MWH Global has announced the promotion of seven employees to the position of vice president.

In a statement, the wet infrastructure firm said the employees were elected to this position by the board of directors for exemplary leadership and superior performance.

The new vice president are:

• Simon Alder, vice president and director of program delivery – Alder has more than 19 years of experience developing program and project management delivery processes and tools across the global MWH operation and for clients. Alder has a master’s degree in civil engineering from Leeds University in the UK. He is a certified Project Management Professional; member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK.); and a chartered engineer (UK.). Alder is based out of the Broomfield, Colorado, office.

• John Chahbandour, vice president and director of strategic water management – Chahbandour has over 20 years of experience and currently leads the global MWH strategic water management initiative for the mining and oil and gas industries. With an emphasis on mining hydrology, Chahbandour has implemented projects around the globe that optimize water management. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in hydrology from the University of Arizona. Chahbandour is based out of the Denver office.

• Norman (Mike) Cira, vice president and client service manager – Cira has 23 years of experience as an environmental scientist. He is a certified hazardous materials manager and a certified hazardous materials technician by the Institute of Environment Career Advancement. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a graduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Cira is based out of the Cedarburg, Wisconsin, office.

• John Guilfoyle, vice president and associate director of technology solutions – Guilfoyle has 17 years of experience in assessing, designing, developing and delivering technology systems for a variety of industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from St. Mary’s University and an applied information technology diploma from Information Technology Institute (Canada). Guilfoyle is based out of the Broomfield, Colorado, office.

• Greg Rollins, vice president and location manager – Rollins manages MWH operations in Portland, Oregon. He is a licensed professional civil and geotechnical engineer with 23 years of experience in a broad range of geotechnical and water engineering applications. Rollins received a master’s in civil and geotechnical engineering and bachelor’s in civil engineering from Arizona State University.

• David A. Smith, vice president and director of global strategy – Smith is responsible for establishing strategic priorities, emphasizing implementation and execution of MWH strategic plans. Smith has a master’s degree in management from Henley Management College (U.K.), and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Bristol (U.K.). Smith is based out of the Warrington, UK, office.

• Chuck Taylor, vice president and director of development – Taylor joined MWH in 2011 and has more than 30 years of experience in the extractive industry. Prior to joining MWH, Taylor was global head of environment for BHP Billiton, where he worked on projects in over 20 countries and in multiple commodities. He is currently responsible for implementation of the strategy of the global mining sector. Taylor is based out of the Denver office.