Willdan Group appoints CEO Tom Brisbin in additional role of Chairman of the Board of Directors

– USA, CA – Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN), a provider of professional technical and consulting services, today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Thomas D. Brisbin as Chairman of the Board. Tom, who has served as Willdan’s President and CEO since 2007, succeeds Win Westfall, who will continue to serve on Willdan’s Board of Directors.

Tom, who previously had the title of President and Chief Executive Officer of Willdan Group, Inc., will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in addition to his new role as Chairman of the Board.

About Thomas D. Brisbin

Thomas D. Brisbin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Willdan Group in April 2007. Tom previously was vice president of and consultant for AECOM Technology Corporation, or AECOM, since spring 2004. At AECOM, a company focused on infrastructure, environment and facilities engineering contracts, Tom was responsible for developing the company’s environmental business. Prior to joining AECOM, Tom was chief operating officer and executive vice president of Tetra Tech, Inc., or Tetra Tech, a leading provider of consulting, engineering and technical services, for five years. Prior to that, he was employed by Planning Research Corporation, or PRC, a systems analysis and management consulting company and wholly-owned subsidiary of The Black & Decker Corporation, from 1978 to 1995 and was co-founder and President of PRC Environmental Management, Inc. During his tenure at PRC, he was involved in all aspects of operations, marketing and finance. Before joining PRC, he was a research associate at Argonne National Laboratory. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Tom holds a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1988.

About Willdan

Willdan provides professional consulting and technical services to utilities, public agencies and private industry throughout the United States. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, financial and economic consulting, and national preparedness. Willdan provides integrated technical solutions to extend the reach and resources of its clients, and provides all services through its subsidiaries specialized in each segment.

For more information : http://www.willdan.com

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