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Chris Giffin sells interest in 30 Forensic Engineering, stepping down as CEO


June 18, 2018   by Jason Contant


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30 Forensic Engineering’s senior leadership team has acquired the firm, the company formerly known as Giffin Koerth announced Monday.

As part of the “evolution and growth strategy of the organization,” founding partner Chris Giffin has agreed to sell his interest in the firm to its management and will be resigning his position as CEO and president, 30 Forensic Engineering said in a press release.

Jamie Catania will be the company’s new president. A veteran of the firm for 15 years, Catania is a respected engineer and mentor who brings over 20 years of experience to the role, the company reported.

“This transaction is the culmination of planning and collaboration by the dedicated management team who worked together to make this a reality,” 30 Forensic Engineering said, adding that it has created one of Canada’s largest employee-owned and fully independent multi-disciplinary forensics firms.

Incoming president Catania said that “we are looking forward to this next chapter in the firm’s evolution, and setting the stage for continued strengthening of our forensic services.

The firm has been serving the insurance and legal industries for 16 years, with a core team of 65 professional investigators, engineering technicians and support staff. The firm provides engineering and consulting expertise in the following areas:

  • Civil/Structural Failure
  • Building and Fire Code
  • Geotechnical and Mining
  • Biomechanics Personal Injury
  • Human Factors
  • Collision Reconstruction
  • Transportation Safety
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Multi-disciplinary Remediation
  • Materials & Product Failure/Piping & HVAC
  • Fire/Electrical & Explosion Investigations
  • Trucking