Chris Pierce Joins Board of Directors

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Christopher N. Pierce
Joins Wright-Pierce Board of Directors

Christopher N. Pierce, PE, a Vice President and Senior Project Manager in the company’s Wastewater Group, was appointed to the Board of Directors at the firm’s annual board meeting held in April.
Mr. Pierce has more than 25 years of experience in the evaluation, design and construction of wastewater engineering projects throughout the Northeast. He has led project teams working with municipalities, utilities and state agencies to evaluate and upgrade wastewater treatment facilities to comply with regulatory mandates for nitrogen and phosphorus removal to protect marine and freshwater resources. 

He has served as Senior Project Manager for several large scale wastewater treatment projects including recently completed comprehensive upgrades to water pollution control facilities for Glastonbury and Windham, Connecticut.  Ongoing projects that Mr. Pierce is responsible for include comprehensive upgrades to the water pollution control facilities for Manchester, Connecticut which is due for completion by end of the summer, and for Farmington, Connecticut where construction will begin later in 2015.  Each of these projects were engineered to achieve the requirements of the CT DEEP 2014 General Permit for Nitrogen Discharges, and include a variety of advanced technologies to achieve advanced nutrient pollution removal and energy efficiency.

Chris is a member of the New England Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation, and New York Water Environment Association.

Mr. Pierce replaces William E. Brown on the Board. Mr. Brown served as the President and CEO of Wright-Pierce from 2002 until 2014, when John W. Braccio, PE took over the leadership position. Mr. Brown currently serves as Advisor to the Board on strategic company issues.

Christopher N. Pierce, PE
Vice President

One of the major projects under the leadership of Mr. Pierce is the $100 million dollar upgrade to the Mattabassett District WWTF in Cromwell, Connecticut.

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee spoke at the June 18th ribbon cutting ceremony. "Today you're putting online an expanded new treatment plant that will handle more water and clean it to higher standards and hold down costs for our communities and ratepayers."

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