MWH hires National Water Practice leader

With over 20 years experience with water treatment processes, Dr. Russell Ford has joined MWH as National Water Practice Leader. He'll work with municipal and state projects throughout the country...

SADDLEBROOK, NJ, Dec. 7, 2005 -- Dr. Russell Ford has joined MWH as National Water Practice leader, serving municipal and state clients nationwide. In this position, he is responsible for strategy, staff development and execution of water projects throughout the United States. He will perform this role from MWH's Saddlebrook office.

Ford, who holds a doctorate in environmental engineering, is a registered professional engineer in five states and a licensed water treatment plant operator with more than 20 years of experience in developing, evaluating and designing water treatment processes. He has a strong knowledge of current state and federal regulations and extensive experience in advanced drinking water treatment processes. A recognized expert in the water industry, he was recently appointed to the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute, a 15-member organization responsible for recommending drinking water standards to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Ford's previous experience includes serving as a senior environmental engineer at a municipal water utility, giving him a first-hand perspective into the challenges facing municipal and state clients today.

"Russell's technical expertise coupled with his sound management skills make him an ideal leader. Under his guidance, our municipal business will continue to innovate and advance in our core water business," says Jeff Kishel, MWH's Senior Vice President for Strategy and Customer Service.

With headquarters in Broomfield, Colo., MWH (www.mwhglobal.com) is a private, employee-owned environmental engineering design, consulting and construction firm with approximately 6,000 employees worldwide. The company provides water, wastewater, energy, natural resource and program management services to industrial, municipal and government clients in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, India, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

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