EDMONTON — GeoVerra, one of the country’s largest geomatics firms with offices in Western Canada and Ontario, is officially open for business.
The transaction closed recently, combining the geomatics business units of WSP Global Inc., a professional services firm providing engineering and design services, and Altus Group Limited, a provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services, the companies reported.
GeoVerra provides solutions in land surveying, mapping, forestry and geospatial technology across diverse industries. With offices in 29 cities and towns, GeoVerra is well equipped to serve its clients by offering a broad variety of geomatics services. The team has the expertise and scope to take on large, complex projects, while remaining agile to be competitive at the local level for smaller projects, a release indicates.
GeoVerra will be led by John Nielsen as chief executive officer, who previously served as vice-president of operations and infrastructure at WSP Canada, and Mitch Ettinger as chief operating officer. He was president of Altus Group’s Geomatics business unit.
“Launching a new business during a global crisis is no easy feat,” said Nielsen in a statement. “We understand this is a difficult time for many organizations and what they need is a reliable partner. As a service organization, that’s exactly what we’re here to do – provide responsive, efficient, solutions-based performance, with the size and stability to deliver consistent and reliable services.”