Black & Veatch announces new vice president of Wireless Telecommunications Projects

Overland Park, Kan., March 11, 2003 — Black & Veatch, a global engineering, construction and consulting company, has announced the appointment of Mike Berry as Vice President of Wireless Telecommunications Projects.

In this capacity, Berry will be responsible for the execution of wireless projects and will lead a team of project managers to handle planning, site acquisition, engineering, equipment procurement and construction for Black & Veatch’s wireless telecommunications business.

Berry will also be responsible for spearheading the company’s national Architectural & Engineering (A&E) initiative, which is focused on enabling Black & Veatch to become a provider of telecommunications A&E and structural analysis services in the United States.

“We will achieve this objective through aggressive pricing, process improvements and providing a product of unmatched value,” said Berry. “By utilizing our regional office network throughout the United States and our reputation for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit to institute process improvements, we expect to gain a competitive advantage over virtually all other U.S. telecommunications engineering and construction service providers.”

As cost pressure on telecommunications carriers increases, there is a growing trend toward outsourcing the A&E work for wireless projects. “As a single-source provider for wireless solutions, we are strategically placed to become the most competitive A&E outsource provider to the telecommunications industry,” said Berry.

Mike Berry has worked for Black & Veatch for more than five years, the last two as wireless projects director. In previous positions within the company, he served as project manager for the deployment of a nationwide network of terrestrial broadcast stations for a satellite radio client encompassing 92 site projects in 56 major U.S. cities. Additionally, Berry has managed engineering, procurement and construction of more than 100 communication sites in Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina.

“Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in program management, facilities management, construction management, contract administration, facilities management, planning, scheduling, fiscal management and personnel administration,” said Howard Withey, president of Black & Veatch’s Telecommunications Division. “He has extensive leadership experience both in construction organizations and large technical and professional staffs, and is well-versed with a wide variety of wireless telecommunications projects.”

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch Telecommunications is a division of Black & Veatch Corp. and is a leader in providing development, deployment and operational support services to telecommunications service providers, telecommunications infrastructure providers, utilities and municipalities and companies migrating to the telecommunications arena.

Black & Veatch provides a full range of service to deploy wireless, wire line or fiber networks and other advanced and emerging telecommunications technologies. For more information, visit the division’s Web site at www.bvtelecom.com.

Black & Veatch Corp. is a global engineering, construction and consulting company specializing in infrastructure development in the fields of energy, water and information. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch serves its clients with conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, information technology, environmental, security design and consulting, and management consulting services.

Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., the employee-owned company has more than 90 offices worldwide. The company’s Web site address is www.bv.com.


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