PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering and environmental consulting firm Cardno have made two key appointments that will drive growth within its Americas Region, which includes North and South America.
Mr. Todd Williams will take up the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development, which will allow him to lead the strategy and client-facing activities to drive organic growth objectives.
Mr. Chip Blankenhorn will fulfill Mr. Williams' former role as Executive Vice President of the Natural Resources Management & Health Sciences Division
Both appointments will report to Cardno Americas President Paul Gardiner.
"We have significant opportunities to leverage the diverse professional talents of Cardno staff across the Region to serve the petroleum, mining, energy, land, real estate, water and transportation markets," Mr. Gardiner said.
"Our staff are able to evaluate and solve our clients' most complex infrastructure and environmental challenges because of the multidisciplinary project teams of engineers, scientists, economists, planners, risk managers, social scientists and economists that we are able to mobilize.
As a result of Mr. Williams' appointment and Cardno's client service-focused strategy and approach, we expect the Americas Region to grow substantially as we optimize this integrated service delivery model," continued Mr. Gardiner.
Mr. Blankenhorn has been with Cardno ENTRIX for over 19 years and most recently led Cardno ENTRIX's Western Area Operations.
"Chip is uniquely situated to lead the Division due to his in-depth understanding of the staff and perspectives on client service needs in the ecological, human health and environment and regulatory space. I am confident he will continue to build the business while enhancing the service experience for our clients," Mr. Gardiner said.
Mr. Williams is based in Barrington, IL and Mr. Blankenhorn is based in Santa Barbara, CA. Both have been key contributors to Cardno's strong performance in recent years and their appointments to these broader roles reflect the firm's culture of developing great people and leveraging team strengths.
About Cardno: Founded in 1945, Cardno partners with public and private clients to solve engineering, environmental and social challenges. With over 230 offices in the Americas and 300 offices worldwide, Cardno provides clients with access to over 8,000 professionals focused on delivering customized consulting solutions to plan, design and construct social and physical infrastructure. Cardno currently ranks 26th on Engineering News-Record's (ENR's) 2013 Top 500 Design Firms and 30th on ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms. Visit www.cardno.com to learn more.
Cardno is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX: CDD].
About the Natural Resources Management & Health Sciences Division: As one of Cardno's four operating Divisions in the Americas, the Natural Resources Management and Health Sciences Division provides a broad and diverse range of services relating to ecosystem and human health management, and regulatory compliance. The Division helps clients manage their risk in these arenas by delivering intelligent, sustainable solutions based on sound, defensible science. To learn more visit www.cardnoentrix.com / www.cardnochemrisk.com / www.cardno.com
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Ms. Zeel Patel
Cardno, Americas Region
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