Strategic Merger Creates World-Class Provider of Integrated Water Resources
Science and Engineering Solutions
October 27, 2014, Calgary, Alberta and Mississauga, Ontario – Matrix Solutions Inc. (Matrix) and PARISH Geomorphic Ltd. (PARISH) announced today they have a definitive agreement to merge their companies.
The merger brings together some of the country’s most respected experts in water resource management, leveraging Matrix’s surface water and groundwater expertise with PARISH’s expertise in geomorphology and aquatic services. It is complementary in terms of expertise, clients and strategy, providing new value to clients and new opportunities to employees.
“Healthy aquatic eco-systems and management of our water resources are at the centre of one of the most important environmental concerns in the world today,” said Robert Pockar, President and CEO of Matrix Solutions. “By integrating the water expertise of our two companies, we are able to deliver exceptional value to our clients with an expanded suite of services and deeper knowledge, skills and solutions to meet their increasingly complex environmental challenges.”
“We have collaborated with Matrix on a number of projects over the last few years, and share a common goal of being a world-class provider of integrated water resources solutions,” said John Parish, President of PARISH Geomorphic. “By integrating our disciplines, we have the ability to consider not just river systems but all aquatic components – water quantity, water quality and aquatic ecosystems – when solving environmental problems. Together we can truly accelerate the positive impact we can have on the natural environment.”
The merger expands the geographic reach and industry base of each company nationally and internationally, while broadening Matrix’s market presence in Ontario and Eastern Canada and further diversifying its environmental and engineering consulting practice. Employees of both companies continue on in their current roles with projects proceeding as scheduled through existing offices.
The merger is effective January 1, 2015. PARISH will then operate as PARISH Aquatic Services, a division of Matrix Solutions with Robert Pockar as President and CEO, David Van Vliet as Vice-President, Eastern Water Resources, and John Parish as Principal Consultant, Geomorphology.
About Matrix Solutions
Matrix Solutions Inc. is a Canadian and employee-owned multi-service environmental and engineering consulting company providing scientifically sound, innovative and pragmatic solutions to clients domestically and internationally. The team of over 650 professional and technical personnel is strategically located across Canada.
About PARISH Geomorphic
PARISH Geomorphic Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focusing on the assessment and restoration of rivers and streams, and has been a leader in the application of fluvial geomorphology and the development of innovative solutions since 1997.
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