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HDR Announces New Executive Management Team

Dépèche transmise le 13 décembre 2011 par Business Wire

HDR Announces New Executive Management Team

HDR Announces New Executive Management Team

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HDR has announced new leadership in three key executive management positions. HDR, Inc. Chairman and CEO Richard R. Bell, who led the company’s employee ownership buyback in 1996, is retiring at year-end after 37 years with HDR. Bell will continue to serve on HDR’s board of directors.

“Working closely with Eric for the last 16 years has given me the opportunity to see him lead during a period of tremendous growth”

George A. Little succeeded Bell as chairman, CEO, and president effective December 13, 2011. Little has been president of HDR Engineering, Inc., the firm’s largest operating company, since 1997, and is vice chair of the company’s board of directors. “I am very proud of everything HDR has accomplished, and in my mind I have done my job,” Bell said. “Now it is time for the next generation of leadership and I have the utmost confidence in George and his team.”

Eric Keen will become the next president of HDR Engineering, Inc. Keen has been with HDR since 1993 and has been executive vice president of the transportation business group since 2004, directing more than 2,000 transportation professionals in the engineering company’s largest business group. “Working closely with Eric for the last 16 years has given me the opportunity to see him lead during a period of tremendous growth,” Little said. HDR’s transportation group is ranked No. 8 in the nation by Engineering News-Record magazine.

Doug Wignall will become the president of HDR Architecture, Inc. Wignall has been with HDR since 1991, and has been a senior vice president leading the architecture company’s healthcare practice. Wignall succeeds Merle S. Bachman, who started working for HDR in 1974 and is retiring at the end of the year after serving as president since 2003. “Doug and his team have produced unprecedented results, with HDR ranked the No. 1 ranked healthcare architecture practice for eight consecutive years by Modern Healthcare magazine,” Little said.

HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through our various operating companies. More than 7,800 professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. Learn more at hdrinc.com.

Editor’s note: Contact Jackie Fox (402) 926-7058 or jackie.fox@hdrinc.com for photos of the management team.

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