Greeley and Hansen has named Fernando Sarmiento as managing director of the firm’s new Latin America Operating Group. Sarmiento most recently served as office director for the Phoenix location of the firm, which he will continue to operate. He has more than 16 years of professional engineering experience with Greeley and Hansen, managing a diverse range of water and wastewater programs and facility upgrade projects for municipal utilities and agencies.
“Over the last two years, Fernando has been instrumental in continuing to advance our firm’s strategy for expanding business operations in high-growth Latin American markets,” said John C. Robak, Greeley and Hansen president and chief operating officer. “In this new leadership role, Fernando will be able to better focus and direct our efforts in this important and growing region for water, wastewater and solid waste engineering services. With his strong technical and project management background combined with his in-depth understanding of current Latin American markets, Fernando is highly qualified to lead this new international operating group for our firm.”
“Since I’m originally from South America, I am particularly excited to be in this new position to lead Greeley and Hansen’s Latin American expansion efforts, and I’m eager to strengthen our business relationships with clients in the region to secure key infrastructure projects that will support continued anticipated growth in these countries” said Sarmiento. “This is certainly an exciting time to be at Greeley and Hansen, and I’m honored to take on this new assignment for the firm in Latin America.”
A registered Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional, Sarmiento is a Fulbright Scholar with a masters degree in environmental engineering from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from National Polytechnic School, Quito, Ecuador. He is also a Board Certified Environmental Engineer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and is a member of the Water Environment Federation, the Arizona Water Association; the Project Management Institute; and the Association of Mechanical Engineers, Ecuador.