Transnational Associates Incorporated
Transnational Associates, Inc. (TAI) assists those in the design/contruction/environmental industry build solid global practices. TAI assists US companies and overseas firms expand into new international markets.
The TAI scope of services include:
Global business planning and international management consulting
Assistance in mergers/acquisitions/alliances
Business development on a worldwide basis
Project/venture financing for Build Operate Transfer infrastructure projects
Project development for International Financial Institutions
Peer reviews to optimize overseas operations
, Jr., PE, President of TAI, worked as a consulting engineer and senior manager for two large global engineering companies. He was President of CH2MHILL International LTd. and Managing Director of Dames & Moore's international division, before starting TAI in 1997. Howard Schirmer has built and managed consulting engineering practices in the Pacific, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and throughout Europe for over 20 years.
TAI has offices in Englewood, Colorado and Manila, Philippines and consulting associates in Washington, D.C., London, and Manila who provide representation services at the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Asian Development Bank. These efforts provide clients with knowledgeable, on-the-ground senior staff on a cost-effective basis.
Company experience includes the following:
Representing a German multidisciplinary engineering firm at the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Asian Development Bank for projects in Asia
Conducting a peer review to improve the Asian and Latin American operations for a U.S. civil engineering company
Providing merger and acquisition assistance to a Washington-based international consulting firm seeking to expand its practice into the global privatization market
Developing a marketing plan and promoting business development at the Asian Development Bank for two of the largest Hawaii-based civil/environmental engineering firms
Assisting in developing a business plan and obtaining financial partners for a marine environmental park in Subic Bay, Philippines
Preparing a winning proposal for an operations and maintenance contract for a Pacific Island utility in the Marshall Islands
Assisting a major French conglomerate structure their North American practice
Identifying local partners to market a diesel fuel additive that improves operating efficiency while reducing polluting emissions
TAI also associates on a case-by-case basis with specialized consultants who have complimentary skills and the expertise to address the clients' specific business development and technical needs. Consultants have extensive experience in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Philippines, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Russia, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan, as well as numerous other locations.