Alumnus Kaminski to Deliver CEE Professional Seminar

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Engineering alumnus Ronald G. Kaminski (BS 1992 civil engineering) principal and founder of the Chicago based HBK Engineering LLC, will speak at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Stanley Auditorium, 1505 Seamans Center, to the UI Civil and Environmental Engineering Professional Seminar on "Using Your Engineering Degree to Succeed within a Difficult Economy."

Since opening HBK in 1998, Mr. Kaminski has served as president and chief executive officer of the firm and led its expansion from Chicago to the East Coast and subsequent licensure to practice in 28 states. HBK‘s staff is quickly approaching the 100 person milestone following back to back years of 20+% growth.

Mr. Kaminski’s responsibilities to HBK have changed throughout the past years, but a commitment to make HBK one of the utility industry’s premier engineering resources has never varied. During the early or entrepreneurial phase of the company, Mr. Kaminski was involved with almost every aspect of the firm’s engineering and construction work with a vision to build a corporate structure necessary for the growth that would ensue. Today, his role includes, but is not limited to, overseeing the Financial, Legal, Human Resources and Business Development Department Managers. HBK’s Engineering Directors report through two Vice Presidents of Operations then ultimately to Mr. Kaminski. Projects have covered some of the utility industry’s most complex urban challenges while maintaining its valued reputation of providing safe, constructible and cost effective deliverables.

Mr. Kaminski is a certified licensed professional engineer in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. Mr. Kaminski is an officer of the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council (GCDPC) and serves as Chairman for GCDPC Best Practices Program Underground Construction. He is proud to be considered as one of the utility industry’s ambassadors, working continuously to protect and maintain the priceless infrastructure of our nation’s subsurface and aboveground utility environments.