Press Release

Benjamin P. Kladder, P.E. Joins GEI as a Senior Civil/Water Resources Engineer

September 7, 2021

GEI adds water resources engineer to strengthen presence in Michigan

Traverse City, MI (September 7, 2021) – Benjamin P. Kladder, P.E. has joined GEI’s Traverse City, MI office as a Senior Civil/Water Resources Engineer.

Mr. Benjamin. P. Kladder, P.E., is a Senior Civil/Water Resources Engineer in GEI’s Traverse City, MI Office. He is an experienced project manager with over 20 years of engineering in water, sanitary sewer, low pressure sewer system, inflow & infiltration improvements, pump station and pumping systems analysis, storm sewer design, hydraulic analysis in HEC-RAS, road and utility improvements, parks, trails, and bicycle pathways. Ben has helped communities develop capital improvement plans utilizing Geographical Information Systems. He has served communities as an engineer of record in Northern Michigan for several years and has excelled at successfully delivering funding for his client’s projects.

In addition to municipal engineering, Ben has experience in residential and commercial development and designed military training ranges for the Army National Guard.

“We are excited to have Ben on our team,” says Michael Gatzow, Senior Vice President. “Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience to GEI in the areas of municipal infrastructure and water resources engineering. He will be a great asset to our clients as we continue to grow our engineering practice not only in the Great Lakes area, but throughout the United States.”

“My focus and passion at Michigan Tech was water resources engineering and working in that area of Civil Engineering has always been a dream of mine,” says Ben. “I am excited to join GEI, an industry leader in water resources engineering, and be a part of a team of experts. I am impressed by the culture at GEI and looking forward to getting involved in GEI projects and helping to grow GEI’s presence in Northern Michigan”

Ben earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan.

About GEI: GEI Consultants, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that delivers professional services that improve our world’s built environment. With more than 900 staff and 44 offices in North America, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services to a range of private and public sector clients, both domestically and abroad.

As an employee-owned firm, we foster personal relationships with our clients and support our staff in a partnership model, which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven, recognized experts and attract the best minds to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit, and innovation that is rare in our profession. We engineer solutions in five primary end markets: Water Resources, Energy, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Industrial. For more information on GEI, please visit

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