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Gray Construction’s Tyler Cundiff Recognized as Young Construction Engineer of the Year

Gray Construction’s Tyler Cundiff Recognized as Young Construction Engineer of the Year

Tyler Cundiff, vice president of business development in Gray Construction’s food and beverage market, was honored Saturday with the Construction Management Founders Society’s Young Construction Engineer of the Year Award at a reception held by the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering.

Tyler Cundiff, Gray's VP of business development, accepts the Young Construction Engineer of the Year Award at the University of Kentucky's College of Engineering's Awards Reception and Banquet.

“As the years have passed, the award has become increasingly competitive, and this year was no different. An extremely talented pool of accomplished engineers were considered and certainly Mr. Tyler Cundiff fits that description. The selection committee is comprised of executives and upper management for many local and national construction firms, and Tyler’s selection was quick and unanimous. The faculty and staff at UK’s Department of Civil Engineering are pleased to acknowledge another outstanding graduate employed by Gray Construction at the fall Awards Banquet.” “The Young Construction Engineer of the Year Award was established in 1984 to recognize outstanding early career achievement in construction from UK Civil Engineering graduates,” said Dr. Gabe Dadi, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Kentucky.The University’s Department of Civil Engineering annually spotlights outstanding career achievements in construction, together with the Construction Management Founders Society.

In his current role, Tyler develops, implements and adheres to a strategic sales plan in order to achieve corporate goals and provide business development plans for the food and beverage market.

“Given his entire career being dedicated to Gray, Tyler truly understands Gray’s values. He is detail-oriented and goes the extra mile to identify with customer needs and expectations,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction.

While a civil engineering student at the University of Kentucky, Tyler began working at Gray Construction as an intern. Upon graduation, he continued with Gray in various roles including field engineer, project manager and multiple positions within the business development group.

Now, with more than twenty years with the company, his relationship-driven qualities and skills have been pivotal to the food and beverage portfolio at Gray. Customers Tyler has been involved with include but are not limited to: Champion Petfoods, Clemens Food Group, The Kraft Heinz Company, Keurig Green Mountain and Mars Wrigley Confectionery.

About Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging facility for Kraft Heinz recently named Food Engineering’s 2018 Plant of the Year in Davenport, Iowa; an award-winning bakery for Mondelēz International’s Enjoy Life Foods in Jeffersonville, Ind.; and a snack food manufacturing facility for More Than A Bakery in Versailles, Ky.

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