International water and wastewater process expert joins Black & Veatch

Frank A. Rogalla has joined Black & Veatch as director of the Global Advanced Technology Team, assuming the leadership responsibilities of Dr. John Stukenberg, who retired at the end of January.

KANSAS CITY, MO, Feb. 1, 2001 — Frank A. Rogalla has joined Black & Veatch as director of the Global Advanced Technology Team, assuming the leadership responsibilities of Dr. John Stukenberg, who retired at the end of January.

In his new role with Black & Veatch, Rogalla is responsible for the continued growth and expansion of the company's technical capabilities in water and wastewater treatment. Based in the company's London (Redhill) office, he will lead Black & Veatch's unique team of process and technology specialists in bringing the most appropriate global solutions to clients' projects no matter where they are located. Rogalla is internationally recognized as a water and wastewater treatment expert who has worked with a broad range of client organizations spanning four continents.

"As the director of our Global Advanced Technology Team, Frank Rogalla will be instrumental in building upon our international process expertise, identifying and developing emerging technologies, providing the process component to the marketing and delivery of key projects, and formulating working agreements with technology providers," said Jim Patton, president of Black & Veatch's Americas Division.

Rogalla formerly served as director of technology for Severn-Trent Services, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His previous experience also includes directing international technology transfer for a major U.S. engineering firm and developing new treatment systems and markets at the CGE/OTV Research Center in Paris.

A Fulbright Scholar, Rogalla earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the United States and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Fachhochschule (Technical University) in M�nster, Germany. As an active member of Water Environment Federation (WEF), the International Water Association (IWA), and other prominent professional organizations, Rogalla has published more than 50 papers and articles presented at major international conferences. He holds five patents and speaks four languages. Rogalla is married and has two children.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a global engineering and construction firm specializing in the fields of water, energy, and information technology. The company provides complete consulting, engineering, procurement, construction, architectural, and financial services for utilities, industry, and government agencies.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, the employee-owned company has more than 90 offices worldwide. Black & Veatch is ranked #1 in water supply and treatment and #5 in wastewater in ENR's Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook 2000 and #1 in water/wastewater in the Design-Build Single Sourcebook 2001. The company also is ranked 63rd on the Forbes "500 Top Private Companies in the U.S" listing for 2000. The company's Internet address is www.bv.com.

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