Sean Henry, PE, has joined Klingner as a Chief Engineer in the Civil / Site Department. Henry will also serve as the firm’s Regional Manager for the Heartland Tri-State area of Southern Illinois, Southeastern Missouri, and Western Kentucky.
Since 2011, Henry has served the City of Carbondale as Director of Public Works and City Engineer. Directly prior to being named the Director of Public Works, he spent five years as an Operations Manager in Public Works. During his tenure with the City, Henry managed department operations, budgets, and activities for 18 distinct operating divisions, accounting for nearly 40% of the City’s annual budget. His areas of expertise encompass all aspects of municipal infrastructure, including water treatment, storage, and distribution; sewer treatment collection, pumping, and sludge disposal; and street, sidewalk, traffic signal, parking lot, storm sewer, and general property maintenance and repair, among others. Prior to his experience at the City, Henry was the Director of Civil Engineering for a consulting firm in Carbondale.
“I am so excited to join the Klingner team and be able to expand their reach into the Southern Illinois and Tri-State Region; having a local presence and office will provide communities and businesses direct access to Klingner’s vast engineering resources and services,” says Henry.
Henry is licensed in Illinois, is President of the American Public Works Association-Illinois (APWA-IL), and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE), International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA), American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE). Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T. He was inducted into Missouri S&T’s Academy of Civil Engineers, which recognizes outstanding achievement, excellence, and leadership in engineering and civic affairs, in 2016.
“Klingner & Associates, PC has had a presence in the Heartland Tri-State area for many years,” said firm president Mike Klingner, PE. “Having a regional manager will greatly help us serve our existing clients and grow additional work. Mr. Henry expands our capabilities in municipal, transportation, and other civil works. We are extremely pleased to have him join our team.”