Michael Kaplan is the Director of Global Business Development for FDH Infrastructure Services. FDH is a global leader in the engineering investigation of structures and foundations. The company's significant R&D capabilities, built on decades of real-world experience, have generated innovative and responsive solutions for maintaining the world's critical infrastructure, from towers, bridges and dams, to pipelines, parking decks, buildings.
In his role at FDH, Michael is responsible for identifying potential partners and customers for FDH's nondestructive testing, structural health monitoring and related product and services. Michael has consummated significant relationships with organizations in the US, Canada, Latin America, Saudi Arabia, India, and more. Prior to FDH, Michael served as Chief Operations Officer for AES Corporation Integration Services and Operations Manager for the Fire & Security Division of Johnson Controls.
In addition, Michael volunteers his time working with college students and recent graduates to assist them in developing the skills related to successful job searching. Michael is particularly adept at helping student develop a strong LinkedIn profile to get noticed by corporate recruiters. A student attending a recent session wrote, "I attended one of Michaels informative sessions on how to improve my LinkedIn profile and account. He has great suggestions and tips on how to present your information in a better way. It was a very professional and well-presented discussion. He allowed time to answer any questions we had and made sure we all understood the steps he was giving us. I would recommend anyone new to LinkedIn to attend this session."
Michael is a 1989 graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he received his BS in Marketing.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Michael now lives with this wife and three rescue cats outside of Cedar Rapids, IA.