William D. Byers William Byers’career has covered 29 years. He is currently Vice President for the Energy, Environment, and Systems Group of CH2M HILL. He started his career as a research engineer with Fractionation Research, Inc., and later served as process engineer for Fluor Engineers and Constructors before joining CH2M HILL. Byers received a BS degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He serves on the Advisory Board of Oregon State University's Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Department and was inducted into OSU’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers in the Academy's inaugural year of 1998."