Ross & Baruzzini Creates World’s Largest Medical Equipment Planning Firm With Acquisition of Texas-based Genesis Planning

Ross & Baruzzini announced that Genesis Planning, a Texas-based medical equipment planning and consulting firm, has joined the organization.  

Chairman
Craig Toder, Ross & Baruzzini Chairman of the Board

“The acquisition of Genesis, combined with our current medical equipment planning division Mitchell Planning, which we acquired in 2016, and EDI, a leading low-voltage and communications company brought on in 2018, creates one of the largest medical equipment and technology planning firms in the healthcare industry,” stated Ross & Baruzzini Chairman Craig Toder.  “With the addition of Genesis, clients will have access to end-to-end planning services that support strategic capital initiatives and construction-related projects. Our capabilities will be integrated and scalable, enabling us to address the planning, procurement, logistics and activation of the full spectrum of facility projects, from the small and relatively simple to the most complex.”

Since 1990, Genesis has provided medical technology planning expertise to an array of national and international clients, ranging from physician groups to private, federal and multi-organizational healthcare systems and academic medical centers.  The combined client list of Mitchell and Genesis includes The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterCleveland ClinicThe Mount Sinai HospitalMemorial Hermann Health SystemHouston Methodist HospitalMayo ClinicJackson Health System and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Genesis will become a division of Ross & Baruzzini. Bob Nimon, managing principal of Genesis, William H. Overturf, III, Ross & Baruzzini president and Scott Vinson, Mitchell Planning managing principal, will collaborate to integrate Genesis with Mitchell and into the Ross & Baruzzini organization. Genesis and its 37 employees will continue to operate out of its center of excellence office in Houston as well as other U.S. and international locations.

Scott Vinson, Managing Principal – Mitchell Planning

“This partnership gives us greater depth in the U.S. with a regional office in Houston and enhanced resources to support our growing client list of major healthcare institutions across the Middle East,” Vinson said. “We are excited to join forces.”

Subject Matter Expert Medical Equipment Planning
Bob Nimon, Managing Principal – Genesis Planning

Added Nimon: “We are enthusiastic about becoming part of a multifaceted organization uniquely positioned in the market and with the ability to provide a higher value and greater breadth of service to clients. Our employees will benefit from exposure to an even more diverse set of career opportunities.”

William H. Overturf, III, President of Ross & Baruzzini

“When you combine two strong players in the same market, you find synergies that enhance your collective ability to meet client needs,” said Overturf. “We’re looking forward to learning from each other and making our combined entity that much more effective.”

Ross & Baruzzini, which has grown to more than 400 employees, executes projects in more than 30 countries. It operates from headquarters in St. Louis with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Mexico City, as well as staff in Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

The acquisition marks another expansion in the company’s growing business across the U.S. and overseas. The Genesis acquisition is the sixth consummated by Ross & Baruzzini since 2016. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.

Founded in St. Louis in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is an international engineering consulting and design firm continually ranked among the top companies in the nation.  It provides advanced solutions in the transportation, healthcare, government, higher education and mission-critical sectors. Earlier in 2019, the firm was cited as a “best place to work” by the St. Louis Business Journal.  It is also a recurring Zweig Hot List company for fastest growing design firms in the U.S. 

Ross & Baruzzini Expands Its Kansas City Office With The Addition Of Two New Regional Directors

Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the addition of two new directors, John Sommers and Jeff Wheeler, in the firm’s Kansas City office.

Subject Matter Expert Operations
Dan Phelan, KC Director of Operations

“We have strategically been laying the groundwork for our expansion efforts over the last two years and the addition of John and Jeff to our team of professionals is the newest marker of our ongoing success,” said Dan Phelan, director of operations at Ross & Baruzzini. “We’ve experienced significant growth in the Kansas City market for some time now and we’re excited to add additional resources to support our growing client list.”

Subject Matter Expert Mechanical Engineering
John Sommers, Regional Director – Healthcare

Sommers joins the company as a regional director for healthcare. He brings more than 28 years of experience working with a wide range of markets including Healthcare, Military, Mission Critical, Transportation, K-12 and Higher Education and is a licensed professional engineer and LEED accredited professional. Before joining Ross & Baruzzini, Sommers provided mechanical design leadership for Spur Design in Overland Park, Kansas, where he was principal of mechanical engineering.

Subject Matter Expert Government Operations
Jeff Wheeler, Regional Director – Government

Wheeler most recently served as principal and director of electrical engineering at Spur Design where he was responsible for the creation, development and management of the electrical engineering department. With more than 20 years of engineering design and management experience, Wheeler has expertise working across multiple market sectors including Government/Military, Mission Critical, Healthcare, Office/Corporate and Education. Wheeler joins the company as a regional director for government and is a licensed professional engineer and LEED accredited professional.

Kansas City Regional Office Staff

Ross & Baruzzini, which has 400 employees, executes projects in more than 30 countries. It operates from headquarters in St. Louis with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Miami, New Haven, New York, Seattle and Mexico City. The Kansas City office opened in 2017 and has grown its staff to eight with seven professional engineers.

About Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.

Founded in St. Louis in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is an international engineering consulting and design firm continually ranked among the top companies in the nation. It provides advanced solutions in the healthcare, government, higher education, transportation and mission-critical sectors. Earlier in 2019, the firm was cited as a “best place to work” by the St. Louis Business Journal. It is also a recurring Zweig Hot List company for fastest growing design firms in the U.S.