Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division

Why your firm should be a part of the USMCA/AET 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 - Alan Miller

Alan Miller

Secretary

Alan Miller, Founder and Principal of Understand-IT LLC, has more than 30 years of experience in many aspects of small business IT and software development, including full-stack IT support for small businesses and medical practices, software development for business and medical workflow and print solutions, course development for business professionals and developers and end-user training on many aspects of secure computer use.

Alan's current focus is in the areas of IT Security and Business Continuity - keeping bad things from happening and minimizing the impact when they do.

USMCA - Architectural, Engineering & Technology Division - Suresh Jambunathan

Suresh Jambunathan

Third Vice President

Suresh Jambunathan is based in the Chicago area and he has developed, designed-commissioned and helped finance several Energy-Water and process projects.  His expertise includes process design, project management and project financing across Food, Beverage & Agricultural processing and petrochemical plants.  He is the owner/principal of Energy and Water Development LLC (“EnWaDev”) which offers an A-B-C solution to customers.

  • Consulting: Energy & Water systems plus process design. 
  • Development (technical, legal/contractual, environmental etc…) including project finance. 
  • Operations & Maintenance of Energy & Water assets

He earned his BE (Petrochemical Engineering) in 1994 from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-P), India and MS (Food Science) in 1997 from the Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA.  He was previously the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development & Engineering at Marquis Energy (ME). Marquis Energy owns & operates the world’s largest single site ethanol plant in Hennepin IL, and a smaller plant in Necedah in central Wisconsin.

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Dustin Barlow

Second Vice President