Press Releases

March 1, 2019

Chris Webster, PE named President of Innovative Design, Inc.

Chris Webster joined Innovative Design, Inc. (IDI) in 2008 as the lead structural engineer. After several years of exemplary performance in this role, he was promoted to Vice-President of Engineering in 2011. As the Vice-President of Engineering, Chris established himself as not only a highly skilled engineer but also as a well-respected leader and manager. As the years went on, it became clear that Chris had all of the skills and traits founder and outgoing President, Cindy Hollander was looking for in her successor, and a transition plan was put into place in 2017. In early 2019, Ms. Hollander announced that Chris Webster would officially step into the role of President, and she would transition into the role of CEO. Going forward, Chris will oversee daily operations and the industrial division of IDI, and Ms. Hollander will shift her primary focus to the government division and serve in an advisory role for industrial projects.

When asked about the promotion, Ms. Hollander said “Chris Webster is the epitome of a high integrity engineer, and I am confident that he will not only hold true to the standards and values we’ve held for our work over the last 22 years, he will bring a renewed energy and fresh ideas for the continued success of Innovative Design, Inc. I am so proud to see him take this next step in his already impressive career.”

When asked about his first steps as President, Chris Webster said “I am fortunate to be taking this role with a company that already has a well-established reputation in the region. First and foremost, I want our customers to know they will be able to continue to count on us as a top-tier engineering firm that understands that the key to success is customer satisfaction. We will continue to do the things that made us a trusted resource, but I also encourage any former or current customers to reach out to me directly to discuss anything you would like to see added or changed with our service offering to better help support your operations.”

Chris Webster can be reached at or by calling IDI’s main line (865) 966-4402.