Kiefner & Associates Inc.

Trae Miller – Kiefner President

Trae Miller, III, Kiefner President. Miller last served as Vice President, Midstream – Energy, Chemicals & Infrastructure at CDI Corporation and brings over 20 years of leadership experience to the company. Miller, a U.S. Navy veteran, is a licensed Professional Engineer (LA, TX, and KY) and is a licensed attorney (LA and TX). Miller also supports Applus+’ strong safety culture and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds credentials as a Program and Project Management Professional (PgMP and PMP).

Miller joined the Kiefner team in late October of this year. “It’s been my privilege to be asked to lead this iconic company,” Miller said. “Kiefner remains a fundamentally strong company with a great solid clientele. Our talented team is on the cutting edge of material analysis and research for many industries. Kiefner is known as the ‘go-to’ company by regulatory agencies and by onshore pipeline operators alike. We provide complex risk based integrity management analysis and interpretations as part of our clients’ integrity management plans and risk tolerance. Kiefner’s diverse service offerings serve almost every market where in-service degradation mechanisms or external interactions can unintendedly affect our clients’ safe and reliable operations – whether those operations reside above grade, underground, on the right-of-way, offshore, or within a facility. Kiefner also has a professional materials and welding testing lab and we have significant storage space when litigation or future testing may be required.”

Kiefner’s mission is to preempt crisis situations by leading and delivering technical assurance through specialized consulting and laboratory services. Kiefner serves the capital-intense, high-risk energy, utility and infrastructure industries and prides itself on delivering the highest quality service. Integrity is vital to the future of the industry’s assets and Kiefner’s objective is to ensure that they are safe at all levels of operation by delivering the highest level of technical assurance at any stage.

“I am humbled and honored to be a part of the Kiefner organization and to lead this company,” Miller said. “We will remain committed to delivering superior consulting services and I look forward to expanding our service offerings and capabilities to best serve you, our clients. Welcome to Kiefner!”

About Kiefner

Kiefner and Associates, Inc. is an Applus+ Company founded in Columbus, Ohio, USA in 1990. Kiefner has over 25 years of experience providing engineering and consulting services to the energy and industrial sectors. Kiefner maintains Ohio state engineering firm licensure and API credentials.


Applus+ is one of the world’s leading and most innovative companies in the testing, inspection and certification sector. It provides solutions for customers in all types of industries to ensure that their assets and products meet health and safety, quality and environmental standards and regulations.

Applus+ operates in more than 70 countries and employs 20,700 people. Applus+ operates through four global divisions, all of which provide services under the Applus+ brand. In 2017, Applus+ recorded a total revenue of €1,583 million and an adjusted operating profit of €143 million.

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