Beck and Cantrell to Co-Lead GBA’s Water Environment Group


Gary BeckGary Beck and Dennis Cantrell have taken over the leadership duties of GBA’s Water Environment Group, and together will be responsible for the strategic direction of the team. The leadership transition occurred because of the recent retirement of Bill Carter.

Using his more than 30 years of professional experience, Beck will have direct oversight of the management of projects and department operations; which includes developing field training, design standards and process improvement programs to strengthen the team’s project management capabilities. Beck joined GBA in 1986 and has completed project management services for large scale sewer improvement programs in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. He sits on the Water Environment Federation’s Collection Systems Committee.

Dennis CantrellIn addition to directing marketing, client development and investment growth opportunities in the group’s four locations, Cantrell will also identify new hires and manage individual staff development. Cantrell joined GBA in 2011 and has 39 years of consulting engineering experience. He has worked on large infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and several countries around the world.

GBA’s Water Environment Group has offices in Lenexa, Kansas, Omaha, and O’Fallon and Chesterfield, Missouri. The staff of nearly 40 consists of 16 licensed engineers, technicians, scientists and GIS specialists.