Kord Wissmann

President and Chief Engineer

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Kord Wissmann

President and Chief Engineer
Dr. Wissmann is the president and chief engineer of Geopier Foundations.

Dr. Wissmann has more than 25 years of geotechnical-engineering experience and has led Geopier since 2002 in the development and implementation of Geopier's multiple innovative ground improvement technologies now deployed worldwide.

Kord holds 28 U.S. patents, has authored more than 35 papers, and is a past President of the Geo-Institute.

He earned Bachelor of Science and Doctorate degrees in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to Geopier Foundations, Kord held positions with Harding Lawson Associates, Fluor Daniel, and Shannon & Wilson, Inc.

More About Kord

Hobbies

  • Cycling 150 miles/week/7,000 to 8,000 miles per year

Favorites

Hardest cycling rides include Triple Bypass rides in Colorado and climbing 10,000 feet from sea level to the top of the Haleakalā (volcano in Maui) 
Group 21

Misc.

  • I wanted to be a CE since third grade
  • Military background: VT Corps of Cadets then commissioned as an AF officer to serve in the National Guard