WATERBORNE’S NEW CEO BRINGS INDUSTRY EXPERTISE AND CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS
The Board of Directors of Waterborne Environmental, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Kern as Chief Executive Officer, which became effective February 22, 2017. Matt is succeeding Marty Williams, who served as President since 2011. Marty is assuming the role of Chairman of Board of the Directors, with Pat Holden continuing to serve on the Board.
Pat and Marty founded Waterborne in 1993 with the vision to provide superior environmental consulting services while maintaining high ideals in the protection of environmental quality. The company has become a growing consulting practice providing global service in the areas of ecological risk assessment, field studies and data collection, environmental modeling, ecotoxicology and toxicology support, geospatial analysis and data analysis in a variety of business sectors.
Matt joined Waterborne in 2012 with 15 years of industry experience working for Bayer CropScience. Matt has moved quickly through the ranks, initially building Waterborne’s ecotoxicology services with Gregg Hancock while expanding his leadership expertise across other areas of technical operations. Matt brings a unique technical and business perspective with advanced degrees in both science and business management. Matt will continue to be active with clients and projects providing strategy and solutions to meet their advancing needs in the areas of ecotoxicology and risk assessment.
“Strong succession planning is needed for all companies,” relayed Marty Williams, “and this is a perfect time for Matt to take the reins as Waterborne’s CEO. Matt is a champion of the Waterborne culture and has an innate ability to inspire, energize and connect with employees, partners, and clients. Our newly refocused organizational structure allows all our leaders to focus on science and better serve our clients. As Pat and I move into other interests, we are confident in the strong leadership Matt will provide to the company. I am personally looking forward to directing more time at Waterborne to science and engineering.”
Join us in congratulating Matt Kern on his new role!