BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plexos Group, L.L.C. (Plexos), a Baton Rouge-based program delivery, business consulting and information technology company, announced today that Robert (Bob) Roberts, P.E. has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Roberts brings 30 years of experience in the U.S. civil infrastructure and disaster recovery markets plus deep experience in the global coastal, marine and energy sectors. Roberts will play a key role across all aspects of Plexos’ operations, strategic planning, market analytics and business line performance.
“Bob Roberts is a true partner in our mission to increase our leadership of large-scale disaster recovery programs and civil infrastructure projects,” said Plexos President and CEO David Odom. “We’ve long admired his ability to achieve aggressive goals and bottom-line results in complex environments.”
With Roberts’ arrival at Plexos, current COO Srini Krishnaswamy will transition to lead the company’s newly established Office of Growth. As Chief Growth Officer, Krishnaswamy will further his focus on expanding client opportunities to mitigate disasters and increase community resilience with large-scale projects funded by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Before he joined Plexos, Roberts held leadership roles at Thompson Construction Group, AECOM, Brown & Root, Shaw Group/CB&I and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. While serving as Vice President of Thompson Construction’s Government Services Division and as Senior Vice President of Disaster Recovery at AECOM, Roberts was credited with adding nearly $950 million in opportunities through expanded disaster recovery housing and mitigation infrastructure programs, and construction management services across the U.S. and its territories.
“Bob brings unparalleled experience analyzing market conditions and collaborating with long-term strategic partners,” commented Kirk Fisher, Plexos’ Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. “His track record growing profitable business lines, identifying potential merger and acquisition targets, and implementing alternative delivery strategies across disaster recovery and civil infrastructure programs is a major win for the company, our clients and our shareholders.”
Earlier in his career, Roberts helped form Shaw Group’s Coastal, Ports & Marine group, a $70 million science and engineering group dedicated to supporting domestic and international coastal and port infrastructure. He oversaw 200 staff in Louisiana, Alaska, Florida, North Carolina, Brazil and China.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a talented and dynamic team of infrastructure and construction program experts,” Roberts said. “In the face of ongoing climate change, we’re poised to help our government partners and communities shorten disaster recovery times and rebuild stronger for the future.”
As Project Manager for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Roberts oversaw the $1.2 billion Mississippi River Diversion into Bayou Lafourche. He designed and implemented large river diversions, marsh creation projects, barrier island restoration and shoreline protection projects for USEPA, USDA, USFWS, NOAA, USACE and CWPPRA.
“It’s a very exciting time at Plexos Group,” Srini Krishnaswamy said. “Bob and I have worked together often throughout our careers. With the creation of our Office of Growth, our capacity to help communities maximize the benefit of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds has never been greater.”
Plexos Group is a leading program delivery and project management company. With experienced subject matter experts and an agile technology platform, Plexosoft™, the company streamlines large-scale and complex projects funded by disaster recovery and other public and private sources. Plexos continues to experience extreme growth across the country and its territories. The company employs a diverse workforce of highly trained teams that ramp up quickly to design, staff and manage all facets of programs across infrastructure, construction, education, housing, criminal justice, health care and information technology. Since its founding in 2012, Plexos has helped state and local governments, public agencies, school districts, commercial ventures and private stakeholders restore continuity and build resilience for the communities and constituents they serve.
To learn more about Plexos’ service offerings, visit: www.plexosgroup.com