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LAN Welcomes Veteran Through 'Hiring Our Heroes' Program

June 13, 2024
Karter Ford, a distinguished U.S. Army veteran, joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam in May as a mechanical engineer in training (E1).

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Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) hires Karter Ford, engineer in training (EIT), as part of the company's “Hiring Our Heroes” fellowship program. Ford, a distinguished U.S. Army veteran, joined LAN in May 2024 as a mechanical EIT (E1).

“Ford spent three months training with the mechanical team before military discharge and has already made a significant impact within the mechanical team,” said Kristie Tiller, LAN’s senior associate and director of mechanical engineering. “At LAN, we believe in the importance of providing opportunities to our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. His quick learning and hard work have already proven him to be a valuable asset.”

Ford brings more than four years of extensive experience in horizontal construction, project management, data analysis and mechanical system troubleshooting. His military career includes roles as a team leader and horizontal construction engineer at Fort Liberty, N.C., where he demonstrated leadership, innovative thinking and attention to detail. His areas of expertise include project management, problem-solving, design, process improvement and personnel management.

“The training I received at LAN was phenomenal,” Ford said. “It exposed me not only to mechanical design for facilities, but the different software needed to conduct the design process as a whole. The 'Hiring Our Heroes' program is a testament to LAN's commitment to supporting veterans. I feel proud to be a part of this company.”

He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, Dwight Look College of Engineering in College Station, Texas.

Ford's background includes:

  • Managing and supervising construction missions supporting more than 3,000 personnel annually.
  • Providing technical knowledge for project planning, coordination and design.
  • Training equipment operators to enhance efficiency and safety.
  • Recognized as Paratrooper of the Quarter by the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion.