Matrix Solutions announces its merger with Ecosystem Recovery Inc.

CALGARY, Alta., December 16, 2021 /CNW/ – Leading Canadian environmental, water and engineering design consulting firm Matrix Solutions has announced a merger with OntarioEcosystem Recovery Inc. (ERI). ERI specializes in helping clients to effectively assess, manage and restore built and natural infrastructure with the goal of protecting communities from the risks of flooding and erosion. Merger further strengthens Matrix’s presence and reputation in water resources Southern Ontario and strengthens the firm’s national community of technical practitioners.

Shoreline Protection Naturalization Project in Oakville, Ontario (CNW Group/Matrix Solutions Inc.)

“The recent flooding in British Columbia and Atlantic Canada highlights the direct link that extreme weather events have with water and associated infrastructure,” said the President and CEO of Matrix Solutions Matthew Suton. “This merger strengthens Matrix’s position as a dominant player in the water resources market, able to meet the needs of communities and industries seeking to assess climate risk and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure to climate change. “

ERI was founded in 2013 and gradually expanded its market position and size to a team of around 20 people, consisting of consulting engineers, geomorphologists, ecologists, water quality experts and technologists.

“We’ve built a solid reputation over the past eight years, focusing on customer service, technical proficiency and cost value,” said Jeff Prince, CEO of ERI. “I am excited about what the future holds for Matrix and the important solutions our combined team will provide to our customers.”

Situated at Kitchener and London, OntarioERI professionals are experienced in the assessment and detailed design of watercourse works/restoration, stormwater management and structural flood mitigation measures.

“I envision that our collective resources will learn from each other to build expertise in water resources, geosciences and ecology and work together to develop not only more diverse opportunities, but to ultimately advance the state of practice”, declared the president of ERI. Wolfgang Wolter.

The merger closely follows the announcement of Matrix Solutions Quentin Chiotti, PhD as practice lead for the firm’s Climate Risk and Resilience. Vice President, Operations, Matrix Sam Bellamy indicates that the company is focused on being a leading provider of climate adaptation solutions and related water resources.

“These recent actions support our business strategy and reflect the critical importance of water and climate resilience to Canadians, communities and businesses,” said Mr. Bellamy. “The ERI merger results in an even stronger team that has the right integrated skills to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

ABOUT MATRIX SOLUTIONS
Matrix Solutions is a wholly employee-owned environmental consulting and engineering design firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For nearly 40 years, the company has been developing innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions for public and private sector clients operating across North America. Major markets include infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas, midstream and mining. Visit matrix-solutions.com to learn more about the company’s project services and solutions.

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