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F&V Continues Management Transition as Fleis Steps Down


F&V Firms Inc. (FVCI) introduced that co-founder Larry J. Fleis, PE has stepped down as board member as a part of the corporate’s ongoing management transition. It grew to become official on the annual shareholder’s assembly final month, in keeping with John DeVol, FVCI President.

Fleis mentioned he knowledgeable DeVol and different firm leaders a couple of months again that he was planning to step down as Chairman of the Board after 30 years.

“I felt it was time to finish the management transition to make it completely clear who’s operating the corporate,” Fleis mentioned. “I’ve totally loved working intently with the principals, our govt group, and our workers to realize our strategic objectives.

“Collectively, we’ve constructed an unimaginable firm.”

“Now we have been most grateful for Larry’s ongoing assist and have requested Larry to proceed consulting with us,” mentioned DeVol, the brand new Chairman of the Board. “Now we have great respect for the legacy that Larry has constructed and worth his ongoing perspective as we proceed to develop and thrive in our trade.”

Fleis co-founded the engineering consulting agency with the late Steve Vanden Brink, a civil engineer and good friend in 1993. Vanden Brink left the agency in 2015 resulting from well being points and handed away in 2021.

“This firm has grown from two engineers to almost 300 folks in 9 places of work and greater than 50 operations places with revenues exceeding $50 million,” DeVol mentioned. “Larry helped lay a stable basis of optimistic tradition, relationships, enterprise ideas, and technical excellence that has allowed our agency to succeed in new heights.”

The corporate has obtained dozens of engineering and surveying excellence awards and lots of consecutive West Michigan “Greatest & Brightest Firms to Work For” and the nation’s “Greatest & Brightest Firms to Work For.”

F&V was based as an engineering agency and expanded to offering development administration providers by means of F&V Development (FVC) and operations providers of water and wastewater programs by means of F&V Operations and Assets Administration (FVOP).

“Larry and Steve firmly believed that development was essential,” DeVol famous. “Their technique was that development within the firm permits for development in alternatives and development within the workers’s careers.”

F&V was acknowledged as a “Scorching Progress Agency” for being one of many high 100 rising companies in the US and Canada in 9 of the final ten years.

Fleis, who resides in Ada Township, obtained varied private awards together with the distinguished Felix A. Anderson Picture Award in 2020 from American Consulting Engineers of Michigan for his contributions to enhancing the picture of the career. In 2019, Fleis was awarded the Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State College.

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