William Hadge

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, has announced William E. Hadge, P.E., has been named president and CEO. Hadge will succeed William R. Beloff as part of a long-planned leadership transition. Beloff will remain with GZA as a senior principal and director of acquisitions.

Hadge has been with GZA since 1979. His expertise and experience includes a wide variety of geotechnical and geoenvironmental projects for both private and public clients. During his tenure at GZA, Hadge has served three terms on GZA’s Board of Directors, and for the past 12 years has served as the Northeast Region operating officer.

In his new role, he will be responsible for building on the company’s outstanding reputation and relationships with its employees and clients, while positioning the company for a new generation of leadership. He has been an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for the past 12 years.

“GZA has been a premier consulting firm for nearly five decades and I’ve been privileged to work at the company my entire career,” said Hadge. “The people of GZA and its clients are truly special and it’s an honor to follow Bill Beloff’s leadership in growing the reputation and success that GZA has achieved to this point. We believe the renewal and re-energizing that accompanies change will propel us to higher levels of accomplishment for our clients and employees, and reinforce our company commitment to being ‘proactive by design.’”

“As we approach our fiftieth anniversary in 2014, there are many exciting changes and challenges ahead of us. None is greater than the transition of a very strong and bright generation of engineers and scientists into positions of leadership in the company. Bill is a proven leader in our organization and has the expertise to provide our clients with the full resources of our 500-plus person practice,” said Beloff.