Tony Kratofil, P.E., COO and Chief Engineer

MDOT Tony Kratofil

Tony Kratofil was appointed chief operations officer and chief engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in August 2018. As a member of the director's Executive Team, he provides leadership and support for planning, designing, operating, and maintaining all aspects of a comprehensive integrated surface transportation system that is responsive to the current and future needs of Michigan’s citizens.

Prior to this assignment, Kratofil served in a variety of roles with MDOT, including Metro Region engineer, Bay Region engineer, and Lansing Transportation Service Center manager. He has a strong background in planning, project development, and transportation systems management and operations. Kratofil has been with MDOT for more than 28 years. 

Kratofil holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University.