Chris Harich, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Harich oversees XRI’s operations and business development functions and manages multidisciplinary teams of researchers, engineers, pipeline contractors, drilling rig operators and well completions specialists. He is also responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of XRI’s integrated water resources management plan.

Dr. Harich helped co-found XRI in 2013. Prior to joining XRI, he was responsible for principal oversight of Tribal Water Planning, overseeing a research drilling team for the United States Geological Survey. Dr. Harich has more than 28 years of experience in the water and water midstream industry and has worked in a variety of technical, operations, development and planning positions.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Saint Mary’s College of California, a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California and a PhD in Water Resource Engineering from the University of Southern California.