Frank Pugsley Named New Environmental Director

Category: Environmental

Written By: Travis Cram

Date: October 11, 2021

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Parkhill and its Board of Directors recently announced a new transition in its Environmental Practice leadership. Frank Pugsley, PE, will take over as the new Director of Environmental, effective Oct. 1. He steps in for Robert H. "Holly" Holder, PE, who has led the practice since its inception. After 42 years of continual service to the engineering profession, Holly has decided to step into a new role as a Senior Practice Leader in the Environmental Practice to focus on leading several active projects.

For more than 32 years, "trusted advisor" and "leadership" have been synonymous with Holly Holder and Parkhill. Holly’s more than 30 years of solid waste engineering experience with facilities as small as 20 tons per day to as large as 1,250 tons per day, has helped him develop a thorough knowledge of solid waste operations and regulations. He believes in “giving back to the industry” as evidenced by his continued involvement on the Board of Directors for the Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. Holly also spent 12 years on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Municipal Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Advisory Council, where he served the last four years as council President until August 2021.

Frank brings more than 18 years of experience on a variety of municipal infrastructure projects. He has been a design engineer and project manager for projects ranging from solid waste infrastructure to water treatment plant renovations and municipal water and wastewater systems. Frank has been the Engineer of Record for more than 145 acres of composite landfill liner construction; many Texas Commission on Environmental Quality municipal solid waste permit modifications and amendments; transfer station designs and renovations; landfill expansions; vehicle scale systems; and various landfill facilities. He has also been the Project Manager and Engineer of Record on water treatment plant renovations with construction costs of more than $14MM.