FOX Engineering Announces New Director of Water/Wastewater Engineering

[AMES, IA, August 2021] – FOX Engineering is proud to announce that Jennifer Ruddy, P.E. has been promoted to Director of Water/Wastewater Engineering.  Ruddy succeeds Lance Aldrich, who has been with FOX since 1997 and has served as group leader since 2017.  Aldrich will remain a principal shareholder and principal-in-charge of key projects. 

Jennifer started her professional career at FOX in 2010, after interning with FOX beginning in 2007.  She graduated summa cum laude from Iowa State University, with a B.S. in civil engineering and a minor in business.  In addition, Ruddy has a Master of Science in civil engineering, also from ISU, with an emphasis in environmental engineering.  Her research focused on biological nutrient removal of nitrogen using cyclic aeration. 

“I am excited to take on the responsibilities of Director of Water/Wastewater and lead our strong group of engineers who are passionate about providing creative solutions.  I look forward to continuing our success and upholding our reputation of providing quality, customer-centric engineering services.  I’d also like to extend my gratitude to Lance Aldrich, who with his skills and talents provided exceptional leadership and mentorship.” says Ruddy.

Ruddy’s leadership experience includes a lead design role on the recently completed Ames Water Treatment plant.  In addition, she is spearheading the soon to start construction of the Centerville, Iowa, wastewater treatment plant which will incorporate solar energy into the design. Ruddy is also a member of Iowa Water Environment Association (IAWEA), a board member of the Iowa Section of American Water Works Association (AWWA), and a volunteer for the Iowa Children’s Water Festival.   

“Jennifer has demonstrated her passion for creating long lasting client relationships through her teamwork and project management skills. We have tremendous confidence in her abilities, and she will do a great job leading our water/wastewater team.” says Steve Troyer, President and CEO at FOX.

FOX Engineering is an environmental engineering firm based in Ames, Iowa. We specialize in water and wastewater solutions for our diverse municipal and industrial clients. Our work varies in size and scope and can be found throughout the Midwest and beyond.