Cooley, Steve Layman and Dana Postlewait

Pittsfield, Maine – June 11, 2021 – Kleinschmidt Associates, an engineering, regulatory, and environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that several employees have been promoted to the role of Regional Vice President as part of fulfilling our visionary organizational structure.

Kevin Cooley, P.E. began his career with Kleinschmidt 24 years ago. He has been promoted to Regional Vice President for the Northeast and Canada regions. In his previous role as Director of the Engineering Division, he oversaw more than 60 engineers, designers, and drafters designing hydroelectric facilities and managed projects related to powerhouse design and upgrades, feasibility studies, and energy analyses.

Steve Layman, Ph.D. joined Kleinschmidt in 2018 and has been promoted to Regional Vice President for the Southeast. Steve has an extensive background in the hydropower industry including leading Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing projects, Clean Water Act permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance, and ecological assessments. He is an active member of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH).

Dana Postlewait, P.E., who joined Kleinschmidt as part of the R2 Resource Consultants integration in January of 2021, has been promoted to Regional Vice President for the West and Northwest regions. He brings extensive experience in program management, project management, fisheries engineering, and fish passage design, as well as agency consultation and cost estimating to his role at Kleinschmidt. He is an active member of the AFS and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

In their new roles, the regional Vice Presidents will have primary responsibility for the client experience within their respective geographic regions. They will ensure project quality meets or exceeds expectations and work with our Principal Consultants and Project Directors to enhance relationships with our clients and teaming partners across their regions.

” I’m excited to work with Kevin, Steve, and Dana in these new capacities. Their individual experiences in the marketplace and accomplishments leading client-focused teams will help us continue to grow with purpose while being responsive and nimble to new opportunities”, says Trevor Lykens, Chief Operations Officer with Kleinschmidt, “Kevin, Steve, and Dana each have a proven track record of success, but just as importantly, they are genuinely good people that have earned the respect and trust of our team, our clients and many of their peers in the industry. I’m looking forward to working with each of them and the rest of our leadership team to continue Kleinschmidt’s evolution and expansion of capabilities to align with the needs of our clients.”

About Kleinschmidt

Kleinschmidt was founded in 1966 with offices throughout North America. Our practice areas include engineering, science, and planning services are provided to power, energy, water, and government clients.  Kleinschmidt’s team specializes in hydropower and water resource engineering, FERC licensing, fish passage and protection, hydrology and hydraulics, and habitat analysis and restoration. Our mission is to provide practical solutions for renewable energy, water, and environmental projects. For more information, visit www.kleinschmidtgroup.com.

Kevin Cooley, P.E.                     Steve Layman, Ph.D.              Dana Postlewait, P.E.