David Fautsch, PE, Hugo, is the new president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE).  David is a Director at IDOM, where he manages IDOM’s Oil and Gas Sectors in the US and Canada. His role at IDOM includes business development and project management activities related to both traditional downstream oil refining, chemicals and future fuels including biodiesel, HVO, SAF and hydrogen. David holds two US Patents and has been licensed in 12 states.

 

Jennifer Lowry, PE, was elected MnSPE vice president and will become the organization’s president in 2024-25. Jennifer is the board liaison to Minnesota MATHCOUNTS and serves the City of Roseville as its City Engineer and Assistant Director of Public Works. As City Engineer, she directs engineering related to the design and construction of streets, pathways and utilities throughout the city, including preparation of plans, supervision and inspection.

 

Matt Michel, PE, continues in his role as Treasurer of the 83-year-old organization. Matt is President and CEO of Universal Engineering Services. He has a strong commitment to improving the efficiencies and safety of equipment used to fulfill societal needs such as energy demands and raw material supplies. Matt lives in the St. Paul area.

 

Darin Mielke, PE, will continue in his role as Director of Legislative Advocacy for MnSPE. Darin is assistant Public Works Director and Deputy County Engineer for Carver County. Darin lives in Waconia, MN.

 

Karl Biewald, PE, is MnSPE’s Director of Outreach and is serving his second term on the MnSPE Board. Karl is a product design engineer and owner of AXN|RXN Engineering LLC and lives in West St. Paul.

 

Lynne Gunderson, PE, Principal Operation Support Consultant, Energy Supply for Xcel Energy and is MnSPE’s Board Secretary and Director of Education. Lynne lives in Ham Lake.

 

Rachel Scheu has been elected to her first term on the MnSPE Board and is Director of Young Engineer Activities. Rachel is a Graduate Municipal Engineer at WSB Engineering in Golden Valley. She lives in Hopkins.

 

Sarah Lloyd, PE has been elected to her first term on the MnSPE Board. She serves as MnSPE’s Membership Director and is a Principal Engineer in Bolton & Menk’s Burnsville office. Sarah was recognized as one of Twin Cities’ Business’ Notable Women in STEM in 2023; she lives in Mankato.

 

Daniel Peterson, PE, is the MnSPE board liaison to the Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology Societies; he lives in the Northfield Area.

 

Dave Martini, PE, has completed his term as 2022-23 MnSPE President and now serves the organization as its Past President.. Dave previously served as president of both MnSPE and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a Senior Principal Engineer with Bolton & Menk, the twin cities’ largest engineering firm. Martini is a consulting city engineer and lives in Shakopee.

 

Brian Malm, PE, is a principal engineer in Bolton & Menk’s Rochester office. Malm, is the president elect of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Brian has served MnSPE for more than 20 years. Brian was elected to the NSPE Board of Directors in 2020 and was named an NSPE Fellow in 2021 for his many years of distinguished service.

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The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers has been the voice of the state’s Licensed Professional Engineers for more than 83 years. The organization’s members are dedicated to developing and maintaining public health and safety through their work on the state’s infrastructure. To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state’s licensure board. Then, to retain their licenses, PEs must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers.