our leadership

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WALTER "CHIP" CHARLES, PE
CEO

Growing up on a farm in southern Indiana, Chip knew at a very young age that he wanted to be an engineer.  He went to Rose Hulman where he graduated with honors in 1976 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  After spending much of the next 19 years with another engineering firm, Chip left there in 1995 to create CrossRoad Engineers.  He established the culture of the firm, where everyone works hard, where everyone plays hard, and where you are able to become friends with the people you work with every day.  He oversaw the long-term direction of the company as well as the day-to-day operations as President until becoming CEO in 2016.

 
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Mark beck, PE
vice president

Mark grew up on a farm in northwest Ohio, went to college at Tri-State (Trine) University and began working with CrossRoad after graduation in 2000.  Mark heads the Transportation Division, and works with both INDOT and LPA’s to help define their project scopes.  Mark enjoys working with clients to design projects that are on time, on budget, and that everyone can be proud of. 

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trent newport, pe Ps
president

Trent joined CrossRoad Engineers in 1996 and became President of the company in 2016.  His unique experience in survey, public and private design, construction inspection, right of way management, and utility coordination over these years has allowed him to be a hands-on project manager overseeing and leading literally all types of work for CrossRoad.  Trent grew up in Walton, IN and attended Tri-State (Trine) university. He is a 1992 honors graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a licensed PE and PS in the state of Indiana.

 
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g.w. charles, pe Ps
Vice president

GW joined CrossRoad Engineers in 1997 as our first intern and then came aboard full time in 2000 after graduating from Rose Hulman.  GW became a Principal with the firm in 2013 and has directed all surveying functions.  He has worked on projects throughout the State of Indiana for both our public and private clients.  He loves to apply his talents to new challenges no matter the size of the project.  GW grew up in Vincennes and now lives in Brownsburg with his wife and four children who always find a use for any spare time he might have. 

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Greg ilko, pE
vice president

Greg moved to Indianapolis in 1995 and joined the CrossRoad family in 1997.  Becoming a Principal in 2006, he leads the Site Development services area, working closely with clients to ensure their vision becomes a reality. Greg is a Hoosier, born and raised, growing up in The Region in Northwest Indiana.  He then ventured to northeast Indiana and graduated from Tri-State (Trine) University with a B.S. in Engineering.  Greg is a licensed PE in Indiana and Ohio, and truly enjoys the engineering challenges and pace of the private investor aspects of civil design and construction.

 
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willie hall, pe
vice president

Willie moved from Pleasant Lake, IN to join the CrossRoad family as an intern in 2004 and full time in 2005. Willie became a Principal with the firm in 2018 and he manages a wide variety of private site development and public transportation, trail and drainage projects. Willie enjoys solving the unique challenges that each project presents, and building relationships with clients and coworkers. A certified PE in Indiana, Willie graduated from Tri-State (Trine) University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Willie now lives in the Franklin Township area of Indianapolis with his wife and two children.

 

Our Team

  name // Hometown

Connor Bennett
joined in 2018
from whiteland, in

 
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Max Bomber
Joined in 2018
From Franklin, IN

 
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Lisa cox
joined in 2003
from Franklin, in

 
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Curtis Holcom, Ei
Joined in 2016
From converse, in

 
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Kevin Lee, PE
Joined in 2011
From Franklin, IN

 
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Matt mcelroy, PE
joined in 2009
from Indianapolis, in

 
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bill patrick
joined in 2016
from whiteland, in

 
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derek snyder, pe
joined in 2007
from walton, in

 
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jeff taylor
joined in 2017
from Indianapolis, IN

 
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Andrew wolf, pe
joined in 2009
from logansport, in

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Todd Bennett
joined in 1996
from whiteland, in

 
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Derrick Bye
Joined In 2006
From Noblesville, in

 
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kristain figg
joined in 2017
from Franklin, IN

 
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Michael Kalberg, PE
Joined in 2012
From Naperville, IL

 
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Guy linville
joined in 2014
from Indianapolis, in

 
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Dustin Myers
Joined in 2005
from Angloa, in

 
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andy percifield
joined in 1996
from bean blossom, in

 
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brad stahley
joined in 2000
from Indianapolis, in

 
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michael trader
joined in 2018
from Indianapolis, in

 
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Chris wright
joined in 2007
from Indianapolis, in

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Tyler Bennett
joined in 2016
From whiteland, IN

 
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Garen charles
joined in 2003
from Vincennes, in

 
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rich gardner, pe
joined in 2006
from greenfield, in

 
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Shawn Karnehm
Joined in 2006
From Indianapolis, IN

 
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Mike Masterson, PE
Co-Founder In 1995
From Princeton, IN

 
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Jill Newport
joined in 1997
from logansport, IN

 
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Justin schneck, ei
joined in 2014
from paragon, in

 
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Lance Stahley
joined in 1998
from indianapolis, in

 
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David webster, ei
joined in 2018
from Kalamazoo, mi

 
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Bob Bleich
Joined in 1997
From Fort Wayne, IN

 
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Greg Charles
Joined in 2007
From Vincennes, in

 
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Justen hochstetler, ei
joined in 2017
from nappanee, in

 
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Chris Lee
Joined in 2009
From Indianapolis, IN

 
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charlie mattox, ei
Joined in 2018
From Indianapolis, IN

 
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Hannah northern
joined in 2017
from Martinsville, in

 
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Dane Snyder
joined in 2012
from Walton, in

 
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charles stewart
joined in 2016
from bargersville, in

 
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John whiteside
joined in 2005
from southport, in