NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today that Ralph Roam, former owner and President of Equinox Consulting Corporation (Equinox), along with 26 former Equinox consultants, has joined PwC. Roam has joined PwC as a principal in the firm's Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) practice, within the firm's U.S. Advisory business. He brings significant management consulting experience, focused on large scale capital projects. The 26 senior consultants bring PwC years of capital project management and consulting experience, particularly in the utilities industry.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Ralph Roam and our 26 new colleagues to PwC," said Carter Pate, PwC partner and global leader of the firm's Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice. "In the U.S. and globally, primarily due to an aging infrastructure, we are seeing a ramp-up in capital project investments, with the utilities and power generation sectors particularly focused on improving reliability, safety and efficiencies in power generation, transmission and distribution projects. Ralph and the former Equinox team will be a tremendous asset to our firm and a valued resource for our Capital Projects and Infrastructure practice."
Founded by Ralph Roam in 2007, Equinox Consulting Corporation focused on helping utilities and power generation companies transform their business models for improved operational and cost efficiencies. Roam and the Equinox team assisted clients through all aspects of a capital project, including project management, contract management, construction standards, project controls, permitting and regulatory management, supply chain management, engineering and construction management, scope definition and estimating.
"I and the former Equinox staff who have joined PwC are excited about the transition and look forward to delivering increased value to our clients," said Ralph Roam. "There is an immediate need in our country and around the world to expand and renew our infrastructure -- and by joining PwC we can now offer our clients a broad range of business and technology consulting services, from strategy through execution, as well as access to global resources and delivery capabilities."
PwC's Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice covers both the public and private sectors, with a focus on transactions and building assets. CP&I professionals have experience in the planning, analysis, execution, governance and reporting of large capital programs; public private partnerships; regulatory issues; and can assist with fund structuring and deals across all industries. To learn more about PwC's Advisory consulting business, CP&I and the Utilities practice, visit www.pwc.com.
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