October 25, 2022 – TK&K Services announces the transition of the role of President from Paul Thurston to Edward Kurja P.E. See attached Press Release. Press Release.
At TK&K Services we pledge to provide distinctive quality and unparalleled customer service. Our management and employee dedication and commitment to the goals of our customers deliver that service. We bring thoughtful solutions to challenging projects by leveraging our experience, talented staff, and dedication to exceed our client’s expectations.
Edward Kurja, P.E.
Ed is the President and co-founder of TK&K Services responsible for all aspects of company finance, estimating and business development. In addition, Ed is Principal Engineer for the Environmental Services arm of the business and is a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has over 25 years of experience managing large-scale construction and environmental remediation projects for governmental, commercial, and private clients. Ed has a diverse background including management of environmental investigations, remediation, and innovative technologies pilot testing. He is a certified American Petroleum Institute (API) 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector and has managed numerous Department of Defense fuel system inspection, construction, and renovation contracts including Air Force, Navy, and Army Corps of Engineers projects. He is a graduate of the State University of New York with a B.S. in Physics.
Ken is the Vice President of Operations and the Corporate Fuels Officer for TK&K Services and works out of our Utah office. As VP of Operations Ken will be responsible for the overall management of TK&K’s fuel division including contract compliance, client relations, and oversight of program budgets and execution. Ken is a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant with comprehensive experience in logistics planning, aircraft fuel servicing, facility operations, accountability, scheduling, inventory, quality assurance functions, budgetary requirements, repair and maintenance of equipment and structures, facility design and engineering requirements, permitting, and environmental compliance. His experience also extends to automated fuel accounting and distribution systems, cryogenic product storage and distribution, cargo handling, and aircraft loading and unloading functions at local, national, and international levels. Ken holds both a bachelor’s and an associate degree in Logistics.
Larry is the National Fuels Operations Manager for TK&K Services in Valdosta, Georgia. He has over 30 years of experience in fuel management both in the military and private sector. As the Fuels Operations Manager, Larry is responsible for project management for fuel service contracts, proposal preparation, plan development, and implementation as well as business development and client relations. Larry previously worked for ICF International as a Site Manager for the Air Force conversion to commercial aviation fuel and served over 25 years in the United States Air Force in the fuels career field. During his military career, Mr. Reddish was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant and served in a myriad of fuels and logistics positions at bases around the world, culminating as the Logistics Readiness Squadron Superintendent at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. Larry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management and earned an Associate’s degree in Logistics through the Community College of the Air Force.
Paul is the Director of Quality and a co-founder of TK&K Services, LLC. He began his career in fuels and logistics management in 1975 upon his enlistment in the U.S. Air Force. His military service spanned thirty years, during which he gained extensive experience in petroleum management and logistics strategic planning at both the domestic and international levels and achieved the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant before retiring from active duty. Following his departure from the service, Paul joined a multi-national A/E firm as their first Government Fuels Program Manager prior to founding TK&K in 2007.