KTA Announces Leadership Changes


Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced the next phase in its executive leadership transition, with Chief Executive Officer and President Bill Worms stepping down and passing executive responsibilities to Dave McFayden as CEO and Pete Ault as President. The changes are effective July 1.

According to the emailed release, both McFayden and Ault have been with KTA since 2019 and were brought on board with the intention of assuming these leadership roles. Worms will remain on staff in a consulting capacity until at least Sept. 30, reports KTA.

Currently, McFayden is Vice President and business unit manager of the Coatings and Facilities Group. He reportedly has 34 years of experience in the engineering consulting field, including program management, client services management, strategic planning, business development and operations management in environmental, transportation, homeland security and international engineering consulting. McFayden holds a Chemical Engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Ault currently acts as President of KTA’s Elzly Technology subsidiary and manager of its Professional Services Business Unit. He reportedly has 35 years of experience, studying coatings and corrosion phenomena on a variety of applications like ships, bridges, pipelines, offshore platforms, storage tanks and historic structures.

A registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, Ault received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Drexel’s Lebow College of Business. He also holds coatings specialist certifications from the Association for Materials Protection and Performance, and is actively involved in AMPP, ASTM and several research organizations.

“KTA’s employee owners embrace the thoughtful succession planning necessary to support continued growth and sustainability of their company and world class service to KTA’s clients in transportation, defense, oil and gas, energy and commercial property markets,” wrote the company.


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