Black & Veatch appoints senior water quality specialist

Black & Veatch announced that Kevin L. Dixon, an expert in water supply management, treatment and distribution systems, and operations, has been hired as a senior water quality specialist in the company's PROTEUS group.


Philadelphia, Penn., March 31, 2004 -- Black & Veatch announced that Kevin L. Dixon, an expert in water supply management, treatment and distribution systems, and operations, has been hired as a senior water quality specialist in the company's PROTEUS group.

In this role, Dixon will utilize his more than 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry to assist with projects involving the valuation and management of raw water quality. He will also perform water treatment plant evaluations and conduct technical audits of water treatment plant operations to enhance efficiency and minimize risk. PROTEUS is the company's global team of water and wastewater treatment process specialists.

"Kevin brings with him a key competitive advantage for our clients," said Black & Veatch East Coast Water Practice Leader John Dyksen. "He most recently was director of water quality for New Jersey-American Water Company, where he was responsible for all water quality functions for the utility, which provides water service to more than 1.3 million people. His first-hand experience with process design and operations is invaluable."

Prior to his employment with New Jersey-American Water Company, Dixon developed and managed investigations of water quality technology and conducted cooperative university and American Water Works Association Research Foundation projects for the American Water Works Service Company in Voorhees, N.J. Dixon's previous experience encompassed all aspects of compliance with environmental regulations in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, industrial waste treatment, and solid and hazardous waste management for the U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Center in Dover, N.J.

Dixon, who is based in the company's Philadelphia, Penn. office, is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA); is currently serving on two project advisory committees for the AWWA Research Foundation; and is chairman of the AWWA Radionuclides Technical Advisory Workgroup.

"Our professionals are our greatest asset," said Dyksen. "The addition of Kevin Dixon is part of our plan to hire and retain the best talent in the industry so as to consistently identify and successfully deliver to our clients the best technology-based solutions available worldwide."

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch Corporation is a global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in the fields of energy, water and information. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch serves its clients with conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, information technology, environmental, security design and consulting, and management consulting services.

The Water Sector provides innovative, technology-based solutions to utilities, governments and industries worldwide. Local project managers work with a global team of water and wastewater treatment process experts to address site-specific challenges through a broad range of consulting, study, planning, design, design-build and construction management services.

The employee-owned company has more than 90 offices worldwide and is ranked on the Forbes "500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S." listing for 2003. The company's web address is www.bv.com.


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