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February 25, 2015
Kraus-Anderson names Michael L. Spence vice president, director of quality
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (February 2015) – Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (KA) has promoted Michael Spence, AIA, FCSI to vice president, director of quality. He has served as KA’s director of quality since 2008. Spence will oversee an integrated process for quality at all levels, including technical and quality-related training and professional development programs.
Spence is a 40-year industry veteran in the design and construction industry where he focused on large complex projects. He specifically works with architects and engineers to ensure the design intent is effectively implemented by the construction teams. Over the years, he has worked on hundreds of noteworthy projects in healthcare, housing, education, entertainment, hospitality, retail and commercial sectors.
Prior to joining Kraus-Anderson, Spence was an architectural director and senior project manager for Ellerbe Becket, Inc. in Minneapolis, focusing on large, complex healthcare projects in the U.S. and internationally. He also served as corporate director of specifications.
“Mike brings knowledge and leadership to our quality initiatives to maximize value to our clients,” said Al Gerhardt, Kraus-Anderson’s COO. “We look forward to his continued contributions to our core purpose of building enduring relationships and strong communities.”
Spence received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture. He is a registered architect, a fellow in the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and certified construction specifier (CCS). He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects. Spence has received local, regional and national honors for excellence in specification, and is recognized by his peers as a thought leader in building enclosures and material applications.
Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Minot and Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.