DEARBORN, Mich. – Dedication to the Engineering Society of Detroit and a fine demonstration of leadership in the industry has garnered Huntington Woods resident Katherine Banicki the 2013 ESD Distinguished Service Award.
Banicki, president of Testing Engineers & Consultants (TEC) in Troy, was nominated for the prestigious award based on her exemplary service and contributions to the ESD and the engineering industry as a whole. She was recently presented the award at the annual ESD Awards Program at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.
Her involvements with the organization include the ESD Future City competition, an educational program that provides middle-school students the opportunity to create cities of the future, as well as several scholarship programs. Banicki, who hails from Bloomfield Hills, has been an ESD member for more than a decade.
Over the years, Banicki has also been involved with numerous youth, civic and religious programs, resulting in a widespread philanthropic portfolio. Throughout her tenure as president of TEC, she’s received various honors, including the ESD’s Outstanding Leadership Award, being named an Architecture Institute of America Michigan Affiliate Member, gaining acceptance into the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers and earning the Wayne State University College of Engineering Socius Collegii Award.
Among her list of accomplishments and affiliations is CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit, of which she’s been a member for roughly eight years. Banicki currently sits on CREW’s programs committee.
The Engineering Society of Detroit is a 118-year-old nonprofit organization that promotes professions in both engineering and science. It’s known for providing technical resources to the greater Detroit area.
TEC provides client support from property acquisition through construction, renovation and restoration. The woman-owned business has offices in Troy, Ann Arbor and Detroit and has expertise in environmental assessment, consulting and training; geotechnical and facilities engineering and consulting; construction materials testing; and indoor air quality, asbestos, lead and mold management services. Banicki founded TEC with her husband, John Banicki, P.E., in 1966.