Minneapolis, MN — Kevin Full, PE, LEED AP, recently joined the Partner group at VAA.
The multidiscipline engineering firm of more than 200 employees is now privately held by 13 partners.
A senior structural engineer with expertise in large marine infrastructure projects, Full manages work within VAA’s agribusiness and industrial sectors across North America, including the design of marine terminals.
His extensive experience in specialty structural designs — from seismic design to vibration analysis for many construction types — makes Full a unique technical resource to the company and a sought-after expert to his clients.
“We’re so proud of Kevin and his work over the years,” said CEO Jeff Schrock, PE.
“His technical abilities, dedication to his clients, and specific knowledge in marine facilities have helped propel VAA toward our Vision 2030.
"I’m happy to welcome Kevin into the Partner group!”
Paula Phillippe is the first external, independent director to join VAA’s board of directors.
Phillippe has been an executive leader in professional service organizations for more than 20 years.
She has served on a variety of business and nonprofit boards and led several growth initiatives over the course of her career.
A respected enterprise thought leader, Phillippe is routinely looked to by business executives and board members for her insightful perspectives and sound governance counsel.
“As an outside board member, my role is to bring fresh and objective perspectives to VAA’s strategic planning efforts," she said.
"I’m excited to help VAA identify and implement strategies that will help the company continue to grow.”
Phillippe’s expertise includes strategy development, leadership development, risk oversight, human resources, and communications. She is also well-versed in social responsibility, diversity, and culture.
Schrock stated, “VAA is excited to welcome Paula as our first outside board member.
"Her impact has already been felt, and I look forward to her contributions in support of our Vision 2030.
"We’re glad you are here, Paula!”