Vortex Partners With Gemex, Umbral, to Form Vortex Mexico

Vortex Companies Partners with Gemex and its Water Solutions Division, Umbral, to Form Vortex Mexico (Houston, TX — December 2, 2019) After months of strategic planning and negotiation, the Vortex Companies officially announced the launch of Vortex Mexico, a joint venture with Gemex and its subsidiary, Umbral, to provide water, sewer and commercial infrastructure repair solutions in key markets and cities in Mexico. “It’s no secret that Mexico’s infrastructure needs attention and collectively I believe we can help bring vital

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Shawn Ready Promoted to Regional Vice President at Ted Berry Company

Shawn Ready Promoted to Regional Vice President at Ted Berry Company (Livermore, ME — November 18, 2019) The Ted Berry Company, a division of the Vortex Companies, announced today that Shawn Ready has been promoted from Operations Manager to Regional Vice President, effective immediately. Ready replaces Matt Timberlake who was recently promoted to EVP of Corporate Development for its parent company, the Vortex Companies. Ready will oversee the northeast region’s operations team, estimating, financials and business throughput. He will report

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Matt Timberlake promoted to VP, Corporate Development

Matt Timberlake adds VP of Corporate Development responsibilities to his role at the Vortex Companies Houston, TX (August 5, 2019) The Vortex Companies announced that Matt Timberlake has been named Vice President of Corporate Development for the fast-growing trenchless infrastructure solutions provider. This will be in addition to his current position of Regional Vice President at Ted Berry Company, a division of Vortex. “Matt spent 25 years building a culture of respect and teamwork at Ted Berry,” said Mike Vellano,

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Brooke Malone Hired as Director of Human Resources

Brooke Malone Hired as Director of Human Resources at the Vortex Companies Houston, TX (July 11, 2019) Industry leading trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, the Vortex Companies, has hired Brooke Malone as its new Director of Human Resources. Ms. Malone’s primary role will be to oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the HR management program while the young company continues to expand domestically and internationally. “We are growing exceptionally fast and its imperative we are able to support our employee

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Spray-Applied Lining Systems Address Unique Infrastructure Problems

Author: Steve Henning Originally in Trenchless Technology Magazine April 2019 Issue As trenchless technology continues to become more universally accepted and new materials are being developed and proven successful, we are beginning to see more “outside of the box” applications, if you will. For a full structural restoration, it wasn’t that long ago when the use of a trenchless technology typically meant one of three applications: CIPP, slip lining and pipe bursting. But over the last decade, with the advancement

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VacVision Environmental Rebrands as Vortex Services

VacVision Environmental, a Division of the Vortex Companies, Rebrands as Vortex Services Houston, TX (March 28, 2019) As part of its long-term acquisition and consolidation strategy, the Vortex Companies is rebranding its VacVision Environmental division to Vortex Services. VacVision, which was acquired by Vortex in 2017, provides trenchless infrastructure rehabilitation contracting services to the municipal and industrial marketplace. “This move helps minimize market confusion as we continue to expand our services division geographically,” states Mike Vellano, CEO of the Vortex

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Ram Vela Promoted to VP, Corporate Development and Integration

Ram Vela Promoted to Vice President, Corporate Development and Integration at The Vortex Companies Houston, TX (March 14, 2019) The Vortex Companies recently announced the promotion of Ram Vela to Vice President of Corporate Development & Integration. Key to the continued expansion and evolution of the Vortex Companies, Mr. Vela’s new role focuses on the refinement of existing processes and the seamless onboarding of strategic acquisitions. “Ram has played a huge part in integrating our internal operating systems and processes

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Vortex Companies Acquires The Ted Berry Company

The New England trenchless and municipal services provider key part of Vortex’s expansion plans Houston, TX (February 8, 2019) The Vortex Companies (“Vortex”), a leading trenchless rehabilitation industry solutions provider, has completed the acquisition of The Ted Berry Company (Ted Berry), a Maine based, New England area trenchless rehabilitation solutions provider, announced Mike Vellano, CEO of Vortex. Located in Livermore, Maine, The Ted Berry Company has built an excellent reputation for providing exceptional service leveraged by its team’s depth of

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Ryan Graham Promoted to Vice President of Sales

The Vortex Companies Promotes Graham to Vice President of Sales Houston, TX (January 15, 2019) The Vortex Companies recently announced the promotion of Ryan Graham to Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Graham will assume all sales and marketing responsibilities related to managing the growth of Vortex’s extensive line of service offerings for trenchless infrastructure repair. “Graham has been with Vortex since the beginning and has gained a wealth of experience on both the sales and operations side

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Andrew Gonnella Promoted to EVP, Products Division

The Vortex Companies Promotes Gonnella to Executive Vice President of Products Houston, TX (January 9, 2019) With greater emphasis being placed on growing the Vortex Products division, Andrew Gonnella has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the Vortex Products division. “This allows Andrew to focus exclusively on a fast growing part of our business,” stated Mike Vellano, CEO of the Vortex Companies. “Andrew is extremely innovative and has shown an exceptional ability to introduce our products, not only to

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