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Cody Taylor Joins Partner's Fresno Office

Environmental industry leader tapped to expand Partner's presence in agriculture industry.

Cody TaylorTorrance, CA — Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner), a national environmental and engineering consulting firm and one of the country’s fastest-growing companies, has hired industry veteran Cody Taylor as principal and national client manager. Taylor will be based in one of the firm’s new offices located in Fresno, CA.

With more than 17 years of experience in the environmental and engineering consulting industry, Taylor’s new position consists of managing national due diligence assessments for SBA, lending institutions, and residential, commercial and retail developers. He will also be responsible for pushing the firm further into the agricultural environmental services industry.

“Cody’s vast experience is an important addition to our management team in the Fresno office,” said Partner president Joseph P. Derhake, PE. “His success is a direct result of customer service and quality technical reports that mirror the standards we set for ourselves here at Partner. In addition to the many industries he has worked in, we have complete faith that with Cody’s leadership, we will become an even larger presence in the booming agriculture industry.”

Prior to joining Partner, Taylor worked at two former Engineering News Record Top 500 Design firms as well as a Fortune 500 firm. During his tenure in the environmental and engineering consulting industry, he has served as a field project manager, client manager, regional manager, national client manager and national division manager overseeing, managing, coordinating and reviewing over 10,000 national environmental and engineering assessments.

With extensive experience managing all aspects of environmental and engineering due diligence assessments, Taylor has worked with national and regional clients, including food and retail franchises, residential and commercial developers, mortgage and real estate brokers, national property management corporations, individual property owners and buyers and financial institutions.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Partner team and I look forward to taking the helm as we continue to expand our services to agricultural producers and agribusinesses,” said Taylor. “There is no question that our ability to provide superior and all-encompassing service to our customers will allow us to increase our market share in and around the Fresno area to both regional and national companies.”

Taylor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental analysis and criminal justice from the University of California, Irvine, where he also received a certificate in Hazardous Materials Management. He is a member of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), California Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Bankers Association, Risk Management Association and the National Association of Development Companies. He has also presented on technical panels for Due Diligence at Dawn seminars, was published in Environmental Data Resources’ Quarterly Newsletter and broadcast on SBA 504 Environmental Assessments in the San Diego Business Journal.