LEADERSHIP

OUR EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE IS BUILT UPON THE PEOPLE WE’VE CHOSEN.

Chris Sosnowski, PE

Founder/President

        

Chris is one of the founders of Concentric Integration and serves as its President.  He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and has a real passion for water.  Chris strives to inspire others towards good stewardship of the Earth’s resources by encouraging utilities to see a future where technology can truly make our lives better and not just more complicated.   When he’s “not at work,” his family and friends know they can usually find him in the garage at home working on a motorcycle or fixing something that’s not quite ready to be thrown away.

Mike Klein, PE

Automation Department Manager

        

Mike joined Concentric in 1999 as one of its founding members.  He was hired by his father, Dick Klein, after Dick spent over a year trying to convince him to quit his existing job and join the Concentric team.  Mike began his career as an electrical engineer, but his interest in automation and leadership aspirations led him to his position as Concentric’s Director of Automation.  As the Director of Automation and a University of Illinois engineering graduate (ILL!), Mike oversees all aspects of instrumentation, controls, and related automation in the firm.  Mike also bleeds black and white as the firm’s leading White Sox fan.

Larry Kravets

IT Consulting Manager

        

Larry spent most of his early career as a Consultant as well as in corporate information technology and security.  Larry joined Concentric in 2009 bringing with him advanced awareness of cybersecurity and its impact on the industrial automation space.  Larry has provided SCADA architecture for approximately 50% of the water supply in Illinois and is the firm’s lead cybersecurity architect and IT Consultant. As a degreed, multi-certified IT professional, Larry knows industrial IT security and makes sure Concentric’s client base sleeps better at night. With his busy schedule keeping our clients’ systems secure, no one knows where Larry comes up with the time to run, but Larry has completed over 20 marathons on 4 continents!

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Tim Foerster

Consultant/Account Manager

        

Tim joined Concentric in 2012 with experience in IT consulting and a college degree in theology and politics.  Tim quickly gained an interest in how governments do (and sometimes don’t) work.  This insight and his drive for efficiency made him the ideal fit to oversee Concentric’s Information Management projects, later becoming Concentric’s first Account Manager.  In this role, Tim continues to provide leadership in government and utility relationship management, as well as serve our larger clients as a workflow and information management consultant.   Tim loves math more than he’s willing to admit (he’s into probabilities) and also provides advice to clients willing to listen on the best way to benefit from points programs.

Rich Foley

Automation Regional Manager

        

Rich joined Concentric in 2012 with a full career’s worth of experience under his belt.  Rich leads Concentric’s south region, overseeing staff and projects throughout central Illinois.  He brings a multi-disciplined approach to engineering, integration, and service.  As an electrical engineering graduate of Bradley University (Illinois), and a student of what works and what doesn’t, Rich helps drive Concentric’s leadership team towards excellence.

Jim Gramhofer

Automation Regional Manager

        

Jim joined Concentric in 2006.  Since then, his skills, values, and work ethic have been invaluable.  Jim can do it all! He heads up Concentric’s north region, overseeing staff and projects across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.  Jim is the definintion of “hands on”  He regularly finds himself troubleshooting a control panel, behind a server, scoping work, remoting in to help, designing systems, and bailing out concerned clients…then the clock usually hits 8:00 AM.  Spending a lot of time in Wonderware, iFIX, and FactoryTalk View, he also helps provide standards within the firm’s HMI business.

Jessica Kuiper, PMP

Project Manager

        

Jessica began working for Concentric in 2007.  At first she shared her time with our parent company in the Project Management group helping manage the contracts process. It didn’t take long to realize that we needed someone with her exceptional communication skills and organizational abilities on our team on a full-time basis!  This led to her role as our Logistics Manager. She began by formalizing the purchasing and logistics processes, and organizing the thousands of client asset records amassed since our inception. More recently, she has taken on the role of a key Project Manager, successfully managing many of Concentric’s support services relationships.  Jessica finds that listening to classical music while working helps her keep focused…Vivaldi is her favorite when faced with a deadline!