Mark Graves Joins Freese and Nichols’ Treatment Team

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Trooper Smith

Infrastructure Engineer

Freese and Nichols is pleased to announce that Mark Graves, P.E., a nationally recognized expert in membrane technology, is joining our water treatment and reuse team as a senior project manager in the Austin office. In this role, Mark will lead the development and execution of water treatment and reuse projects across Central Texas. Mark will also contribute as a senior advisor and technical expert to projects companywide.

“Austin and its surrounding cities are among the fastest-growing in the nation, and these municipalities are taking a hard look at the most efficient way to provide quality water services to increasing populations,” said Robert Pence, P.E., CEO of Freese and Nichols. “The addition of Mark Graves enhances the value that Freese and Nichols brings to our municipal partners by offering a new level of national insight to these challenging treatment projects.”

Throughout his 18-year career, Mark has acquired a deep bench of knowledge in water supply planning, water treatment process engineering and wastewater and reuse engineering. He has managed numerous bench scale and pilot studies for treatment process selection and optimization, and has been involved in the development of numerous water supply studies, water quality improvement studies, water supply, treatment and quality evaluations, treatment system designs, groundwater and seawater desalination strategies, and disinfection strategies.

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Trooper Smith, PE, ENV SP, is a Vice President/Principal in Georgia’s Atlanta Metro office.