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Burns & McDonnell Hires Energy Industry Expert Chris Gomperts

ATLANTA, March 24, 2014 – Burns & McDonnell hired Energy industry expert, Chris Gomperts, as National Account Leader for its Transmission and Distribution (T&D) group. Gomperts, a Professional Engineer and holder of a master’s degree in business, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on the interplay among the established and emerging technologies, the infrastructure, the companies, and the government bodies which regulate the industry.

“Energy – especially the transmission and distribution of power – is a complex industry that is going through evolutions both in how it’s created and how it’s delivered,” said Arnold Olender, vice president and southeast regional manager, Burns & McDonnell. “Chris brings a depth of understanding to our clients and their leadership that enhances our award-winning engineering excellence with a broader understanding of business issues and industry nuances.”

Gomperts previous career experience includes work with Siemens and General Electric on major transmission and distribution programs. He was educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earning three degrees with honors – a bachelor’s of science in electric power engineering, a master’s of science in electric power engineering, and a master’s of science in business management.

Burns & McDonnell’s T&D group includes deep technical expertise and engineering experience in nearly 20 different sectors of the industry, including electrical transmission and distribution. More than 900 engineers and staff work within the T&D group nationwide.

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