Rose Joins Black & Veatch

Michael Rose has joined Black & Veatch's Enterprise Management Solutions (EMS) Division as an associate vice president and will lead its SAP-brand software practice.

North American utilities use various software modules for automating processes, financial and billing applications, as well as asset and operational management. The company's SAP practice is part of its comprehensive technology solution offerings for utility management. It provides clients with specialized expertise for implementing or upgrading software applications and integrating the applications with existing management software.

"Our utility clients have unique challenges and business drivers," said Rodger Smith, president of EMS. "The right technology implemented in a manner that aligns with a client's business needs can help reduce costs, streamline operations, and improve customer service."

Prior to this new position, Rose was responsible for operating the SAP for utilities practice for a large-scale, global consulting agency and has management experience with two of the world's largest consulting firms. He has been a certified SAP consultant since 1997 and has held leadership roles in several rollouts of the software for utilities using a variety of the available modules.

"Successfully implementing this complex technology into a utility's operations requires a thorough understanding of the organization as well as the software's capabilities," said Smith. "Michael is recognized as an innovative industry leader and his expertise brings us additional capabilities in providing this important service for our clients."

Rose graduated with a bachelor's of business administration degree in information systems management from the University of Cincinnati. He is certified in the SAP financial accounting and controlling module. Rose also is a trained implementer in industry-specific utilities customer care and service, customer order management, and service management. He has been responsible for review and approval of the mid-market utility point of view and was the lead in designing and approving the SAP water template.

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