Chester Engineers Appoints Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

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James H. Reynolds, Ph.D., P.E. has been appointed as senior vice president and chief technical officer of Chester Engineers.

Robert O. Agbede, president and CEO of Chester Engineers, is pleased to announce the appointment of James H. Reynolds, Ph.D., P.E., as senior vice president and chief technical officer.

Dr. Reynolds reports directly to the CEO, and his responsibilities include providing technical direction, especially in the area of water and wastewater treatment.

He brings to Chester Engineers an extensive background in industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment, as well as vast experience in biosolids management and disposal. He holds 12 wastewater treatment patents.

Dr. Reynolds joins Chester Engineers after four years with Snyder & Associates, Inc. There, he was director of the firm’s water and wastewater services. His duties included business development, project management, resource management and allocation. During his career, he has been a national practice leader for water and wastewater at Consoer Townsend Envirodyne Engineers and a staff engineer, project manager and office manager in the Salt Lake City office of Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH). After leaving Salt Lake City, he was the office manager for MWH in Minneapolis/St. Paul and its Northeast Regional Wastewater Practice Leader.

Prior to becoming a consultant conducting feasibility studies for private industry, government agencies and consulting engineering firms, Dr. Reynolds was head of the Department of Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU). He has also served as a development engineer specialist for the U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Reynolds earned his degrees in civil and environmental engineering from USU. He interrupted his early college years to do two years of full-time missionary work. He has co-authored two wastewater textbooks, has writings in more than 150 technical publications and served as a principal author of the EPA’s “Design Manual for Wastewater Stabilization Ponds.”

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