Toronto, Ontario – January 31, 2019 – GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI), one of North America’s leading engineering and science consulting firms announced today that Savanta, Inc. (Savanta), an Ontario-based environmental and ecological services firm has joined the company. The merger of the two firms will strengthen GEI’s operations in the Ontario market by bringing significant strength in the environmental and ecological sectors to GEI. The new combined operations will provide the opportunity to serve new and existing clients in the rapidly growing Ontario market.

Savanta was founded by Mr. Tom Hilditch in 2006. The firm has grown significantly to provide services to public, private and First Nations clients. Savanta has distinguished themselves as trusted advisors to First Nations communities and as a thought leader in the environmental services market. Much of their work relates to: community building, power generation, distribution and storage; and resource management and extraction. In his decision to join GEI, Mr. Hilditch states, “We are excited about the opportunity to join GEI. GEI and Savanta have many cultural and technical similarities – the joining of our companies will broaden our combined reach to better serve our clients on both sides of the Great Lakes, as well as providing exciting, new opportunities for both our clients and our employees.”

On Savanta joining GEI, President Ron Palmieri states, “Savanta is a great addition to GEI. With Savanta on our team, GEI’s presence in the Great Lakes will strengthen, connecting our capabilities and capacity on the U.S. side with Savanta’s established expertise on the Canadian side. We are looking forward to our continued expansion into the Canadian market.”

The transaction closed on January 26, 2019.


About GEI:
GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit

About Savanta:
Savanta is the environmental consulting firm that delivers precedent-setting and meaningful outcomes. Our diverse team actively listens, thinks differently, and is passionate about delivering balanced environmental, economic, and social outcomes. For more information please visit