Stoneburner to succeed Deitner at TKDA

Tom Stoneburner

TKDA announced that Tom Stoneburner, PE, LEED AP, will become the new president and CEO of TKDA in 2018.

The Hibbing native has been with the employee-owned engineering, architecture and planning firm for more than 30 years. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Stoneburner, a civil engineer, has served as vice president of TKDA’s largest division, Facilities Engineering, since 2006.

“I am honored to become president and CEO of this great company,” he said. “I look forward to continuing our strong commitment to our employee-owners, our clients and their communities as we look to the future.”

Stoneburner succeeds Bill Deitner, PE, who is retiring after a nearly 40-year career with the company. Under Deitner’s lead, the 107-year-old firm has expanded beyond its Saint Paul headquarters to add offices in Duluth, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Bernardino and Vero Beach, Florida. The firm also has a Chicago office.

“TKDA is a trusted partner with many valued clients, and I am confident our tradition of quality services and effective, lasting design will continue under Tom’s strong leadership,” Deitner said. “TKDA is in good hands.”

The firm serves public and private clients in the aviation, municipal, rail, surface transportation, corporate, government, education and iron mining markets. The firm serves many public sector entities including the city of Duluth, the city of Superior, Saint Louis and Cook counties, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, the University of Minnesota Duluth and many cities and municipalities throughout the Northland.

“I look forward to building on Bill’s steady leadership as we embark on the next chapter for TKDA,” Stoneburner said. “Our base in Saint Paul is strong and our regional offices are poised for solid growth. I am excited to work with our employee-owners and our clients as we enhance our capabilities in the Northland and across the country.”

Stoneburner and Deitner will work closely together over the coming months on the transition that will occur in March.