Chris J. Iasielo
His career has been powered by expertise in nuclear operations
30, Program Manager
Sargent & Lundy
After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, Chris J. Iasielo joined Sargent & Lundy as a young professional eager to assume challenging roles. Today, as program manager for modifications at multiple operating nuclear power stations, Iasielo ensures his team's work is not only technically sound, but seamlessly aligned with that of client and contracting teams, an approach that supports precisely planned outages while meeting client budgets. Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that damaged Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Iasielo was charged with leading a team of 15 people to prepare U.S. nuclear facilities for similar events. His involvement in company charities has helped raise $150,000 for local charities, including Greater Chicago Food Depository and Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.
Traffic engineer lends expertise to prominent projects statewide
37, Project Manager
Civil engineer JoNette Kuhnau has emerged as one of the leading go-to experts in traffic signal and light-rail transit interfaces in Minneapolis, St. Paul and other locations. With experience in traffic operations analysis and design, traffic safety and pedestrian studies, corridor planning, transportation planning, signal and lighting design, and interstate access studies, Kuhnau has served as lead traffic engineer on several high-profile construction projects in the region, including a new stadium for the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, for which she performed an environmental impact study. To date, she has designed and provided field support on more than 100 traffic signals in Minnesota, including more than 50 with light rail in the intersection. As one client observes, "JoNette has the complete faith and trust of the entire organization, including management, design, construction and operations. If JoNette thinks it's the right answer, people believe it."
He has channeled his talents to major projects in health care arena
37, Senior Project Manager
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Since joining contractor J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Kyle Loest has proven instrumental in the execution of two significant health care projects in Madison: University of Wisconsin American Family Children's Hospital, one of the premier facilities of its kind in the nation, and University of Wisconsin Health at The American Center, a 500,000-sq-ft project for which he organized hundreds of tradesmen and craftsmen. In addition to achieving LEED AP status from the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Loest has received a health care construction certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. His volunteer work extends to community groups, including Downtown Madison Inc., Amigos de las Americas and United Way of Dane County.
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