Environmental Services Firm GaiaTech Appoints Peter J. Capponi Senior Vice President, to Lead Initiatives for Industry, Private Equity, Law

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GaiaTech, Inc., a leading environmental services firm, has appointed Peter J. Capponi as a senior vice president, responsible for leading relationship management strategy and project execution for clients in industrial manufacturing, private equity, and law.

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"Peter Capponi brings a combination of direct environmental experience, a deep awareness of the environmental issues that industrial clients and investors wrestle with, and proven operational experience."

GaiaTech, Inc., a premier national provider of environmental risk consulting, environmental health and safety management, regulatory compliance and engineering services to industrial manufacturing clients and to private equity firms and law firms engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and other financial transactions, has appointed Peter J. Capponi as a senior vice president, announced Philip G. Newton, the company's president and chief executive officer.

Capponi is an accomplished professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in full-service environmental engineering and health and safety management and more than a decade in senior management at environmental consulting companies. He specializes in program management, project execution and strategy development, and has been responsible for account and relationship management for Fortune 500 companies. He will be responsible for leading GaiaTech's relationship management and project execution strategy.

"We are very pleased to welcome such an outstanding professional to GaiaTech's management team," said Newton. "Peter Capponi brings a combination of direct environmental experience, a deep awareness of the environmental issues that industrial clients and investors wrestle with, and proven operational experience."

Capponi joined GaiaTech from Atlanta, Ga.-based O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc., where he was a senior vice president managing operations, establishing and growing offices in new markets, and supervising large-scale environmental and ecological programs, including site investigations and remediation on major industrial sites, multimedia compliance and permitting, brown-field redevelopment and sustainability projects. Capponi will split his time between GaiaTech's headquarters in Chicago and its regional office in Atlanta.

Capponi, 48, is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Marketing Professionals; he also serves on the Advisory Boards at Berry College, the Georgia Institute of Technology's Building Construction Program, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce for Bio Science and Technology. He earned his MS in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a BS in Environmental Science and a BA in Environmental Planning, both at Villanova University.

About GaiaTech
GaiaTech is a premium provider of environmental consulting, engineering, and risk consulting services for industrial manufacturers, financial investors, and commercial real estate owners and operators. GaiaTech's services include environmental site assessments, remediation and site closure, regulatory compliance, environmental management, and process optimization. GaiaTech has particular expertise in representing financial and strategic buyers, lenders, attorneys, and other parties involved in transactions. With six offices across the US and affiliates around the world, the firm serves clients globally. For more information, visit http://www.gaiatech.com.

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