Tuesday, July 16, 2013

North Wind names new company president

Christopher P. Leichtweis has been named the new president and chief strategic officer of the North Wind Group, according to a news release from the company.

He replaces Sylvia Medina, North Wind's founder, who retired from the company in March.

Leichtweis comes to Idaho Falls from Knoxville, Tenn., where he was a senior vice president and executive officer of Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc. He previously worked for Bechtel National and Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc., and has more than 30 years of experience in environmental services and government contracting.

Founded in 1997 in Idaho Falls, North Wind provides engineering, construction and environmental services to federal and state agencies and private industry. It employs more than 300 scientific, engineering, management and professional personnel.