Kahler Slater has named Al Krueger and Glenn Roby as CEOs of the architectural, strategic advisory and design firm. The appointment completes succession plans begun several years ago.
Krueger and Roby are succeeding George Meyer and Jim Rasche, who have been at Kahler Slater for more than 35 years each and are now moving into new roles as chief executive officers emeritus.
The new Kahler Slater CEOs are both architects with more than 20 years of experience.
Krueger leads the Kahler Slater’s healthcare team. His commitment to growth led to Kahler Slater’s adding high-level team members to its staff and extending its service offerings to include strategic advisory services. Under Krueger’s leadership, Kahler Slater has added many new client relationships and projects in places such as Canada. Krueger has built on the firm’s strong Mid-Atlantic presence with the start of the firm’s office in Richmond, Virginia, in 2017.
Roby leads Kahler Slater’s corporate, hospitality and residential team and is known in the industry for his deep understanding of privately funded real estate deals. Under Roby’s leadership, the team has more than tripled in size and has added new services. Roby also played a leading role in planning, developing and opening Kahler Slater’s rapidly growing Chicago office in 2020.
The new CEOs will be supported by a team that includes Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Gaglione; Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Vice President Tracie Parent; and vice presidents Larry Schnuck, Trina Sandschafer and Jeff Piette, along with other principal leaders and a strong group of up-and-coming owners.
The leadership team at Kahler Slater, led by the new CEOs, will be responsible for carrying out the firm’s five-year strategic plan, which sets a priority on significant growth for the firm, including: continuing to build up a deep team of sought-after experts, extending the firm’s geographic reach and harnessing new technology.