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Ken Mika, P.E., F.ASCE, Tetra Tech’s Central Region area manager and client manager out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Mika oversees the Tetra Tech geotechnical laboratory and expansion of the laboratory services into environmental remediation treatability study support, as well as Tetra Tech’s construction quality assurance team. 

As a strategic leader, Mika has a proven record of evaluating, building, and implementing process improvements within and across teams (both in the workplace and professional organizations), experience with leading and coaching team members, and with resource allocation, and has built and maintained cooperative teaming relationships. He has over 15 years of experience in overseeing construction projects in the field, acting as the construction manager, serving as a project manager, and being available as a subject matter expert. 

Mika has managed projects through the years with various degrees of complexity, with contract values of $5,000 to $6 million, and these projects had overall construction costs from $100,000 to $77 million. 

In addition, he is a recognized leader on the design and application of in situ solidification/stabilization (ISS) technology for waste, manufactured gas plant, and contaminated sediments. He has led both field oversight and design on over 408,000 cubic yards of ISS and the dredging of 572,000 cubic yards of sediment in multiple states. In 2016, Mika led the design/construction team that earned the ASCE Engineering Achievement Award for the Former Two Rivers MGP Site Time Critical Removal Action.

Mika has been on multiple teams that earned Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Environmental Excellence recognitions for Environmental Dredging: notable nomination in 2018 for the Cedar Creek Environmental Remediation Project, Cedarburg, Wisconsin; notable nomination in 2016 for the Wisconsin River and Park Pond Remediation; winner in 2015 for the East Branch Grand Calumet River Remediation, East Chicago / Hammond, Indiana; and silver in 2013 for the River Raisin Area of Concern Restoration Project in Monroe, Michigan.

Besides his role at Tetra Tech, he is on ASCE’s Board of Direction and chairs the Board Strategic Advisory Committee. 

Mika has also had the honor of being recognized by his peers by receiving the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin, the 2019 Future 15 Recipient award from Greater Green Bay Chamber, and the 2016 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement from ASCE, to name a few of his honors.

He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, his master’s degree in engineering also at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, and is obtaining his doctoral degree in business administration at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.