BISMARCK, N.D. • The KLJ Solutions Holding Co. Board of Directors has announced the appointment of interim Chief Executive Officer Barry Schuchard, effective Jan. 1.

The appointment follows the resignation of Dean Anagnost, CEO of KLJ Engineering (KLJ), effective Dec. 31.

Schuchard has been with the company since 1983 and served in multiple project-related and leadership roles over the years, including chief production officer for a number of years and most recently as the company’s chief value officer, the company said in a news release on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

“It is my privilege to step into this interim role and support the company as we transition our leadership,” Schuchard said in the statement. “With more than 80 years in business our growth across our footprint has been exciting, and we continue to pursue our mission of improving the lives of people and communities by engineering progressive infrastructure across the nation.”

Anagnost began his career with KLJ in 1991, responsible for the formation of the company’s telecommunications practice, which the company said remains a key component of KLJ’s business portfolio.

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Dean Anagnost
Dean AnagnostImage: Courtesy of KLJ

“Dean has been instrumental in building KLJ’s success, growth, and geographic expansion,” Schuchard said. “He began his career as an engineer and has held multiple leadership roles, including serving as the company’s chief financial officer prior to leading the strategic direction of the company as CEO. We recognize and appreciate Dean’s commitment and service to KLJ over the years.”