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GROUNDWATER TECHNOLOGY NAMES THREE SENIOR EXECUTIVES

 GROUNDWATER TECHNOLOGY NAMES THREE SENIOR EXECUTIVES
 NORWOOD, Mass., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundwater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: GWTI) today announced the appointments of several key members of senior management. Ted Owens has been named Senior Vice President of International Operations, Zenaido Quintana has been named Senior Vice President of North American Operations, and John Gaines has joined the company as Vice President and Regional General Manager for the Western Region.
 As Senior Vice President of International Operations, Owens will assume general management responsibility for all of the company's activities outside of North America. The company currently has subsidiaries or joint ventures in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Australia. The company is also currently pursuing a joint venture in Japan. The position of Senior Vice President of International Operations is newly created and will report directly to Walter Barber, President and Chief Executive Officer. Owens joined Groundwater Technology in 1986 and was previously Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He will continue to act as Chief Financial Officer until a replacement is named.
 As Senior Vice President of North American Operations, Quintana will assume general management responsibility for all of Groundwater Technology's assessment and remediation projects throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company's four regional general managers will report to Quintana. He will also be responsible for the company's government services subsidiary, Groundwater Technology Government Services, Inc., which primarily performs environmental services for the Department of Defense. The position of Senior Vice President of North American Operations is also newly created and will report directly to Barber. Quintana joined Groundwater Technology in 1989 and was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Regional General Manager of the Western Region. He will continue to act as Vice President of Sales and Marketing until a replacement is named.
 Gaines will replace Quintana as Regional General Manager for the Western Region. Gaines has over 20 years experience in engineering and scientific environments, the last 10 of which have been in a senior management capacity. Since 1989, he has been a Regional Manager for Kleinfelder, Inc., a private regional consulting engineering firm, in Northern California. He has extensive experience directing environmental design and construction management activities for industry and the U.S. Air Force.
 "I believe that these changes will significantly strengthen the management team at Groundwater Technology," said Barber. "In addition, it will enable me to focus more of my attention on the critical strategic issues facing the company."
 Two of the company's operating units, ORS Environmental Equipment and GTEL Environmental Laboratories will continue to report directly to Barber.
 Groundwater Technology, Inc., is one of the world's largest environmental consulting and remediation firms, having completed more than 11,000 projects. Since 1975, the company has been a pioneer in the application of new technologies to provide increasingly cost- effective solutions for contaminated soil and groundwater. The company is internationally recognized for leadership in the application of bioremedial technologies, and continues to focus on developing systems that treat contamination on site. The company also operates a network of full service analytical laboratories and manufactures precision monitoring and recovery equipment. Groundwater Technology has 2,000 employees in 64 offices in North America, Europe and Australia.
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 /CONTACT: Patricia O. Muzzy, investor relations manager, Groundwater Technology, 617-769-7600/
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