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Get to know our KTL team! This month, we are catching up with KTL Senior Consultant and Partner Andy Smith. Andy has over 10 years of experience providing project oversight, technical support, and IT solutions on a variety of EHS and engineering projects for a wide range of clients and industries. Andy is based out of our Madison, WI office.
Tell us a little bit about your background—what are your areas of expertise?
I started working at KTL in 2011, mainly to support a large data gathering and management project. From there, I managed to prove myself useful in other areas and stuck around. Since joining KTL, I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects and developed plenty of IT skills, including SharePoint development, GIS, statistics/data analysis, etc. My primary areas of expertise these days would be leveraging those IT skills on projects involving asset retirement obligations (AROs), EHS and regulatory compliance, and general project management.
What types of clients do you work with? What are the biggest issues you see them facing right now?
Most of my client work has been focused on the private sector, with the bulk of my current time spent with chemical manufacturing companies. However, I have also worked extensively with transportation and manufacturing companies.
Overall, the most common issue the clients I work with face is managing regulatory, environmental, and workplace safety risks while balancing the need to maintain and manage a productive company.
What would you say is a highlight of your job?
I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects and continuously improving the work KTL performs. Sometimes this will show up in doing a task more efficiently than we had in the past. Other times it might mean leveraging an IT platform like SharePoint or management system approach to make the work considerably more repeatable and manageable.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I bike a fair amount and play semi-convincing soccer regularly. Beyond that, my free time is consumed by books, random stuff, and hanging out with the cat.
Read Andy’s full bio.