Home /Team / Steve Klute President Steve has been the president of Klute since 1992 and has worked at Klute his entire career, since 1977. Steve started out as a welder before transitioning into an operations manager role as president. In 1998, Steve started our fabrication operation and has overseen its growth since. / Chad Anderson Production Manager Chad has been with Klute since 2010. Prior to joining Klute, Chad served as the production manager at various steel facilities. Chad is a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and oversees all of the welder certification in our facility. His primary responsibilities include managing the production functions of the shop. / Kimm Klute Accounting Kimm joined Steve in managing Klute full-time in 1996. Kimm is still actively involved in day-to-day operations focusing her time on accounting and office management. / Dan Auwerda Structural Engineering Manager Dan joined the Klute team in 2018. His background includes having worked in the transmission substation engineering department of a large utility as well as providing structural engineering for a heavy industrial consulting firm. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states and a NCEES record holder. As structural engineering manager, Dan oversees design calculations for our engineered structures. / Jordan Klute Operations Manager Jordan joined the family business in 2013 after working in public accounting and banking. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. As operations manager, Jordan oversees all office functions from accounting to project management to detailing. / Kelly Rafferty Human Resources and Safety Manager Kelly joined Klute as Human Resource and Safety Manager in 2015. She has been in human resources in the steel industry for over 20 years. / James Wagner Joined Klute in 2015 and oversees the print detailing department. James past employment has covered many different opportunities in the steel fabrication field, having more than 30 years of 3D modeling experience. / We’re good folks. Plain and simple.