RESPEC Acquires North American Reserve















RESPEC, a consulting company that specializes in mining, energy, water, environment, and technology, is pleased to announce the acquisition of North American Reserve, a geologic consulting business serving the construction aggregate and industrial minerals market. The North American Reserve division of RESPEC will remain based in Laconia, New Hampshire.

North American Reserve, founded in 1989, is an environmental, geologic, and mining consulting company that provides geological, technical, and management services to the construction aggregate, surface- and underground-mining, and heavy construction industries. Clients include investors, producers, and operators throughout the US and Canada. North American Reserve has significant experience in every stage of the quarry design process in North America, from resource evaluation, environmental risk assessment, regulatory management, and feasibility studies to preparing documentation supporting planning applications and detailed quarry-phasing plans that can be implemented and used for monitoring and management purposes.

“North American Reserve is well-known within the industry for delivering value and integrity for every client and project they serve. I am excited to have them continue expanding RESPEC’s services to the mining industry,” said RESPEC’s Senior Vice President of Mining & Energy John Morgan.

Mr. Michael Wright will remain as the manager of this division. Mr. Wright’s career has focused on evaluating, permitting, and developing aggregate operations throughout the US. He has a geology degree from Connecticut State University and is a registered Professional Geologist in New Hampshire.

Mr. Wright said, “Our collective experience and desire to grow make this partnership ideal for RESPEC and North American Reserve. While we continue to base our operations in New Hampshire, I’m excited to see how we can contribute to additional projects throughout the country and around the world.”

Other members of the North American Reserve team joining RESPEC include Brett Beliveau, who spent more than 20 years in the military as a civil engineer technician and now focuses on the construction aggregate mining sector; Kirsten Stokes who holds a master’s degree in geology from the University of North Carolina and specializes in geological analysis of soil, groundwater, and surface water; and Derek Drouin, a Geologist in Training and project geologist with a focus on mine planning and exploration.

Visit RESPEC’s website ( and North American Reserve’s website ( to learn more about the services that these two companies offer.

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