GTI International acquires BKi

 
Updated 4/8/2016 12:29 PM
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DES PLAINES -- GTI International, a subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute, said it has acquired BKi, a professional energy services and consulting firm serving energy efficiency, energy supply, and alternative transportation markets.

Terms of the acquisition were not announced.

BKi was founded in Oakland, California, in 1981, and has since added offices in Los Angeles and West Sacramento to serve its clients and accommodate staff. The company works primarily on energy efficiency program design, development, implementation, and consulting. They offer services in training and technical assistance, community development, stakeholder engagement, program administration, and technical regulatory support.

In the transportation arena, BKi operates the California Fuel Cell Partnership, a public/private collaborative focused on bringing fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen to the commercial market. BKi provides staffing and management for the organization's activities and its showcase headquarters in West Sacramento. BKi's areas of expertise also include water efficiency and advanced power generation with carbon capture and storage.

"We now have critical mass in California focused on energy efficiency markets," said Ron Snedic, GTI International president and vice president of corporate development at GTI. "This really puts us in a great position to drive growth and market impact."

With the addition, GTI and GTII will have more than 100 energy professionals in the state delivering energy efficiency solutions across diverse markets. This strong presence will help GTI better serve clientele.

"BKi is a great addition helping to round out our energy efficiency, energy conversion, and alternative transportation portfolio. Building on our previous acquisitions, we continue to expand the services we provide our customers, increasing the value and impact of our collective organizations," said Snedic.

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