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Trent Anderson Is Appointed President of Universal Engineering Sciences' Western Division

Universal Engineering Sciences | March 15, 2022

Universal Engineering Sciences
Trent Anderson has been named Western Division President of Universal Engineering Sciences® (UES), a privately held national engineering and consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting. Anderson's experience spans over two decades in business, construction, engineering services, mergers and acquisitions, and leadership development. As Division President, he will oversee regional vice presidents, business unit leaders, and branch managers throughout California, Nevada, and Utah emphasizing effective communication between the Division and the National Leadership team. With this appointment, James Bristow, PE, will assume the role of Managing Partner, focusing on new and existing clients and the addition of new partner firms. As soon as NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services (NOVA) joined UES in May 2020, James Bristow was the company's Western Division President.

"Trent's management background and experience in mergers and acquisitions, greenfield expansion, and stabilizing operations will help accelerate the integration of all new and existing branches in the West, Trent and I will work together to improve organizational efficiencies and push for continued growth with this new management structure."

James Bristow

"My goal is to become an integral part of the growth strategy for the West, and I am honored to lead the amazing team already in place," said Trent Anderson. "There is a great deal of opportunity for UES to grow in the West, and with the increased focus on infrastructure, we are well positioned to help our clients and communities grow and thrive."

Anderson was most recently a Regional Vice President at Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), where he led one of the firm's regions and was a member of the company's national strategic leadership team. Anderson played a critical role in the oversight of projects of all sizes and various sectors, including federal, transportation, commercial, healthcare, academic, and industrial. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Tarleton State University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas at El Paso.

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