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Company announces election of Richard J. Keck to its Board of Directors

Kristin Halpin, Press Contact
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February 18, 2014

O'Brien & Gere announces election of Richard J. Keck to its Board of Directors
New Independent Board Member is a leader in the Energy Market

SYRACUSE – O’Brien & Gere announces the election of Richard J. Keck, formerly a Senior Executive at GE Oil & Gas, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Keck’s experience includes diversified commercial and technical leadership across the Energy, Oil & Gas, and Aviation industries.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Keck to the O’Brien & Gere Board of Directors, and we look forward to working with him to continue O’Brien & Gere’s growth and enhance the Company’s brand,” said Jim Fox, O’Brien & Gere CEO and Chairman of the Board. “His extensive background and expertise in the Energy market, both in developed and emerging technologies, will provide valuable insight to our Board and Leadership Team that will help us to achieve our strategic objectives moving forward.”

Mr. Keck most recently served as Global Leader for the engineering function in the Drilling and Production Business Unit of GE Oil & Gas, where he was responsible for all aspects of engineering for surface and offshore drilling, including advanced technology, new product introduction, and customer support. Previously, Mr. Keck held leadership positions at GE Energy, including management roles in the Aero Engineering and Gas Turbine Service Engineering divisions.

In addition, Mr. Keck served as a GE volunteer and the Executive Sponsor for the Houston Chapter of the Asia Pacific American Forum (APAF) and Women in Technology. He also serves on the Dean’s Engineering Leadership Council for Clarkson University and the University of Houston. A native of New York, Mr. Keck holds MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University. He has two daughters and currently resides in Texas with his wife and son.

With the election of Mr. Keck, the O’Brien & Gere Board reaches its preferred level of nine directors, comprised of three independent directors, three ex-officio management directors, and three rotating management directors.

About O’Brien & Gere
O'Brien & Gere has become more than an engineering solutions company throughout its history of creating a better future since 1945. At the center of the Company’s story are clients ranging from advanced manufacturers to higher education, federal agencies, and municipalities. These clients trust O’Brien & Gere to deliver sustainable solutions and integrate innovative technology to solve the evolving advanced manufacturing, energy, environmental, and water challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.obg.com.