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Trihydro Executive to Speak at March e2e Laramie Meeting

March 3, 2015
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Jack Bedessem, CEO and president of Trihydro Corp., is the guest speaker at this month’s e2e Laramie meeting, scheduled Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn.

The head of what is considered one of Laramie’s most successful start-up companies will be the guest speaker at this month’s e2e Laramie meeting.

Jack Bedessem, CEO and president of Trihydro Corp., will tell his entrepreneurial story Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn.

“Jack is an appropriate person to talk because Trihydro’s one of the most successful start-up companies in Laramie,” says Jonathan Benson, CEO of the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC). “Jack was really involved in driving the growth of that business.”

Under Bedessem’s leadership, Trihydro has grown to more than 400 employees with its headquarters in Laramie and branch offices across Wyoming (Casper, Cheyenne, Lander and Sheridan), California and Florida.

Trihydro’s specialties include civil/infrastructure and environmental engineering; water, wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, transportation; remediation and reclamation; surveying, air quality and process management; natural resources and sustainable business solutions; data management and information technology.

Bedessem has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering, environmental and energy industries. He’s registered as a professional engineer in 14 states.

Before his appointment to CEO and president in 2004, Bedessem served as Trihydro’s chairman of the board, vice president of engineering, executive vice president and chief financial officer. He worked as a wastewater treatment plant operator and with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division prior to joining Trihydro in 1988.

Since 2006, the Wyoming Business Journal has ranked Trihydro as the state’s largest engineering firm. Zweig White ranked the company as a “hot firm” for 10 consecutive years (No. 39 in 2013) and the Engineering News Record recently ranked Trihydro in the top 200 Environmental Firms in the U.S. for the 10th consecutive year (No. 114 in 2014).

In 2011, the company received the national Environmental Business Journal Bronze Business Achievement Award for mid-size firms. In 2010, Trihydro was granted the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for business ethics. EHS Today Magazine recognized Trihydro as one of America’s safest companies in 2009. Bedessem, himself, was a recipient of the Laramie Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Business Person of the Year Award in 2005.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Bedessem serves on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance Board (adviser and former director), Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, and the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership Board. He also served as co-chair for the 2010 Albany County United Way campaign and on the LEDC Board for six years.

Bedessem received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from South Dakota State University in 1980.

E2e is an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Casper, Gillette and Sheridan. It is designed to improve the climate for the startup and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Each e2e chapter meets bimonthly for 45 minutes of networking, followed by a 45-minute program. The programs include successful entrepreneurs telling their stories, panel discussions on relevant topics and advice from experts in a specific business.

The WTBC, a not-for-profit business incubator at UW that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success, launched e2e as an educational networking program.

For more information on e2e, call the WTBC at (307) 766-6395.

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