John Chevrette to lead Black & Veatch?s Management Consulting Division

Black & Veatch has appointed John Chevrette as president of its Management Consulting Division. He will lead the company?s efforts to address key challenges affecting today?s water, electric and gas utilities. Chevrette brings more than 20 years of industry consulting experience to this key position. He most recently served as a senior partner for a global professional services firm.

?Aging infrastructure, an aging workforce, as well as economic and regulatory constraints, are key issues utilities must address,? Chevrette said. ?Black & Veatch is a unique company. It blends industry leading business management consultants with world-class engineering, construction and technical capabilities. This creates real value for our utility clients.?

The company?s management consulting division has grown to more than 400 experts in the natural gas, electric and water industries. In addition to advising clients, Black & Veatch publishes annual Strategic Directions reports that support long-term decision making and planning for the electric, natural gas and water industries. These reports are the result of extensive interviews with industry executives and analysis by Black & Veatch experts.

?John joins us during a period of tremendous opportunity for our energy and water clients,? said Len C. Rodman, chairman, president and CEO of Black & Veatch. ?Our Management Consulting Division has unmatched knowledge of the issues and market conditions affecting our clients and is poised for strong growth. John is a proven industry leader with a track record for developing successful solution sets for clients. We are excited about the opportunities ahead for our clients and professionals.?

  • Black & Veatch?s management consulting division provides a wide range of advisory solutions including strategy and finance, regulatory support and compliance, customer engagement solutions, intelligent infrastructure planning and deployment and asset management, to clients involved with electric, natural gas and water and wastewater utility systems.
  • Black & Veatch has grown its Management Consulting division through five strategic acquisitions since its formation that have enabled the company to broaden its key solution sets.
  • Chevrette earned a bachelor?s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Chevrette has experience working with domestic and international electric utilities, energy services and gas pipeline companies. Additionally, he has developed and deployed several successful consulting offerings in the areas of Automated Meter Infrastructure and Modern Grid, IT strategy and operations, asset management and optimization, as well as generation and transmission and distribution operations.

Black & Veatch (www.bv.com) is a global leader in the consulting, engineering, construction and operation of what the world needs now and in the future in the crucial areas of energy, water and telecommunications and in providing up-to-the-minute services in the fast changing federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, the employee-owned, $2.3 billion company operates out of more than 110 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries.

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