St. Louis, MO: Alternatives in Engineering, a St. Louis area business, is proud to announce President Kati Smith is one of the world’s 2019 Top 50 Women Presidents’ Organization® “WPO Women 2 Watch.” Her impressive, positive growth from 2014-2019 puts her in good company with 49 other women who are part of an elite group of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies. These women are chosen based on significant revenue growth and running their company’s day-to-day management as the CEO/President/Partner of a privately-owned company, with at least $2 million in annual revenue ($1 million for service-based businesses).
AIE, one of the nation’s top WBENC women-owned businesses, as well as women-operated business, services large nationwide corporations and retailers with their unique blend of services:
Fire Protection & Inspection Management
Fire Equipment Repair & Maintenance
Fire Sprinkler & Water Supply Services
Smith joined AIE in the summer of 2000, then became President in 2015, and is very active in helping clients. Her role includes answering technical questions, strategizing, looking for trends, and solving issues by finding the root cause and fixing it so clients can keep their equipment in working order and up to code requirements. She says, “I see AIE growing and serving many more clients, mainly because we ask the hard questions and help solve their real problems; we don’t just put a band-aid on them. Personally, I am involved in (and love) this process – I want to know why something failed and fix it for good. This, along with many other unique attributes, sets us apart in this industry.”
Smith says she is honored to receive this award and gives much of the credit to the entire AIE team, who she believes are “the best employees and vendor partners around.”
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