Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division

Why your firm should be a part of the USMCA/AEI Division team:

The USMCA offers a wealth of contracting information and networking opportunities for our member firms through the AEI network of prime firms. As the HUB for minority Engineering & Architectural Firms that are MBE\WBE\DBE Certified, we interact with our member firms and leverage our strategic relationships with the some of the largest non-minority firms in America. Joining us helps build your capacity as well.

USMCA - Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division - Chetan Kale, P.E.

Chetan Kale, P.E.

President, Architectural Engineering & Technology Division

Mr Chetan Kale is the founder and principal of Kaletech, LLC. Before starting his own company Mr Kale has worked extensively on major civil engineering projects in Chicago land area. Mr Kale has over 16 years of experience in all facets of Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering and Transportation engineering). 

Mr Kale was part of the design team for a major runway expansion project at O’Hare International Airport. He has also worked on the Masterplan studies with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
His design experience includes Storm Sewer modeling, Drainage design, Sanitary Sewer study, Sewage Treatment plant studies and Industrial Waste treatment.  

He has a B.S in Civil engineering from University of Mumbai(VJTI) India and MS from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago specializing in Environmental engineering.

Chetan Kale is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Illinois, Indiana, & Wisconsin. He is also a LEED accredited professional and has worked on projects assisting contractors who were pursuing LEED certification. 

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USMCA - Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division - Cyrus Rivetna

Cyrus Rivetna

First Vice President, Architectural Engineering & Technology Division

In the Fall of 2015, Cyrus participated in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses 13th cohort, for which this growth plan was created. Through education, training and experience he has become a talented and successful architect; his business has done very well. When compared to most architecture firms of a similar size, we complete more projects, with fewer people, and are more profitable. However, he never had a formal education in business development. Through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, Cyrus has gained invaluable information that will help him manage and grow the business in a meaningful way. The focus of the class was to develop strategies to grow a business through a growth opportunity.

The growth opportunity combines the information learned from Cyrus’ three different, but related businesses. The opportunity is to partner with municipalities (the City of Chicago), private institutions (banks and insurance companies), and building owners to use local talent to rehabilitate distressed properties, which will help stabilize families and neighborhoods while generating tax revenue and profits. All it takes is one building to improve a street corner, or the middle of a block. Imagine how different of a walk to school, work, or even to get a cup of coffee feels when the buildings you are walking along that were once distressed are brought back to life. 

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USMCA - Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division - Harsh Muthal

Harsh Muthal

Second Vice President, Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division

Harsh Muthal, Chairman of the Executive Board of AmLed Technologies Inc.

AmLED Technologies is focused on developing environmentally sensitive and ‘Smart’ LED fixtures for commercial and industrial use. In a market which is flooded with cheaper alternatives from overseas, AmLED proudly designs, develops and assembles its products in Itasca, IL.

Harsh is an entrepreneur and management professional. He owns a business strategy consulting firm, Biz Mantra Inc. out of Chicago, ILLINOIS. His firm focusses on consulting and advisory in Business Strategy, Revenue Growth, Financial Turnarounds, M&A and Executive Coaching. Biz Mantra also assists technology entrepreneurs in incubating and bringing to market new products. Prior to starting his consulting firm in 2012, Harsh was Telecom Industry Leader for North America at IBM.

Harsh has over 30 years of national and international experience in general management and sales in Information Technology and Technology driven industries. During this time, he has worked for global corporations like UniLever, Motorola and IBM.

Harsh co- founded and managed Meadowood Global Services a consulting firm in mid-nineties and took it to a successful acquisition. As CEO of Meadowood he consulted with Motorola, AT&T, GE Medical, MetLife and Reliance Industries.

Harsh currently is a member of the Board of Directors at, Monjin Corp, Amled Technologies Inc, Hedgeness LLC and the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers his time as a SCORE certified mentor for mentoring budding entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium scale industries.

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USMCA - Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division - Maruthamuthu Kanapathy

Maruthamuthu Kanapathy

Treasurer


With over 30 years of international executive experience including Business Turnaround expertise, new market penetration, market positioning, regulatory compliance, establishment of commercial organizations, solution Selling, customer engagement, project/program management with IT Consulting, and supply chain management in multiple industry verticals both in public and private sector.  Before joining with Mercury he served in Levergent Technologies Inc., as Chief Financial Officer,  Amtec Precision Products, Inc., Vice President –  operations and Company Affairs, Mascon Global Information S. de R.L. de C.V., México as Country Manager , Mascon Global (India / US) as Principal . He is a member of IMA ( Institute of Management Accountants).

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