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Al Goodman Recognized as 2017 WEF Fellow

August 31, 2017

BOSTON, Massachusetts—CDM Smith is pleased to announce that Al Goodman, PE, was named a 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Fellow. The prestigious recognition acknowledges exceptional achievements, stature and contributions to the water industry. Goodman will be one of 11 distinguished WEF members to accept this recognition on Tuesday, October 3 at the WEFTEC 90th annual technical exhibition and conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Al Goodman, WEF Fellow"WEF Fellows have significant professional accomplishments and have made contributions toward preserving and enhancing the global water environment," said WEF executive director Eileen O'Neill in WEF’s official press release.

Based out of CDM Smith’s Louisville, Kentucky office, Goodman has built a 43-year career in the wastewater treatment industry. As an internationally recognized water and wastewater expert with a focus on large water reuse industrial treatment projects, he has brought invaluable experience to numerous industrial and food and beverage projects comprising design, plant operations, industrial treatment, operator training and troubleshooting and litigation support.

Goodman is a professional engineer in three states, a certified industrial plant operator, and has delivered more than 200 presentations on water-related topics to local, state, national and international organizations. He has served as client service leader for some of the industry’s most notable wastewater to drinking water quality reuse projects, including award-winning projects for Frito-Lay and J.R. Simplot Company.

“Al is a tremendous asset to the firm and has positioned CDM Smith as a leader in the industrial water and wastewater world,” said Kevin Riley, PE, senior vice president and director of CDM Smith’s Industrial Services Group. “His attention to client needs and challenges is the best in our business. He is a true industrial water and wastewater thought leader and has successfully completed some of the most challenging projects in the industry. As a longtime member and active participant in the WEF organization, I believe there is no more qualified individual than Al to become a WEF Fellow.”

Prior to joining CDM Smith in 2006, Goodman was founder and CEO of his own environmental consulting firm for 20 years. He is a past president of WEF and the Indiana Water Environment Association. He has also chaired more than 14 wastewater and environmental committees.

WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment since 1928. WEF provides water quality professionals around the world with quality education, training and business opportunities to further water quality around the world.

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service engineering and construction firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.