Brown & Root names new president of infrastructure and coastal restoration

    Charlie Hess has joined Brown & Root Industrial Services as president of Infrastructure and Coastal Restoration, the company announced today.

    In his new role, Hess will work to establish Brown & Root’s presence in the infrastructure and coastal restoration marketplace. He’ll also work to implement projects to restore Louisiana’s coast and wetlands.

    According to Brown & Root, Hess has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. He has held leadership positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    “His experience has focused on mega-program management and large scale contingency operations in the United States and abroad, specifically targeting the water resources and coastal protection and restoration missions of the nation,” the company says in a news release. “His assignments in the infrastructure and coastal arena have benefited the citizens of Louisiana and the United States both directly and indirectly.”

    In 2008, Hess led the Shaw Corporation Team in the development and execution of the $1.1 billion Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Hurricane Protection Project in New Orleans. The project consists of about two miles of hurricane and storm barrier walls with floodgates that are closed to navigation during storm events. It’s the largest design-build project undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the company says. 

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