Ken Aldridge is the Chairman of the Board. He has been an industry professional since 1973, and under his leadership the company has experienced extraordinary growth and expanded their services, territories and markets. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Business and is currently on the Board of Directors and vice chairman for the American Road & Transportation Association and a past chairman of the Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association.
Alex Aldridge began participating in the family business at age 13; officially joining Aldridge in 2006 as a project manager. Alex has held a wide variety of roles giving him a deep understanding of all aspects of the business. In 2015, he and Steve became Chief Operating Officers. Today, in his role as CEO, Alex oversees Aldridge’s Power Group, Safety, and Risk. In addition, he is responsible for strategic planning and building the future organizational structure.
Steve began his career in the field, where he spent three years as a Local 9 electrician. Moving into management roles, with increasing responsibility, he became Executive Vice President in 2011. In 2015, Steve became Chief Operating Officer overseeing operations, training, development, and corporate risk management. As CEO, Steve continues to be responsible for overall business strategy and planning and leads the Transportation Group, Accounting, and Quality.
Steve Rivi began his career as an electrician, brought into Aldridge by his father, John Rivi. He moved into estimating and began to work out of the Libertyville office in 1987. He held a number of executive titles, including President, before being Chief Executive Officer in 2015. In July of 2019, Steve assumed the role of CEO Emeritus as Alex and Steve Aldridge stepped into their CEO roles. He remains in an advisory role to the organization.
As an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Tom joined Aldridge in 1990 as a general foreman. After a series of managerial assignments, Tom became Executive Vice President of business development in 1999 and was promoted to President in 2015. He is responsible for oversight of corporate strategic planning and our Marketing and Estimating Departments.
Gene has over 25 years of accounting experience with more than 20 years specializing in financial management in the construction field. Gene is responsible for financial strategy of the corporation including corporate finance, treasury, tax, mergers & acquisitions, banking and insurance relationships and other strategic aspects of the business. He earned his MBA from Marquette University.
Brian serves on the Aldridge Executive Team and provides executive leadership and project oversight for the Power Division. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President of Power Group in 2015, he held a variety of operational roles throughout his career including Project Manager, Senior
Project Manager, Division Manager and Vice President of Drilling. With over 17 years of experience in the management of drilled shaft construction, he provides operational oversight and directs business development for the Power Group, overseeing estimating, business management, contract negotiations, purchasing and operational management. Under his leadership, Aldridge performs approximately $200M annually in foundations and utility projects across the United States.
Frank has over 24 years of electrical construction project management and provides executive leadership and project oversight for the Illinois Transportation Division. This division includes all IDOT, Tollway, CDOT and various county agency construction projects as well as work at O’Hare International Airport and the Chicago Transit System. Since joining Aldridge, Frank has held a variety of operational roles throughout his career with increasing responsibilities including Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Division Manager. In 2014, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, and was responsible for the successful completion of over $40 million in concurrent projects for the O’Hare Modernization Program as well as the highly successful CTA Red Line Rehabilitation along the Dan Ryan Expressway.
Tim has over 20 years of experience in providing electrical systems for mass transit including heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail. Through his career, he has provided senior management oversight to transit projects in excess of $1 Billion. Utilizing his excellent communication skills, Tim excels in inspiring the large project teams of the National Transportation division to bring in successful projects exceeding client expectations.
Ed is an integral part of the executive team, responsible for overseeing our Mid-Atlantic transportation operations, leading key acquisitions, and regional growth initiatives. Ed began his career at Aldridge nearly 30 years ago as a Project Manager in the Underground Division. He was promoted to division manager in 1998, before becoming Executive Vice President for new ventures and acquisitions in 2008. In 2018, Ed’s role as Executive Vice President shifted to operational oversight of our east coast offices and helping to expand our Mid-Atlantic presence.
Mark has over 25 years of operations, technology and strategy experience with more than 17 years focused in the construction industry. As Executive Vice President, he has responsibility for Purchasing, Fleet, the Risk Management team, and the Information Technology group. Mark also leads corporate strategic planning, the integration of new businesses into the organization, business process improvement, and other corporate operations that support the divisions. Mark has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, an MS in Construction Management from Northwestern University, and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.