Cranmer Engineering Inc. hires Andrew Hamilton as new lab director |

Cranmer Engineering Inc. hires Andrew Hamilton as new lab director

Cranmer Engineering Inc. has hired Andrew Hamilton as its new laboratory director for their water quality testing facility in Grass Valley.

Hamilton, who started with CEI in mid-January, comes to the company with a wealth of experience in the water testing industry, according to CEO Jason Fouyer.

“With our current growth and planned expansion, we needed someone with the technical skills and experience to meet the evolving needs of our clients,” Fouyer said. “Andrew brings us this ability, complemented with direct experience in navigating the complexities of environmental regulations.”

Hamilton’s last position was with Physis Environmental Laboratories, Inc. in Anaheim, where he held the position of operations and laboratory manager.

In this position, Hamilton was responsible for a team of scientists and technicians who collectively managed a wide array of local and state-wide water quality programs.

Prior to Physis, Hamilton worked at IIRMES (Institute for Integrated Research in Materials, Environments and Societies) based in Long Beach, where he worked as their laboratory manager and senior scientist.

Hamilton graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2008 with a master of science in biology and a minor in chemistry.

He went on to complete an MBA in 2015.

Hamilton has over nine years of industry experience with an intense focus son water quality testing and laboratory management.

“The opportunity to join CEI was a case of the right company at the right time,” Hamilton said. “CEI offers me the chance to work with a well-established company that is aggressively pursuing new technologies and new ideas to better serve their customers. It isn’t often you find a lab that is equally committed to both industrial and residential customers — especially in a community outside of a larger metropolitan area.”

Cranmer Engineering, Inc. was formed in 1962.

Business partners Fouyer, who is also the current mayor of Grass Valley, and Charles “Chuck” Zavitz, chief financial officer, manage the company’s day-to-day operations across both the water quality testing and civil engineering divisions. The business is located at their long established Grass Valley location at 1188 Main St. In addition, the company is working to finalize plans for a second location to better serve their Southern California customers.

For more information on CEI, call Fouyer at (530) 273-7284 or visit them online at

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