GHD and The Sernas Group unite

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04 May 2012

One of the world’s leading engineering, architectural and consulting companies, GHD has merged with The Sernas Group (Sernas), a 220-person firm with offices in Canada and the USA.

Sernas, and its associated business units of Ourston Roundabouts, Geomorphic Solutions, Nexgen Utilities, Transtech, SRM Associates and Sernas Associates, has a 50-year history, providing services in municipal and water resources engineering, transportation planning, land use planning, geomorphology, and environmental consulting.

The merger broadens GHD’s presence in the Americas with the addition of offices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Richmond Hill, Whitby, Mississauga and Kitchener.

“We are very excited to have Sernas join our global family. We have been in search of the right partners in the GTA for some time. In Sernas, we have found a group that aligns well with both our culture and our market sectors. Through our combined resources we are able to expand our global reach and share knowledge to serve vital infrastructure markets,” says Ian Shepherd, CEO of GHD.

Reg Webster, former President of Sernas says, “We are excited to be part of GHD and to merge with a Canadian company that operates locally yet is part of a global company of more than 8500 people. Sernas has always been open to opportunities that bring value to our clients, employees and shareholders. With our mutual commitment to clients and staff, and our shared values and culture, GHD is the right fit.”

Richard Wankmuller, GHD’s executive in charge of the Americas says, “Working together will enable us to better serve our clients and the communities in which we operate, extend our services, and provide new opportunities for our people. Collectively, we are able to offer additional skills and services to our clients, drawing upon our talented global network. We see this as a business combination that amplifies the strengths of both of our organizations. The GTA has always been an important region for our business and we look forward to providing our clients with an expanded team and resources on future projects.”

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