On January 18, 2022, Ramboll’s US-based Operations & Maintenance (O&M) business joined U.S. Water Services Corporation (USW), a Florida-based, employee-owned, pure-play O&M business with a focus on the public utilities market. To create a balanced public/private client portfolio and expand geographically, Ramboll’s private-sector focused O&M business will become a new division known as USW Industrial Group, which will focus on serving the industrial market. The combined business will comprise nearly 700 service professionals supporting 800 facilities across 18 states.
Jeff Rogers, Ramboll’s Americas Water Director, said, “We believe our alliance with U.S. Water is a positive step both for our people and for our clients. We look forward to working closely with U.S. Water as a strategic partner as we continue to deliver integrated design-build projects to our industrial clients. This partnership not only will provide additional O&M resources and capabilities to support our ongoing work, but also the capability to expand our service offering to our public sector clients.”
Ken Jones and Ron Benderski, both previously of Ramboll, will lead USW Industrial Group. “We are excited for the future at U.S. Water and to be joining a company that shares Ramboll’s commitment to excellence, long-term client relationships and innovative solutions,” said Ken. “U.S. Water is a leading water and wastewater company with significant resources, a wide geographical footprint, deep expertise in engineering, facilities and infrastructure, and a strong vision to invest for growth in our business.”
USW President & CEO Gary Deremer said, “Joining together with Ramboll’s O&M business is a key element to U.S. Water’s strategic growth plan providing for diversified service offerings, operating synergies, and expansion of our national footprint. We are excited to add Ken and Ron to the group of U.S. Water shareholders, and we welcome all Ramboll O&M employees to U.S. Water.”
Dan Elias, a 30+ year veteran in the O&M business, will be joining Ken, Ron and the USW team as USW Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth, tasked with leading USW’s expansion and growth efforts.
U.S. Water Services Corporation is a leading provider of water and wastewater services. U.S. Water partners with governments, communities, businesses and organizations all over the US, delivering the most advanced clean water and wastewater treatment solutions.
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