Kris Kok will become the new President of Envirocon, Inc. as of today. Kris joined Envirocon in 1989 and has over 35 years of experience in environmental remediation, construction and engineering. Current President Greg Therrien will remain on the Envirocon leadership team as Advisor to the Board of Directors. We are thankful for Greg’s leadership and influence in guiding this thoughtful transition.
Kris has been an integral part of Envirocon’s most successful and profitable years, primarily while he was Chief Operating Officer from 2007 through 2016. Over his tenure, Kris has been a valuable contributor to many of the Company’s most successful anchor programs. In his most current role as Senior Vice President of Project Delivery, Kris is responsible for estimating, project controls, quality and safety. In July of 2020, Kris assumed the additional responsibility of Envirocon’s Health & Safety Department and assisted with Envirocon’s strong safety performance in 2020 with no recordable injuries.
Washington Companies President and CEO Larry Simkins commented, “We are fortunate to have someone within the organization of Kris’ talent, dedication, and experience, and are excited for the future of Envirocon. Kris has been an impactful leader for over three decades and this opportunity is a true testament to his commitment to the company. We look forward to seeing his continued influence and contributions in this new chapter at Envirocon.”
In conjunction with Kris’ new appointment, we are also pleased to announce the promotions of Pete Joy to Executive Vice President, Drew White to Chief Operating Officer and John D’Antuono to Vice President of Contracts.
About The Washington Companies
The Washington Companies are a group of privately held companies headquartered throughout the United States and western Canada and conducting business internationally. Holdings include Montana Resources, Montana Rail Link, Seaspan Marine Transportation and Shipyards, Southern Railway, Modern Machinery, and Envirocon, with annual revenues in excess of $2 billion. Our customer focus to reliably deliver commodities, ships, transportation, service, equipment, and technology, as the safe, low cost operator earns us the reputation as a desired counterparty.
With over a half century of experience in our focus industries, the Washington Companies have established a reputation on fulfilling their founding principles of integrity, performance, passion and vision. As part of giving back within our local communities, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation gives a boost to local charities in the communities where our employees live and work, and also supports several prestigious national programs aligned with its core giving categories.