After nearly 50 years with Kingscott, longtime Senior Associate and trailblazing engineer DeWayne Leppke, P.E., has announced his retirement. While we are sorry to see DeWayne wind down his valued participation in the firm, we take great pride in his many accomplishments. His involvement included:
- Served as Principal and member of the Board of Directors
- Engineer for Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery, Oshtemo, MI, at the time, the world’s largest shallow-water solar energy system in the world
- Engineer for the (Gerald R. Ford) Federal Building in Grand Rapids, MI
- Engineer for Berkshire Hills Monument Valley Middle School (linked to page), Great Barrington, MA utilizing solar/photovoltaic and geothermal systems
- Mentor for NASA Robotics Alliance Project FIRST Competition and recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award
- Member of Board of Deacons at Bethel Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, MI
In addition to the numerous awards his projects have won for engineering and design, DeWayne was named a Thought Leader in Energy in 2010, reflecting the continuing innovation he brought to projects large and small. His mentorship and friendship to all of us at Kingscott will never be replaced. Good Luck in all you do, DeWayne!