Aviation Industry Leader Knute Ruggaard Joins Faithful+Gould

Kathy Caswell
Knute Ruggaard, a program management professional with more than 38 years of experience, has joined Faithful+Gould as a program director to support the aviation sector.

Knute has demonstrated success in project and program delivery, business development, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement; he has a passion for aviation infrastructure and delivering complex programs and projects. Knute is a professional who has firm roots implementing major challenging infrastructure projects around the world. His experience encompasses all aspects of project development and implementation including planning, design, permitting, finance, public involvement, contracts, legal support, construction management, start-up, program management and client relations.

Faithful+Gould Senior Vice President and Aviation Sector Lead Carin Rautenbach commented, “aviation sector staff at Faithful+Gould have known Knute for many years through aviation-related projects, so I was well aware of his stellar reputation in the industry for winning and managing large aviation programs. He is a great addition to Faithful+Gould’s aviation business – I am very pleased to have a person of this caliber enhance our service offering to our growing portfolio of airport and airline clientele.”

"...I am very pleased to have a person of this caliber enhance our service offering to our growing portfolio of airport and airline clientele."

Carin Rautenbach, Faithful+Gould Senior Vice President - Aviation & Transportation

Knute recently provided executive project management services for the $1 billion International Terminal Redevelopment Program at George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas and served in a leadership capacity for other notable programs, including the greenfield $300 million Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City, Florida and the multi-billion dollar King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Knute has also held key management positions for rail projects in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

"I enthusiastically chose to join Faithful+Gould because we are a recognized leader in the cutting-edge core competencies required of the next generation of aviation development and program management overall", explained Knute.

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