Michael Ring, PLS, PS, Executive Vice President

undefinedWith EDI since 2010, Mike has more than 30 years of experience in land surveying, project management and quality control/quality assurance. Under his tenure, EDI's Survey Department doubled in size, a success which led to Mike's 2016 promotion to Executive Vice President.

Mike started his career in surveying while he was a Marine. He was originally set on becoming a combat photographer, but three days before boot camp his recruiter told him that his school was full and he would have to choose a new occupation. One of the occupations offered to him was surveyor and as they say, the rest is history.

Before EDI, Mike worked at a small land surveying company for 24 years. After he came to EDI, he worked on one of his most memorable projects: the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) TARP drop shaft. To scan the 360-foot deep shaft he had to be inside a cage suspended from a crane. EDI ended up receiving an ACEC-IL Merit Award for its innovative survey work for the MWRD TARP facility.

Mike is a member of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association, the Indiana Society of Professional Surveyors, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. He also works to educate high school students about the land surveying profession and STEM careers.


BS, Civil Engineering Technology, Land Surveying Specialization - Magna Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

AAS, Architectural Technology - Magna Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Defense Mapping Institute, Ft. Belvoir, VA 

Mike's advice for someone who is in college, or looking to start a career in surveying:
"Math is the building block of the technical side, but you should also take classes in business and statistics. Take classes that are interesting and pique your interest. A well-rounded education pays off in many ways, so look outside of your major area."









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