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aeSolutions' Year of Outstanding Growth and Client Retention

Company to Focus on Expansion and Core Expertise in 2022

Greenville, SC – February 23, 2022 aeSolutions, a consulting, engineering, and systems integration company that provides industrial process safety and automation products and services, today announced company milestones achieved and overall performance for 2021. The company’s significant achievements included outstanding client retention, several key hires to help propel the company into the future, and the release of its newest offering, aeAlarm.

“In looking back at 2021, aeSolutions emerged smarter, stronger, more focused and even better positioned to serve our clients and partners,” said Ken O’Malley, president of aeSolutions. “aeSolutions remains unparalleled in the industry when it comes to helping industrial clients achieve their risk management and operational excellence goals through our expertise in integrating process safety and automation. Our adaptability and capacity to pivot have demonstrated to our clients that we are a trusted partner and service provider, and they can rely on us to offer continuity and excellence even in difficult times.

In a year of continued challenges, aeSolutions enjoyed significant repeat business from 72% of its existing clients, a 3% increase over 2020. Furthermore, 43% of the company’s business came from new clients.

Over the past two decades, aeSolutions has focused on growing a solid technical team and delivering resilient solutions to industries’ toughest challenges. To address both, the company has begun offering its clients Front End Loading (FEL) conceptual design services that integrate the expertise of all of its service lines rather than aligning under individual solution silos. aeSolutions has endeavored to streamline its product offerings by organizing around these market-facing teams, which has also meant developing strategic plans and raising the bar on project execution and delivery expertise. As a result, aeSolutions’ clients are better equipped to select the optimum design options for their capital projects.

O’Malley went on to add, “We have seen an uptick in clients seeking our support for projects that had been put on hold, as well as an increase in clients looking to us to bolster their reduced staff and take broader ownership of projects that would have been typically executed in-house. We are excited to continue strengthening relationships with our current clients and look forward to building relationships with the new.”

As the pandemic continued into 2021, aeSolutions remained committed to hiring and developing the best talent, regardless of location; as such, the company continues to offer opportunities to work remotely. Additionally, the firm restarted its intern program and initiated the Rapid Skills Development program, designed to accelerate the process by which staff members who are early in their career become engaged in project work.

Key Personnel Appointments

The business added several key hires during 2021.

  • Ben Krisher, Human Resources Director: A Human Resources (HR) expert with more than a decade’s worth of experience. At aeSolutions, he manages a high-performing team of HR professionals across the entire company. He specializes in finding and hiring the best technical talent available in the industrial process safety, combustion, and automation fields.

  • Laura Ankrom, Vice President of Process Safety: An aeSolutions veteran with more than 11 years at the company and over 25 years of experience in the process safety and risk management field, including significant involvement in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Process Safety Management and the United States Environmental Protection Agency Risk Management Program compliance. Laura specializes in and provides technical support in the rollout, implementation, training, and auditing of global and site level process safety and risk management systems and support corporate management systems and leadership development.

  • Roland Stock - Manager of Projects: A specialist in project management with nearly 20 years of experience planning and managing engineering, fabrication, and construction projects focusing on quality, cost containment, adherence to defined scope, and on-time delivery. Roland brings proven leadership and management experience in helping to motivate teams for successful project delivery.

aeSolutions Launches Proprietary aeAlarm™ Rationalization Tool

In response to a growing market need, aeAlarm was created to support the alarm rationalization process by providing a clear and concise approach to critical alarm documentation. aeAlarm is a control system platform agnostic and is adaptable across all industrial sectors. It is effective for projects of all types and sizes, including small project rationalizations and large site-wide efforts. Additionally, the tool creates a platform to compile process safety information and generates customized reports and tables to expedite data tracking for site-specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Plans for 2022

Heading into the coming year, aeSolutions will continue to strengthen its position as a valued partner to the world’s process manufacturers as they seek to conduct smarter, more resilient industrial operations and contribute to safer communities. To accomplish that, the firm will embrace and expand its renewed emphasis on core consulting and engineering expertise and focus on the growth and expansion of its core business of providing industrial markets with resilient solutions that integrate process safety and automation.

The goals for the company will include significant growth in headcount across all expertise areas in the first six months of the year and to continue to foster a culture and expectation of continual professional and personal growth. Through the development of the company and its stakeholders, aeSolutions aspires to enhance the way its stakeholders think about the relationship between customer and supplier, to advance the understanding that it is a relationship built on trust, and to have the embodiment of those ideals result in an excellent experience for the customer.

About aeSolutions

In business since 1998, aeSolutions is a consulting, engineering, and systems integration company that provides industrial process safety and automation products and services. They specialize in helping industrial clients achieve their risk management and operational excellence goals through expertise in process safety, combustion control and safeguarding, safety instrumented systems, control system design and integration, alarm management, and related operations and integrity management systems. For more information, visit

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