Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

October 05, 2005 13:11 ET

eSolutions Group Launched by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 5, 2005) - Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA) is pleased to announce that effective October 1, 2005 it launched its eSolutions Group as an independent company. eSolutions, acclaimed for its enterprise level websites, marketing services, and custom application development will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of CRA. eSolutions has been operating as a division of CRA for more than 5 years.

eSolutions has made its name throughout North America by building highly featured municipal and industrial website and intranet solutions and providing a host of powerful enterprise management tools such as online training, environmental compliance, permit reporting, and membership management systems.

eSolutions provides a wide range of services including:

? Custom Application Development
? Environmental Compliance Management Tools
? Asset Management Tools
? Industrial and Municipal Websites
? A Beyond-Enterprise Data Centre and Co-Location Facility
? Graphic Design and Brand Development

In Ontario, eSolutions has completed large-scale projects for the cities of Brampton, St. Catharines, and Sudbury among others, for Waterloo Region, and for economic development agencies such as the Economic Developers Council of Ontario. In New Brunswick, the cities of Saint John and Fredericton have benefited from projects designed and developed by eSolutions that assist in economic development and city administration.

Throughout North America, industrial clients such as Broil King, Scotts, and GM have chosen eSolutions for enterprise management systems or graphics solutions.

The new business model for eSolutions will enhance its ability to provide innovative solutions to its clients and will allow it to expand its scope of services while maintaining an exceptional commitment to its clients.

Karen Mayfield will be assuming overall management of the company as Vice President, Treasurer, and Managing Director. Ms. Mayfield believes that the move will be highly beneficial for both the company and its clients.

"All of us at eSolutions are very excited to be moving forward with this initiative," said Ms. Mayfield, "and this will allow us to work even more closely and effectively with our clients to help them achieve their goals, no matter what the business sector they are in or the challenges they are faced with."

Additionally, eSolutions aims to increase its market share in advertising and brand development, capitalizing on its proven graphic design and brand management abilities.

Ms. Mayfield is confident that the eSolutions team can now apply the full scope of its services more effectively, stating: "although we're well known for our abilities with enterprise management solutions and custom application development, eSolutions is a company that can seamlessly integrate business management capabilities with front-end marketing and promotional efforts."

"This reorganization provides the eSolutions team with a clear identity and the autonomy to grow within their areas of expertise," stated Ian Richardson, CRA's Managing Partner of the former division. "Ms. Mayfield will now have a great opportunity to accelerate the growth of eSolutions towards its goal of becoming a leading supplier of IT solutions".

eSolutions Group (www.eSolutionsGroup.ca) is Waterloo, Ontario based with a staff of 30.

About CRA:

CRA is a family of companies that provides multi-disciplinary engineering, environmental, construction, and IT services. Established in 1976, CRA had grown to over 2,100 staff in over 60 offices located in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. Visit www.CRAworld.com for more information.

Contact:

Glenn Turchan, M.A.Sc., P. Eng.
Executive Vice President
gturchan@craworld.com
(519) 884-0510 x 2311
(519) 884-0525 (fax)
(5189) 572-9770 (cellular)
www.CRAworld.com
/For further information: Ms. Karen Mayfield
eSolutions Group
519-884-0510/ IN: ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY, TELECOMM

Contact Information

  • Mr. Glenn Turchan, Executive Vice President, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
    Primary Phone: 519-884-0510 ext. 2311
    Toll-Free: 800-265-6102
    E-mail: gturchan@craworld.com