GRAEF: Eric Nitschke to draw on DNR experience in new role at GRAEF

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Nitschke joins Milwaukee-based engineering firm as Senior Project Manager

Milwaukee (August 13, 2015) – GRAEF, a Milwaukee-based engineering and consulting firm, announced today that Eric Nitschke has joined the firm as a Sr. Project Manager in the Infrastructure Group.

“We are very excited to have Eric join the GRAEF team,” said John Kissinger, President & CEO at GRAEF. “Eric brings with him a unique background and skillset that will serve our clients well.”

Nitschke most recently served as Southeast Secretary’s Director for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He will draw upon his extensive experience working with the DNR, including his expertise in water resources, as he returns to his engineering roots at GRAEF.

Nitschke received his Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to his work with the DNR, he worked, Nitschke’s resume includes working for a local engineering firm early in his career, and serving as the City of New Berlin Division Engineer for Stormwater and the Director of Public Works and Village Engineer in Sussex.


GRAEF is an employee-owned, full-service engineering and consulting firm with proven expertise in planning; landscape and industrial architecture; operations consulting; and structural, civil, transportation, MEP, and environmental engineering. GRAEF serves public and private clients from its offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Orlando, Florida. For more than 50 years, GRAEF has demonstrated its commitment to continuously adapting to meet the changing needs of the industry and its clients. For more information, visit