LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) -  TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) announced today that Jeff Wiese has joined as Vice President and National Practice Leader for Pipeline Integrity Services. In this role, he will lead the management and delivery of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Integrity solutions that help clients develop, operate and maintain critical energy infrastructure safely and reliably. 

"With more than 25 years of industry experience, Jeff's knowledge and relationships will be invaluable to our clients as they face increasing pipeline integrity management demands," said Chris Vincze, TRC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The perspective and insight Jeff brings will support the growth of our already strong team and help our clients meet regulatory requirements and business goals." 

Prior to joining TRC, Wiese served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), where he directed 350 employees and executed a budget of roughly $200 million. In this capacity, he collaborated across the Department of Transportation, with Executive Branch agencies, Congressional committees and oversight offices, pipeline companies, major pipeline trade organizations, state government representatives, public and private sector emergency responders, and public safety and environmental advocates.

Throughout his 17-year career with PHMSA, Wiese managed a range of programs, including strategic direction; personnel and budget development and oversight; data-driven and risk-based regulatory inspection and enforcement; research programs; land-use management practices; excavation damage prevention; oil spill preparedness and response; continuity of operations and government activities and two Federal Advisory Committees.

"TRC's integrated technology and market-leading solutions, combined with Jeff's regulatory background, will provide our customers with unparalleled service offerings," said Ed Wiegele, Senior Vice President of Oil and Gas.

"As one of the only firms in the nation to offer full-lifecycle pipeline and integrity services to mid-sized clients, TRC's reputation in the industry is unsurpassed," said Wiese. "I look forward to joining the team and providing innovative pipeline integrity solutions to clients."

Wiese is an active member of the Common Ground Alliance, where he serves as a member of the Board. He is also a member of the External Advisors Group for the Center for Offshore Safety. He holds a B.A. in General Science from Grinnell College and an M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.

About TRC 
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information and updates from the Company, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow TRC on Twitter and StockTwits at @TRC_Companies and on LinkedIn.

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Catherine Stanley

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