Press Release: FVOP Adds 16 Staff including 3 Project Managers

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F&V Operations and Resource Management, Inc. (FVOP) of Grand Rapids announced today the hiring of 16 new employees, including three project managers for its expanding operations.

The additions were needed to keep up with staffing of new projects and a growing client demand in southern and southeast Michigan, according to Craig Shumaker, PE, Vice President of FVOP. 

“We’re excited about the quality of the new hires,” Shumaker said. “And we’re still growing.”

Jerry Livernois joins FVOP as a Michigan regional senior project manager with wastewater experience.

Matt Carstens and Ken Baker join FVOP as project managers in southeast Michigan. Baker has 18 years of Public Works experience, including four as DPW director. Carstens has previous work experience in operations and as a mechanic at a wastewater treatment plant.

Marty Wuchte, Dwayne Loper, Robin Mortinger, David DeVlaminck, Brian Hubbell, John Smith, Brian Roy, Steven Walker, Travis Wines, Ben Brzezinski and Rick Weirich join the southeast Michigan staff as operations specialists.

Wuchte is a former water plant operator with more than four decades of experience. Loper, a water operator, also has more than two decades of industrial wastewater and municipal drinking water experience.

Mortinger has over 20 years of wastewater experience and DeVlaminck has over 20 years of water and wastewater operations and maintenance experience. Hubbell is a former consulting contractor.

Smith is a former heavy equipment operator and Department of Public Works employee. Roy has more than a decade of experience as wastewater treatment plant operator including seven years as an assistant WWTP superintendent. Walker has Department of Public Works experience and a chemical engineering degree.

Wines is a water operator. Brzezinski is a former Department of Public Works service technician with 10 years of experience. Weirich has over 20 years of water treatment experience including 10 years as a utility director.

Owen Kendall joins the northeast Michigan staff as an operations specialist. He has hydrographic and real-time kinemetic (RTK) surveying experience.

Brian Gonzalez joins the southwest Michigan staff as an operations specialist. He has previously worked as a water technician. 

FVOP provides operations assistance, management and training throughout Michigan and Indiana for municipal, industrial and environmental systems.

FVOP’s goal is to provide a partnership with their clients in operating their facilities safely and efficiently. FVOP supports its staff through training and on-going certifications to enhance their professional development.