CRB Introduces Steve Black as Science & Technology Senior Project Manager
Jun 11, 2013
CRB is excited to welcome Steve Black to the Science & Technology team as a senior project manager. Mr. Black will be located in the Kansas City office, but will work nationwide to provide business development and engineering services with intent to help grow the science & technology initiative at CRB. Black brings over 38 years of expertise that includes work in process/project engineering, design, facility operations and project and construction management. Mr. Black graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and also earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Before joining CRB, Black served as the Engineering Services Manager for JE Dunn’s Science & Technology Division. During his eight years with JE Dunn, Black was responsible for technical planning and management of new and on-going projects in the pre-construction, construction, start-up and commissioning phases. This included a total project volume of $750 million in the past three years, as part of teams managing individual projects ranging from $1.5 million to over $400 million.
Aaron Saggars, Core Team Leader and Associate at CRB, will be working with Steve on a day-to-day basis. “The decision to bring Steve on board was an easy one. His experience of over 30 years brings invaluable expertise and knowledge that will be instrumental in growing our science and technology initiative in the Midwest and across the nation. We are happy and excited to welcome Steve to our team,” Saggars said.
Black specializes in the design of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, controls, fire protection, specialized laboratory, vivarium and pharmaceutical equipment, safety, environmental and hazardous waste aspects of projects for both the private and public sectors. He has worked on numerous projects including university research, chemistry, biochemistry, forensic, crime labs, high containment clean rooms, BSL-1, 2 and 3 laboratories as well as ABSL-1, 2 and 3 animal research facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and filling and packaging facilities.
“I joined CRB to work with a team of engineering professionals that are truly experts in their field. My active focus will be to promote, support, enhance and aid in the continued growth of the science and technology initiative. This is an exciting time at CRB and for me personally. I look forward to the challenge,” Black says of his new role at CRB.
Mr. Black is very involved in professional organizations that are specific to the high technology industry CRB serves. These include the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, the Parenteral Drug Association, the U.S. Green Building Council, The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.