DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PERENfra LLC (“PERENfra”), an industry-leading water infrastructure company, today announced that Gary J. Brauchle has been added to the Board of Directors and will be joining the PERENfra management team as President. This leadership addition will be instrumental in supporting the PERENfra and DIF partnership announced earlier this year. Brauchle will be based in Austin, Texas, and with a growing presence in Texas, PERENfra plans to open an office in Austin.
“Gary has extensive experience in large infrastructure transactions and in building high-growth organizations,” said Jeff Nelson, Founder and CEO of PERENfra. “I have looked to him for guidance over the years, and I couldn’t be more excited to formalize his involvement with PERENfra. I know his leadership and valuable perspective will help guide us through our next stage of growth.”
Gary J. Brauchle was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tallgrass Energy (previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange as “TGE”) where he built a high-performing Finance department that was instrumental in Tallgrass’s multi-year growth and outstanding shareholder returns. Prior to Tallgrass, he served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at McDermott International, Inc., a global engineering and construction company and also as Corporate Controller previous to that. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
“I am excited to work with Jeff, DIF and the PERENfra team to build a water infrastructure organization that values safety, sustainability and stakeholder returns,” Brauchle said. “PERENfra is committed to being a responsible partner to the communities in which we operate, an initiative that I will fully support. Water infrastructure opportunities are plentiful today, and we believe that the need for water will become even more critical as economic growth continues in the Untied States and abroad.”
PERENfra is a United States based infrastructure company focused on operational and development opportunities in the water sector across various geographies. PERENfra takes a long-term approach to owning and operating essential assets and our team has a reputation of providing efficiency and certainty for our clients and partners. PERENfra currently owns and operates assets providing municipal water supply and environmental conservation.