KCI recognizes that by providing our workforce opportunities for talent advancement, we benefit from our employees increasing levels of responsibility and promoting from within the organization.
As prime examples of the firm’s dedication to professional development, Chairman of the Board Terry F. Neimeyer, PE, BCEE, ENV SP, FACEC, FASCE, and President and Chief Executive Officer Nathan Beil, PE, D.WRE, for example, are home-grown leaders. Mr. Neimeyer started with the company fresh out of college and, in 24 years, rose through the ranks. Mr. Beil joined KCI in 1988, shortly after receiving his master’s degree in civil engineering. Within four years he started the company’s water resources division, which became one of KCI’s top-performing business units. He continued to move up the corporate ladder until he was appointed president in June 2006 and chief executive officer 12 years later. These success stories permeate the KCI culture, where employees have the freedom to think creatively, and accomplishments are rewarded.
Newly hired employees are provided the opportunity to receive guidance and support from seasoned professionals through KCI’s formal Mentoring program. Our Rotational Engineer/Scientist Program is for new engineers to experience work with various disciplines for the purpose of broadening the knowledge base of our future workforce.
We further advance career development and training through KCI’s internal Emerging Leaders, Professional Leaders and Advanced Leadership Programs. A comprehensive Project Management Academy is available to entry, mid and senior level project managers. In addition, KCI also offers annual training in first aid, CPR, fall protection, and other safe work practices.
Employees are encouraged to pursue advanced degrees through a generous tuition reimbursement plan. Professional and technical training is promoted for learning new skills and to maintain licenses, registrations and certifications. We encourage employees to attend work related seminars and conventions. KCI supports membership in professional and technical organizations and societies.
During our Annual Awards Luncheon, the company recognizes employees’ professional registrations, certifications, superior performance of project teams, academic and other special achievements.