AET Announces Strategic Leadership Appointments to Enhance Client Engagement and Accelerate Growth

AET Announces Strategic Leadership Appointments to Enhance Client Engagement and Accelerate Growth

American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET), a leading provider of geotechnical, environmental, and forensic engineering; materials engineering and testing, petrography/chemistry services, and building sciences, announces new appointments to its senior leadership team, demonstrating its dedication to growth and client engagement.

AET’s leadership structure evolution, effective November 1, 2023, includes the following changes:

  • Dave Rettner, currently serving as AET President and Chief Operating Officer, will transition to the inaugural role of Chief Growth Officer. As Chief Growth Officer, Dave will lead AET’s client engagement and growth strategies while continuing to serve as President, overseeing quality, innovation and business development.
  • Kate Marcotte, AET Chief Financial Officer, will assume the role of COO, leading Operations and Safety, while maintaining her responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Dan Larson, will continue in his current capacity as Chief Executive Officer, guiding AET’s overall vision and business strategy.

“We are investing in the areas that will best serve the growth of our clients and our employee owners – today and in the future.” said Larson. “We are at an exciting point in our business, thanks to the great work of our team, and are ready to take this next step that leverages our strengths on behalf of our clients.”

In their new roles, Rettner and Marcotte will bring teams together across the organization to leverage growth opportunities and scale services to meet market demand and enhance client experiences at every touch point. This new leadership structure will position AET for sustainable, strategic growth in line with its mission: Working Together to Build a More Certain World.

About American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET)
Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, employee-owned AET is an engineering consulting firm, specializing in geotechnical, pavement, environmental, and forensic engineering; construction materials engineering and testing; petrography/chemistry; and building sciences. We serve regional, national, and international clients from 20 offices across Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

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