Press release

Science and engineering firm SynTerra hires consultant Scott Smith.

Posted November 30, 2020

SynTerra Corporation, a science and engineering firm, has hired environmental consultant Scott Smith. SynTerra cited Smith’s vast experience helping businesses comply with environmental regulations and health and safety regulations. That experience includes working with and for state and federal agencies.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith founded Smith Management Group and served as the Chief of Staff of the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.

​“We welcome Scott Smith to the SynTerra team and our Lexington office. Scott has deep knowledge of regulatory issues in multiple states. His experience in environmental permitting for industrial operations, landfills, and the energy sector will be invaluable for SynTerra and our clients,” said Steve Gardner, SynTerra Vice President of Special Projects.

Among the many accomplishments of Smith’s 40-year career, he founded Smith Management Group and served as the Chief of Staff of the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. He has developed environmental health and safety management systems, established energy reduction programs, performed compliance audits, and conducted soil and groundwater remediation.

Founded in 1993, SynTerra is an employee‐owned firm of engineers, geologists, scientists, and surveyors who help clients meet business objectives and address technical challenges. Clients include manufacturers, mining operations, utilities, pulp and paper companies, developers, state and local government, and numerous government agencies. SynTerra has offices throughout the Southeast.

SynTerra services include:

  • Industrial compliance and support
  • Due diligence and property services
  • Civil and solid waste engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Chemical process engineering
  • Surveying/Drone capabilities
  • Environmental/Ecological sciences
  • Hydrogeology
  • GIS / CAD / Data management