Normandeau Associates, which provides environmental consulting to sectors such as the wind industry, says it has promoted Robert Varney from senior vice president to executive vice president.
Varney has been a senior vice president for the past three years. Before joining Normandeau, he was the Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional administrator. While at EPA New England, he was responsible for taking on high-profile initiatives associated with energy, climate change, homeland security, clean air and safe drinking water, superfund and brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, environmental justice, healthy communities, and the restoration of rivers, lakes and coastal areas.
Prior to that, Varney was one of the nation's longest-serving state environmental commissioners. As commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), he was appointed by three governors of both political parties.
‘Bob's senior management experience as New England's longest-serving EPA regional administrator, as well as his previous experience as NHDES commissioner, combined with his knowledge of the environmental consulting industry, makes him the ideal candidate to manage our expanding national and international operations," notes Pam Hall, the firm's president and CEO.