Black & Veatch selects new chairman, president and CEO

Friday, 05 April, 2013

The Board of Directors of Black & Veatch has selected a new chairman, president and CEO for the company upon the decision of Len Rodman to retire at the end of 2013 after 42 years of leadership, service and dedication to the company.

Rodman will continue in his role through the remainder of 2013 while guiding a transition period for his successor, Steve Edwards. Edwards will become Chief Operating Officer of Black & Veatch until he assumes management of the company in January 2014.

“The Black & Veatch Board of Directors has confidence in Steve based on his global, cross-divisional, cross-functional skills, project management capabilities and based on the challenging assignments he has managed during his 35-year career,” said Rodman. “Steve has lived and worked at various global locations and, given he has been a member of our executive committee since 2005 and a member of our board of directors since 2012, he is well qualified to lead the company into the future.”

“There is no better time to be part of Black & Veatch and I’m excited and humbled at the same time to accept this new role,” said Edwards.

“It is a great honour to be asked to lead that into the future as we work with our clients to solve some of the world’s most complex energy, water, communications and security issues.”

Rodman said the timing will allow new leadership to be in place at the end of the company’s current world headquarters renovation and for Black & Veatch’s upcoming centennial celebration in 2015.

“For these positive events it is fitting that the new chairman, president and CEO be in place to celebrate the company’s bright future,” said Rodman.

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