R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, today announced the appointment of Dan Saad as Director, Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives. A utility industry veteran, Saad, brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership, operations and engineering management experience to his new role.
His professional experience will play a critical role in conceiving, planning, developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the R.H. White Companies. A major focus will be the continued enhancement of the company’s Quality Assurance and Compliance Programs. Working directly with senior management and the company’s four business unit leaders, Saad will execute actions that complement and parallel the organization’s goal of a zero-incident safety culture as it builds and enhances a zero-defect quality culture as well.
Prior to his new position at R.H. White, Mr. Saad was Regional President at Liberty Utilities in New Hampshire. Before that he served as Vice President of Operations and Engineering for that company. Previously, he held several executive level positions of increasing responsibility at National Grid, KeySpan and Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation.
“I am confident that Dan is a great fit for the R.H White Companies and that he shares the same values and philosophies that are strategically important to our company’s culture and mission,” said David White, President and CEO. “His experience, skills and drive will strengthen our foundation and add value that will help R.H. White continue to achieve its strategic business goals and growth.”
Mr. Saad has served on the board of directors of several industry associations including the Energy Council of the Northeast and the Northeast Gas Association. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.