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Board of Directors Walter D. Jones, Lead Director* Todd J. Kenner Jason T. Love John S. L. Morgan Stephen T. O’Rourke* Alfred J. Serrano* Marvin D. Truhe*

*External Director

Corporate Officers Todd J. Kenner—Chief Executive Officer/ President Philip A. Welling—Chief Financial Officer/ Treasurer Cameron P. Hook—Chief Information Officer Steve L. Steinheimer—Senior Vice President, Data & Technology Solutions Jason T. Love—Senior Vice President, Water & Natural Resources John S. L. Morgan—Senior Vice President, Mining & Energy Kerry L. DeVries—Vice President Rick R. Moser—Vice President Stephen Kan—Vice President Leo L. Van Sambeek—Vice President Meagan L. Chaddick —Vice President Jay R. Nopola—Vice President Russell A. Persyn—Vice President Karla R. Lipp—Corporate Secretary


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Message from the ceo: integrating for the future 2018 Highlights: a year of integration

transformative projects 10

Optimizing water resource decisions on the platte river

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Putting rocks to the test for national security

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abandoned carissa gold mine lives

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no job is too big

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p r o t e c t i n g t h e n at i o n ’ s w at e r s u p p ly

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Improving underground natural gas storage

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cyber-resilient data centers overhaul complex billing system

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mapping the arctic’s deep geothermal heat and energy production

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Technical support for pile-load testing program

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helping a growing community develop infrastructure

sustainable growth: financials

transitioning leadership

giving back to the community


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integrating for the

future

For 50 years, RESPEC has used our differentiating strength of integrating diverse disciplines to deliver the best combination of technologies for high-order solutions. Our worldwide clients choose RESPEC because we are global problem solvers. Our reputation for transforming and conquering client challenges and providing integrated solutions comes from our talented professionals.


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Thank you to each and every RESPEC employee for your can-do spirit and your excellent professional contributions. I appreciate you! Todd kenner

Reaching RecordBreaking Revenue

Emphasizing Technology Integration

—Todd Kenner, CEO/President

Our team performed exceptionally well this year and worked to fulfill the strategic vision of being the preferred Integrated Solutions Partner around the world. Our success in 2017 advanced the growth trajectory into 2018, which resulted in $50 million in revenues for the first time in history. This is no coincidence: our distinct, continuous growth is attributed to assimilating under our brand as One Company. Since 1969, RESPEC has focused on integrating engineering, science, and technology to solve our client’s greatest challenges. Carefully balanced diversification of our technical and geographic reach has gradually increased over the last 50 years to include waste repository science, underground hydrocarbon energy storage, solution mining, water quality modeling and implementation, and database management and internet technology.

In 2018, we integrated SSG, Ltd. into our Data & Technology Solutions (DTS) business unit. Steve Steinheimer (former CEO of SSG) now serves as RESPEC’s Senior Vice President and is responsible for DTS operations. To emphasize technology integration into projects, RESPEC established the Engineering & Technology Program (E&TP). The E&TP unifies engineering and science subject-matter experts and technology leaders on their approach to problem solving and provides value in making client data more usable, straightforward, and coherent. As a leader in technology, RESPEC recognizes the value of more creative collaboration among different types of thinkers and across different disciplines. Our work with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Platte River project exemplifies the E&TP’s impact on delivering high-order innovation. Our integrated approach allows RESPEC to provide clients with innovative, real-time solutions at higher and more far-reaching levels than ever before.

Leveraging Our Collective Resources

Broadening Our Ownership

Leveraging our collective resources through an integrated mindset has increased RESPEC’s ability to better serve client interests in North America and around the world. In 2018, RESPEC worked on projects in 26 countries, 40 US states, and 3 Canadian provinces. We look forward to expanding our technical horizons and pursuing scientific advances to better serve our client partners with integrated solutions.

The RESPEC vision begins with our employees and extends to our clients and communities. Ninety-six percent of our employees are partners and have an ownership interest in RESPEC. Our broad, integrated ownership model creates a performance plus workforce with a vested interest in our success.

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2018—a year of

integration In the global marketplace, RESPEC’s differentiator is the ability to leverage a variety of technologies for a single integrated solution. RESPEC is far more than a traditional engineering company—we help our clients explore unique alternatives with technological combinations they may not have considered.

96% RESPEC boasts a 96% participation rate in its employee stock ownership plan.

North Rim Exploration Ltd. officially became RESPEC Consulting, Inc.

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Employees logged 189 external training courses and conferences.

RESPEC contributed money for 11 employees to take courses in higher education in 2018. Many are working toward another degree, while others are seeking to gain knowledge to help with their current position.


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Won the 2018 Oracle Solutions Business Excellence Award

Won Colorado Contractors’ Association Award for the Little Fountain Creek Stabilization project

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Received the Director’s Award from Indian Health Services

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Hired 60 employees in 2018 to increase our market presence.

hundred clients

In 2013, RESPEC served less than 300 clients. By 2018, the client count has increased to over 400 revenue-generating clients.

36+ Miles

More than 36 miles along the North Platte River were removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s endangered waterbody list as a result of RESPEC’s work with Natrona County and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

8,500

flood scenarios

The Big Sioux River Flood Information System project, a project pulling talent from both WNR and DTS, now contains more than 8,500 possible flood scenarios.

Grew geographical presence with new offices in the Colorado and Texas markets

39% Data & Technology Solutions

36% state/local

client distribution

19% Federal

45% Private

Market revenue distribution

29% Mining & Energy

32% Water & Natural resources

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transformative

projects RESPEC’s 2018 Annual Report celebrates transformative projects that continue to differentiate RESPEC as a leader in the engineering and technology marketplace. The projects on the following pages highlight a few of our greatest achievements throughout 2018.


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optimizing water resource decisions on the platte river Expanding Nebraska’s Decision Support Modeling to include diversions that satisfy diverse and competing demands in real time As one of the most endangered rivers in the US, the Platte River is over-appropriated in areas of Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. RESPEC collaborated with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) to create new ways to assess and balance competing demands for water by using a new, data-driven approach to managing the Platte River Basin resources. Because policy priorities are intertwined with the complexities of environmental, economic, and agricultural uses of water, the NeDNR requested a clear process to anticipate, plan, and respond to changes in water resources availability. Leadership goals included advancing organizational effectiveness by combining scientific and engineering management practices with water rights and policy objectives. RESPEC’s innovative approach combines modern web-based

technologies with a decisiondesign process to address external stakeholders’ needs and strengthen NeDNR’s interdepartmental collaboration. With RESPEC’s Decision Support System (DSS), the NeDNR can predict future conditions. Our solution ensures that the department can quantify excess flow and allocate water to balance priorities and meet policy objectives shaped by stakeholders. Nebraska’s leadership will soon have the capability to quickly grasp current water needs and make transparent data-based decisions that address priorities. Our project integrated the measurements of excess flow for 15 reaches from the Wyoming and Colorado state lines and referenced 230 stream gauges to monitor and test the water. This integration improves data significantly and benefits Nebraska’s water decision-making.


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// RESPEC used

a collaborative design sprint process to integrate permitting, planning, and water allocation responsibilities and delivered an interactive prototype in a 5-day session.

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RESPEC’s Decision Support System approach is based on a strategic engagement process that quickly transforms organizations and products.

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// RESPEc’s work

with Sandia national laboratories contributes to developing safer underground nuclear waste repositories to ensure our national security.


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putting rocks to the test for national security Facing a shortage of safe and stable nuclear waste repositories, our nation benefits from obtaining critical geomechanical data to remodel and improve these facilities. To address the nation’s projected shortage of underground waste repositories over the next decade, RESPEC’s geomechanical team joined forces with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), a worldclass research and development community. Our work began at SNL’s geomechanics laboratory in 2017, where we laid the groundwork for obtaining critical new data. Together, we conducted geomechanical tests that contribute to safer, stronger, and more secure underground salt cavern storage. New data ensure structural strength and security by addressing permeability, leakage, and areas of weakness. RESPEC collaborated with SNL to design and prepare their test protocol by using the Direct Shear Machine (DSM) prototype that was designed and built in-house. The DSM tests for key rock-strength properties and shear yield strength.

Specimens from mines in Canada and Carlsbad, New Mexico, provided a broad swathe of possible bedded salt (halite) types. Because characterizations of peak shear strength, residual shear strength, and salt interface permeability are extremely rare in published literature, RESPEC ran more than 30 direct shear tests using different rock types over 7 months. The laboratory experiments provided valuable data that will be used to prevent first-order effects of salt cavern degradation. By translating data into upgraded underground storage facilities, we can improve rooms that were designed a generation ago. RESPEC’s work with SNL contributes to developing safer underground nuclear waste repositories to ensure our national security.

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Three-dimensional model of the Carissa Gold Mine showing all interior equipment.

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Abandoned carissa gold mine lives Evaluating the Carissa Gold Mine property purchase and restoring historical features with accuracy and safety Wyoming’s South Pass City, a historic gold mining town from the 1850s and one of the state’s largest historic sites, features the restored Carissa Gold Mine, 24 historic structures, 30 room exhibits, a visitors’ center, and picnic areas and trails. The historic Carissa Gold Mine is one of more than 1,000 reclaimed mine sites in the state. When the state of Wyoming first considered purchasing and restoring the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) 9B-2– Carissa Mine site, RESPEC was hired to investigate the property. Our team’s report to the AML included detailed information about the investigative and inventory methods used, findings, methods of hazard mitigation, recommendations, and estimated costs to restore the Carissa Gold Mine property to acceptable levels of public safety.

// RESPEC helped

the state of Wyoming preserve its largest boom town of the nineteenth century as one of the most authentically restored historic sites of the Wild West.

RESPEC’s multiphase project spanned 11 years and provided the state of Wyoming with valuable information to determine whether or not to purchase the Carissa property as a historical site. Based on RESPEC’s Carissa Gold Mine Summary of Findings report, the Wyoming 57th State Legislature appropriated funding to purchase the mine. After the purchase in 2003, RESPEC’s team delivered professional

engineering services for the design, reclamation, mitigation of hazards, and feature and historical restorations. RESPEC specifically developed interpretive, strategic, and exhibit plans and evaluated the physical and environmental hazards as well as the extent of disturbance and overall dimensions of each feature. Our team mitigated hazardous materials, mine dangers, and environmental issues before beginning the restoration work. We restored multiple buildings within the Carissa Gold Mine property. The most notable restoration and remediation work was performed on the Carissa Shaft House and Mill Building. The Mill Building was meticulously refurbished to function as it did in the early 1900s, including a working jaw crusher, ball mill, shaker table, and a bucket elevator.


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no job is too big Integrating numerous disparate platforms achieves Payment Card Industry compliance, consolidates payment processing, and saves client millions per year. For the RESPEC team, no job is too big or too complex. As professionals in mission-critical technology solutions that transform organizations for peak performance, our expertise in IT, legacy billing platforms, fully Payment Card Industry (PCI)-compliant solutions, and end-to-end revenue management will save a newly expanded company millions of dollars per year. While delivering comprehensive services to residential and business customers through organic growth and major acquisitions, our Fortune 100 client ended up with over 12 disparate billing platforms, most of which were not fully PCI-compliant, which is a security requirement for credit card merchants. With millions of residential and business customers in 41 states, the client’s payment processing needs are substantial. Implementing this new payment processing paradigm will result in PCI compliance and millions of dollars of annual savings in transaction fees and operating costs.

Performing day-to-day billing work with disparate billing platforms after the merger of several large companies resulted in conflicting processes, high operational costs, and frustrated customers. In 2017, the client turned to the RESPEC team for a solution with a holistic view of payments and revenue. The primary goal for the 2-year payment processing project was to extract payment processing from the legacy billing platforms into a single, fully PCI-compliant solution with the flexibility to support several new and future business initiatives. This significant undertaking touched on many business processes and systems within the company. Involved early on with prototyping a vendor-agnostic payment processing solution, we also defined their overall approach and architecture. We evangelized the solution across departments, defined the use cases and impacts on existing systems, assessed driven interactions with groups and systems, and assumed responsibility for developing and delivering the solution.

Our initiative benefits multiple teams by delivering a better customer experience, providing more customer payment options, and reducing overall payment transaction cost.

// RESPEC

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and championed a comprehensive, PCI-Compliant platform to give finance teams a full picture of revenue and payments.


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// RESPEC

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modeled fire behavior to identify areas where forest fires are most likely to result in contaminated water supplies.

protecting the nation’s water supply Leading preemptive hazard mitigation planning by conducting municipal watershed wildfire assessments Wildfires burn vegetation and alter soil properties, which causes rainfall to run off rather than soak into the soil. Losing vegetation and root systems can cause landscapes to easily erode. Consequently, rainfall in burned watersheds often produces floods that carry debris, sediment, ash, and contaminants into water sources. Resulting floods can impact the water supply, and public utilities often spend millions of dollars to treat municipal drinking water that contains debris, sediment, ash, and other contaminants that lower water quality. As wildfires increase, Wyoming communities are addressing the potential for postfire impacts to municipal water supply systems. Wyoming’s Task Force on Forests

Working Group identified several communities (Cheyenne, Buffalo, Sheridan, Lander, and Pinedale) that rely on surface water from forested watersheds. RESPEC and our partner, Anchor Point Group, were hired to conduct Hazard Mitigation Assessments (HMAs) within two national forests and three major cities, including Cheyenne in southern Wyoming, and to the north, Buffalo and Sheridan. The objective of these HMAs was to identify site-specific forest management treatment opportunities that will minimize forest-fire impacts to municipal water sources and facilities. Funded through the Governor’s office and administered by the Wyoming Water Development

Commission, these projects integrate wildfire and watershed science to identify areas that are likely to contribute the most sediment to water supply intakes, should a wildfire occur within the municipal watershed. We modeled fire behavior using FlamMap and estimated burn severity using modeled fire behavior. We apply US Geological Survey’s debris probability and volume models to identify areas of concern within the municipal watershed. Our team worked with land and resource managers to develop a prioritization matrix based on factors that can facilitate or impede a fuels mitigation project.


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improving underground natural gas storage Evaluating conventional natural gas inventory estimates promotes industry best practices for safe, underground, natural gas storage facilities. Recognizing the need for accurate data regarding estimated gas storage inventories, RESPEC initiated research for the Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI). As the industry’s leading research and development (R&D) forum, the PRCI seeks to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness with solutions to operational, maintenance, and regulatory challenges across the industry. RESPEC addressed the level of uncertainty that exists regarding the accuracy of conventional gas

temperature measurements and the resulting inventory estimates. Inaccurate estimated gas inventories may result in significant financial costs and public safety concerns. Our 13-month research project evaluated the relative accuracy of gas temperature measurements and investigated their impact by ensuring safe operating conditions. RESPEC’s team used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling to quickly and efficiently perform thermodynamic analyses.

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computational fluid dynamics modeling to investigate the accuracy of gas temperature measurements in gas storage caverns.

RESPEC professionals evaluated five natural gas storage caverns, simulated two well configurations, and assessed gas inventories of nearly 10 billion cubic feet. Our CFD model included 130,000 computation cells. RESPEC’s team obtained valuable insight to ensure that the gas storage industry can effectively and safely operate underground natural gas storage facilities, while understanding the limitations of conventional gas inventory estimates. 

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Cyber-resilient data centers overhaul complex billing system Integrating and implementing a complex billing system for a large-scale global operation In early 2018, RESPEC began to serve Cyxtera Data Centers, a company with 57 cyber-resilient data centers. Cyxtera needed to build its own infrastructure to operate the newly expanded business with thousands of active accounts worldwide.  RESPEC was hired to implement the Oracle Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) portion of the project based on our longtime expertise and knowledge of Oracle BRM and the CenturyLink implementation of BRM. As the project progressed, we became

more involved with the integration between systems. The 7-month-long project consisted of installing and configuring a new Oracle BRM instance and migrating the co-location customers and products from a telecommunications company to Cyxtera.  The new instance of BRM also needed to be integrated with ServiceNow for orders and with SAP for financial transactions.  The ServiceNow integration was conducted using RESTful web services. The SAP integration was performed using SFTPed xml files.

We migrated the existing processes into more modern frameworks and also modernized the Development Operations (DevOps) pattern. Our team also created a process to import the pending orders that CenturyLink had quoted. Integrating today’s security with advanced IT for the enterprise, RESPEC’s team made massive improvements in infrastructure security to keep pace with years of major changes to enterprise IT availability, agility, and scalability.

// RESPEC

migrated

Cyxtera Data Center’s Oracle BRM in less than 6 months.


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mapping the arctic’s deep geothermal heat and energy production A geothermal resource analysis benefits remote arctic villages by offsetting diesel use for electricity and heat. In Canada’s largest, northernmost territory of Nunavut, electricity is a fragile commodity for 36,000 Inuit residents in 26 isolated communities. For Nunavut’s farflung island and mainland villages, electricity is generated by dieselfueled Gensets and buildings are heated by imported fossil fuel oil. The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is the only generator and distributor of electrical energy in the territory. Each community has its own independent electricity generation and distribution system. Local communities, concerned with accelerated ice thinning, melting permafrost, and rapid erosion, continue to search for renewable energy solutions.

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a geothermal favorability map to further inform remote sources for electricity and heat.

To offset diesel usage of more than 13 million gallons per year, reduce emissions, and provide better energy security through alternative sources, QEC hired RESPEC for a geothermal resource assessment. RESPEC teamed with Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corp. (Q-Corp) in Iqaluit, Nunavut, for data collection, cultural ecology knowledge, and support from the Inuit labor force. The Tuya Terra Geo Corp. provided regional

Canadian geothermal information. Our team led the effort to generate a geothermal favorability map to guide further data collection and identify development potential. While successfully completing the initial project, RESPEC demonstrated respect for the cultural, environmental, and social well-being of this unique place and its people at the top of the world.

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technical support for pile load testing program Leveraging diverse technologies for innovative solutions results in accurate predictions for the design equation. To maintain public safety and ensure federal funding for infrastructure, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) hired RESPEC to create a pile testing design database in support of new construction of future bridges that will eventually replace old ones. We developed an extensive database of actual static and dynamic field test results on deep foundation piles to further the development of the mandated Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology while verifying and improving the efficiency of the SDDOT’s drive test prediction. Additional research benefits resulted from validating Imetrum’s Video Gauge™ (VG) for pile testing. Capturing the same or better accuracy, VG is much faster to set

// RESPEC compiled

a database of static and dynamic pile test results for South Dakota soil types.

up than conventional methods and requires fewer instruments. VG also minimizes crew time spent outdoors in extreme weather. In addition to measuring the required displacements, static test data show that VG was able to reproduce the applied test load from the video-measured beam deflection (a very significant result). Compared to a single conventional instrument, which cannot offer the same gauge length and resolution, VG was able to measure the total depth driven (25 feet) and the dynamic compression during

driving (0.09 inch). We were able to calculate the applied load during static testing using the load frame’s center beam deflection and demonstrated 100 percent agreement to the measured load. Performing unique measurements demonstrates RESPEC’s leadership in supporting clients to explore new alternatives. This project showcases RESPEC’s key differentiator—our capacity to leverage diverse technologies for innovative solutions.


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helping A growing communitY develop infrastructure By applying a long-term vision for growth, RESPEC helped a small town double its wastewater treatment capacity, improve treatment level, and create water-use flexibility. Since November 2016, RESPEC’s public infrastructure professionals have worked with the City of Castroville, Texas, (City) to improve infrastructure that will more than double the capacity of the wastewater treatment facility. RESPEC’s work will enable the City to achieve their goal of a 0.9 million-gallon-per-day (mgd) permitted average daily flow, and a 2.7 mgd design peak 2-hour flow. Investing over $9 million in local infrastructure, the City selected RESPEC to help manage the construction project. Our team oversaw the installation of support piping, as well as mechanical, electrical, and administrative items while the plant continued to operate. The improved wastewater treatment plant (completed in May 2019) gives the City a higher level of treatment,  including increased nutrient removal and more flexibility. The City can now choose to use water for farm and ranch irrigation or safely discharge water into the Medina River. 

For over 3 years, RESPEC has also served as the resident project representative to assist the City with project delivery, including project construction and documentation for federal passthrough loan funds. RESPEC supports the long-term vision of Castroville, a charming, historic town that anticipates growth and can now provide its citizens with even more service by using integrated technology and infrastructure solutions that improve water quality, capacity, and delivery.

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the City of Castroville’s ability to manage future growth and operate to higher standards.


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sustainable growth

financials By emphasizing technology integration combined with balanced market diversification, RESPEC achieved record-breaking revenue in 2018. Our strong financial position and strategic growth continue to create long-term sustainable value for our clients, industry partners, and our employee owners.


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$1 Million

RESPEC has 8 clients that generate $1 million or more—an increase from 6 clients in 2015.

Shared 73% of preretirement, prebonus profits through employee retirement and bonus programs

twenty-one 2018 marked RESPEC’s 21 consecutive year of stock appreciation.

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~10% of net income donated to local and nonprofit organizations including various STEM organizations

RESPEC’s share value as of December 31, 2018, is $96.90

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Surpassed $50M in earned revenue for the first time in RESPEC history

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$96.90

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Net Revenue ($M)

11.4% Revenue compound annual growth rate of 11.4% over the last 10 years

$3.2M Adjusted EBITDA Profitability levels continue to be competitive and sustainable.

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transitioning

leadership The hallmark to RESPEC’s continual growth and stability is our visionary, resourceful, and dedicated leadership over the past 50 years. We are excited to usher in the next generation of young leaders who will position RESPEC as a global leader in integrated technology solutions.


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New Vice Presidents At RESPEC’s December 2018 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the appointment of three new Vice Presidents: Dr. Russell Persyn, Ms. Meagan Chaddick, and Mr. Jay Nopola.

Dr. Russell Persyn

meagan chaddick

Dr. Russell Persyn is driven by his passion to build RESPEC’s business and brand and develop an authentic, employee-ownership culture. Russell is on the forefront of working to attract the best talent and develop and grow our employees into outstanding professionals. He is committed to building an integration mindset across all three business units by working seamlessly across geographies and technical backgrounds.

Formerly the President and cultural champion of SSG Ltd., Meagan Chaddick came to RESPEC through the company’s acquisition in 2017. She currently leads sales and marketing initiatives for RESPEC’s DTS business unit. Meagan has led the implementation of Salesforce, which is the first enterprise-wide, client relationship management system adopted within RESPEC outside of our financial management system.

As an inspiring and positive leader, Russell empowers those around him to find their own ways to lead. He invests in his employees, builds rapport with clients, and works tirelessly to develop the RESPEC business in Texas.

Meagan leads with an enthusiastic confidence and genuine care for her coworkers, as she aims to bring more data intelligence to the full sales and marketing cycle, better identify prospects for RESPEC project work, and foster team growth.

Jay Nopola Building on his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geological engineering, Jay Nopola is currently finishing his doctorate degree in the same area of study. Since joining RESPEC in 2011, Jay has emerged as the lead technical professional in RESPEC’s Hard Rock Mechanics group. His unyielding efforts have provided the driving force around two major, multimillion-dollar Department of Energy research grants: the Deep Borehole project and Thermal Fracturing project. Jay’s relentless pursuit of new clients and passion for expanding business interests exemplifies the original entrepreneurial spirit that RESPEC was founded on 50 years ago.

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giving back to the

community RESPEC’s success is fueled by a shared passion for giving our all—at work, in our personal lives, and in our communities. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility is a foundational value to our company’s culture. By reinvesting in each community we live and work in, our employees make positive social impacts beyond office walls and project requirements.


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spirit week: community service

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saskatoon, sK hosted a STEM Lunch & Learn session, led by Deb Shewfelt who showcased the Girls in the Classroom – Unearthing Career Opportunities in Mining pilot project (www.girlsintheclassroom.org).

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In July 2018, RESPEC began an initiative to highlight the importance of charitable giving and community service across the nation, while celebrating our employees and promoting interaction between distant offices. Spirit Week activities promote community involvement, team building, and office culture activities.

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rapid city, sd collected school supplies, which were donated to the Black Hills Federal Credit Union’s 22nd annual school supply drive.

bozeman, mt participated in a school supply drive and an ice cream sundae party.

Lexington, KY participated in a blood drive and recruited participants and donors for an upcoming Disabled American Veterans 5K.

denver, co participated in an office cleanup, cleaned up Starbucks Trail, and collected school supplies for Legacy Options High School.

Richardson, tx worked Albuquerque, NM raised money and donated supplies and nonperishable goods to support the Los Puentes Charter School.

together to clean up the environment around their office building and raised money and donated supplies to a local middle school.


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2018 RESPEC Annual Report  

Founded in 1969, RESPEC, Inc., is a globally-recognized integrated solutions firm with expertise in water science, geoscience, engineering,...

2018 RESPEC Annual Report  

Founded in 1969, RESPEC, Inc., is a globally-recognized integrated solutions firm with expertise in water science, geoscience, engineering,...

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