Steve Edwards is new chairman, president, CEO of Black & Veatch

Edwards had been named chief operating officer of Black & Veatch in April and led the company’s strategic planning initiative and 2014 budgeting process during the transition process

Steve Edwards has taken the role of chairman, president and CEO of Black & Veatch after the retirement of Len Rodman, who spent 42 years with the company and 15 years as CEO. Edwards was named to the company’s top role following a transition period concluding November 27.

Edwards had been named chief operating officer of Black & Veatch in April and led the company’s strategic planning initiative and 2014 budgeting process during the transition process, according to a statement from Rodman.

Before being named COO, Edwards was an executive vice president serving as executive director global EPC for Black & Veatch’s energy business. He has been a member of the company’s executive committee since 2005 and a member of the board of directors since 2012. His career with the company spans 35 years.

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