A MESSAGE FROM MCE:
We are pleased to announce that Doug Cooley will be retiring on December 28th, after 51 years of dedication to Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE). Doug began working at MCE as an intern in 1969 under his father and co-founder of the company, Sherm Cooley. One could say engineering is simply in Doug’s blood. Throughout his career, Doug was known for his excellent leadership, patience, mentoring, and providing quality engineering. A few of the noteworthy clients that Doug worked with include St. Paul Travelers, Federal Reserve Bank, Prudential, General Mills, Andersen Windows, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, who oversee MSP Airport and the six regional reliever airports.
We admire Doug for his, hard work, commitment, integrity, and passion for the industry. Doug’s contributions made a long-term impact on MCE and the engineering community. Thank you, Doug!
A FAREWELL FROM DOUG:
First and foremost; “Thank you!”, What I loved the most about my job is the great people I had the pleasure of working with over the decades. I will miss you all! I have learned something valuable from each of you and I continued to learn something new every day.
One of the facets of my job I loved is the constant search for creative solutions. I have always found it exciting to work with our partners and clients to find the right solution for the each particular situation. Striving for excellence and taking the pains away from our clients has been very rewarding.
While I have enjoyed my time at MCE tremendously, I am looking forward to spending more time with my loving wife, my three children, and my nine grandchildren. We hope to do some traveling to visit friends around the country. I have been truly blessed.
As I step away, I can let go knowing that MCE is in great hands. I have enormous confidence in the leadership and each and every team member. They have made MCE stronger than it has ever been and will continue to do so for many more years to come.
Stepping into new roles within our leadership team at MCE are Greg Trende as President, Jason Petermann as Principal of Operations, and Kerry Cooley Bruggemann as Principal of Sales. Rounding out this leadership team will be principals Eric Stelmack, Jeff Clark and Ron Kruzeski.
Once again, thank you! I have truly appreciated and enjoyed the last 51 years getting to know so many great people throughout the industry. The relationships that I have made will never be forgotten. Thank you for the unforgettable memories and everlasting friendships.
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