HNTB Names Chris Gale President of Great Lakes Division
INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Gale, PE, has been named president of HNTB Corporation’s Great Lakes Division, overseeing operations, project delivery and client service in seven states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Gale leads 600 professionals who provide aviation, highway, bridge, transit and rail, and toll projects to improve mobility.
Gale is based in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office.
“HNTB is growing in the Great Lakes Division as our core market sectors build momentum,” said Mike Inabinet, PE, Central Region president. “Chris is a proven and well-respected industry leader whose contributions will keep the firm, its clients and the communities we serve moving forward. He not only understands the technical elements of our projects, but has great vision on how these projects interact with the needs of our communities and the policies of our clients and governments.”
Gale has a nearly 23-year career with HNTB in numerous roles, most recently as senior vice president and division sales officer, helping to grow client relationships in the region. Additionally, Gale’s project experience includes planning, design and construction for transit, roadway, drinking water and wastewater facilities.
He actively represents HNTB in civic and industry-related associations, helps recruit top talent to the firm, and fosters relationships with clients and thought leaders.
Gale earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
HNTB has been involved in some of the most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs that are reshaping the Great Lakes region. In Gale’s home state of Indiana, signature HNTB infrastructure projects include the North/South Split (I-65, I-70 interchange) in Indianapolis, a statewide interstate tolling study, I-69 Section 6 environmental impact statement and the Southport AWT Plant Capacity Expansion. Across the Great Lakes Division, HNTB’s other projects include the Hop Streetcar in Milwaukee; Chicago O’Hare’s runway 9C-27C; Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line extension; I-94 modernization in Detroit; smart city initiatives in Columbus and a variety of signature bridges and many other projects.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.