Member News: GKD-USA Promotes Dale Payne to Chief Engineer
GKD-USA, the leading provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, has promoted Dale Payne to Chief Engineer. Payne successfully obtained his Professional Engineering License for the State of Maryland which triggered the immediate promotion. The license is obtained through education, work experience, passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.
“This licensure demonstrates Dale’s engineering competency,” commented Tom Bialk, Engineering Manager, GKD-USA. “This is a prestigious achievement and we couldn’t be happier to have him as part of the GKD team.”
Payne joined GKD-USA’s engineering department in May 2018 and quickly became an invaluable team member. He had a major role in obtaining and completing the company’s biggest and most challenging architectural project in its history – the recently completed Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. He supports the sales, estimating and production departments with new applications as well as completing and supporting all architectural projects.
Payne earned his associate’s degree in Engineering Technology at Chesapeake College and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.
About GKD Metal Fabrics
As the leading provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, GKD Metal Fabrics offers architects the ability to create dynamic, modern environments that address numerous building challenges. Drawing on more than 95 years of German engineering excellence and precise American manufacturing, GKD revolutionized the category of metal fabric applications. With thousands of interior and exterior installations constructed worldwide, architects and specifiers recognize GKD as the metal fabric authority. With its headquarters in Germany and five other facilities in the US, South Africa, China, India and Chile – as well as its branches in France, Spain, Dubai and worldwide representatives, GKD is close to markets anywhere in the world.
For more information, visit www.gkdmetalfabrics.com or call 800.453.8616.
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