Ernie Wright Joins Black & Veatch's Energy Business

New Senior Vice President to oversee engineering, procurement and construction projects in North and South America

Overland Park, Kan. (11 November 2009) - Ernie Wright has joined Black & Veatch as a Senior Vice President in the company's global energy business. Wright will be responsible for overseeing large-scale, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects across the Americas, as well as growing the number of these types of projects for Black & Veatch in the region.

"Ernie has a successful track record in delivering complex energy infrastructure projects across the United States," said Dean Oskvig, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's global energy business. "His more than 30 years of project experience and industry knowledge is beneficial for developing new opportunities with clients and business partners."

Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Wright was an Executive Vice President and Board member of a large U.S. general industrial construction company, where he was Industrial Group President.

"After working with and observing many companies throughout my 32 years in this business, I really appreciate the expertise, talent and culture of Black & Veatch," said Wright. "They just have a lot of great people that are extremely professional and fun to work with."

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients' needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning. With $3.2 billion in revenue, the employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents.

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