GKD-USA Promotes Dale Payne to Chief Engineer

July 23, 2020

GKD-USA, the leading provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, has promoted Dale Payne to Chief Engineer. Payne successfully obtained his Professional Engineering License for the State of Maryland which triggered the immediate promotion. The license is obtained through education, work experience, passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

“This licensure demonstrates Dale’s engineering competency,” commented Tom Bialk, Engineering Manager, GKD-USA. “This is a prestigious achievement and we couldn’t be happier to have him as part of the GKD team.”

Payne joined GKD-USA’s engineering department in May 2018 and quickly became an invaluable team member. He had a major role in obtaining and completing the company’s biggest and most challenging architectural project in its history – the recently completed Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. He supports the sales, estimating and production departments with new applications as well as completing and supporting all architectural projects.

Payne earned his associate’s degree in Engineering Technology at Chesapeake College and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.