MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSP Global Inc. (TSX:WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lewis P. Cornell, P.E., as President and Chief Executive Officer, USA, effective on October 15, 2019.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lewis (Lou) to WSP and our Global Leadership Team. Having someone with his technical background and extensive industry experience, coupled with his proven track record, will help us continue to execute on our growth and client strategy in the United States,” said Alexandre L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP.

“I am proud to be joining WSP, a leading professional consultancy in the industry. I look forward to working with the US Leadership Team to build upon the Corporation’s great reputation established by the work of its talented experts, client-centric approach and people development initiatives,” said Lou Cornell.

LEWIS P. CORNELL

Lou Cornell has over 27 years of extensive and progressive design and management experience in engineering, environmental, architectural and construction support services, most recently with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. He has been successful in running operations, setting the strategy and significantly growing profits for businesses covering Transportation, Water, Environmental, Energy and Buildings Business Lines. Mr. Cornell holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering technology from the University of Pittsburgh.

GREG KELLY

After a long career with WSP, Greg Kelly, who was recently appointed to the role of Global Director, Major Projects and Programs, will be pursuing other new opportunities.  The process to develop a transition plan for this role is underway. “I would like to thank Greg for his dedication to the Corporation over the years and wish him success in this next chapter of his professional career,” said Alexandre L’Heureux.

ABOUT WSP
As one of the world's leading professional services firms, WSP provides engineering and design services to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power & Energy, Resources and Industry sectors, as well as offering strategic advisory services. Our experts include engineers, advisors, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. With approximately 49,000 talented people globally, we are uniquely positioned to deliver successful and sustainable projects, wherever our clients need us. wsp.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain information regarding WSP contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact. Although WSP believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. WSP's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The complete version of the cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements as well as a description of the relevant assumptions and risk factors likely to affect WSP's actual or projected results are included in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2018, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and WSP does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Isabelle Adjahi
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
WSP Global Inc.
Tel: (514) 817-9842
isabelle.adjahi@wsp.com

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