HEI announces seven new shareholders starting in 2020.
“We are excited to add Mark Aanenson, Gabe Bladow, Randy Engelstad, Dan Heitzman, Tony Nordby, Adam Ruud, and Adam Walker, as they will continue to contribute to the success and growth of our company,” states Jeff LeDoux, President/CEO. LeDoux.
“These outstanding engineers and scientists have earned their position as shareholders through their commitment to the company, work product, and service to our clients as well as having the mindset of being hungry, humble, and smart.”
Mark Aanenson has nearly 30 years of experience as an environmental scientist and has earned the trust of HEI's clients throughout our geographic region. Mark has historically split his time between fieldwork (and fishing) in the summer months and office work (and ice fishing) in the winter months. Prior to joining HEI in 1998, Mark worked for the Mahnomen Soil and Water Conservation District. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Gabe Bladow, a native of Richland County, ND, helps clients seek solutions to a variety of water resource challenges. This includes modeling and designs for rural and urban surface water management, permanent flood protection, lift stations, drains, and more. Outside of work, Gabe and his family are still closely tied to Richland County. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys helping his dad with the family cattle operation.
Randy Engelstad is on the front lines of North Dakota's fight against floods. From floodwalls to levees to ring dikes, Randy has led several of HEI's flood control projects, and much of his work has been concentrated throughout the Red River Basin. Randy has also been involved in many site development projects in the Fargo area. Randy enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa; daughters, Kiera and Kaylie; and son, Gus. Randy also enjoys woodworking, home improvement projects, and hunting and fishing.
Dan Heitzman is part of a team at HEI committed to improving water supply infrastructure in North Dakota. Much of his day-to-day efforts revolve around water supply, treatment, and storage for the Turtle Mountain Water System. Outside of work Dan enjoys cooking, hunting, and traveling with his family. In the summer months, Dan tries to spend as much time at the family lake cabin as possible.
Tony Nordby is a key part of HEI's presence in northwest Minnesota, where he serves a variety of clients out of our Thief River Falls office. Tony specializes in water resources, providing clients with designs and modeling for projects such as flood damage reduction, flood protection, drainage, culvert sizing, and even lakeshore protection in Lake of the Woods. Outside of work, Tony is an active musician in the band Eaglecreek and enjoys hunting, fishing, playing and watching most sports, and spending family time with his wife, Courtney, and two kids, McCoy and Eleanor.
The NDDOT, MnDOT, and regional highway departments keep Adam Ruud busy, and that's how he likes it. Since 2011, Adam has provided designs for urban roadways, rural highways, and the interstate in both Minnesota and North Dakota. When he's not cranking out roadway designs, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn daughter, golfing, rooting for the NDSU Bison football team, and smoking a variety of foods.
Adam Walker joined HEI in 2002 and provides transportation design and construction administration services for many of HEI's clients. Adam's passion for transportation extends beyond engineering, as he regularly takes part in performance driving events at the track in his classic sports car.