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Geosyntec Consultants Acquires Ford Consulting Group Ltd

Release Date: 04/02/12

ATLANTA (April 2, 2012) – Geosyntec Consultants today announced it has acquired Ford Consulting Group Ltd (FCG), one of the leading contaminated land consultancies in the United Kingdom.

Effective as of March 31, the firm will operate as Ford Consulting Group, a Geosyntec Company. The FCG team of 14 hydrogeologists, engineers, and environmental scientists based in Delph, U.K., with a satellite location in Dublin, Ireland, will join Geosyntec's team of more than 900 engineers, scientists, and other specialists worldwide. 

"With the acquisition of FCG, Geosyntec not only enhances its capabilities in soil and groundwater remediation through great staff additions at every level, we also expand our opportunities to serve our clients with facilities in the U.K., Ireland, and continental Europe," said Rudy Bonaparte, Ph.D., CEO and President of Geosyntec Consultants.

Marcus Ford, Ph.D., a director of FCG, is a chartered geologist with more than 25 years of experience as a consultant on a wide range of client projects in the U.K. and Ireland.

"By joining with Geosyntec, FCG has broadened its service offerings to our clients," Ford said. "We look forward to taking on more challenging assignments for clients, assignments that can only be accomplished when you have access to the depth of resources a firm like Geosyntec can provide. "

Jim Wragg, also a director for FCG, has more than 20 years of experience in the detailed investigation, assessment and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, mainly working for industrial clients and specializing in corrective action program design and implementation. 

For an overview of Geosyntec’s international capabilities, click here. For more information, contact Neal Durant in Geosyntec’s Maryland office, 410-910-7642 or ndurant@geosyntec.com.