ST. LOUIS — The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists honored Duane Kreuger, the corporate operations manager for Geotechnology Inc., with its prestigious Floyd T. Johnston Service Award.
AEG is the principal American association of professionals in the fields of geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, soils engineering, hydrological engineering, and environmental geology. The association also includes geologists, civil engineers, structural engineers, ecologists, petroleum engineers and others in fields relating to engineering geology and its effects on the environment.
The award, established in 1982, is named in honor of Floyd T. Johnston, the first executive director of the association, and is given for outstanding active and faithful service to the association. Kreuger received the award in September at AEG’s 59th Annual Meeting, in Kona, Hawaii.
Among his many contributions to the organization, Kreuger has been heavily involved with AEG student workshops, has served as an officer in AEG’s St. Louis chapter, has been an AEG board member and AEG Executive Council Member, and served as AEG president (2010). In 2004, Kreuger was a recipient of the AEG Douglas R. Piteau Outstanding Young Member Award.
A graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in geology, Kreuger is a registered geologist in Missouri and Illinois. He has worked with Geotechnology for more than 20 years, in increasingly responsible positions, starting as a driller’s helper/technician, progressing to project geologist, project manager, environmental group manager and branch manager of Geotechnology’s largest office in St. Louis.
In his current role as corporate operations manager, he is responsible for three branch offices with more than 100 staff members. He was instrumental in integrating these offices and employees into company’s systems, policies and procedures in 2015 when Geotechnology acquired a firm in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area.
“Duane’s lengthy list of AEG positions only tells part of the story of his service to the Association,” said AEG president Paul Santi, PhD. “In addition to being a tremendous leader, he is a tireless AEG advocate who recruits new members, motivates and inspires volunteers, and works on countless projects both large and small. We are very appreciative of all he has done for AEG.”
Established more than 30 years ago, Geotechnology, Inc. is a professional corporation offering a comprehensive range of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, including geophysics, water resource management, geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing and drilling. Geotechnology has provided expertise on thousands of major construction projects in the Midwest and Mid-South regions.
Geotechnology is based in St. Louis and has 10 offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.