EAD Engineering, a global engineering firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, with clients in the pharmaceutical, bioprocessing, chemical manufacturing, food and parcel/logistics industries, opened its first location in New Jersey on Tuesday, taking space in Parsippany.
Sally White will serve as managing director at the office, which will be EAD’s Northeastern U.S. regional office.
The decision to come to New Jersey came after much consideration. Company officials said EAD conducted extensive research, which included evaluating several other cities within the U.S., prior to selecting Parsippany as the site of the new office.
The organization weighted the selection criteria for its investment with a focus on what the prospective cities offered in terms of opportunity to scale, local talent, proximity to educational institutions, opportunity for future client investments and quality of life for EAD employees, company officials said.
EAD, a leading engineering consulting and project management services organization, plans to add multiple regional offices before the end of 2023, officials said.
CEO Stephen Lichter detailed why New Jersey came out on top in the search.
“We’re committed to our clients in all areas of our business and saw this as a perfect opportunity to locate our full suite of services in a key area for our current and future clients,” he said.
EAD Engineering is an Omaha, Nebraska-based engineering consulting and services firm with over 20 years of experience advising global clients in the pharmaceutical, bioprocessing, chemical manufacturing, food and parcel/logistics industries. EAD specializes in working with clients that operate 24/7/365 and demand a high level of quality, performance and validation in every project.
Lichter said the expansion aligns with EAD’s plan to expand its footprint and increase operational efficiencies, providing clients with a more local experience that drives down their costs. The company plans to onboard additional professionals immediately.
White will be charged with combining her business acumen with her experience in the manufacturing industry to drive business growth for EAD throughout the Northeast region.
Prior to joining EAD, White executed more than $3.4 billion in project work to advance the economic prosperity and success of New Jersey manufacturing companies. Her accomplishments range from leading a global team of over 500 professionals across 150 countries with critical biopharmaceutical industry services, to integrating 12 business acquisitions into a global operation for a world leader in threat detection technologies.
White is a dual citizen of the U.S. and U.K. and holds a degree in business administration/management and operations from the University of West London, as well as business diplomas from Bletchley College and the British Psychological Society.
“This expansion is an expression of gratitude for the trust our clients grant us and a symbol of the dedication and passion with which EAD is driving advancement in the U.S.,” she said.