Franz Hiebert_smAUSTIN, Texas (June 1, 2016) โ€“ Zephyr Environmental Corporation, a full-service environmental, health and safety consulting firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Franz Hiebert, P.G. as Principal in Zephyr’s Austin, Texas office.

Franz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Science, and earned his Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in Geological Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin (UT). He has more than 20 years of experience with an outstanding track record serving clients in the energy, chemicals, manufacturing, and mining sectors. He will be practicing in the areas of water, site assessment and corrective action, EHS strategy and compliance, and transaction support. A recognized thought leader in environmental practice, he is spearheading a program for energy and water-efficiency capital projects with our industrial clients.

Prior to his consulting career, Franz served as the Chairman of the Onsite Wastewater Treatment Research Council, a state agency task force dedicated to the research, outreach, and education regarding onsite wastewater management in Texas. He currently serves on the Board for UT’s Environmental Science Institute and the Devils River Conservancy, a non-profit group formed to help preserve and safeguard Devils River, its springs, and the lands within its water catchment area in South Texas.