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Monday, September 2, 2014

Mayor Caldwell appoints Robert Kroning to be Design and Construction Director

Honolulu – Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced his nomination of Robert Kroning to serve as the new Director of the Department of Design and Construction. Kroning started today as Director-designate, pending approval of the Honolulu City Council.

“I initially came to Hawaii in 2005 to work for the US Army Corps of Engineers,” said Robert Kroning, “I immediately discovered what a special place it is: the aloha spirit, the strong sense of ohana, and of course, the remarkable natural beauty. It’s these characteristics that drew me to join the City and County of Honolulu where I am looking forward to working with great people whose goal it is to make Oahu an even better place for all.”

Robert Kroning has 24 years of experience working as a US Army Engineer Officer, where he was responsible for leading soldiers, officers and civilians in a wide variety of engineering management and military planning activities. He moved to Hawaii in 2005 where he served as the Chief of Facilities and Construction in the Pacific branch of the US Army, successfully developing the over $1 billion Military Construction Program for the Department of Defense Future Years Defense Program. Kroning also has served as the Deputy District Commander for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Honolulu. After the Kauai dam breach tragedy, Kroning coordinated and oversaw the Corps of Engineers technical inspection of all other dams in Hawaii to ensure their safety.

Kroning and earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and has a Masters in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


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