ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, today announced the appointment of Zachary A. Smith, P.E., as chief strategy and sales officer for ARCADIS U.S, the operating company in the United States. Curt A. Cramer, P.G., will succeed him as the president of the company's Environment Division.
As chief strategy and sales officer, Smith is responsible for driving firmwide strategies to promote organic growth. He will focus on expanding our industrial, federal and local government markets and manage communication and branding activities for the U.S. operations overall. As Environment Division president, Cramer will develop strategy and lead implementation for the division within the areas of operational excellence, client development, technical knowledge and innovation, and health and safety.
'These changes will aggressively drive growth in our organization and further enhance our emphasis on meeting clients' needs in an evolving and challenging marketplace,' Gary Coates, chief operating officer of ARCADIS U.S., stated. 'I am confident that Zack and Curt bring the right skills to succeed in these roles and will have the full cooperation and support of ARCADIS leadership.'
Prior to serving as president of the ARCADIS U.S. Environment Division, Smith served as the operations director for that division and as client development director for the U.S. Infrastructure Division. He is a Professional Engineer and holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Florida.
'I am very excited to support ARCADIS' continued growth,' said Smith. 'While we face a challenging economy, I am confident we will be successful in growing our business. We have the best staff in the business, and they are focused on our clients and meeting their needs.'
Cramer will continue in his role as director of operations for the U.S. Environment Division and as the U.S. representative to the Global Business Line team for Environment. He previously served as director of the Client Development and Technical Knowledge and Innovation groups for the U.S. Environment Division. He is a Certified Professional Geologist and a member of the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, and the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Allegheny College.
'I am eager to lead the ARCADIS U.S. environment business, building on the success we have achieved, and accelerating our growth so we can continue to serve our clients and create opportunities for our talented staff,' Cramer stated.
ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environments. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 19,000 employees and more than $3.2 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at www.arcadis-us.com.
For more information contact:
Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303.471.3485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.