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GHD names Ted Whiton to lead U.S. business

Parul Dubey on February 11, 2022 - in News, People

Accomplished strategic leadership and operational experience in water and environmental market  


Santa Rosa, CA – Ted Whiton has been appointed Executive General Manager – USA at GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services companies. Ted has more than 20 years of experience with GHD including his most recent role as Regional General Manager – US West and member of the United States Leadership Team.  

With a background in environmental engineering and vast experience in municipal and wastewater infrastructure, Ted worked with private and public sector clients in the integrated water management and environmental market sectors. He brings to this role considerable experience leading growth and collaborating across the GHD global business to create value for clients and opportunities for employees.   

According to Whiton, “This is an exciting time for GHD in the US. We’re seeing tremendous growth opportunities across our key market sectors of water, transportation, and environment. This growth will be further supported by the US Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which is shining the spotlight on projects that GHD is uniquely qualified to design and manage.”  

In Whiton’s new role, he’ll manage GHD’s operations across the company’s five regions across the US.  

“We have a renewed focus on our behaviors, social inclusion and environmental footprint because of the pandemic which is creating an increased demand and appetite for change in our society. GHD recognizes the urgent need to ensure water, energy and our communities are made sustainable for generations to come. I and our talented US team are eager to continue working with our clients to achieve this vision.” 

Whiton’s predecessor, Ivar Skavdal, will serve in an advisory capacity working with clients, projects, and other initiatives. 

About GHD 

GHD is a leading professional services company operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Committed to a vision to make water, energy, and urbanization sustainable for generations to come, GHD delivers engineering, architecture, environmental and construction solutions to public and private sector clients. Established in 1928 and privately owned by its people, GHD’s network of 10,000+ specialists are connected across 200 offices located in five continents and the Pacific region. www.ghd.com 

GHD in the Americas 

GHD has a significant project and economic footprint in the Americas and represents 40 percent of GHD’s global workforce with nearly 4,000 professionals in over 130 offices in the US, Canada, and Chile. GHD employs more than 1,800 people in the US. GHD ranks #10 in international design firms operating in the US and #8 in Canada according to Engineering News-Record’s annual survey of key market segments. These rankings reflect the size and significance of our growing North American businesses. 

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