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Power, Water Industry Veterans von Lazar and Orth Join Black & Veatch Board of Directors

Laszlo von Lazar
Laszlo von Lazar
Mike Orth
Mike Orth
OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch, a global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announces that Laszlo von Lazar, President of the company’s Energy & Process Industries business, and Mike Orth, President of the company’s Governments & Environment business, have been named to Black & Veatch’s Board of Directors.

“Laszlo’s and Mike’s strategic insights and understanding of global megatrends that impact our clients’ businesses, and how we can respond to those with our solutions portfolios, will bring tremendous value to our board and company,” said Mario Azar, Black & Veatch’s Chairman and CEO. “They each bring more than 30 years of experience in client markets and solutions that are critical to the future growth and success of Black & Veatch.”

A member of Black & Veatch’s leadership team, von Lazar joined Black & Veatch in 2019 to guide global projects for the company’s previous power organization, for which he led engineering, procurement, construction, quality, and business excellence. He was named the company’s President of BV Operations in 2021 and was a key architect in successfully establishing the group as part of a companywide transformation. He became President of Energy & Process Industries in April. His 33 years of experience, including global project leadership for GE and Bechtel, comprises work in conventional power generation, solar and wind generation, transmission and distribution, oil and gas, and industrial markets.

Orth is a water industry expert and 33-year veteran of Black & Veatch. A member of Black & Veatch’s leadership team, he has held several key positions within the company, including as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the company’s former water business in the Americas, where he guided the company’s growth in supply, storage, treatment, and conveyance. As President of Governments & Environment, Orth has helped lead Black & Veatch’s successful transformation this year with oversight of the company’s government and water utility businesses, including offerings in environmental, civil works, integrated water solutions, and mission critical and cyber security.

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