Press Release: Draper Aden Names Lud Eng as Chief Information Officer

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Draper Aden Associates Names Lud Eng as Chief Information Officer


BLACKSBURG, VA – July 13, 2021 – Draper Aden Associates, a Mid-Atlantic engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm, promoted Lud Eng to Chief Information Officer effective on July 1, 2021. Based in Blacksburg, he will provide strategic and day-to-day operational leadership to the firm’s information and technology team. Eng will continue to serve on the firm’s Executive Team.


Lud Eng, CIO of Draper Aden“We are pleased to announce Lud’s new position with the firm,” said Jeff Lighthiser, PE, CEO and President of Draper Aden. “He has been an exceptional leader at Draper Aden for many years. In this role as CIO, Lud will lead our firm’s digital transformation to ensure that Draper Aden remains agile and innovative.”


Eng most recently was the firm’s Director of IT. He has been a Draper Aden team member for over 25 years and has extensive expertise in IT, technology, and managing complex digital systems.


“I’m excited for this opportunity and to continue serving the firm,” said Eng. “New digital tools and technology offer many great possibilities for the future. Draper Aden will continue to harness the latest tech innovations to serve our clients and leave a lasting, positive impact.”


Recognizing the value of professional development, he is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and involved in ACEC’s Information Technology Forum. Eng earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech.


Draper Aden provides engineering, surveying, and environmental services to clients through its eight offices in Virginia and North Carolina. For nearly 50 years, Draper Aden has created enduring partnerships with public and private clients to leave a lasting, positive impact in communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic.


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About Draper Aden Associates


Draper Aden Associates is a Mid-Atlantic engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm. The firm provides innovative services and technologies and exceptional client care for sectors that include energy, industry, private, public, educational, and institutional. Whether it involves the creation of a water distribution system for an under-served community, restoration and reclamation of an environmentally degraded site, designing safe and reliable power distribution systems, adaptive reuse of rundown buildings, or helping to enhance the campuses of institutions where the next generations will learn, what we do today can be looked back upon with pride tomorrow. For more information, visit