The Integrity and Client Service (ICS) Award is the highest honor bestowed internally upon a CTA team member. Nicknamed “The Geno” after 53-year-tenured Gene Kolstad, the award is presented each December with a cash prize. Colleagues are nominated from across the firm, and the winner is judged to excel in three categories: honesty, compassion, and responsiveness.
Our 2018 honoree is Carl Maehl, an associate and electrical engineer in Missoula. Carl has been with CTA for nearly 20 years, working in locations that include Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, and Washington.
Clients have the utmost confidence in Carl, knowing his work will be flawless. If an issue does arise, Carl takes immediate corrective action. One client went so far as to say he will not work with anyone other than Carl on large, design-build projects.
Junior members of the electrical engineering group are keen on having Carl serve as a mentor — asking for him specifically. Carl is a leader, taking the time to raise people up and guide teams through difficult projects that result in successful outcomes for project teams and clients.