Parsons appoints Grim to head engineering group

Robert Grim is appointed managing director of Parsons Engineering Limited (PEL), a unit of Parsons based in Cork, Ireland, that specializes in design-build projects at process and water treatment facilities for clean industries, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing, food and beverage, and fine chemical production...

PASADENA, CA, Aug. 25, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Robert Grim has been appointed managing director of Parsons Engineering Limited (PEL) based in Cork, Ireland. PEL specializes in design-build projects at process and water treatment facilities for clean industries, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing, food and beverage, and fine chemical production. PEL's focus is Europe, the Middle East, and the continent of Africa. Bob will be responsible for expanding the project and program management capabilities of PEL.

"Bob brings a wealth of operational and market development experience to Parsons Engineering Limited," explains Chuck Harrington, Parsons Group President. "When combined with his hands-on large project and program management experience, we are well positioned to compete for the largest capital programs in the EU in PEL's core markets of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, industrial, environmental, telecommunication, education, and healthcare," adds Harrington.

Mr. Grim has over 20 years' experience in operations and business management, program/project management, and in the planning, management, and design of telecommunication, pharmaceutical, industrial, government, and commercial projects. His experience includes being the Chief Operating Officer of Parsons Commercial Technology Group; President of EXi Parsons, a telecommunication company; managing multiple EPC contracts; preparing capital expenditure requests for facility modernization; and all areas of design.

"This is an exciting time for me and Parsons Engineering Limited," explains Grim. "We are perusing numerous opportunities from both present and prospective customers in these industries. Together, we will grow the business and staff to meet our goals in Ireland, Europe, and the Middle East."

He holds degrees in architectural design and civil engineering from the University of Miami (Florida) and is a registered professional engineer in the states of Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Parsons (www.parsons.com), with over 60 years' experience in setting industry standards, is a leader in many diversified markets, such as industrial processes, infrastructure, facilities, communications, transportation, water, advanced technology, environmental, and planning; provides technical and management solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies.

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