ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) today announced that Curtis Probst has resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors, effective April 10, 2019. Also effective as of this date, the Board has elected Robert “Bob” Conway to fill Mr. Probst’s seat on the Board. Mr. Conway is expected to serve on the Audit Committee and the Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. The Willdan board will remain at nine members.
“We thank Curtis Probst for his contributions and service to the company,” said Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s Chairman and CEO. “We believe that Bob Conway will be a valuable member of our Board of Directors, as he brings significant expertise in technical accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Bob has had a distinguished accounting and auditing career, including serving as an audit partner at KPMG, a regional leader at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and, most recently, as Senior Professional Practice Director at CNM LLP, a technical accounting advisory firm.”
Robert Conway Biography:
Mr. Conway has 40 years of experience in the accounting and auditing field. Mr. Conway joined KPMG in 1978 and became a KPMG Audit Partner in 1987. Mr. Conway was responsible for audits of multinational public and private companies in the technology, manufacturing, automotive, and transportation industries. Mr. Conway retired from KPMG in 2005 to join the PCAOB where he later became a Regional Associate Director with leadership responsibility for the PCAOB’s Los Angeles and Orange County offices. During Mr. Conway’s nine-year tenure at the PCAOB, Mr. Conway led inspections of audits of several of the largest public companies registered on US stock exchanges. While at the PCAOB, Mr. Conway authored a recommendation to the US Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession that ultimately gave rise to the PCAOB’s Audit Quality Indicator initiative. In 2015, Mr. Conway joined CNM LLP, a technical accounting advisory firm, as the Senior Professional Practice Director with quality control responsibility for CNM’s technical services. Mr. Conway retired from CNM in early 2019.
Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting. For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.
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