|WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Board of Directors of Malcolm
Pirnie, Inc., a national environmental consulting firm headquartered here, has elected
Garret P. Westerhoff, P.E., DEE, to assume the position of chairman and chief executive
officer and William P. Dee, P.E., DEE, to the position of president of the firm. Together
they will be filling the roles and responsibilities held for over a decade by Dr. Paul L.
Busch, P.E., DEE, who passed away July 27 at the age of 61.
Mr. Westerhoff, Executive Vice President of the firm since 1980 and long-time director of
Malcolm Pirnie's drinking water programs, is a leading national expert on water treatment
systems, water resources planning and design of drinking water projects. A pioneer of
innovative technologies, he led design of the nation's first major installation of
granular activated carbon treatment to remove a broad spectrum of organic contaminants
from drinking water. With Malcolm Pirnie for 34 years, he spearheaded the regionalization
of Pirnie operations to promote growth and geographic balance of the firm, and has played
an active role in strategic planning and marketing programs.
A licensed Professional Engineer in 14 states and a Professional Planner in New Jersey,
Mr. Westerhoff holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from the New Jersey Institute of
Technology, is an Honorary Member of the American Water Works Association, and is actively
involved in leadership roles in numerous professional societies. He is a prolific author
with numerous published articles, and has recently authored a major text for drinking
water utilities, "The Changing Water Utility: Creative Approaches to Effectiveness
and Efficiency," published by American Water Works Association.
Mr. Dee, a Vice President of the firm since 1986, has over 29 years experience in the
planning and execution of environmental engineering projects, including numerous major
wastewater treatment projects, and an array of water supply, solid and industrial waste
management and hazardous waste remediation efforts. Currently a director of the firm and a
member of its Executive Group, he is responsible for regional operations on a firmwide
Mr. Dee holds a BS in Civil Engineering and a ME in Environmental Engineering, both from
Manhattan College. He completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program, and is
a licensed Professional Engineer in seven states. A Diplomate of the American Academy of
Environmental Engineers and Chairman of the AAEE National Excellence in Environmental
Engineering Awards Committee, he is also a member of several other professional
organizations including the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment
Malcolm Pirnie, a century-old firm of independent environmental engineers, scientists and
consultants, maintains a staff of over 1,100 in more than 40 offices nationwide, and
provides comprehensive environmental services for drinking water, wastewater treatment,
solid and hazardous waste management, and air quality control, as well as performance
enhancement consulting services for utilities and industry.
Contact: Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. Judy Berkun Manager, Corporate Communications
914/641-2530 e-mail: email@example.com