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Planate’s Board of Advisors focuses on leveling up operations


ALEXANDRIA, VA – March 8, 2021 – Planate Management Group (Planate), the premier trusted partner for Architecture and Engineering Design, Facilities and Master Planning, Engineering Support, and Environmental Services worldwide, announces that Mr. Marc Knapp has become the newest member of its Board of Advisors. Mr. Knapp brings accounting, planning, and legal expertise to further strengthen the board and help move the company to next-level operations.


“I’m very pleased to welcome Marc Knapp as the latest addition to Planate’s Board of Advisors,” said James Clayton, Chair of Planate Management Group’s Board of Advisors. “Marc has been a chief operating officer (COO) and a chief financial officer (CFO), as well as a board member, president, vice president, treasurer, and consultant to companies in banking, finance and insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing, and professional and business services. We look forward to having Marc’s insight as Planate continues to advance as an industry leader.”


Mr. Knapp’s areas of expertise are business finance and accounting, business strategy and planning, government and regulations, and legal services. He is a licensed attorney in Maryland. He has helped businesses refine strategies, identify risks and opportunities, and create the business infrastructures needed to grow, manage, and control new ventures.


“Planate is delighted to welcome Marc Knapp to our Board of Advisors,” said Chris Decker, president of Planate. “He will be an integral member of the team, and his guidance will add value for all stakeholders. We’re very fortunate to have his expertise on board.”


Planate’s Board of Advisors provides such advice and counsel as requested by the president regarding Company matters. Mr. Knapp will be joining Planate’s four existing board members, James Clayton, Gary Erickson, Lawrence Ruggiero, and Ray Decker, effective immediately.


About James B. Clayton

James B. Clayton (Chair) – 55 years’ experience in government and commercial engineering, construction and facilities management. President of Unity, Inc., and Vice President of three other engineering firms.


About Gary Erickson

Gary Erickson – 48 years in government and commercial engineering service businesses. President, Water & Environment, Atkins; President, Federal Services, MWH (now part of Stantec); Vice-President, Business Development and Strategy for Federal Services Group, Black and Veatch; and CEO-Director, AFCEE (USAF).


About Lawrence E. Ruggiero

Lawrence E. Ruggiero – 33 Years in government and commercial contract administration. Currently Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Science Applications International Corporation. A JD- George Washington University Law School; an MBA Rutgers University and a BSME – US Naval Academy.

About Ray Decker

Ray Decker – 49 years in federal government management. Former Director, Defense Capabilities and Management (GAO); Deputy Associate Director, Center for National Security/Veterans Services (GAO); Managing Director, ArgenRM, LLC; and Head, Special Activities Support Branch/Oversight Division (HQ USMC).

About Planate Management Group

Planate Management Group’s unique business model provides service delivery excellence of responsive, innovative technical solutions for facilities engineering and management consulting services to clients in traditional and difficult environments worldwide. Our installation management expertise covers Architecture and Engineering Design Services, Facilities and Master Planning, Engineering Support Services, and Environmental Services. For more information about how our licensed, professional team can help you find your next solution, please visit http://www.planate.net/.

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