Tierra Group Hires Quality Assurance Expert

Pompano Beach, FL – August 30, 2023 – Tierra Group, a provider of assured geoscience solutions, has hired Thomas Knox as its Director of Quality Assurance. In this new role, Knox will be responsible for environmental permitting, assessment, regulatory compliance, engineering, and risk evaluation documents and deliverables to government agencies.

“Tom Knox will be a valuable addition to our team, providing hands-on experience in a number of ways that support our core business,” said Scott Zednek, president of Tierra Group. “He will be involved in many hazard identification and risk mitigation projects that are paramount to our wide range of clients in the fields of power generation and distribution, healthcare, and transportation.”

This is not Knox’s first experience with Tierra Group. He previously served as project manager and geologist between 2011 and 2017 where he worked on a variety of geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, remediation projects, and regulatory compliance assignments for clients ranging across residential, government, commercial, utilities, and industrial settings. His background includes subsurface investigations and contaminant remediation for soil and groundwater impacts as well as air quality assessments.  Prior to Tierra, he was an environmental scientist for GLE Associates, performing inspections for asbestos at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) sites. After attending the University of Miami, Knox holds a Geosciences degree from the University of Southern Maine along with a number of industry qualifications. His educational background, which includes student work in the Caribbean, Florida, and New England, will be valuable in his new role at Tierra Group.

Tierra Group Expands Business with Veterans Administration

Pompano Beach, Fla. – June 21, 2023 – Tierra Group, a provider of assured geoscience solutions, has
expanded its business footprint with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) specifically
supporting Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN) 8.

Known as the VA’s Sunshine Healthcare Network, it is the nation’s largest system of hospitals and clinics
serving a patient population of more than 1.5 million veterans and covers 64,153 square miles
comprising 79 counties in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Florida, South Georgia, and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Tierra Group has a long history of providing a variety of environmental engineering,
Environment of Care, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) support throughout the
system and this new opportunity helps the relationship to grow into the future.

Tierra Group was selected as a valued team member on the recently awarded 5-year Architecture and
Engineering Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) servicing VISN 8’s North Region (Puerto Rico
and Florida). The MATOC’s number of projects could reach up to 23 with each instance valued up to

“This award furthers our already growing relationship with the VA,” said Paul Conner, CEO of Tierra
Group. “We’ve had a great deal of success in helping to improve direct patient care and the
Environment of Care through our numerous environmental engineering, air quality, and total HVAC
projects. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, we understand the criticality of our
taskings and how important they are to the provision of outstanding patient care and the health and
safety of VA staff.”

About Us
Tierra Group (TM) is a professional geoscience solutions firm with decades of global and domestic
experience delivering on-site services anywhere, anytime, on schedule, and on budget. Tierra Group is
specifically qualified to solve the complex and diverse air, soil, and water regulatory compliance issues
facing today’s and tomorrow’s projects. Tierra Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small
Business (SDVOSB) firm and deploys multi-disciplinary teams to provide nearly forty critical support
services for the community, government, healthcare, power distribution, generation, and transmission,
and transportation sectors.

For more information, contact:
Paul Conner, Colonel, USAF, Retired
CEO, Tierra Group

Waterway Cleanup Gets Tierra Group Help

On March 4, 2023, the management and staff of Tierra Group were pleased to be a part of the annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup. Since the 1970s – and thanks to the Marine Industries Association of South Florida – the Cleanup has become the County’s largest and longest-running environmental event. If this year’s actions were as successful as last year’s, more than 25 tons of trash and debris would have been removed from our South Florida waterways.

According to Tierra Group CEO, USAF Colonel (retired) Paul Conner, “Our crew was stationed on the South Fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. We had a great time enjoying the beautiful weather and helping to give something back to the environment that gives so much to us.” For more details on the Cleanup, visit https://waterwaycleanup.org/.

Tierra Group Expands Business Portfolio, Hires New Senior Leader

Pompano Beach, Fla. – February 20, 2023 – Tierra Group, a provider of assured geoscience
solutions, has expanded its service portfolio to include subsurface utility engineering (mapping and
locating) for the benefit of the energy generation, power transmission, and public/private infrastructure
sectors. To head up this initiative, Tierra has hired Rufus D. Swift III who has decades of related
experience within and for various transportation and public service companies.

“The expansion of subsurface utility mapping is a natural fit for our integrated business model,
which includes providing services in multi-stage soil and groundwater remediation. Understanding what
lies below the ground surface is critical to safely developing operations for projects of new generating
capacity and other utilities’ legacy infrastructure,” said Scott Zednek, president of Tierra Group. Zednek
further added, “Rufus’ work in this area, more recently with DMRP, will prove to be invaluable to our
clients as we strive to be a one-stop resource for expansion in the utility industries.”

Subsurface utility engineering helps round out the three critical areas where Tierra can add
value for clients. That includes environmental risk assessment for project stakeholders; site evaluations,
surveying and mapping for engineering designers; and permitting and environmental compliance for
project managers.

Prior to joining Tierra, Swift served as DMRP’s subsurface utilities manager for South Florida and
prior to that role worked as CSX’s subsurface engineering services manager and crew supervisor for their
E-RAILSAFE System. His technical experience includes subsurface utility designation for large right-of-
way projects for both large and smaller sites and obtaining survey data for the various types of surveys
required. Swift has extensive experience working with utility designating equipment and has worked
with other such organizations as City of Sunrise, Broward County, Florida; Florida Power & Light; South
Florida Water Management District, Palm Beach County, Florida; and the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT).

About Us
Tierra Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with decades of global and domestic experience delivering critical services on time and within budget. Tierra Group is specifically qualified to solve the complex and diverse geoscience challenges you are facing today and into tomorrow. The company deploys multi-disciplinary teams to provide customers with nearly forty critical support services for the Commercial, Communities/Residential, Healthcare, Industrial, Government, and Power/Water Utilities infrastructure sectors.

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