Vice President, Field Division
Chris Kotch, PG, holds responsibility for the growth and performance of the Field Division of Barry Isett & Associates, which encompasses Survey, Forensic Building Investigation, Environmental Consulting, Geotechnical Engineering, and Construction & Materials Testing departments across eight offices throughout Pennsylvania. He was named division Vice President in 2022 and is also a company shareholder. Mr. Kotch has exceptional knowledge of these services, having earned his Professional Geologist license and spending much of his career in the field.
Mr. Kotch joined the Environmental Services Department of Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. in 1996. He is a company shareholder; served on the Board of Directors for 3 years; and previously served as Vice President of Isett’s Southeast Region, where he was responsible for business development and client relationships covering offices in Southeast PA.
For many years, he served as the Department Head of Environmental Services. The department’s services include Phase I and Phase II investigations; underground storage tank investigations; sinkhole assessments and remedial designs; surface and ground water investigations; soil remediation designs; and on-lot sewage investigations and design. Mr. Kotch’s responsibilities included preparing the scope of work for investigations; executing field work; reviewing and analyzing data; providing opinions of cause and preparing reports; and providing peer review of expert reports and project management.
Mr. Kotch has also provided litigation investigation and support, as well as represented clients at municipal zoning meetings. The Environmental Services Department supports a wide variety of clients, including commercial, industrial, institutional, municipal, legal, insurance, and residential.
B.S., Earth Science (Geology), The Pennsylvania State University