ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) today announced that engineering and construction ("E&C") industry veteran Mike A. Bieber has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, effective as of December 31, 2014. A 25-year E&C industry veteran, Mr. Bieber will serve a key role within Willdan's executive leadership with responsibility for driving growth opportunities through merger and acquisition activity.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Mike Bieber, one of our industry's most seasoned and well-respected professionals, to the corporate executive team at Willdan," said Chief Executive Officer Tom Brisbin. "A key aspect of our growth strategy includes the pursuit of selective tuck-in acquisitions that can expand our geographic footprint, broaden our service offerings and improve our competitive position. Having completed more than 50 acquisitions over the past seven years, all in the E&C industry, Mike's knowledge and accomplishments across the technical and consulting services landscape are virtually unmatched. In his new role, Mike will be instrumental to Willdan's continuing growth and development, and we are excited to have him on board."
Prior to joining Willdan, Mr. Bieber was a Senior Vice President at Tetra Tech, where he served in a number of leadership roles for over 18 years. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Bieber managed Tetra Tech's mergers and acquisitions and investor relations functions, overseeing over 50 acquisitions. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Bieber managed Tetra Tech's corporate business development group and, since 2000, played a large role in Tetra Tech's investor relations group. He started at Tetra Tech as a proposal manager in the corporate marketing group. In the early 1990's, Mr. Bieber began his E&C industry career at CRC, Inc. and its successor as a strategic business development consultant to large defense, infrastructure, and environmental firms. Prior to that, Mr. Bieber worked for IT Corporation (now CB&I) where he served as project manager and engineer on government nuclear and commercial environmental projects. Mr. Bieber holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.