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Brian Bzdawka Named President of Operations & Management Division

Woodard & Curran has appointed Brian Bzdawka President of the firm’s Operations & Management (O&M) Strategic Business Unit (SBU), effective January 1, 2022. Bzdawka takes over from Steve Niro, who led the SBU for 14 years, overseeing a period of significant growth. This leadership transition is part of a succession plan that was developed over several years.

Bzdawka joined Woodard & Curran in 2008 as a Business Development Leader, working with clients to deploy integrated services solutions for public and private water treatment systems and public works departments. During his tenure in that role, the firm grew substantially, and is now recognized as an industry-leading national O&M provider.

“Brian’s efforts working with clients in both the public and private sectors have significantly contributed to our ability to leverage our combined engineering, operations, and funding resources to serve our clients,” said Woodard & Curran CEO Alyson Watson. “He understands both the technical and business needs of our clients and is especially adept at fostering a collaborative approach that creates vested partnerships.”

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I’m honored and excited to be stepping into this new role. With the incredible team of managers and operators that Woodard & Curran has built, I’m confident that we are positioned for continued growth.

Brian Bzdawka President Operations & Management

The firm’s O&M SBU focuses on full contract operations for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment plants, water recycling and reuse facilities, public works departments, and private groundwater treatment systems across the country. Currently, Woodard & Curran manages more than 50 facilities and associated infrastructure across 19 states.

“One of the biggest challenges in the O&M industry right now,” added Bzdawka, “is finding and retaining qualified staff. This is another area where we are well-positioned thanks to the support we offer employees, from our award-winning safety programs to tuition reimbursement and help earning professional certifications. Solving staffing issues is one of the best ways for us to support our clients. Our operations team is recognized as best in class within the industry and we look forward to expanding our client and employee base in the coming years.”

Throughout the transition, Bzdawka is focused on maintaining the high level of service the firm’s clients expect, expanding initiatives around digital technologies to support operations, and strengthening programs for employee recruiting and retention.

Woodard & Curran is an integrated science, engineering, design-build, and operations company specializing in water and environmental projects. The firm has a simple vision: clean water, safe environment, healthy communities, happy people. With 1,200 employees across 27 offices and more than 50 operations sites, Woodard & Curran serves clients nationwide.

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