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July 13, 2017

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Waterborne’s vision is to provide superior environmental consulting services while maintaining high ideals in the protection of environmental quality. We remain adaptive in business growth and diversification and evolve as opportunities arise to meet the experiences and interests of everyone at Waterborne. “In keeping with these core values, we continue to look for ways to adapt our business to meet the ever-changing needs of our staff and clients,” said CEO Matt Kern. We are pleased to announce the following leadership appointments to support these efforts.

Les Carver,
Chief Administrative Officer
Les will continue to provide leadership and expertise in developing and implementing field programs for water, soil, and air monitoring to our staff and clients. In his corporate role, Les continues to contribute to the business side of Waterborne responsible for financial planning and budgeting, evaluating corporate risk, human resource compliance, legal affairs and the GLP program.

Chris Holmes,
Chief Growth Officer
Chris will continue to be a leader in spatial approaches in landscape characterization and exposure assessments to better understand environmental risk across our crop protection, home and personal care, veterinary medicine and general chemical markets. Along with his technical role, Chris will lead efforts and initiatives focused on client services, marketing and overall company growth.
Nathan Snyder,
Chief Capabilities Officer
Nathan will continue to support clients with regulatory chemical fate and transport modeling solutions and integrated expertise in drinking water, ecological and endangered species risk assessments. His corporate leadership role will include the evaluation of expertise needs and research and development investments across Waterborne to continue our scientific advancement. Additionally, Nathan will focus on corporate culture, talent attraction and quality of work life to our staff and clients.

Dr. Gerco Hoogewegg,
Chief Operations Officer
Gerco will continue to apply his technical leadership in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), distributed modeling, data analysis and data management. In addition to being a resource to clients in these areas, he will provide leadership to enhance our company’s project and resource management capabilities and applied information technologies. He will also spearhead overall quality assurance initiatives going forward.

“I’m truly delighted to have such high caliber leadership to collaborate with. It is not lost on me that these roles are supported by the many great people at Waterborne,” commented Matt Kern. “Further, our combined energy, along with leadership from our principal, Amy Ritter, and our co-founders/board members Marty Williams and Pat Holden, will continue to inspire us to be the best firm we can be.”