Dave Ruf, Jr.

Dave Ruf Jr.
  • B.S. Civil Engineering 1960
  • Chairman, President and C.E.O., Burns & McDonnell
  • Elected 2011

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Dave Ruf Jr. is former chairman and CEO of Burns and McDonnell and a civic leader in the Kansas City area.  Dave led the team that bought back the firm from Armco Steel and established the employee stock ownership plan.  His drive and enthusiasm were vital to the great success of the employee-owned firm. The KU School of Engineering awarded him the Distinguished Engineering Service Award in 1996.