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Kleinfelder Names Jim Nikolareas General Manager, Australia

Monday, 11 September 2017

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MELBOURNE, Victoria – Kleinfelder announced today that Jim Nikolareas has been named General Manager of the firm’s Australian Division. Jim is a senior executive and business leader who brings substantial experience leading firms of environmental consultants and delivering growth.

“Kleinfelder Australia’s next phase is growth,” said George J. Pierson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kleinfelder. “We are now positioned to grow and Jim will be instrumental in leading our Australian business division in this objective. His track record and experience in both contaminated land and ecology fits our profile extremely well.”

Jim has over 25 years’ experience in senior executive and Financial Director roles. Before joining Kleinfelder he served as Managing Director of Monarc Environmental, a consultancy focussed on the energy, utility, water, roads and rail, and local government sectors. Prior to that he was CEO of VEMCO Australia.

"I look forward to joining Kleinfelder, an innovative and well-respected company. It provides a fantastic opportunity to be part of the exciting growth in the Australian markets over the coming years," said Jim.

Jim will be based in Melbourne.

Contact: David Styles on or 0474 494 891 for further information.

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Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As an integrated, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia.