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CH2M HILL Appoints Sediment Experts

Howard Cumberland

Howard Cumberland

CH2M Hill has appointed Eastern and Western vice presidents of Sediments, Ports and Waterways.

William J. Priore R.P.G. has been promoted to global vice president of Sediments, Ports and Waterways for the eastern United States, and Howard Cumberland has joined the company as vice president of Sediments, Ports and Waterways for the western region.

Priore has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic consulting and construction services to identify, investigate and remediate sediments for various clients.

Throughout his career with CH2M Hill and other consulting firms, he has pursued innovative solutions to minimize the cost of sediment remediation. In his new position, Priore is responsible for expanding the company’s sediments, ports, and waterways program to help clients with contaminated waterfront properties and also assist with their contaminated sediment management.

“Since joining CH2M Hill, William Priore has been a valued employee who has brought his wealth of experience in sediment remediation to project delivery for public and private clients,” said Gene Lupia, president of the company’s Environmental Services Business Group. “We are pleased to promote Bill to his new position and look forward to growing our sediments, ports and waterways programs for our clients.”

Among the high-profile projects Priore has worked on are serving as project director for the Ashtabula River Remediation Project, project manager for St. Lawrence River Remediation Project, Ford Outfall Site on River Raisin and the No. 2 Intake Flume for LTV Steel, U.S. Steel Grand Calumet River, and Allen Harbor in Narragansett Bay.

Priore holds a master’s degree in geology from Wright State University-Dayton, Ohio and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Youngstown State University.

A marine scientist, Howard Cumberland specializes in evaluating the ecological impacts associated with dredging, contaminated sediments, and waterfront developments. For the past 17 years, he has provided strategic consulting services to identify, investigate, and remediate sediments, and to conduct ecological impact studies for waterfront properties under state or federal cleanup orders. His experience includes work with clients in private and public sectors, where he has been an integral part of the legal and management team on all phases of sediment investigation and cleanups. He has assisted clients with averting Superfund designation, responding to and negotiating Cleanup and Abatement Orders, and defending an environmental impact statement (EIS) in federal court.

In his new position, Cumberland will be responsible for expanding CH2M Hill’s sediments, ports, and waterways program to help clients with contaminated waterfront properties and also assist with their contaminated sediment management.

“Howard Cumberland’s track record of providing innovative solutions for his client’s remediation needs speaks for itself, and this experience will make Howard a valuable part of the CH2M Hill team,” said Gene Lupia.

Cumberland holds a master’s degree in biology from California State University-San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from California State University-Long Beach.

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