Katherine Banicki, FESD
Katherine Banicki is President and Chairman of the Board of Testing Engineers & Consultants, Inc. (TEC), an engineering consulting firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental, building and infrastructure engineering, and construction materials testing services. TEC, a certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) founded in 1966 has offices in Troy, Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Ms. Banicki began her career 49 years ago when she and her husband John Banicki, founded the company. As the leader of a woman owned firm, she has faced many challenges and has emerged strong and well respected by her peers. A firm believer in community service, she is involved in numerous youth, civic, religious and professional organizations. She has received numerous awards and honors for her role as a community and industry leader. Among her many accomplishments, Katherine is a long standing member of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) and Board Director, was inducted into the ESD College of Fellows in 2011. She is the first woman ever to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of Michigan (AGC). She is on the CORENET Advisory Board and the Oakland Schools Education Foundation Board. She is a member and is on the Programs committee with the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) honored Katherine with a Special Recognition Award for her long-standing efforts on the Society’s behalf. And, Katherine is an Honorary Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan. This high honor is presented in recognition of an individual of esteemed character who has rendered a distinguished service to the profession of architecture.
Ms. Banicki attributes her success to hard work, relationships and her staff of dedicated professionals. A balanced lifestyle includes spending quality time with family and friends.