Black & Veatch Smart Integrated Infrastructure Leader Named to KCnext Board | Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch Smart Integrated Infrastructure Leader Named to KCnext Board

Fred Ellermeier brings innovation experience to help attract new technology companies to Kansas City

Fred Ellermeier has been named to the Board of Directors of KCnext – the Technology Council of Greater Kansas City. KCnext works to grow and promote the technology industry in Kansas City and make it a destination for technology companies and talent.

Ellermeier is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business. This group leads Black & Veatch’s involvement in numerous smart city initiatives including Kansas City and other cities in the United States. These efforts are designed to improve the efficiency and operability of the city’s infrastructure systems.

“We are very excited Fred is joining our board. Black & Veatch’s experience implementing smart city projects has given the company an important leadership role in Kansas City’s tech industry,” said Ryan Weber, President of KCnext.

“Fred’s involvement with KCnext demonstrates Black & Veatch’s commitment to the future of technology in our region. Their work with utilities to enhance connectivity, automation and the application of data analytics will help inform the work of KCnext for years to come.” 

Ryan Weber, President of KCnext

Black & Veatch’s SII group is responsible for projects such as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the world’s largest contiguous electric car supercharger network. It has also worked with the City of Chula Vista, California, to develop the community’s Smart City master plan. The group also developed ASSET360™, a leading data analytics platform. ASSET360™ captures and analyzes huge volumes of data that is used to improve operational performance and apply predictive analytics for more dynamic planning.

KCnext represents Kansas City's tech industry. It is a diverse ecosystem anchored by multinational corporations and driven by innovative entrepreneurs. KCnext elevates Kansas City as a leading technology hub through a strategic focus on workforce development, policy advocacy and industry access.

Editor’s Notes:

  • In 2015, Ellermeier was named to the Kansas City Techweek100 list.  As a leader, he has made a major impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem.
  • Download a high-resolution photo of Fred Ellermeier here: 

Media Contact Information:

GEORGE MINTER | +1 913-458-8001 P | +1 913-972-8811 M | 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on social media.

Meet Black & Veatch

We seek partners in innovation. Let's start the conversation.