CH2M Hill Chief Technology Officer Retires

Dec. 23, 2014
Glen Daigger will continue to support CH2M Hill as a special adviser to the firm on key pursuits & project delivery

After 35 years with CH2M Hill, Dr. Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has announced his retirement from the firm. Daigger has contributed to CH2M Hill, as well as the entire water industry, most recently through his work as president of the International Water Assn. (IWA). Daigger’s last day as a full-time employee of CH2M Hill was Dec. 19, 2014. In the future, Daigger will continue to work with CH2M Hill as a special adviser on key pursuits and project delivery.

Daigger received his doctorate and master’s degrees in environmental engineering from Purdue University, as well as his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue. In 2009, he was given Purdue University’s Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award. Daigger joined CH2M Hill in 1979 and has remained with the firm since then, except for two years in the mid-1990s when he was professor and chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University.

Daigger was CH2M Hill’s first Technical Fellow, an honor that recognized the leadership that he provided for CH2M Hill and for the profession in the development and implementation of new wastewater treatment technology. As the author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers, four books, and several technical manuals, he has contributed to advancing practice within the wastewater profession. His 11 patents for wastewater treatment processes have helped establish the nation’s wastewater treatment standards.

“Glen is an icon in our industry,” said Greg McIntyre, CH2M Hill global water market president. “His work with CH2M Hill and the water industry at large has helped improve our water constrained global situation by influencing and transforming water management policies and practices. We stand by Glen in celebration of his 35 years of service to CH2M Hill and our industry, as he settles into retirement and transitions to a new consulting role.”

Daigger has served in senior roles for the Water Environment Federation, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. Daigger recently completed his term as president of the IWA, where he worked with water leaders around the globe to advance the science and practice of water management to create more livable cities and accelerate the rate at which people gained access to drinking water and sanitation, all while protecting the environment. He will continue serving IWA as immediate past president of the association. Daigger also is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received the Harrison Prescott Eddy Award from the Water Environment Federation three times. 

“It’s been an honor to spend my engineering career with CH2M Hill, working with our clients to solve some of the most complex water challenges, while also having an opportunity to explore my passion of doing global strategy work for the world,” said Daigger. “Retirement will not mark the end of the road for me with CH2M Hill, but rather the beginning of a new journey—one that will allow me to continue supporting the firm as a special advisor on key pursuits and project delivery.”

Daigger acknowledges that he’s especially proud of the projects he has undertaken with CH2M Hill around the world to advance water reuse and recycling, while protecting and enhancing the environment. From small communities to large cities, he has contributed to sustainability efforts in New York; Washington, DC; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Atlanta; Denver; Dallas; Los Angeles; Portland; Seattle; Anchorage; Auckland; Sydney; Melbourne; Abu Dhabi; Bangkok; and Beijing.

Source: CH2M Hill

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