LDG Elevates Key Leadership to Meet Expanding Markets

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Larson Design Group (LDG), a 260-person engineering, surveying, and brand architecture firm with 11 offices across four states, has created a new position to meet expanding markets.

Larson Design Group (LDG), a 260-person engineering, surveying, and brand architecture firm with 11 offices across four states, has created a new position to meet expanding markets. Paul H. Lee has been appointed to the new role of National Market Leader-Energy in order to leverage his targeted growth expertise in the Energy sector.

As National Market Leader, Lee will oversee development of the LDG Energy Group, which expanded significantly in 2012, leading to new office openings in Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; and San Antonio, TX.

Of his new role, Lee states, “It’s exciting to think about where LDG will go beyond the Marcellus, Utica, and Eagle Ford Shale Plays. Our best opportunities are built upon relationships with existing clients. The quality of our work, our understanding of how we fit into the industry, and our ability to help our clients succeed has been instrumental in our development within the Energy sector. This has been proven in our ability to follow an existing client to new opportunities in the Eagle Ford Shale Play. How quickly we can get to other shale plays? I think we’ll be surprised; it could happen sooner rather than later.” Mr. Lee moves into his new position after serving as Chief Operating Officer for ten years. He joined the firm in 1989.

The C.O.O. position has been filled by Andrew Keister. Mr. Keister’s rising future with LDG began when he joined the firm as Senior Project Manager in 2000. He most recently served as Vice President of Civil Engineering, a position he held for four years. In that role, he served under Mr. Lee, whom he credits with supporting his success at LDG. “Paul has given me a lot of freedom to gain experience across the firm, to develop management expertise, and to operate independently,” says Keister. “His guidance and direction were great preparation for this position.”

Keister is advancing new methods for the firm to serve clients. He reports that “LDG is developing sales growth both internally, with new services, and externally, with new geographies. We are focused on implementing the key elements of our strategic plan as the framework for our new growth.”

Mr. Keister will complete training at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executives Institute in March. LDG has not yet appointed a new Vice President of Civil Engineering to fill Andrew Keister’s former role.

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