PRESS RELEASE: With a well-aligned approach to operational excellence across both firms, the acquisition is expected to bring added expertise and solutions to both Myrtle and Kalium clients. Kalium will supplement the existing Myrtle offering within the mining, metals, and heavy asset industries by deepening expertise and capabilities therein. The addition will also accelerate the Myrtle move into these areas, while building on the previous Myrtle success of delivering long-term, sustainable results.
The acquisition brings three new leaders in operations consulting to the highly experienced Myrtle executive team. Jason Erny, formerly managing partner at Kalium, will assume the role of CFO at Myrtle. Mark Hampel, co-founder of Kalium, joins Myrtle as the director of operations within the metals and mining sectors. Additionally, Lance Hartley, co-founder of Kalium, joins Myrtle as principal and vice president and will lead metals and mining sectors.
Kalium's strong presence in Canada, the US, South America and Europe will further strengthen Myrtle's geographical reach.
Hartley commented: "Myrtle's strengths and values complement Kalium's and we're excited about the capabilities and resources - particularly around digital transformation and data analytics - that Myrtle will bring to Kalium clients. The firms' collective reputations for helping organisations make lasting operational improvements that significantly move the needle and deliver bottom-line results is a true win-win for everyone."
Edwin Bosso, founder and CEO of Myrtle Consulting Group, added: "Expanding further into these markets has been on our radar for some time and through the acquisition, we have now deepened experience and expertise to benefit those sectors. There's a strong synergy between both firms that extends not only to a shared culture but also to core company values and beliefs that are at the heart of how we do business, every day. We look forward to expanding the Myrtle family and bringing the skilled Kalium staff into our fold."