Posted on Monday, January 7, 2002
Raymond J. Kinley, Jr.
Harbour, who has led the firm through two recessions as well as two periods of sustained economic growth, will remain an active member of CHA's Executive Committee indefinitely. He is expected to continue playing a key role in guiding the firm's financial and operational direction.
"Ray Kinley will be an outstanding CEO," commented Harbour. "The business climate in which we operate is changing faster than ever, and we find ourselves diversifying and shifting our focus constantly in order to remain a leader in our field while retaining our financial stability and technological competency. Ray's thorough understanding of both the public and private sectors, as well as his grasp of the economics that shape the marketplace, will allow him to drive the firm forward even through adverse economic or market conditions."
Kinley, the firm's Director of Project Development for the last 22 years, expects CHA to stay in a growth mode in the long run. "The key to our continued success lies in strategic planning, diversification, financial stability and regional expansion," said Kinley. "Bill Harbour has championed these ideals throughout his tenure as CEO, and I will continue to follow his philosophies as we move forward."
CHA's gross revenues have increased every year since Harbour has been CEO. Kinley projects that CHA will realize gross revenues of about $79 million in 2001, an 8% increase over the firm's gross revenues of $73.1 million in 2000.
In addition to his former position as Director of Project Development, Kinley has a long and distinguished record of community service. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for both Hope House and Capital Bank, as well as the Board of Governors for the Sons of St. Patrick. Kinley is also the President and Trustee of H.H. Funding Corporation. He has been involved in fund drives for the Boy Scouts of America, St. Peter's Hospital, Hope House, Ronald McDonald House, and the Leukemia Society. Kinley has received a number of community service awards throughout his career, including being declared "Citizen of the Year" by the Albany Local Development Corporation and receiving the "Circle of Hope" award by Hope House. He is a lifelong resident of the City of Albany, New York.
Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP is a highly diversified, multidisciplined engineering firm providing planning and design in the fields of telecommunications, power transmission and distribution, civil, aviation, traffic/transportation, environmental, geotechnical, industrial, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as landscape architecture, land use planning, surveying, wetland delineation, construction inspection and technology services. CHA has 19 offices throughout the United States. The firm was ranked 115th in the Engineering News-Record's (ENR) list of 2001's top 500 engineering firms according to 2000 gross revenues.