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Respec Strengthens Expertise With The Acquisition Of Enviromin, Inc.

Dr. Lisa Kirk, Ph.D., P.G.

Posted May 3, 2024

RESPEC Company, LLC (RESPEC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Enviromin, Inc. (Enviromin), an environmental geochemistry and microbiology company in Bozeman, Montana, effective May 1. This acquisition bridges the complementary strengths of both companies and offers innovative approaches that integrate biogeochemistry with mining and geotechnical engineering expertise to develop safe, cost-effective, and sustainable design solutions for water management.

Since its inception in 2004, Enviromin has carved out a niche in environmental geochemistry to support the mining industry from design to reclamation. The company has a strong track record in biogeochemistry, fostering partnerships with academic circles, laboratories, and consultancies throughout North America. Their comprehensive services span analytical chemistry, mineralogy, data management, and microbiology, among others.

“Enviromin’s technical depth begins an exciting chapter for RESPEC, helping us expand our capabilities and offer new services to clients,” says Jay Nopola, RESPEC’s Senior Vice President of Mining and Energy. “We are thrilled to welcome Enviromin’s talented team and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead as we work together to address challenges in mine water management.”

This acquisition strengthens RESPEC's footprint in Montana and broadens our technical capabilities and service offerings in the critical areas of mining and water management. The action is expected to benefit the mining sector and other industrial sectors, including environmental permitting, environmental assessment, Abandoned Mine Land reclamation, and underground storage solutions.

Dr. Lisa Kirk, Enviromin’s founder and current leader, is enthusiastic about the acquisition, stating, “Joining RESPEC will allow us to implement biogeochemical solutions more effectively to ensure water quality is protected throughout the mine life cycles, especially during a time of rapid growth in the production of critical minerals.”

As a dedicated division of RESPEC under Jay’s leadership, Enviromin will continue to be guided by Lisa and the Enviromin operations team, comprising Katharine Seipel, specializing in Mining Geochemistry; Ethan Wologo, who directs the Biogeochemistry Laboratory; Dr. Rachel Spietz, lead for Microbiology/Molecular Biosciences Laboratory; and Pat Maley, Senior Environmental Manager.

RESPEC and Enviromin are excited about the joint capabilities and the value we will bring to future projects. The acquisition and integration of Enviromin’s capabilities is a testament to RESPEC's dedication to excellence and innovation in mining and environmental services.

For more information about this acquisition, please contact Jay Nopola (Jay.Nopola@respec.com) or Lisa Kirk (lisakirk@enviromininc.com).


RESPEC, a 100% employee-owned engineering consulting company, focuses on serving natural and built environments. Whether underground, aboveground, inside, or outside, RESPEC unites engineering and technology to serve the energy, mining, infrastructure design, water resources, and digital markets. We create sustainable value for our clients, employee-owners, and communities.

About Enviromin

Enviromin, Inc. is a leading provider of biogeochemistry services to support mine design, permitting, operations, and closure. Enviromin's team of experts collaborates closely on projects to provide comprehensive solutions in environmental geochemistry, analytical chemistry, mineralogy, and more. The company is committed to advancing the field of biogeochemistry and meeting clients' project needs.