Former AECOM Director Chris Mitchell Leads Operations

ROCKVILLE, MD — Apex Companies, LLC—a leading water resources, environmental services, and industrial hygiene firm—announced that Chris Mitchell, PG has joined the company as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will lead the development and implementation of a focused-growth strategy that will transform and grow the business. Overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, Chris will also strengthen the integration of Apex offices and capabilities nationwide, identify performance improvement opportunities, implement change management initiatives, and optimize efficiencies.

“Chris’ exceptional talent is a complementary addition to our executive team,” stated Apex Chief Executive Officer Dave Fabianski. “With a consistent and proven ability to drive growth strategies across the eastern United States and the United Kingdom, Chris will fuel our continued expansion in our existing and emerging markets, ensuring our operational excellence and solidifying our competitive advantage.”

Prior to joining Apex, Chris served AECOM for nearly 30 years, most recently as the Director of Operations for their Northeast region where he led a $140M sector and a team of 650 people.  A registered Professional Geologist (PG), his 35 years of environmental consulting expertise span investigation, remediation, environmental compliance, water quality, natural resource management and capital permitting, serving clients such as BP, Shell, Dow, United Airlines, National Grid, Eversource, Kinder Morgan,  the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Navy and the US EPA. He received his master’s degree in Geology from the University of Massachusetts and his Master of Business Administration from City University of London through Ashridge Management School. He currently serves on Board of Directors for both the Society of American Military Engineers Boston Post and Environmental Business Council and as a member of the University of Massachusetts Scientific Advisory Board.

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