Luis Casado, PE, has been named director of Gannett Fleming’s Water Business Line. In this role, Casado will oversee the operations and strategic growth of Gannett Fleming’s water practice and will continue to hold the positions of southeast region director and senior vice president.
“Luis brings decades of experience on complex infrastructure projects, a passion for excellence, and a deep understanding of emerging technologies,” said Robert Scaer, PE, Gannett Fleming chairman and CEO. “In just one year with the firm, Luis’s highly collaborative approach and leadership expertise has propelled and positioned our Water Business Line for substantial growth in the future.”
Casado has valued being part of a global firm with local expertise and has embraced Gannett Fleming’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. He is confident that best-in-class solutions come from a team comprised of a variety of backgrounds and points of view. He supports Connected Women at Gannett Fleming and launched an internship program in the southeast to encourage the next generation of engineers. Casado is also a part of the firm’s Smart Cities Steering Committee, helping clients harness data to deliver efficient and cost-effective water and wastewater services. A recognized industry thought leader, Casado recently co-authored “Examining Common Barriers to Smart City Implementation” in Water Finance & Management magazine.
“My transition to Water Business Line director isn’t about who is in charge. It is about a more than 100-year-old firm recommitting itself to the people we serve,” Casado said. “We are partnering with clients at the local level to solve current water supply and quality issues with leading-edge, smart technology so that future generations have ample access to the highest quality water.”
Casado earned his bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Active in several professional and community organizations, he is past president of the Miami-Dade Architects and Engineers Society and is partnering with the Florida International University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Click here to learn more about Casado.Casado’s predecessor, Gene Koontz, PE, BCEE, will remain on the leadership team with a focus on cultivating the next generation of industry thought leaders. “I am grateful for Gene’s 40-plus years of service to Gannett Fleming and the water industry,” said Scaer. “His most recent tenure as President of the American Water Works Association will be invaluable as he works with our younger employees and helps guide them in their thought leadership development and professional society involvement.”