Los Angeles, California– Kleinfelder announced the hire of Tom Sardo, PE, as Vice President, Client Account Manager for the firm’s California transportation market. In this role, Sardo will be responsible for fostering relationships with transportation clients, advancing Kleinfelder’s position in the marketplace, and partnering with operations teams in Southern and Northern California to develop client-centric delivery teams capable of meeting client requirements and expectations.
“With Kleinfelder strategically positioned for growth in the California transportation market, Tom fills an important and exciting role,” commented Senior Vice President Houman Makarechi. “Tom will be instrumental in nurturing existing and new client partnerships and leveraging Kleinfelder’s multidisciplinary staff to help our clients achieve their business objectives.”
An accomplished industry professional with over 30 years of experience, Sardo has held leadership positions overseeing client development, operations, project management, and transportation infrastructure design. In addition to his experience working for the California Department of Transportation, Division of Engineering Services and Office of Earthquake Engineering for 12 years, Sardo has provided management and oversight for a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of projects for major transportation agencies including Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Riverside County Transportation Commission, Port of Long Beach, Orange County Transportation Authority, and Bay Area Rapid Transit. His technical and management experience combined with his business development prowess and well-rounded knowledge of the transportation industry make him a valuable partner to state and local agencies with infrastructure initiatives in the planning, design, or construction phase.
Committed to advancing the transportation industry, Sardo has served as a member of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program and the Transportation Research Board. He is also a contributing author of “The Bridge Engineering Handbook,” published through CRC Press LLC.
“I have partnered with Kleinfelder over the past 20 years or more, and I am continually impressed with the many marquee projects the firm is involved with, including SANDAG’s Mid-Coast Trolley and LAWA’s Automated People Mover,” said Sardo. “I am excited to be a part of Kleinfelder’s team to help lead and grow the firm’s presence in the California transportation marketplace. I also look forward to building upon my existing relationships with clientele and partners to expand Kleinfelder’s diverse portfolio and add to their multi-disciplinary approach of delivering quality work.”
Sardo is a registered professional civil engineer in California and Washington with an education in civil engineering from the University of Arizona.