David Kratt, P.E., and Mr. Robert Martin, P.E., recently joined Qk4. Mr. Kratt and Mr. Martin recently retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).
Mr. Robert Martin, P.E., recently joined Qk4 as a Senior Engineer in the Transportation Division. Rob recently retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) with 24 years of service. He began his career in Louisville District 5, working on the reconstruction of Interstate 65. He also served as District 5 Permits Engineer, and as Resident Construction Engineer in Elizabethtown District 4. During this time, he managed a variety of bridge, rural roadway, urban roadway, interchange construction, interstate rehabilitation, and Design-Build projects.
Rob later served in the Frankfort Central Office as Deputy Executive Director for Project Development, where his main focuses were to develop and implement KYTC’s Design Build Ohio River Bridge project, and coordinate KYTC’s Practical Design initiative. Rob’s final assignment with KYTC was as Transportation Engineering Branch Manager for Roadway Engineering. In that capacity, he oversaw many of the Cabinet’s roadway design elements.
Rob graduated from the University of Kentucky in December of 1984. He has served as one of Kentucky’s representatives to the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Subcommittee for Design, a member of the KYTC’s Traffic Management and Safety Committee, and chairperson of KYTC’s Roundabout Review Committee.
David Kratt, P.E., has joined Qk4 as a Senior Project Manager in the Transportation Division. David recently retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) with 23 years of service. He spent the majority of his career with the Division of Highways Design, where he had been Director since 2005.
Prior to that time, David was an Assistant State Highway Engineer responsible for managing and delivering the Transportation Cabinet’s major highway project program while balancing needs with restricted cash flow and reduced funding. David has been involved in a variety of highway projects from conceptual design to the preparation of construction documents. The projects ranged from small bridge replacements to large-corridor mega-projects such as I-66, which involved the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.
David has served on the Design Committee for the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and is currently a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. A Louisville native, David earned both his BSCE and MBA degrees from the University of Kentucky.