Sanborn Head Announcements New Leadership Titles for Executive Team

Concord, NH – Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. (Sanborn Head) is pleased to announce that Barret Cole is now Sanborn Head’s President and Chief Executive Officer, adding the CEO title to reflect the expanded scope of his leadership. Sanborn Head also announced that Executive Vice President, Matthew Poirier, will add the Chief Operating Officer (COO) title in consideration of his work leading the operational aspects of the firm. Charles Head, who has held the CEO title since 2005, will take on the title of Founding Principal as he continues to serve as chair of the company’s Board of Directors and lead several key technical projects and strategic initiatives. These new leadership titles reflect Sanborn Head’s sustained focus on evolving its practice for continued success.

“Sanborn Head has always viewed itself as a legacy firm,” said Charlie Head. “We’ve been very intentional about building a company that will thrive across multiple generations of leadership and ownership, and these new roles reflect that philosophy.” Charlie added, “I am thrilled to see Barret and Matt, who are each in their 25th year with Sanborn Head, stepping into new leadership roles that will help guide the company forward with this same sense of stewardship.”

Barret Cole, P.G., L.E.P., has served as the company’s president since 2015. And now as President/CEO, Barret looks forward to continuing to lead the expansion of the firm while also ensuring that we retain our collaborative and thoughtful culture. “I’m excited by the opportunities that come from change, and I am inspired to help create new opportunities for the firm, but especially for the incredibly talented and passionate individuals we have on our team,” Barret noted.

Matthew Poirier, P.E., has served as Executive Vice President since 2015 when he took over responsibility for the company’s professional services and technical practice. Matt sees his role as helping support the firm’s continued growth while also ensuring that we maintain focus on the fundamentals of technical excellence and business practices. “We have tremendous potential as a company right now,” said Matt. “I am looking forward to helping our firm continue to navigate its way to future successes.”

Charles Head, P.E., P.G. is one of the founders of Sanborn Head, having established the firm in 1993 with three other colleagues. He is eager to take on new challenges, especially those that support the geographic expansion of the firm and its expanding technical practice. “I feel very privileged to be working with such a remarkable group of professionals,” Charlie reflected. “I am excited to continue to learn and expand my skills, while also working with the next generation of engineers and scientists to help them grow in their careers.”

 About Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.

Sanborn Head is an engineering and technical consulting firm serving a broad array of private, public, and institutional clients in the development, energy, industrial, and solid waste markets. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists specializes in integrating our core expertise in the earth, energy, and environment to deliver innovative, yet practical solutions to our clients. For more information about Sanborn Head, please visit