OCWD Board of Directors

Cathy Green
First Vice President
Denis R. Bilodeau, P.E.
Second Vice President
Philip L. Anthony
Jordan Brandman
Shawn Dewane
Jan M. Flory, ESQ.
Dina L. Nguyen, ESQ.
Roman Reyna
Stephen R. Sheldon
Roger C. Yoh, P.E.
General Manager
Michael R. Markus
P.E., D.WRE.

Black & Veatch
Celebrates 100th
Festivities at Black & Veatch headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, mark the company’s 100-year anniversary.
Black & Veatch, a global infrastructure provider that has worked with the Orange County Water District on several key components in Orange County's groundwater management, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Founded in 1915 by Ernest Bateman Black and Nathan Thomas Veatch with 12 employees, the company has grown to more than 10,000 professionals and provides energy, water and telecommunications solutions in more than 100 countries.

"For a century, Black & Veatch has provided the building blocks for business, technology and communities to grow and prosper around the world," said Steve Edwards, Black & Veatch Chairman and CEO. "We carry our history of innovation and putting clients first in everything we do today."

Black & Veatch has worked with OCWD for more than 25 years, beginning with a feasibility study for the Irvine Desalter Cogeneration Plant and a microfiltration demonstration project. The company designed the recently completed Groundwater Replenishment System initial expansion and OCWD's Fletcher Recharge Basin Project, which is scheduled for completion in March 2016. Black & Veatch has also been engaged on a number of vital water projects in Southern California, including the expansion and upgrade of the Hyperion Treatment Plant for the city of Los Angeles and development of the Diamond Valley Reservoir for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

OCWD is proud to work on innovative projects with Black & Veatch and wishes it continued success.