Provost & Pritchard Announces New Vice President

Press Release:  February 23, 2021

FRESNO, CA: Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group is proud to announce that Matt Klinchuch, PE, has been promoted to Vice President in our Visalia office and that Kevin Johansen, PE, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the company. Johansen becomes only the third person to hold the role in the firm’s history, following founder Jim Provost and most recently, Dale Melville.

“Matt has already established himself as water resource leader in the Kaweah and south valley area, and we are excited for how he will help us continue to grow and serve our clients in the years ahead,” said Ronald Samuelian, President/CEO of the firm. “Kevin has been a long-time member of our Board and is committed to carrying forward our employee-focused and client-service priorities.”

Klinchuch, who was also selected to Provost & Pritchard’s Board of Directors, is a Senior Engineer at Provost & Pritchard and has been with the firm for nearly 10 years. His experience has been mainly focused on water resources engineering and has played an integral role in several water design and regulatory projects in the Central Valley. Recently, he has been a key player in assisting project teams and clients with efforts related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

Johansen has been with Provost & Pritchard since 1988 and has served on the board for many years. He has an extensive background in the study, planning, design, and administration of surface water distribution systems, water district management, water supply planning, groundwater recharge and groundwater management.

Matt Klinchuch, PE

Kevin Johansen, PE