Kurt Knipp has been named chief operating officer at Chicago-based ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), a company that specializes in the consulting-engineering design of high-performance building systems.
In his new position, Knipp will be responsible for leading ESD’s day-to-day operations. He has more than 30 years of experience with a diverse background in executive management and consulting for a variety of domestic and international companies.
“ESD’s vision for the future includes growth initiatives in all of our core markets, expanding services to our existing customer base and entering new markets,” stated Raj Gupta, ESD’s chief executive officer. “To achieve this vision and stay ahead of our competitors we need to attract and retain top talent, exceed customer expectations, improve operating efficiencies and achieve a superior cost structure. Kurt is a seasoned leader in managing performance improvement and he will play a key role in ESD’s future.”
Before joining ESD, Knipp worked as managing director at Lake Pointe Partners LLC, a Chicago-based boutique performance-improvement consulting practice that he co-founded in 2004.