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Black & Veatch Selects Clegg to Lead BV Operations

Barry Clegg
Barry Clegg
OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that it has named Barry Clegg President of BV Operations, a group comprising a centralized pool of resources and talent serving as the execution engine that keeps the global engineering and construction company running. BV Operations, with more than 8,100 professionals, houses project execution capabilities and resources, and maintains, develops, and deploys global resources in support of the work the company performs around the world.

The BV Operations function was created in 2021 as part of a companywide transformation to align to the world’s growing infrastructure needs.

Clegg, who served in a day-to-day leadership role for the function while Black & Veatch conducted an industry-wide candidate search, brings 28 years of experience, including 26 years with Black & Veatch in project, proposal, procurement, and engineering management roles. He previously served as Vice President and Project Director within the company’s Energy & Process Industries business.

“Barry’s selection further demonstrates the industry leading talent we have within our organization,” said Mario Azar, Chairman and CEO. “We conducted a comprehensive search and had an outstanding slate of candidates, and I am very pleased that Barry emerged as the right leader for this very important business function.”

Resources and services from the group are deployed to projects managed by the company’s client-facing global market sectors and regional operations.

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“BV Ops’ design, combined with a collaborative transformed culture, allows increased agility of teams and talent to move where they are needed to best serve BV clients, while allowing us to offer greater challenges and opportunities to our professionals,” Clegg said. “I’m excited to lead the team into the future.”

BV Operations is accountable for the resources, processes, and tools for 12 functional groups within the company, including estimating; project controls; project management; commercial, engineering, siting, and land services; supply chain; subcontracts; construction; quality, business excellence, and Lean; tools and process integration; and resource optimization and administrative services.

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