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A Letter From CK Satyapriya: Summer 2019

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A letter from our President CK Satyapriya for Spring 2019.  Each quarter the President & CEO of CTL Engineering addresses our clients and employee-owners.

Dear Valued Client,

In recent Newsletters, I’ve shared that ethics and honesty are the qualities upon which CTL is built.  Broadly, organizations often reflect society or culture.  People, as social beings, rely on the fabric of society to nurture and sustain our organizations.  As society naturally evolves over time, organizations need to adapt.  To use an engineering analogy, these are the end constraints or conditions within which we need to exist.  Each one of us can have an impact, however small or difficult it may seem.  There is an adage that says, “Truth Prevails”, which means we can persist on the path and not look for instant gratification.

Since the United States formed over 200 years ago, our country has progressively been a beacon of freedom and embraced acceptance of diversity.  The latter is how my wife and I were able to find success in our own lives and the life of our family.  We have raised three children who are successful in their own right.

It saddens me that over the last few years, polarization in the U.S. has resulted in emphasizing our differences rather than celebrating our diversity.  We rely on diversity of thought and positive action to creatively solve problems and help us all succeed.  It is a necessary ingredient for the success of democracy, where diverse ideas help to find new solutions to old problems.  When we close ourselves off to people who are not like us or have different ways of life, we become bland and our society declines.  Our differences are where we find strength for creativity and growth; therefore, time spent in self-reflection will bring forth the humanness we need to live peacefully, be innovative, and succeed.

What does this have to do with the organization of CTL?  I’m extremely proud to say that the diversity of our employee-owners and our clients wholly reflects that of our country.  This foundation of diversity has helped us succeed and we are all the better for it.  We continue to bring forth creativity, innovation, and new ideas resulting in trusted solutions for our clients’ needs.  Beyond that, CTL is committed to our community by actively supporting education and children’s health, by contributing our time and money.  Leading by example is CTL’s VP & Chief Financial Officer, Ali Jamshidi, who has been one of the top fund-raisers for the American Heart Association Central Ohio Heart Walk for more than 24 years.

C.K. Satyapriya, P.E., D. GE, F. ASCE

President & CEO

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