New Branch Managers announced for Visalia and Porterville Offices

by QK

Two Years of Leadership Training Culminates in Big Promotions for Monique Mello and Barry Lindner

QK is pleased to announce two major promotions in our firm and are excited to celebrate Monique Mello, Visalia Branch Manager and Barry Lindner, Porterville Branch Manager for their accomplishments and growth over the past two years as they participated in leadership training to prepare them for these roles.

Monique Mello started leadership training as a Senior Engineer and Group Leader for Visalia. Monique’s career with QK started many years before that, in March 2001, as a new graduate from Fresno State’s engineering program. Monique has grown her career here under mentors such as Mike Knopf and has invested in others as a mentor over the years as well. Throughout her career she has created and cultivated many long-lasting relationships with staff and clients. Her natural drive to help bring out the best in others, loyalty to our company and clients and ownership mentality are leadership traits we look for when selecting our leaders. Monique displays all these characteristics and more, which is why we know she will succeed in leading the Visalia branch.

Barry Linder joined QK in 2018 as a Senior Project Manager and quickly rose to the top of our sales charts by connecting with clients on both large and small projects. Barry shifted from Visalia to Porterville shortly after joining so that he could provide leadership on engineering projects. His role has expanded to providing leadership over surveying projects and leadership for our Porterville staff. He has been the Assistant Branch Manager and now he will lead the office as the Branch Manager. Barry will continue to work alongside Monique to build the brand name in QK’s central region.  They will also continue to partner in leading work sharing efforts between the two offices.

Both Monique and Barry have participated in our senior management team meetings for almost two years. They have both added insights to our discussions and participated in executing on solutions to drive successful outcomes. They are strong leaders that pair well together and share a common vision for their branches and for QK overall. Both are respected and well-liked managers regarded for their technical expertise. We are thrilled to have them on the team, leading efforts in two of our branches, as we head towards new heights of success together. We are confident that these offices will continue to thrive and grow under their leadership.

Congratulations Monique and Barry!


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