DENVER — After 35 years with CH2M HILL, Dr. Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer, recently announced his retirement from the firm, according to a company press release.

Daigger, recognized as an expert in wastewater treatment technologies, has contributed significantly to CH2M HILL as well as the entire water industry, including work as president of the International Water Association (IWA).

Daigger’s last day as a full-time employee of CH2M HILL was December 19, 2014. In the future, Daigger will continue to work with CH2M HILL as a special advisor on key pursuits and project delivery, continued the release.

According to the release, Daigger received his doctorate and master’s degrees in environmental engineering from Purdue University, as well as his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue. In 2009, he was given Purdue University’s Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award. Daigger joined CH2M HILL in 1979 and has remained with the firm since then, except for two years in the mid-1990s when he was professor and chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University.

“Glen is an icon in our industry,” said Greg McIntyre, CH2M HILL global water market president. “His work with CH2M HILL and the water industry at large has helped improve our water constrained global situation by influencing and transforming water management policies and practices. We stand by Glen in celebration of his 35 years of service to CH2M HILL and our industry, as he settles into retirement and transitions to a new consulting role.”

“It’s been an honor to spend my engineering career with CH2M HILL, working with our clients to solve some of the most complex water challenges, while also having an opportunity to explore my passion of doing global strategy work for the world,” said Daigger. “Retirement will not mark the end of the road for me with CH2M HILL, but rather the beginning of a new journey — one that will allow me to continue supporting the firm as a special advisor on key pursuits and project delivery.”