ENVIRON Acquires Hicks Environmental, Establishes Mexico Office

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Arturo Rodriguez Hicks joins ENVIRON as Principal Consultant to direct Mexico operations.

ENVIRON, an international environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy, today announced the acquisition of Mexican consultancy Hicks Environmental S.C. (Hicks) and the establishment of operations in Mexico. Arturo Rodriguez Hicks has joined the firm as a Principal Consultant to direct the firm’s Mexican operations from its office in Monterrey. Adrián Gómez Balboa has also joined ENVIRON as a Manager.

“Establishing an ENVIRON presence on the ground in Mexico will have many benefits for our clients and has been an important strategic objective for the firm,” said Stephen Washburn, ENVIRON Principal and Chief Executive Officer. “We see tremendous opportunities in Mexico, where we have been serving multinational clients for over 20 years.”

According to Ron Hutchens, ENVIRON’s Chief Global Development Officer, “Acquiring Hicks, with whom we have worked successfully for a number of years, is the most effective way for ENVIRON to meet growing client demand in the region. We fully expect Mexico to serve as a springboard to Central America and the Caribbean, where we are also seeing an increase in client-driven opportunities for the firm.” ENVIRON is recruiting in Mexico to meet these growing opportunities.

Co-Founder of Hicks Environmental, Mr. Rodriguez Hicks is an Environmental and Safety Process Specialist with expertise in air quality management, wastewater and hazardous waste management, environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance, due diligence and site investigation. He has extensive experience serving industrial and commercial clients throughout Mexico and Latin America, including consulting for numerous manufacturing operations under Mexico’s Maquiladora Program. Mr. Rodriguez Hicks has served as Technical Advisor in environmental matters to the Secretary of Urban Development of the State of Chihuahua and as interim Director of Environmental Compliance for the State Environmental Authority of the State of Chihuahua.

Co-Founder of Hicks Environmental, Adrián Gómez Balboa is an environmental and sustainability professional with EHS compliance, Phase I and II environmental site assessment (ESA), site remediation and sustainability project experience in the US, Mexico and throughout Central America. Mr. Gómez Balboa is a Diplomat in Environmental Law and Management and a Certified Chemical Engineer in Mexico.

Editor’s Note: When referring to ENVIRON, use all capital letters, which is the firm’s registered trade name.

About ENVIRON: An international consultancy, ENVIRON works with clients to help resolve their most demanding environmental and human health issues. Clients around the world benefit from our unique ability to bring clarity to issues at the intersection of science, business and policy. The firm’s interdisciplinary network of more than 1000 consultants operates from more than 90 offices in 20 countries.

Website: http://www.environcorp.com

Contact: Jeanne Bezerra, Global Communications Director | +1 609 243 9840 | jbezerra(at)environcorp(dot)com

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