On April 28, Norman (Norm) Gadzinski, a vice president with Parsons Environment & Infrastructure (PE&I), a primary business unit of Parsons Corporation, was appointed WDBC President following the resignation of Andrew Albrecht to pursue a career opportunity. WDBC’s bylaws require that officer and board positions must be filled by a representative of the company, which is the legal member. Subsequently, WDBC board members unanimously approved the recommendation of the Executive Committee on April 25 to appoint Gadzinski to fill out the remaining months of the term, and conveyed their sincere appreciation to Albrecht for his valuable work in WDBC over the years.
This seamless transition was possible due to Norm‘s active participation as an alternate board member representing Parsons. Norm chaired the WDBC Research Committee and has supported the work of the Education and Technical Practices Committees. Parsons has also appointed Vice President Mark Halleman to serve as the alternate member.
Norm has more than 30 years of executive, client service management, project management, business development, and business operations experience in the environmental, water, and wastewater industry. With proven experience in bid-build construction, construction management, and integrated project delivery (design-build and construction management-at-risk [CMAR]), he currently leads the alternative project delivery business development efforts for Parsons. Specializing in design-build and CMAR procurement, Norm has served the industry as a practitioner, consultant, and owner’s advisor. He has been involved in launching design-build efforts in large international firms as well as integrating lessons learned into both practitioners and owners’ project delivery operations. Norm recently served as the preconstruction phase project manager for the San Antonio Water System Brackish Groundwater Desalination Program CMAR project in San Antonio, Texas.
Parsons Corporation is an international engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with more than 14,000 employees and revenues of $3 billion in 2013. PE&I provides customers worldwide with full-service engineering, construction, and management services in environmental, water, and sustainable energy infrastructure development.