PR Newswire | 24 Sep, 2013
CHICAGO: John C. Robak has been named president of Greeley and Hansen, a global civil and environmental engineering firm specializing in water, wastewater, and related infrastructure challenges. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for all internal operations and business affairs of the firm and will also direct international business operations. Robak, 46, is a principal of the firm and will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer. He is also a member of the Greeley and Hansen Board of Directors.
"John has been appointed to this new position of president within our firm to add a stronger business-centric perspective within our solidly focused engineering and technical environment," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andy Richardson. "With his diverse prior international business experience, extensive people-focused capabilities, and broad, holistic business perspectives, John is highly qualified to help advance our strategic vision for sustainable growth, as well as our international footprint in targeted markets."
Robak will lead the firm's expansion and development efforts in the key international growth sectors of South America, Southern Africa and Western Asia. "It's both exciting and challenging to take on this new role at Greeley and Hansen as the firm continues to drive forward with a dynamic growth-oriented business model," said Robak. "I'm particularly honored to serve as president of the firm as it heads into its 100th anniversary in 2014. I look forward to building on that long history of success by helping to drive high performance in our internal operations and to expand our business operations across the globe."
Robak is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the CEO Council for Chicago United, and the Advisory Council for the Richard H. Driehaus Center for International Business at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He holds a bachelors degree in Commerce from DePaul University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.
About Greeley and Hansen
Greeley and Hansen is an international leader in developing innovative engineering, architecture, and management solutions for a wide array of complex water, wastewater, and water-related infrastructure challenges. The firm has built upon nearly 100 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.