Weidlinger Associates and Thornton Tomasetti merge
New York — Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. and Weidlinger Associates, Inc. two of the world’s most respected engineering firms, have merged. The deal creates a leader in engineering innovation covering a broad range of investigation, analysis and design services. The combined firm will have 1,200 employees operating in 34 cities internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The firm will remain headquartered in New York City, with offices at the current 51 Madison Ave. and 40 Wall St. locations.The new firm will operate under the Thornton Tomasetti name; three practices continue to be marketed with the Weidlinger brand where it carries strong industry recognition: Weidlinger Applied Science, Weidlinger Protective Design and Weidlinger Transportation. The combined firm’s 10 practices allow it to deliver a broader range and higher level of service to its clients. It will also be better positioned to capitalize on its geographic reach and diverse talent pool, while providing growth opportunities for its employees.
“Combining our firms brings together two highly respected and recognized talent pools, creating significantly greater potential for growth and innovation than either firm could achieve alone. Both our cultures have a “one firm” approach, bringing the best qualified team to bear on any challenge presented by any client. Our more diverse merged expertise allows us to address a wider range of client needs, while offering enhanced breadth and depth of services and extended geographic reach.” said Thomas Scarangello, chairman & CEO, Thornton Tomasetti.Thomas Scarangello continues as chairman & CEO of the combined companies, with Raymond Daddazio , president & CEO, Weidlinger Associates, joining Robert DeScenza as co-president. Daddazio and two other Weidlinger board members, Grant McCullagh and Tod Rittenhouse, join the 11-person Thornton Tomasetti board of directors.“Just as important as our complementary suite of services and geographic footprints is our compatible cultures. While no two firms are exactly alike, ours bear many similarities – including the drive for innovation, long-standing entrepreneurial spirits, and shared values in philanthropy, employee enrichment, embracing challenges and a desire to make lasting contributions. We’re also different enough in ways that our combination will inspire us to think and work in new and exciting ways.” Daddazio said.