ESS Welcomes Deirdra Taylor, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

April 1, 2014 – Waltham, Massachusetts

– ESS is pleased to welcome Deirdra Taylor, CPA as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer overseeing all business units within the company. Deirdra, who will be based in our Waltham office, is a Senior Level Executive with over 25 years of experience in business management and leadership in the environmental consulting and engineering field. At ESS, she will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company and will primarily focus on leading operations and fiscal management.

Over the years, Deirdra has demonstrated a record of success in significantly growing enterprise value and has extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation; leadership development program design; risk management; financial and operational analysis; and merger/acquisition analysis, negotiation, and integration.

“We are very excited to have Deirdra join the ESS senior management team,” said ESS President and CEO Charles Natale. “She has extensive experience in operations and fiscal management in the environmental consulting and engineering industry, and having worked together in the past, I am confident that Deirdra will add significant value and experience to help ESS advance our desired growth profile. She is a highly regarded and respected business leader in our industry, and we welcome her to the team.”

Previously, Deirdra worked for Weston & Sampson, an environmental and infrastructure consulting firm, as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for more than 17 years. Prior to this position, she was the Eastern Regional finance manager for AECOM/Earth Tech and was also previously an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. During her tenure in these positions, she was directly involved in managing corporate operations, finance, human resources, and merger and acquisition strategies and integration.

Deirdra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Bentley College and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute for the American Council of Engineering Companies. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Council of Engineering Companies, Financial Executives International, and the Construction Financial Management Association.

About ESS Group, Inc.

ESS Group, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and engineering firm with offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Our team is comprised of scientists, engineers, and environmental specialists who provide full project life cycle consulting and engineering services. For more information, contact us at [email protected] or subscribe to receive ESS News and Regulatory Updates via email.