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KC Harvey Environmental, LLC Announces the Retirement of Founding CEO Kevin Harvey and Succession Plan
KC Harvey Environmental, LLC (KC Harvey), a leading environmental consulting and field services firm, today announced the retirement of its esteemed founding CEO, Kevin Harvey, effective June 30, 2023. Kevin's retirement marks the end of a remarkable 45-year career dedicated to advancing the field of land reclamation science and environmental management consulting. Additionally, the company has announced that the current Chief Operating Officer, Rio Franzman, will assume the role of CEO following Kevin's retirement.
During his tenure as CEO, Kevin played a pivotal role in establishing KC Harvey as a trusted and respected name in the industry. Under his visionary leadership, the company has consistently delivered exceptional environmental solutions, helping clients navigate complex regulatory landscapes while promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Throughout his career, Kevin amassed a wealth of accomplishments and made significant contributions to the fields of applied environmental science, water management and land restoration worldwide. His unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for the environmental consulting industry have been instrumental in shaping the company's success and setting the standard for industry best practices.
Among his notable achievements, Kevin pioneered innovative land reclamation planning, design and implementation techniques, revolutionizing the restoration and rehabilitation of disturbed landscapes. His groundbreaking work has played a crucial role in restoring hundreds of thousands of acres of disturbed landscapes, ensuring their long-term ecological health and vitality.
Furthermore, Kevin's leadership as a consultant has guided countless organizations towards proper environmental practices, helping them mitigate environmental risks, secure critical permits, reduce impact, and develop robust environmental management systems.
Rio Franzman, the current Chief Operating Officer of KC Harvey Environmental LLC, will succeed Kevin Harvey as CEO. With extensive experience in environmental consulting and a deep understanding of the company's values and goals, Rio is well-positioned to lead KC Harvey Environmental into its next phase of growth and innovation. His proven leadership skills and strategic vision will ensure the company continues to deliver exceptional results while upholding its commitment to environmental sustainability.
"Rio Franzman's appointment as CEO is a natural progression for KC Harvey," said Kevin Harvey. "As Chief Operating Officer, Rio has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and a profound understanding of our industry. We have full confidence in his ability to lead the company forward, building upon the strong foundation already established."
KC Harvey Environmental, LLC remains committed to upholding the high standards set by Mr. Harvey and will work closely with Rio Franzman to ensure a seamless transition of leadership. The company is confident that under Rio's guidance, it will continue to provide cutting-edge environmental solutions to clients worldwide, further solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.
About KC Harvey Environmental LLC:
KC Harvey Environmental LLC is a leading environmental consulting and field services firm backed by Bernhard Capital Partners who specializes in reclamation, remediation, and environmental management. With a focus on innovative solutions, the company has been delivering exceptional environmental services to clients across industries for over a decade. Committed to environmental stewardship, KC Harvey Environmental, LLC combines technical expertise with a deep understanding of regulatory frameworks to provide tailored, cost-effective solutions that promote ecological health and sustainable development.
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