Nathan Beil joined KCI in 1988, and within four years, he started the company’s water resources division, which quickly grew to a team of 21 and became one of KCI’s top-performing business units.
In 1994, he was promoted to vice president and the following year to senior vice president. Beil led the firm’s environmental group from 1995 to 2001, adding three new service lines—public utilities (now the communications design, power, and utility services practices), subsurface utility engineering, and geographic information systems (now geospatial solutions and asset management practices). He was then promoted to executive vice president, responsible for managing the four operating groups that made up the Mid-Atlantic region. Beil was promoted to president in 2006, growing our incredible team from 900 to more than 1,500 and significantly expanding the firm’s geographic footprint.
During his tenure as president, and much to his credit, KCI was named Engineering News Record’s Mid-Atlantic Design Firm of the Year and the Baltimore Sun’s top workplace among large firms in 2017.
Beil assumed the role of CEO in 2018 and chairman in 2021. He is a two-time graduate of Lehigh University, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1983 and 1987, respectively. He completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration in 2000 and the American Council of Engineering Companies Senior Executive Institute in 2006. He is a registered professional engineer in Delaware and Maryland and a Diplomate of Water Resources Engineering.
Throughout his career, Beil has been dedicated to improving the profession, the region and his community, and currently serves on the executive committee of The Design Professionals Coalition (DPC) and is the past chair of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Design Professional Risk Control Group. He also serves on Lehigh University’s Masters of Structural Engineering Advisory Board as well as the boards of directors for the Boy Scouts of America, the Woodmont Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, and the Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA). Nate is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). A long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, he is currently the Baltimore Area Council President and has been recognized with the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.