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March 2022 – Montrose Environmental Group Acquires Environmental Standards, Inc.

Montrose Environmental Group Acquires Environmental Standards, Inc.

Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. (Montrose) (NYSE: MEG) announced its acquisition of Environmental Standards, Inc. (Environmental Standards) on February 7, 2022. Environmental Standards’ Leadership Team, including founder and Chief Executive Officer Rock Vitale, CEAC, will join Montrose’s Assessment, Permitting & Response segment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1987 in Valley Forge, Pa., Environmental Standards is an internationally recognized environmental consulting firm providing services in the oil & gas, utilities/energy, chemical, industrial/manufacturing, coal/mining, real estate, food and beverage, legal, financial, insurance, non-regulatory government, and landfill markets. With a presence today in 11 states, the company specializes in environmental chemistry, consulting geosciences, environmental data management, emergency response quality assurance oversight, and auditing/health and safety support.

“The addition of Environmental Standards allows Montrose to further strengthen our chemistry and auditing services, adding technical depth, new capabilities and strong talent complementary to our current operations in the East Coast,” said Joshua LeMaire, Chief Operating Officer of Montrose. “The industry and its peers recognize Environmental Standards as one of the country’s top environmental consulting firms, and we are excited to welcome Rock and the entire Environmental Standards team to our growing Montrose family.”

Environmental Standards’ Chief Executive Officer Rock Vitale added, “We are thrilled to join such a well-respected and fast-growing environmental consulting firm. Montrose’s expansive scientific and analytical capabilities, complementary services and global footprint will allow us to deepen our existing client relationships and create new ones within the core industries we serve. We are excited to join Montrose and begin collaborating with our new colleagues on tackling larger and ever-more challenging client engagements.”  

While Montrose Environmental Group ultimately owns Environmental Standards and a few commercial laboratories, they are separately managed and operated.  Environmental Standards independence and objectivity on projects involving environmental laboratories will neither be impacted nor influenced by our corporate-level relationship.

Montrose is a leading environmental services company focused on supporting commercial and government organizations as they deal with the challenges of today, and prepare for what’s coming tomorrow. With more than 2500 employees across over 75 locations around the world, Montrose combines deep local knowledge with an integrated approach to design, engineering, and operations, enabling the Company to respond effectively and efficiently to the unique requirements of each project. From comprehensive air measurement and laboratory services to regulatory compliance, emergency response, permitting, engineering, and remediation, Montrose delivers innovative and practical solutions that keep its clients on top of their immediate needs – and well ahead of the strategic curve. For more information about Montrose, visit

Rock Vitale, CEAC

Technical Director of Chemistry / Senior Principal