Our leadership team represents a combined 195 years of engineering experience, with 177 of those years spent at United Consulting. They are well-known and respected in the industry and their integrity is unwavering. Their vast industry knowledge and expertise is supported by their drive to develop a top-notch team, furthering United’s commitment to excellence.

United Consulting’s leadership team sets the strategic direction of the company, cultivates an environment for continual innovation, and supports a rich company culture where employees can succeed.

Michael Rowe, PE

President

In a career that has eclipsed 25 years, Michael has earned the trust of the industry through honesty and insight.  Initially focused on transportation, he worked to innovate interstate and local roadway projects through implementing new concepts design concepts and alternative project procurement.  Recently, Michael has represented and advocated for our industry as a whole serving on the ACEC Indiana Board of Directors and Executive Leadership.    

Michael graduated from Purdue University in 1995 and worked in the industry building competency in bridge design, construction inspection, and geotechnical engineering.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana.  He led a design team at United for nearly a decade before being entrusted with the oversight of the Road, Bridge, Environmental, and Survey departments.  Michael is the current President at United Consulting and works to continue our legacy while intentionally guiding into the future.  

Some of Michael’s key achievement have included:

  • Design-Builder Project Manager for the first Segment of I-69 from Evansville to Indianapolis
  • INDOT Consultant Project Manager on six interstate added travel lane Design-Build projects
  • Project Manager for the I-80/94 Interchange Modification at I-65
  • Pursuit Manager for the successful I-69 Design-Build Best Value in Hamilton and Madison Counties
  • Pursuit Manager for the successful I-65 Design-Build Best Value in Bartholomew and Jackson Counties

Michael has also demonstrated leadership and advocacy through participation in:

  • Served on the ACEC Indiana Board of Directors from 2013 to 2022
  • Served as the ACEC Indiana President in 2020-2021
  • Serving on the Indiana Transportation Team Central Committee+
  • Served as a Member of the Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar

Dave Richter, PE, PLS

Senior Vice President

Dave’s career at United Consulting began in 1979 as a senior at Carmel High School. Dave worked during the summers as a member of the Survey Team, even as he attended college at Purdue University.

After graduating from Purdue with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1984, Dave became a full-time employee at United. Dave’s responsibilities expanded from surveying to bridge design, apprenticing under veteran bridge designer, Jerry Ritchie. 

Dave learned bridge design “old school” with a pencil, compass, straight edge, protractor and calculator. As computers, structural design software, and computer aided drafting tools entered the profession, Dave was able to take his skills to the next level.

In 1988, Dave received his Professional Engineer’s License, and in 1991 he received his Professional Land Surveyor’s License. In 1993, Dave was promoted to Bridge Department Manager and became a partner with United in 1997. In 1998, Dave was promoted to the position of Director of Transportation and was responsible for the Survey, Road, and Bridge Departments. Dave successfully served as the United President from 2009 – 2021.

Although having worked on numerous challenging projects, Dave considers the development of US 20 as his most rewarding project, which included completely designing and overseeing the development of 12 bridges in 12 months. This project also included the first curved steel girder bridge designed at United Consulting.

Steve Jones

Senior Vice President

Steve started his career at United Consulting in January 1987 after receiving his degree from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Initially, Steve worked in the Construction Engineering Department, managing and inspecting the construction of transportation improvement projects throughout Indiana. 

In the early 1990s, Steve was promoted to Land Acquisition Manager and was responsible for the growth and development of the Land Acquisition department. In 1999, Steve became a Vice President and principal in the firm. Currently, Steve oversees Marketing and Business Development. 

Steve works with our clients to ensure they receive the appropriate funding and service required to complete a project from start to finish. He works with statewide governmental agencies to initiate and identify Public Works Projects that benefit the community. After the project has been identified, Steve helps develop project funding strategies and procurement of funding through varying programs, including local revenue sources, state & Federal grants, and Federal transportation funding. Once the project is funded, Steve provides comprehensive project oversight that includes scheduling, budgeting, contract administration, and client coordination. He has assisted with numerous types of projects including transportation, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, water & wastewater facilities, clean water distribution, and utility relocations. 

Chris Pope, PE

Senior Vice President

With 30 years in the Consulting Engineering Industry, Chris has established himself as a client advocate and problem solver.  His experience and drive has led to many successful projects throughout his career.  Those successful projects had one thing in common; a singular focus on protecting the clients interests. Chris continually leverages his diverse experience and problem solving abilities to advance our Clients projects.

Chris graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and started his career in Indiana that same year.  He is a registered professional engineer in Indiana and Kentucky.  The first 20 years of his career, Chris focused on bridge design and developed a specialty towards complex steel bridges.  Chris has led over 100 bridge projects, and under his leadership, he grew the bridge department of United from 12 to 20.  The last 10 years of Chris’s career has transitioned into full time client advocacy and business development where he has experienced continued success.

Chris has been involved in every aspect of the consulting engineering industry, from design to leadership.  His problem solving and organizational skills have been demonstrated routinely.  Whether it is a complex deign/build project or the implementation of a corporate accounting system, Chris is ready for the challenge.

Some of Chris’s key achievements have included:

  • Working with INDOT in the development of the design/build program in Indiana
  • Major Interchange Projects at I-74/I-465 and I-65/I-80-94 
  • Major Corridor Projects: SR 37 Hamilton County, INDOT Heavy Haul Road Corridor, Ronald Reagan Parkway, US 31 South Bend, I-69 Sections 2 & 3
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Chris has also demonstrated leadership and advocacy through participation in:

  • ACEC Indiana
  • Chi Epsilon
  • AIC
  • AIM
  • Purdue Road School and CEPDS

Keith Bryant, PE

Senior Vice President

With 32 years of experience in the Consulting Engineering industry, Keith has worked with many communities in the State and prides himself with finding the most cost-effective yet functional solutions for the communities that he has been blessed to work with.  Keith enjoys finding solutions for the clients then assisting in all facets of the planning, funding, design, permitting, bid and construction to yield a long-term successful end-product that serves the community for decades into the future.

Keith graduated from Purdue in 1989 and began working in the Consulting Engineering industry with Indiana municipalities that year.  He is a registered professional engineer in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.  

Keith has developed, designed and managed many wastewater collection and treatment plant projects, water distribution and treatment projects and drainage improvements projects over the last three decades.  He began the Water Resources Department at UNITED in 1989 and has helped lead and grow it to be one of the mainstays of United.  In 2008, Keith became a partner and has provided leadership for various areas of the company. He now serves as Engineering Director overseeing the Water Resources Department and the Construction Inspection Department. He welcomes new challenges and assisting clients in solving their problems in a manner that best serves their communities.

Keith is respected within the municipal water and wastewater industry and is a dedicated member of professional organizations including, the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Jon Clodfelter, PE

Vice President

Jon has 29 years in Transportation Engineering and Consulting Industry and has proven himself as a role model with the UNITED staff for client relationships and the ability to find solutions to problems that exceed client expectations.  Jon has worked hard throughout his career to broaden the experience level of the UNITED engineering staff from a technical and managerial side so that client and interpersonal relationships are based on the trust that we will do what we say, every time.

Jon graduated from Purdue University in 1992 and started his career in with the Illinois Department of Transportation that same year.  He is a registered professional engineer in Indiana and Kentucky.  Through 2021 Jon has mainly focused on bridge design and tackled some of UNITED’s most complex projects including heading up the design team early on to take on post-tensioning.  Jon has led the Bridge Department for the last 9 years, and under his leadership, he grew the department from 16 to as many as 25.  Jon’s transition to Transportation Director will see him oversee the future success of the Bridge, Road, Environmental and Survey Departments at UNITED.

Jon continues to develop as a leader at UNITED and in the consulting engineering industry. Jon is ready for the challenge, whether it is problem solving a construction issue or developing a new process to streamline the design efforts at UNITED. 

Some of Jon’s key achievements have included:

  • Building the Bridge Inventory program at UNITED from 12 counties to over 24.
  • Successfully implementing Post-Tensioning to UNITED’s design strategies

Jon has also demonstrated leadership and advocacy through participation in:

  • ACEC Indiana
  • Purdue Road School and CEPDS

Paul Glotzbach, PE

Vice President

With over 25 years in the Civil Engineering Consulting Industry, Paul has been involved in the planning, design, and construction of many projects throughout the State of Indiana.  His experience has resulted in many successful projects with preparation of complete and well-organized construction contract documents and construction administration assistance to protect the interest of his many clients.  The success of his project teams has led to repeat business and strong client relationships.

Paul graduated from Purdue University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and has spent his entire career as a consultant in the State of Indiana.  He is a registered professional engineer in Indiana and Kentucky.  Paul has led over 50 sanitary sewer, storm sewer, CSO mitigation, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, sewer rehabilitation, and gas relocation projects for over 30 clients.  Paul’s career has advanced through positions of Project Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, and currently as the Department Manager for the Water/Wastewater Department.  All with a client focused approach to successfully completing projects for significant infrastructure improvements, quality of life improvements, and state/federal permit compliance.

Some of Paul’s key achievements have included:

  • Led multi-firm project design teams
  • Led construction administration of major CSO mitigation program involving multiple design teams, alternative construction delivery, and multiple client leadership changes.

Paul has also demonstrated leadership and advocacy through participation in:

  • Water Environment Federation / Indiana Water Environment Association
  • American Water Works Association
  • ACEC Indiana

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