Major General (Retired) Richard Kaiser joins Black & Veatch Federal Services Group | Black & Veatch

Major General (Retired) Richard Kaiser joins Black & Veatch Federal Services Group

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Chief of Engineers to expand focus on military construction, civil works and strategic growth opportunities

With rising demand for more sustainable, resilient infrastructure to support national security efforts and greater economic prosperity, Black & Veatch announced U.S. Army Major General Richard Kaiser has been named Federal Growth Officer.

With more than 33 years of experience as a member of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kaiser brings deep experience in leading multi-billion dollar domestic and international infrastructure, military construction and environmental programs.

As Deputy Chief of Engineers for USACE, Kaiser served as second-in-command, where he was responsible for overseeing USACE’s 36,000 employees and a $46 billion construction portfolio that covers military and inter-agency construction, waterways, ecosystem restoration and navigation. His distinguished career also includes serving as Commanding General, Mississippi Valley Division; Commander, Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan; and Commanding General, Great Lakes/Ohio River Division USACE; among other leadership positions.

As Deputy Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Kaiser has a rare combination of deep technical and institutional knowledge that will allow Black & Veatch to provide greater value to our U.S. government clients,” said Randy Castro, president of Black & Veatch’s federal business. “His experience will allow us to implement cost-effective solutions that deliver greater sustainability and resilience in the face of climate change while aligning with the goals of taxpayers and the various government agencies we support.  Most importantly, he is a world-class leader whose people skills and energy are unmatched.

For more than a century, Black & Veatch has been providing resilient solutions to the U.S. government’s mission-critical facilities, infrastructure and programs worldwide. Its federal services group provides expertise in mission-critical facilities, civil works, construction, design-build contracting, environmental services, integrated services, master planning and security.

“Black & Veatch has a longstanding history of partnering with the U.S. government and Department of Defense to provide critical infrastructure services, particularly in defense-related construction and civil works,” said Kaiser. “I am honored to join this world class, industry-leading team, and to continue delivering services that improve resource efficiency, sustainability and resilience for all our government clients.”


Editor's Notes:

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