KAI is pleased to share the promotion of H. John Vetter II, PE to Principal – Electrical Engineering at its Dallas-Fort Worth office. KAI hired Vetter in September 2021 to the new position of National Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert.

In his expanded role, Vetter will collaborate with Charles Keefer, AIA Principal – Architecture & Engineering Operations; and Aleksandar Milenkov, PE Principal – Mechanical Engineering; to proactively drive the firm’s day-to-day engineering practice to ensure design excellence, technical quality, schedule and budget compliance, staff attraction/retention/development, and industry best practices.

“KAI is fortunate to have John at KAI ready to step up into his expanded role as Principal of our Electrical Engineering team,” said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. “John is a seasoned industry veteran who is well-versed in all aspects of the engineering business. He is an innovative problem solver with a proven track record of engineering design excellence. John has an extensive project portfolio that aligns well with KAI’s diverse client base and range of projects.”

Vetter has more than 32 years of combined experience in engineering and management. In his previous role as National Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert, Vetter provided company-wide technical expertise in the electrical engineering discipline and acted in the lead electrical engineering role on high-profile projects. He also oversaw quality control on electrical projects, served as engineering project manager for large engineering-driven projects, and supported KAI’s national engineering principals across all offices.

“I am so proud to be part of an organization like KAI. It feels great to be involved in these projects that make such a real, lasting difference in the lives of people. The projects we pursue are the ones that create services and facilities that communities are in fundamental need of,” said Vetter.

Prior to KAI, Vetter was Principal – Electrical Department Head at Smith Seckman Reid in Dallas-Fort Worth and Associate – Lead Engineering Project Manager and Project Manager at Dallas-based Aguirre Roden.

Vetter has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and South Carolina. He is also certified in Modicon PLC Programming; NSA Food Safety; ASCOA Fire Suppression Systems Design, Installation and Inspection; and Carrier Design. He is registered as a Record Model Law Engineer through NCEES and received the 30 Hour Construction Safety Certification through OSHA. He is a member of professional industry organizations IEEE, ASHRAE, NSPE and TSPE.

KAI Enterprises

KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry. For more than 40 years, KAI has been instrumental in transforming communities through its expertise in residential, commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, science and technology, aviation, mobility, sports and entertainment, government, water and community-focused projects. KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.