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KTA Promotes Dave McFayden to CEO and Pete Ault to President

KTA-Tator, Inc., the Pittsburgh-based, 100% employee-owned nationwide consulting engineering firm specializing in infrastructure and asset protection, announced the next phase of their transition in executive leadership. Bill Worms has decided to step down as president and CEO effective July 1, 2022, passing executive responsibilities on to Dave McFayden as CEO, and Pete Ault as President. Worms will remain on staff in a consulting capacity until at least September 30, 2022. Both McFayden and Ault have been with KTA since 2019. Both were brought on board with the specific intention of assuming these top leadership roles.Dave McFayden, KTA CEO effective July 1, 2022

Dave is currently Vice President and business unit manager of the Coatings and Facilities Group. He received his Chemical Engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario and has been in the engineering consulting field his entire 34-year career spanning program management, client services management, strategic planning, business development and operations management across multiple disciplines in environmental, transportation, homeland security and international engineering consulting.

Pete Ault, KTA President effective July 1, 2022Pete is currently President of KTA’s Elzly Technology subsidiary and manager of their Professional Services Business Unit. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. He received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business. Through his 35-year career, he has studied coatings and corrosion phenomena on a wide variety of applications; some of which include ships, bridges, pipelines, offshore platforms, storage tanks, and historic structures. He holds coatings specialist certifications from AMPP, and is actively involved in AMPP, ASTM and several research programs.

KTA’s employee owners embrace the thoughtful succession planning necessary to support continued growth and sustainability of their company and world class service to KTA’s clients in transportation, defense, oil & gas, energy and commercial property markets.