Kevin Harvey, Chief Executive Office of KC Harvey, is pleased to announce that we have hired Mr. Dirk Applegate to be our new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in response to our company’s continued growth and development of future plans.
Dirk holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Colgate and an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the Colorado School of Mines. Serving as both an internal executive and an individual contributor, Dirk has been in the consulting field for more than 28 years and has been in a senior business development and operations role for the past 21 years. At any one time, he has managed upwards of 20 office managers and 500 multidisciplined staff in numerous locations.
As a business development leader, Dirk has a successful record of meeting sales goals through developing long-term relationships based on meeting clients’ needs. As an operations manager, he has a clear understanding of performing the complete operational management role. Dirk has focused much of his career on clients in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Mining and Power Generation, and Transmission market sectors.
From owning a small business to leading as an executive at large engineering firms, Dirk has been responsible for all aspects of business development and marketing, staffing, strategy development, and implementation of business plans. He has developed strategic initiatives and solutions for improving business operations throughout the past 21 years.
Dirk brings a fresh perspective to our company as a high-energy leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and business acumen. Under his leadership, his teams consistently exceed business expectations by communicating clear objectives and setting challenging goals. As a team builder, Dirk understands the value of eliminating barriers and creating inclusive opportunities throughout the business. His success has led to numerous opportunities for career advancement and increased levels of responsibility.
Dirk is currently in the process of moving from Denver to Bozeman with his wife and three children. We at KC Harvey welcome Dirk as the best fit for KC Harvey because he believes in creating a company culture that is safe, fun and productive. We look forward to growth and development of our company under his environmental and management leadership.