Kim Cole, P.E.

Kim Cole is the owner of fast-growing KimHEC, a specialized water treatment consulting firm, and a passionate engineer. She’s excited to say the 6-year-old business doubled in size over the past year.

Kim provides vital pretreatment assistance to clients in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Colorado, balancing client and industry needs with environmental sustainability. Kim believes one of the most rewarding parts of her career is bringing expert-level knowledge to communities of all sizes.

Kim has more than twenty years of experience in the wastewater treatment field. She is a graduate of Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. She went on to earn her M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Clemson University.

One of her other passions is inspiring future female engineers. Kim is a proud registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and her firm is a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE). In her wastewater treatment work, Kim prioritizes helping her clients gain a better understanding of their water systems, and how different parts of the wastewater industry impact the systems..

When she’s not providing wastewater treatment guidance to her clients, Kim enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and creating a pollinator garden in her backyard.

Todd Blanc

Class D Wastewater Operator

Todd Blanc is our industry insider, bringing decades of experience to our team in clean water practices. Todd joined KimHEC in the summer of 2022 to work hand-in-hand with our waste water clients to run their plants efficiently and stay in compliance.

For most of his career, Todd was an expert regulator in water quality for the State of Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources.

With KimHEC’s priority of environmental sustainability, Todd believes his work is all about the protection of clean water resources. He is a biologist with a Master’s degree in Natural Resources from West Virginia University.

Todd is excited to put his years of experience to work by helping towns maintain and improve their treatment plants, with the goal of improving water quality in communities of all sizes.

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson is our future female engineer. Claire first joined us as a KimHEC intern, and is now continuing to work for KimHEC remotely as she pursues her undergraduate degree in engineering at Purdue University.

Claire can most often be found working with clients on our new KimHEC DROP software.

This data visualization tool helps KimHEC guide their clients’ decisions around wastewater treatment. Claire hopes to continue learning about the water treatment industry in her work, and overall aims to find a career that aligns with environmental sustainability, just like KimHEC.

Claire is incredibly grateful to be able to work for a successful female engineer and entrepreneur like Kim, and loves coming along on the industry visits. KimHEC is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

When she’s not working or studying chemical and environmental engineering, Claire enjoys competitive rowing at Purdue on the Wabash River.