Greeley and Hansen | June 10, 2022
Greeley and Hansen, a multidisciplinary global engineering firm solely dedicated to serving the needs of the water sector, has named Fernando A. Vazquez, P.E., as the new Managing Director, Southeast Operating Group and Latin American Operations.
Vazquez has over 30 years of professional experience in the planning, design, and delivery of large water sector projects for major utilities at a local, national, and international level. Most recently, as Vice-President and Senior Business Development Director, for AECOM's Water Group, across the southeast region of the United States, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America, Vazquez has developed successful strategic approaches to expand business growth and established new water practice opportunities. He has also been instrumental in delivering efficient and effective program management while extending and expanding water related services. His public and private sector background has been critical to building consensus among internal agencies, elected officials, and community stakeholders for a broad range of water and sewer projects. He has successfully operated, and managed public utilities at the Cities of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, and throughout his career he has worked on major water projects for utilities in Latin America, including in Argentina, Belize, Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela.
In the role of Managing Director, Southeast Operating Group and Latin American Operations, Vazquez will oversee Greeley and Hansen's operations across Florida, including office locations in Tampa, Sarasota, and Ft. Myers along with the firm's Latin America operations in Bogota, Colombia and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
As demand for the public supply of water in Florida increases, we're very pleased to have Fernando on our team in this important leadership role. Fernando's public and private sector leadership, client-focus and technical expertise will be extremely valuable to our organization in delivering results for customers that meet the growing, sustainable water needs across the region. His background working with a broad array of critical stakeholders is especially important as we accelerate efforts to further expand our operations and achieve continued strategic growth in the southeastern U.S. region and throughout Latin America."
John C. Robak, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Vazquez, a registered Professional Engineer, holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. In addition, he is an active member of the Florida Engineering Society, American Public Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, and the National Society of Civil Engineers.
About Greeley and Hansen
Greeley and Hansen is a leading global engineering, architecture, and consulting management firm solely dedicated to providing sustainable engineering solutions for a broad range of water and wastewater challenges. The firm has built upon over 108 years of proven civil and environmental engineering experience in all phases of project development and implementation to become a premier global provider of comprehensive services in the water sector. Greeley and Hansen is dedicated to designing better urban environments worldwide.
Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. | June 07, 2022
Fabre Engineering, Inc. ("Fabre") has been acquired by Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the "Company" or "Bowman"). Fabre, a civil engineering and land surveying firm based in Pensacola, Florida, was founded in 1981 and serves a wide range of public and private clients in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Fabre specializes in water, stormwater, and wastewater solutions, airports, land use planning for private developers and municipal agencies, and broad-based geomatics and land surveying services under the guidance of Frank Fabre, the company's founder.
Frank and the extended Fabre team have a long history on the Gulf Coast. Our southeast region will no doubt benefit from the addition of Fabre’s skilled workforce and diverse base of clients. We are all excited to welcome Fabre’s team of experienced professionals to Bowman and look forward to the cross-selling, service line augmentation, and collaboration opportunities that will result from this acquisition.”
Gary Bowman, CEO of Bowman
“There’s a significant amount of synergy between Fabre and Bowman,” said Frank Fabre founder, and president of Fabre. “We are looking forward to joining with an organization that shares our work ethic and commitment to quality. I am confident that we have found the right fit for our people and our clients, and I believe that our team will be able to contribute meaningfully to Bowman’s growth along the Gulf Coast and throughout the greater southeast.”
The cash and seller financing were used to fund the acquisition, which the company anticipates to be immediately accretive. The Fabre acquisition is expected to generate around $1.5 million in annual net service billing at first.
EngineeringUK | July 23, 2020
EngineeringUK has today (23 July) launched a new report which explores the trends in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education participation and attainment leading into engineering careers.
The Engineering UK 2020 Educational Pathways into Engineering Report, written in March 2020, indicates that progress has been made – more young people are studying the GCSE and A level subjects that lead into engineering, while technical education reforms are also enabling students to be more prepared for the world of work.
However, young people’s knowledge of engineering across all education stages still needs to be improved with just 42% of boys and 31% of girls saying they know what they need to do next to become an engineer.
The findings show there is also an acute shortage of STEM subject teachers in both secondary and further education. Almost three quarters of further education college principals rank engineering as the most difficult subject in which to recruit sufficiently qualified teaching staff.