AMSTERDAM, November 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS , the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced that in yesterday's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders Mr. Steven B. Blake has been appointed to its Executive Board as of January 1, 2010 and Mr. Armando R. Perez has been appointed to its Supervisory Board commencing immediately. Both are United States citizens and their appointments relate to the expansion of ARCADIS in recent years, especially in the U.S., most recently through the merger with Malcolm Pirnie.
Mr. Blake is currently the CEO of ARCADIS U.S., Inc., which includes the environmental, infrastructure and project and construction management businesses in the United States, as well as the recently added activities of Malcolm Pirnie. He will combine this role with his new position on the Executive Board and will also assume responsibility for the environmental business line of ARCADIS. Mr. Blake has been with ARCADIS U.S. and predecessor companies since 1987 in various managerial roles. Given his experience in the industry and the successful leadership he has provided to ARCADIS' U.S. operations, the Supervisory Board considers him eminently qualified to assume his expanded role.
Mr. Perez was an external member of the Board of Malcolm Pirnie until that company joined ARCADIS in July 2009. As such he has broad knowledge of the consultancy and engineering business particularly with the water related activities of Malcolm Pirnie. He has spent almost his entire professional career with Exxon and ExxonMobil in senior managerial roles at the local, regional and global levels. The experience of Mr. Perez with a major multinational company is also relevant in view of ARCADIS' ambition to expand its business with this client category across the globe.
ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, environment and buildings. We aim to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With more than 15,000 employees and over EUR 2.0 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network that is supported by strong local market positions. Visit us on the internet at: http://www.arcadis-global.com
SOURCE: ARCADIS NV
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