Appointment of top industry figure William D. Merklin as PE.

D&B Engineers and Architects, a leading engineering and consulting firm specializing in wastewater, water supply, hazardous waste, construction management, construction, solid waste, and civil and environmental engineering, has announced the promotion of William D. Merklin, PE of Babylon, New York, to Executive Vice President position.

A recipient of the 2020 Top Engineer Award and Nassau County Top Business Leader Award, Mr. Merklin joined D&B Engineers and Architects in 1995 and has served as Senior Vice President since 2016. A licensed professional engineer, he brings more than three decades of hands-on experience to his new position, including master planning, design, construction supervision, and inspection of water supply and other municipal infrastructure projects. In addition, Mr. Merklin is a sought-after voice in the fields of municipal water and civil engineering.

Mr. Merklin holds a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. Hestated, “I look forward to the challenge of helping to chart D&B’s future course at a time of significant change in the industry. As Executive Vice President, I will oversee D&B’s business in the water and civil engineering sectors with a fresh perspective and assist with operations and oversight of our various support department.”

D&B President and CEO Steven A. Fangmann, PE, BCEE commented: “Mr. Merklin has organized and led numerous multidisciplinary project teams through the planning, design and construction of municipal facilities and complex infrastructure improvements. He has A unique ability to communicate effectively with D&B personnel, municipal and private clients, suppliers and stakeholders, and this, coupled with a proven track record of success and first-hand knowledge of procedures and protocols, makes him well-qualified to serve as Executive Vice President New position.”

Mr. Merklin remains active in the water supply and public works community and is a long-time member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Long Island Water Conference (LIWC), and the American Public Works Association (APWA).

D&B has seven offices in the tri-state area, including five in New York and one in Somerset, New Jersey and Trevoth, Pennsylvania. Mr. Merklin will continue to be based at the company’s headquarters in Woodbury, New York.

About D&B Engineers and Architects: For nearly 60 years, D&B Engineers and Architects has been recognized as a regional industry leader and innovator, delivering sustainable, cost-effective engineering and environmental solutions. The firm’s professionals work with partners to develop creative and effective approaches to address a wide range of challenges, with particular emphasis on wastewater management, environmental remediation and drinking water quality issues. Headquartered in Woodbury, New York, the firm takes pride in implementing environmentally engineered solutions that provide safe and budget-conscious solutions to clients in the public and private sectors.

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