Normandeau Promotes Robert Varney to Executive Vice President

Bedford, New Hampshire – Normandeau Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Varney to the position of Executive Vice President. “Bob’s promotion assures continuity in Normandeau’s management during a period of substantial growth and expansion,” said President and CEO Pam Hall. “Bob’s senior management experience as New England’s longest-serving EPA Regional Administrator as well as his previous experience as NH DES Commissioner, combined with his knowledge of the environmental consulting industry makes him the ideal candidate to manage our expanding national and international operations.”

Mr. Varney has been a Senior Vice President for the past three years, helping expand and strengthen Normandeau’s services while adding several highly qualified and experienced staff. “It is an honor to work with so many dedicated, experienced and talented professionals who provide high-quality services to our clients,” said Varney.

While at EPA New England, Mr. Varney was responsible for taking on high profile initiatives associated with energy, climate change, homeland security, clean air and safe drinking water, superfund and brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, environmental justice, healthy communities, and the restoration of rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. Bob is nationally recognized for instituting many innovative approaches and initiatives that have served as national models. He managed over 700 employees with a budget in excess of $530 million.
Prior to EPA, Mr. Varney was one of the nation’s longest-serving state environmental commissioners. As Commissioner of the NHDES, he was appointed by three governors of both political parties. Mr. Varney has chaired numerous organizations such as the Environmental Council of the States, NH Energy Facility Site Evaluation Committee, NH Water Resources Council, federal Ozone Transport Commission, NAFTA Governmental Advisory Committee, and the State/EPA Superfund Policy Forum. He has received many awards, including EPA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Environmental Merit Award, the ECOS Founders Award and the John H. Chafee Award for Leadership.
About Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Normandeau Associates, Inc., is a rapidly-growing, employee-owned company, in business for over 40 years, and is one of the largest science-based environmental consulting firms in the country.  Normandeau Associates specializes in environmental impact studies, permitting and licensing of projects, wetlands mapping, stormwater management, water quality monitoring and modeling, dredge monitoring, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife studies, and public involvement and community outreach.  Normandeau provides services across several market sectors including hydropower, transportation, ports and waterways, electric and gas transmission, energy generation, NGO’s and Federal, state and local government.  Normandeau currently has a staff of over 250 working in 20 offices nationwide and three biological laboratories.  Normandeau has worked on projects in 46 states as well as in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, France and Uzbekistan.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Robert Varney at (603) 472-5191 (rvarney @ or visit