Engineering for your state, your community, your life.

History of ACEC/MN

Engineering. Go Figure

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) is the leading business practice and policy advocate for consulting engineering firms in Minnesota.

Formed in 1949, ACEC/MN´s represents the interests of it's member firms. It provides information to the public and can act as a conduit  and provide consultation services in the field of engineering  to potential clients of consulting engineers.  It's 150 member firms, representing over 7,000 employees, provide services to all segments of society, including federal, state and local governments, private industry and the general public. You can learn more about the consulting engineering profession by going to Engineering.GoFigure which promotes the achievements of engineers both today and historically.

ACEC/MN is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the largest national organization of engineers engaged in the practice of consulting engineering located in Washington, DC. ACEC represents 51 states; employing 300,000 design professionals; responsible for more than $100 billion of private and public works annually.

ACEC/MN's Past Presidents

1950-51 Carl E. Gausman *
1951-52 V.C. Lundquist *
1952-53 T.E. Roche *
1953-54 Walter H. Wheeler *
1954-55 Homer M. Bird *
1955-56 A.L. Sanford *
1956 Borge Nielsen *
1956-57 William Schoell *
1957-58 Scott Whitnah *
1958-59 Robert J. Ellison *
1959-60 Wallace C. Bruch*
1960-61 Willis A. Jacus*
1961-62 Robert L. Michaud *
1962-63 J. Henry Schipke *
1963-64 Gordon B. Moore *
1964-65 Donald Chapman
1965-66 Ben Mayeron *
1966-67 Earl L. Youngren *
1967-68 Milford G. Bird *
1968-69 J.S. Braun
1969-70 Robert W. Rosene
1970-71 David R. Conkey
1971-72 Leif W. Ericksen *
1972-73 Douglas G. Wolfangle*
1973-74 Glenn F. Gausman *
1974-75 Maxwell L. Oftedal *
1975-76 William H. McCombs*
1976-77 Robert R. Ryder *
1977-78 Norman F. Podas, Jr. *
1978-79 Jack D. Nagel
1979-80 James C. Tillitt *
1980-81 Robert J. McFarlin
1981-82 Thomas G. Johnson*
1982-83 Charles S. Barger
1983-84 Thomas J. Schoenecker
1984-85 James R. Orr
1985-86 Robert E. Pendergast
1986-87 Bradford A. Lemberg*
1987-88 Duane T. Prew
1988-89 Cameron G. Kruse
1989-90 Charles L. Ballou
1990-91 Harvey H. Harvala
1991-92 James A. Keller
1992-93 Don K. Stormoe *
1993-94 Kenneth E. Adolf
1994-95 William H. Sayre
1995-96 D. Lane Hersey
1996-97 Thomas J. Downs
1997-98 Wallace M. Ouse
1998-99 Ronald A. Shaffer
1999-00 Shirley M. Walker
2000-01 John G. Smith
2001-02 Joseph W. Hallberg
2002-03 Glenn R. Cook
2003-04 Douglas G. Tholo
2004-05 Charles N. Gonderinger
2005-06 Scott V. Samuelson
2006-07 Dave T. Blume
2007-08 William D. Bennett
2008-09 George D. Kluempke
2009-10 Bret M. Farmer
2010-11 Glenn G. Schreiner
2011-12 Robert J. Struve
2012-13 Gene M. Sieve
2013-14 Avo Toghramadjian
2014-15 John Dillingham
2015-16 Pat McGraw
2016-17 Dan Murphy

* deceased