Richard Frechette is the Senior Vice President of Environmental Services at Knight Piésold USA and is based in the Denver office. He is a licensed professional engineer with a technical specialty in geotechnical engineering. His experience is in the areas of mining environmental management and engineering design. Specific experience includes heap leach and tailings design, water management and water balance, mining life cycle permitting support, and closure planning. His experience includes many international settings. Richard’s work experience includes environmental assessments for new projects; due diligence for acquisitions; site selection, analysis, and design; operational support; and planning and implementation of closure projects.