Executive Q&A: Kent Dibble

Kent Dibble, PE, RLS


Dibble Engineering


Years in CRE: 40

Years at company: 40


Q: What attracted you to the industry?

A: The opportunity to see the results of your efforts exhibited in completed infrastructure projects really excites me. To drive around the state and see projects our firm has been involved with and engage and develop relationships with the local professionals and community leaders is very satisfying.


Q: How has the industry changed since you started?

A: Technical and/or economic merit used to be the main factors in moving forward with a project. Today, environmental, political, financial and social factors play a much larger role in the decision making and consensus building process. These factors have made project delivery — from conception to completion — much more complex.


Q: What professional achievement gives you the most pride?

A: I am very proud that our local Arizona firm has thrived for more than 50 years. Our attention to clients and employees (several with 20, 30 and 40 years of service) has been a formula for success. We have been fortunate to be part of the development of sigificant infrastructure projects, including Sky Harbor and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airports; US 60, from Florence Junction through Gonzales Pass; Grand Avenue, from Loop 101 to Morristown; Val Vista Water Transmission Main; and several projects for Native American communities throughout the state.


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