KMI International gets four new top execs as it bets growth on tourism rebound


KMI International has announced changes to its leadership team and the retirement of co-founder Mike Kraus. In a lead article published on July 20, 2021, Eric Quinn discusses the leadership changes, a successful transition of the company to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and the plans for the future. KMI was founded in 1999 and continues to deliver success in construction management projects around the world. Clients include Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando International Airport, Port Canaveral, Signature Flight Support, and Melbourne Orlando International Airport. In his interview, Eric talks about how the industry is bouncing back after covid.  

“We saw a lot of the major players — international hospitality companies, theme parks, and airports — just shut everything down as they laid off a tremendous amount of people, particularly locally. That lack of professional staff limits these companies to restart a lot of projects. We’ve stayed in touch and hired some talent before they left town, which has strengthened our company,” said Eric. 

As more people begin to travel and look for experiences, indications are that we will see a high demand in the tourism industry. The firm has plans to hire cost estimators, project managers, construction managers, and those with construction experience in the legal field. 

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