Atlanta-based Geosyntec Consultants Inc. issued a press release last week announcing that its Board of Directors has elected Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP, as president and CEO of the firm. Zeeb succeeds Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, NAE, who served in that role for the last 20 years.
“Healthy succession planning and implementation are vital to the long-term multi-generational success of our firm,” said Bonaparte. “Our CEO transition is part of a continuous process designed to maintain the vitality, competitiveness, and independence of our firm for many years to come.”
Zeeb joined Geosyntec in 1999, and is now a senior principal hydrogeologist based in Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.S. in the same field from Stanford. For more than 25 years, his practice has focused on the evaluation and remediation of some of the most challenging contaminated sites in the country.
Zeeb has also served as a technical expert in a number of high profile environmental litigation cases. His management responsibilities at Geosyntec have included serving as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 2009 with oversight of operations in the northeastern United States, Canada, and Europe.
Bonaparte will continue in a substantive leadership role as Chairman of the Board and as a practicing professional in the firm. He has also been named a Professor of Practice (part-time) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. “I continue to have a lot of professional energy and passion, and my commitment to the company is as strong as ever. I envision a very active, engaged role for myself for many years to come,” said Bonaparte.
Geosyntec Consultants is a consulting and engineering firm that operates throughout North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.