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Riedel Joins Baker as Director of Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation

Dépèche transmise le 6 juillet 2011 par Business Wire

Riedel Joins Baker as Director of Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation

Riedel Joins Baker as Director of Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Amex: BKR), has announced that George Riedel, CFM, formerly the Deputy Executive Director of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and leader of the flood program for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has joined Baker as director of the firm’s Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation practice. Riedel brings over 30 years of professional experience to Baker. In the last 15 years, he has focused exclusively on hazard mitigation and emergency management activities related to flooding.

“George is a well-respected national leader in floodplain management, mitigation and emergency management. His knowledge of programs and people, coupled with his natural leadership style, will allow Baker to provide exceptional client services in this critical area.”

In this leadership position, Riedel will serve as national practice lead for Baker’s growing Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation (EMHM) services. Based in Missouri, he will serve as a key coordinator of Baker resources and services, focusing heavily on business development and growth opportunities. Additionally, he will serve as the program manager for Baker mitigation and emergency management projects in Missouri.

Baker’s Doug Plasencia, P.E., CFM, vice president and executive leader overseeing EMHM, said, “George is a well-respected national leader in floodplain management, mitigation and emergency management. His knowledge of programs and people, coupled with his natural leadership style, will allow Baker to provide exceptional client services in this critical area.”

Riedel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business from Culver-Stockton College. He has been a Certified Floodplain Manager since 2002.

Michael Baker Corporation (www.mbakercorp.com) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, pipelines & utilities, rail & transit, transportation and water. With more than 2,800 employees in nearly 90 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.

Business Wire

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