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GZA names Paul J. Malagrifa, P.E., as Chief Information Officer

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GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, has named Paul J. Malagrifa, P.E., as Chief Information Officer.

A licensed professional engineer in electrical engineering and licensed master electrician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Paul has more than 30 years of leadership experience in technology, engineering, higher education, and construction.

As CIO, Mr. Malagrifa oversees management of all GZA information systems, software development, applications, technology infrastructure, hardware, IT risk management, and plans and implements strategic IT initiatives to facilitate and enhance the digital transformation and growth of GZA's business.

GZA CEO Patrick Sheehan said, “Across all of GZA, innovative use of technology is critical to delivering superior solutions to the complex challenges our clients face. Paul is an accomplished and seasoned IT professional who will ensure GZA’s technology platforms are strong and secure, meet the needs of our teams in the field, in the office, and at their remote work locations, and, most importantly, enable us to deliver high level service to our clients.”

Prior to joining GZA, Mr. Malagrifa was a leader of Schneider Electric's enterprise IT organization and spent 20 years with Harvard University's Campus Services organization in roles from staff electrical engineer to Managing Director of the Campus Services Technology and Logistics group. Early in his career, he was the President and Owner of Westland Electric, an electrical engineering and construction firm that specialized in institutional and health care clients.

“I am excited and honored to join such a great organization as GZA as CIO,’’ Mr. Malagrifa said. “GZA’s brand statement, ‘Known for excellence, built on trust,’ and culture of collaboration, commitment to excellence, integrity, and client and community responsibility are all hallmarks of my own values as well.”

In April 2017, Mr. Malagrifa was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians, on which he now serves as vice chair. He also is a member of the Finance Committee in his hometown of Wrentham, Massachusetts.

Mr. Malagrifa received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, with minors in Computer Science and Business. He is a graduate of the Society of Information Management's (SIM) Regional Learning Forum and has been delivering and leading business case studies through SIM’s Leadership Development Roundtable since 2002.