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June 2022

The Walsh Group promotes Duane Petersen to Chief Operations Officer within Water Division

Atlanta - The Walsh Group, one of the largest contractors in the United States, has promoted Duane Petersen to Chief Operations Officer with its water/wastewater division.

As Chief Operations Officer, Petersen will provide executive leadership over construction operations across the company’s water/wastewater markets. As an Executive Officer, Petersen will work in unison with Walsh ownership while consulting with clients, monitoring project progress and reviewing management systems and staff. Petersen is based out of the company's Atlanta office and reports to Roy Epps, president of The Walsh Group’s water/wastewater division.

"Duane’s teams have delivered exceptional work across some of our most complex projects,” said Roy Epps. "This is a testament to Duane’s leadership, and the vision he has set forth, and we look forward to the expansion of his leadership as he moves into the new role of Chief Operations Officer."

Duane has more than 27 years of experience and 22 years with The Walsh Group. In his previous role as Business Group Leader, Duane provided senior leadership over water projects in the Southeast, including the $325 million Big Creek WRF Expansion in Roswell, Georgia, the $70 million Plant 1 Replacement Project at Quarles WWTP in Marietta, Georgia, the $65 million Fowler WRF Expansion in Cumming, Georgia, the $37 million nutrient removal upgrade at Cartersville WPCP, as well as recently securing the $112 million Southeast WWTP Expansion in Zephyrhills, Florida.

About The Walsh Group The Walsh Group is a 124-year-old family-owned company providing design, build, finance, operation and activation services throughout the water, transportation and building markets. The Walsh Group operates as Walsh Construction, Archer Western Construction and Walsh Canada across 21 regional offices and is consistently listed among the top U.S. contractors per Engineering News-Record, including current rankings as the No. 1 water treatment plant builder and the No. 2 wastewater treatment plant builder in the United States.



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