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Black & Veatch appoints new vice president of Construction Equipment & Fleet Services

Kansas City, Mo., May 3, 2002 — Black & Veatch Corp., a global engineering, consulting and construction company, on Friday announced the appointment of Bob Bell as Vice President of Construction Equipment & Fleet Services.

Bell brings more than 20 years of experience in previous roles involving construction and startup. In his new role, Bell will be responsible for supplying all the Black & Veatch divisions with construction equipment, tools and vehicles necessary to successfully implement their projects.

He is also responsible for introducing Construction Equipment & Fleet Services to the entire construction industry in an effort to expand existing services. This includes the development of new services by supplying tools and equipment for all joint venture projects and construction companies.

The expansion also consists of jobsite set up and maintenance of a new security checkpoint system to complement the existing time clock and job identification badge system.

“Our industry is changing constantly and to be successful financially, we must adapt and look at other opportunities and new markets. Bob is very capable in us through this transition,” said Black & Veatch Senior Vice President of Construction Richard King. “It will be exciting to see how Bob’s initiatives will help expand our services.”

Most recently, Bell served as vice president, director of special projects for Black & Veatch’s Energy Engineering & Construction Division. He began his career with General Electric International where he was involved with the construction and startup of power plants worldwide before joining Black & Veatch in 1997.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch Corporation 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 Kansas City, Mo., the employee-owned company has more than 90 offices worldwide. Black & Veatch is ranked 80th on the Forbes “500 Largest Private Companies in the U.S.” listing for 2001. The company’s Web site address is www.bv.com.

From project planning through final demobilization, Black & Veatch Construction Equipment and Fleet Services (CEFS) provides equipment, vehicles and tools to Black & Veatch construction projects – of any size – throughout the world.

CEFS tracks and manages both Black & Veatch owned equipment and rentals from outside vendors and supports Black & Veatch projects in construction equipment, tooling, vehicles, rentals, maintenance, safety supplies, miscellaneous materials, freight, and security and control of the equipment. CEFS ensures Black & Veatch projects are supplied with the best equipment in terms of safety, productivity and value to their projects.