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Three Top Asset Management Pros Join CH2M HILL Team

“We are delighted to bring these three outstanding thought leaders to CH2M HILL,” says Elisa M. Speranza, president of the company’s Operations & Maintenance Business Group. “Their knowledge and expertise further solidifies our position as a world leader in the rapidly advancing infrastructure asset management field. Adding Marius, Priscilla and John to our team will enable us to not only advance our clients’ capabilities but also to shape asset management practices throughout the industry.”

Basson, an experienced reliability engineer, comes from PricewaterhouseCoopers bringing a strong track record of successful engagements with asset-intensive industries including water and wastewater utilities, electric utilities, and mining, chemical, nuclear and other process industries. He has extensive experience in enterprise asset management and the application of reliability-centered maintenance, design and spares, as well as a project manager with a proven track record in large capital project management. He has worked with some of the nation’s largest water and wastewater utilities and major international mining companies.

Basson joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in September 2008 through the acquisition of New Dimensions Solutions, where he worked as vice president of reliability consulting services from 2002. Previous employers include Optechtra, Howden Africa and Armscor, all in South Africa. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the Pretoria University of Technology in South Africa.

Bloomfield comes from Carollo Engineers, where she has worked since 2001. There she was a project manager utilizing her expertise in a range of topics including master planning, software development and sustainability in addition to asset management. In her role at Carollo, she led client projects as well as business development/marketing efforts. Her client list includes communities in California, Hawaii and Colorado. Bloomfield is heavily involved in professional organizations for the areas of asset/utility management, microconstituents, and sustainability.

Bloomfield holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, as well as a bachelor’s degree in environmental/mechanical engineering and master’s degree in engineering management, both from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

Fortin brings 24 years of asset management experience including design, construction, and operations and maintenance, and is nationally recognized for his leadership strategy development and implementation, and change management approaches. As an independent consultant for the past several years, he has used his expertise to conduct industry best-practice research through technology transfer and collaborative engagements with Fortune 500 businesses and utilities in the United States and around the world, as well as national organizations such as the Water Environmental Research Foundation and the American Water Works Association. Fortin’s accomplishments include the design and implementation of an award-winning facilities asset management program for the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority’s 1.2 billion-gallon-per-day Deer Island Treatment Plant in Boston, where he spent four years before launching his consultancy practice.

Fortin earned his bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and holds the LEED AP certification.

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. With $6.3 billion in revenue and 23,500 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2010). The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy and power, and facilities and infrastructure. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer. Visit

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