Dialectic Engineering announces addition of two new board members

Fall 2022 — Kansas City, Missouri

Dialectic Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members: Andy Rieger and Deirdre Devine. The new board members have a wealth of experience in different areas of business, and we are proud to have them join us. We look forward to the unique experience these talented business leaders will bring to our board. We would like to thank outgoing members Mike Lorenz and Rosana Privitera Biondo for their years of dedicated service.

Andy Rieger is the co-founder and president of J. Rieger & Co. He is a former private equity analyst and investment banker who has brought his executive experience and a passion for manufacturing and brand building to management and operations at the distillery. In 2019, five years after restarting J. Rieger & Co., Rieger completed a multi-million historic redevelopment for J. Rieger & Co. which included multiple tax credits. Raising significant 8-figures in both debt and equity over the years for his company’s real estate and operations, Rieger has been the leading force in reviving one of Kansas City’s cherished historic neighborhoods, the Electric Park district. Named both a “Next Gen Leader” and “Kansas City’s Power 100” by the Kansas City Business Journal and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the KC Chamber, Rieger continues to find opportunities to buildup Kansas City. Rieger is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a double major in mathematics and finance.

Deirdre Devine is the founder of D Devine Advisors. She has over 30 years of experience and is known for her work in leading and facilitating strategy development and execution for health systems, academic medical centers, hospitals, physician practices and not-for-profit organizations. Devine’s focus is strategic direction for growth and effectiveness, and board re-organization and development. She has led initiatives for a variety of highly regarded organizations, including some of the top health systems and health services companies in America and not-for-profit organizations including Susan G. Komen affiliates and the Kauffman Foundation. Prior to founding D Devine Advisors, Devine led a turnaround for a private interim leadership company, was president of McManis Consulting, was partner-in-charge of KPMG’s healthcare consulting practice in Kansas City, was senior manager for Ernst and Young, and served as vice president of ambulatory services for Baptist Health in Montgomery, Alabama. Devine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Iowa. She currently serves as a member of Principals Connect which supports the work of Kansas City public school principals. Her mission is to be of service.


Board Members

Greg Trees; CEO and Chairman of the Board, Dialectic

Joe Hillebrenner, PE; COO, Dialectic

Marcus Howell; CBO, Dialectic

Dennis Nicely; Senior Vice President-Commercial Lending, Bank of Kansas City–Retired

Amy Simmons; Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Abbott Rapid Diagnostics

Andy Rieger; Co-founder and President, J. Rieger & Co.

Deirdre Devine; Founder, D Devine Advisors


About Dialectic Engineering

Founded in 1988 with offices in Kansas City, Austin and Denver, Dialectic Engineering is a 100% employee-owned, nontraditional mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm. Recognized as one of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work in 2020, Dialectic brings buildings to life across a broad range of verticals, including distribution, multifamily, retail/restaurants, cannabis, entertainment, senior living, hospitality and charter schools/higher education. Learn more at dialecticeng.com.