Our Specialists

Tom Kerr, P.E.


Tom Kerr is the President of Knight Piésold USA and is based in the Denver office. He is a geotechnical engineer with over 30 years of experience in the design, construction, operation, and closure of geotechnical, water, and environmental projects for the mining industry. His principal areas of expertise are in tailings, heap leach and water management facilities, and he has been responsible for the planning, design, and operational assistance on many such facilities around the world. In tailings management, his work has included sub-aerial, cycloned, thickened, paste, and filtered projects. Tom specializes in identifying and producing unique, sound, and cost-effective solutions for mining clients. He is a former member of the Mining Association of Canada’s Tailings Working Group, and is a licensed civil engineer in Colorado, California, Alaska, British Columbia, and Ontario.