Curtis Cook has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chris Banks has been promoted to Senior Vice President.

Headshots of Curtis and Chris
Headshot of Curtis

Curtis Cook has been promoted to Executive Vice President for Keller’s South Central Business Unit, comprised of the Southeast, Florida, and Central regions of the United States. Starting as a field engineer with Keller (then Hayward Baker) in 2001, Curtis Cook assumed the role of Vice President in 2012, overseeing company operations in Florida and the Gulf Coast. In 2019, he was promoted to Senior Vice President for Keller overseeing our Canadian business. 

Curtis has over 25 years of experience solving challenging soil-related issues using geotechnical construction techniques. He holds a bachelor’s in mathematics with a minor in physics from Southern Utah University and a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Utah. Curtis is also a member of the ASCE.

Headshot of Chris

Chris Banks has been promoted to Senior Vice President, succeeding Curtis and leading Keller’s Canadian business. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Chris Banks began his career at McNally Construction, focusing on tunneling and marine projects. Chris joined Keller (then Geo-Foundations Contractors) as an operations manager in 2010. Chris played an integral role throughout several mergers and acquisitions and was promoted to the Vice President of Eastern Canada in 2017.

 Chris holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from McMaster University and is a member of the Deep Foundations Institute, Canadian Geotechnical Society, International Society of Explosives Engineers, and a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

“Chris and Curtis are well-deserving of these roles, and I am confident that their regions will continue to be successful under their leadership.”
Eric Drooff
President of Keller North America
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