Cyrus Randelia has been with KAE since 1999 and he became an owner in 2000.
Mr. Randelia graduated from Purdue in 1991 with a B.S. in civil engineering and in 1993 with a M.S. major in civil engineering structures.
Mr. Randelia is the senior engineer and a principle at KAE, Inc. Most of Mr. Randelia's experience is in arctic climates in rural Alaska.
Mr. Randelia is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, and cost effective professional civil engineering designs and construction administration services.
Mr. Randelia is CESCL Certified #AGC-19-0010 and he is a certified Wetlands Delineation Specialist #8373..
Rick Pitts Construction Manager
Rick Pitts is a life-long Alaskan resident and a resident of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. He is a construction management professional that specializes in force account construction in rural Alaska (utilizing LOCAL labor whenever possible instead of bringing in outsiders).
Mr. Pitts has over 42 years of experience in rural Alaskan construction. He understands the importance of completing projects on time and within budget within Alaska's short construction season.
Mr. Pitts is a Certified Troxler Densometry Specialist and is proficient in utilizing leak detection equipment. He is also a Qualified Stormwater Compliance Inspector and a Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Preparer.
He understands the importance of scheduling and logistics in rural Alaska within our short construction season and loves working with Alaskans.
Piper Pitts, Safety & Security Specialist
Piper Pitts is KAE's resident safety and security specialist. Piper is friendly and outgoing and willing to help anyone at a moment's notice.
Piper Pitts provides onsite security and boosts jobsite morale.
Maia Hatter, Office Manager
Maia Hatter is KAE's bookkeeper and office manager. Ms. Hatter was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska and has worked as a bookkeeper/office manager for KAE for over 17 years.
Ms. Hatter holds University of Alaska Anchorage certificates in bookkeeping and office support.
Adrian Minea, Drafting Technician & Engineer-in-Training
Adrian Minea is KAE’s new drafting technician and engineer-in-training. He has a degree in civil engineering and is currently working on obtaining his professional engineer certification.
Mr. Minea is a Certified Erosion Control and Sediment Lead #AGC-18-0450 and he is a certified Wetlands Delineation Specialist #8372.
He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers member #11451585 and has certificates in the following subjects:
Design & Construction of Large Onsite Wastewater Facilities
Construction Stormwater Best Management Practices
Introduction to Design of Erosion Control Measures Using Riprap
Leed Green Associate #11248548-Green-Associates
Storm Water Management Alternatives for Small Commercial Sites
US Army Corp. of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors #POA-14-18-53774
Tracy Kelly, Superintendent
Tracy Kelly is KAE’s new superintendent in Chefornak, Alaska and has over 35 years of construction management experience. Tracy specializes in construction management of wet and dry underground utilities, excavation, high pressure gas piping, grading and demolition. He has previously worked on Department of Defense projects in New Mexico.
James L. Kaercher, P.E. Original Founder
James L. Kaercher, P.E., is the original founder of KAE, Inc. Mr. Kaercher had the foresight to recognize Alaska's need for affordable, quality engineering services.
Mr. Kaercher is a retired professional engineer with over 58 years of arctic environment civil engineering experience in Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming.
Although Mr. Kaercher is now retired, he can often be found enjoying his summers in his cabin on the Kenai river.