CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen, a global environmental engineering and consulting firm, announced that Val S. Frenkel, PhD, has joined the firm as Vice President of Process Engineering. A prominent industry expert with over 25 years of vast experience in water and wastewater treatment and water reuse process design, Dr. Frenkel is recognized as an international authority on desalination and membrane technologies. In this key role at Greeley and Hansen, Dr. Frenkel will lead efforts to expand the firm's process engineering capabilities and opportunities for future growth in this area. He will also serve as the global leader of the firm's Water Reuse Technical Center of Excellence.
"The strategic addition of Dr. Frenkel to the Greeley and Hansen team, will even better position our firm to meet the increasingly complex challenges within the water and wastewater industry today," said Greeley and Hansen President, John C. Robak. "Val's impressive technical knowledge and expansive experience on major water and wastewater projects worldwide will be valuable assets for providing our clients with innovative and effective process configurations and sustainable solutions to meet their long-term needs." Dr. Frenkel most recently served as a Principal Project Manager for CH2M. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of California and Ontario, Canada and is also certified as a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Dr. Frenkel is an active member of numerous industry organizations, including the American Water Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Water Environment Federation, among others. In addition, he is a Fellow of the International Water Association and has served on multiple water reuse and membrane processes committees for various industry organizations. The author of more than 100 articles and presentations on a wide range of water reuse and treatment process topics, Dr. Frenkel has also contributed chapters to several industry-wide Manuals of Practice. He is the author of a number of patents for his work and is the recipient of numerous professional awards.