Veit announced May 3 that Kelly Veit will succeed Vaughn Veit as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Rogers, Minnesota-based specialty contracting and waste management firm effective immediately.
Veit manages commercial, municipal and industrial construction projects across the Midwest. With operations spanning more than 90 years, Kelly is the first female CEO in the company’s history. She is also one of only a few female CEOs serving the construction industry in the United States.
As the third-generation of his family to lead the company, Vaughn Veit had served as CEO since 1975.
Part of the company’s succession planning, involved the 2020 hiring of Tim Reimann as president of Veit. As CEO, Kelly Veit will serve in a strategic and visionary role alongside Reimann, the company says.
“Kelly has been a trusted advisor to Vaughn Veit and the company for over two decades. She has a deep understanding of the history of the company and is compelled to preserve the legacy that Vaughn has created,” Reimann says. “I look forward to partnering with Kelly as we extend the Veit legacy for the next generation of employees, clients and partner organizations.”
Kelly Veit previously served as president of the U.S. subsidiary of FKuR, a German-based plastics company. She has played an active role with Veit dating back to 1995, according to the company.
“I am truly honored to be chosen for the CEO position at Veit and to join the team that Vaughn has assembled and entrusted to carry the company forward as we focus on our 2030 vision,” Kelly Veit says. “I look forward to working with Tim and the leadership team in making the most of this special opportunity to lead as humble stewards of Vaughn’s legacy in business and philanthropy.”
Veit has more than 700 employees. Its specialty contracting services include earthwork, foundations, demolition, underground utilities, hydraulic dredging, industrial cleaning and more. The services of Vonco Waste Management and Veit Disposal Systems, two of the company’s brands, include roll-off container service and transporting, recycling and disposing solid waste such as construction and demolition debris and industrial solid waste.