SAN FRANCISCO and PORTLAND, Oregon., January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is pleased to announce that it has merged Sitka Technology Group (Sitka) into its operations. Based at Portland, Oregon., the 36-person company will join ESA’s new technology services practice that will serve customers throughout United States and beyond.
Founded in California in 1969, ESA has grown steadily to become a team of over 550 employee-owners who provide planning, design, permitting, mitigation and habitat restoration services for projects serving communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces and wild lands. Sitka, founded in 2008, develops and manages knowledge infrastructures for conservation, restoration and sustainable development. The merger is a natural extension of ESA’s data management capabilities, delivering accelerated strategic growth in a priority service area for its customers.
“It is incredibly exciting to start a new year with this great leap forward in the growth of ESA, which will greatly benefit our customers, communities and employee-owners,” said Leslie Moulton-Post, President and CEO of ESA. “We have long admired the Sitka team’s unparalleled experience and expertise in creating and implementing innovative technology services, and we look forward to working together to help our customers and communities translate data into transparent decisions, into powerful solutions and effective actions.These technology services are increasingly integral to all community planning, resource management and environmental compliance efforts, and will serve customers in all of our markets and across a growing geography and the health of our communities.
Sitka Co-Founders Matt Deniston, Brian Knowles, and Keith Steele will hold leadership positions as Vice Presidents within ESA’s Technology Services practice, with Deniston as Practice Leader. Over the past three years, ESA and Sitka have partnered on projects for several key customers, including the California Department of Water Resources and Los Angeles World Airports. Services have included data management, visualization systems, and monitoring and mitigation reporting programs for these complex projects.
“Joining forces with ESA is a natural fit for the Sitka team, building on our shared values which include commitment to innovation, customer service, caring for our people and positive difference in the world,” said Matt Deniston, ESA Sitka Vice President and Technology Services Practice Leader. “I would like to thank and recognize my co-founders, colleagues and customers who have supported our mission and vision from the beginning. We are excited to be able to continue to serve you with increased capacity.”
“The ability to effectively use technology to capture and analyze large and complex data sets is critical to helping our customers make decisions and communicate clearly with stakeholders,” said Mike Leech, ESA Vice-President and Director of Technology Services. “We have made significant progress in these areas, and the integration of Sitka greatly accelerates our goal of being a leader in this area. I know many of us at ESA have already had the pleasure of working with our new colleagues and share feelings of enthusiasm and deep respect for their work.”
ESA’s history includes several notable mergers and acquisitions that have deepened the company’s technical services capabilities. Learn more about it here.
About Associates in Environmental Science
ESA is a leading environmental services company, leading the industry in planning and design, environmental science, regulatory compliance and remediation. ESA strives to improve the sustainability and resilience of communities and the natural environment, providing responsive customer service and tackling complex environmental challenges. A 100% employee-owned company that grows thoughtfully and deliberately, ESA invests in its employee-owners at its offices in California, the Pacific Northwest and the Southeastern United States. For more information, visit: www.esassoc.com.
About Sitka Technology Group
Sitka combines people-focused consulting with systems design and software engineering services. Sitka partners with its customers to create healthier and more sustainable ecologies, economies and communities. Sitka has a long history of success in evaluating, designing, developing, implementing and managing data systems. Knowledge infrastructures developed and managed by Sitka deliver optimized results for projects, including watershed partnerships and international programs. For more information, visit: www.sitkatech.com.
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