Bob Uhler
Alan Krause

MWH Global Inc., Broomfield, Colo., has named Alan J. Krause, 57, president and chief operating officer, to become CEO in November in a planned succession, the company said March 9. In that role, he would replace Robert B. Uhler, 64, who becomes executive chairman.

Uhler, a 35-year veteran of the management, design and construction services firm specializing in wet infrastructure, has been CEO since 2001. MWH revenue has grown 66% since then says the company. It notes revenue of $1.14 billion in 2010. The firm also says it has more than 7,000 worldwide employees.

Krause has been in his current roles since 2007, with key responsibility for global operations. He joined MWH in 1997, with the firm’s acquisition of Terramatrix, a mining and environmental consultant he founded. Krause has also served as president of the MWH natural resources, industrial and infrastructure unit.

This article has been updated at 4:36pm on March 10, 2011.