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Power, Water Industry Veterans Join Black & Veatch Board of Directors

Laszlo von Lazar, Mike Orth were instrumental to the success of companywide transformation

Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announced this week 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. 

Editor’s Notes: 

  • Laszlo von Lazar earned a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts. 

  • Mike Orth earned a master’s degree in civil engineering and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Kansas. 

  • To download a high-resolution image of Laszlo von Lazar, click here. Mike Orth’s image is available here

About Black & Veatch 

Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2021 exceeded US$3.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media. 

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