Stephane Bouvier was appointed CEO of Inframark, in July 2014, and has responsibility for the business across the USA. Prior to his CEO appointment, in February 2012 Bouvier was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Severn Trent Services, Inc., and served on the Severn Trent Services Board of Directors. Prior to joining Severn Trent, Bouvier served as European CFO for G4S Plc, a FTSE 100 company, and was a divisional finance director for Xchanging Plc, an international business process outsourcing company, Born in France, Bouvier achieved a first-class degree at the French School of Management (ESSCA) and a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant after joining Ernst & Young, one of the “big four” accountancy and advisory services firms.
John Freebody joined Inframark as Chief Financial Officer in March 2015. John joined us from G4S, a world leader in Security Solutions where he performed the role of Regional Finance Director for Northern and Western Europe. He managed a portfolio of nine different businesses gaining extensive business process and transformation experience. Previously he has spent several years at Bunzl Plc, a FTSE 100 outsourcing and distribution business performing a variety of finance roles including European Financial Controller. John is originally from London and studied Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick before embarking upon a career in finance. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 2003 before moving into industry and commerce.
In April 2015, Mark Halleman joined Inframark as Senior Vice President, Business Development, and he is responsible for growth in the water and wastewater services sector. Mark has over 35 years of experience working in the municipal water business leading the development of public private partnerships and consulting services projects. Previously, Halleman was a Vice President with Parsons, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction organizations developing large infrastructure and PPP projects; and, with IMG, a financial advisory and management-consulting firm supporting public and private infrastructure owners, investors and developers. He also spent 17 years with United Water where he directed the development of public-private partnerships with large municipal and private clients. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Clarion University and throughout his career has been a key speaker at numerous educational and industry events and forums.
Currently Vice President of Human Resources, Marnie has been with Inframark since 2008. She has worked in the HR field for 20 years, with a background specializing in benefits and compensation. She obtained her CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist) designation in 2006 and has been active as an Officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ISCEBS since 2007. She serves as a Board Member for the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health and through that partnership was a 2017 Bruce Bradley Fellow with The Leapfrog Group. In 2016 she was named a Top 50 Benefits Technology Innovator by Employee Benefit News magazine; was a 2017 nominee for Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year; and led the Inframark Human Resources Department as finalists for 2019 Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year. Marnie obtained her B.A. in General Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and recently completed an Executive MBA with Quantic School of Business and Technology.
Rick Lavoie joined Inframark as the Director of Transitions in October 2016 and was appointed as the Vice President of the Operations Solutions Group in June 2017. In addition to the OSG, Lavoie oversees the Compliance and EH&S groups and serves as the liaison for the corporate groups with the Regions. Prior to Inframark Lavoie served as the Northeastern Regional Manager of Insituform and has served as in a Regional Manager and VP role with Veolia, Earthtech and CH2M Hill. Lavoie has a B.S. degree in Marine Biology from UMass Dartmouth and has worked in the water and wastewater operations field for over 30 years.
Chris Tarase, Vice President Infrastructure Management Services, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and has been providing Leadership and Service Excellence across multiple industries for over 20 years. He leads a team of over 160 professionals across the South and Southeast. He is based out of the Corporate office in Houston.
Todd A. Burrer is Vice President of Texas MUD’s for Inframark. He has over 20 years of management experience in the area of operations, customer service, and billing within the water and wastewater industry. His responsibilities have included overall financial, operational, and compliance for the Texas municipal utility district business.
At Inframark, he is the leader of the senior level management team charged with managing day-to-day operations for the Texas MUD Region with over 400 employees, 180 utility districts, and 128 water and wastewater facilities that serve over 400,000 Texans.
A fifth-generation Houstonian, he earned his BME from Texas Christian University and has completed numerous courses in water and wastewater operations, utility management, and other related areas.
Actively involved in the Association of Water Board Directors, he currently serves as a member of the Program and Legislative committees as well as the Advisory Council. He served as Chairman of the Vendor Relations Committee from 1999 to 2020 and as a trustee for 6 consecutive years. He currently chairs the Operations and Environment Committee.
He is Chairman of the Greens Bayou Coalition and serves on the Board of Directors for the West Houston Association and the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. Previous community positions include service to the Board of Directors of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, the Board of Directors of Harris County MUD No. 489, and Harris County MUD No. 374.
In 2020, Todd was asked to serve as a regional representative for San Jacinto County on the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) regional flood planning groups. This planning group will be responsible for developing Texas’ first regional flood plans by January 2023, which will culminate in the state’s first-ever state flood plan.
He and his wife Amy attend Lakewood UMC in Tomball, TX, where he serves as Director of Instrumental Music.