The History of Salus Engineering International

Salus Engineering International incorporated as an independent consulting company specializing in equipment product safety for complex machines in 2008. Semiconductor, solar and disc drive manufacturers worldwide work with Salus Engineering International for their SEMI S2 reports and end user specific Equipment Engineering Safety Design reports to meet their specific needs for assessing how safe equipment is. Similarly, the largest semiconductor equipment manufacturers in the world started working with the leading technical experts who are now at Salus Engineering Corporation nearly 20 years ago.

The creation of Salus Engineering International corporation was the result of a management transition of the team of technical experts out of AECOM/Earth Tech. The President and Principals of Salus Engineering Corporation had been working together as Earth Tech Microelectronics Services since 1997 to provide the highest quality technical equipment environmental, health, and safety evaluations to the manufacturers of semiconductor fabrication equipment. In the course of the next twelve years, this group built an international reputation as a strong integrated team of interdisciplinary experts. In 2008, AECOM bought the group's parent company, Earth Tech; and in 2009 it chose to divest itself of the Microelectronics group by passing the business practice to a new organization made up of the group's senior technical management. That organization is Salus Engineering International. This was a very harmonious separation, as indicated by AECOM's July 24, 2009 announcement of the new organization.

In the course of the next twelve years, this group built an international reputation as a strong integrated team of interdisciplinary experts. In 2008, AECOM bought the group's parent company, Earth Tech; and in 2009 it chose to divest itself of the Microelectronics group by passing the business practice to a new organization made up of the group's senior technical management. That organization is Salus Engineering International. This was a very harmonious separation, as indicated by AECOM's July 24, 2009 announcement of the new organization.

“We recognize that over the past eleven years the Microelectronics team has successfully supported thousands of clients throughout the world. Knowing this, it is our pleasure to announce that the existing Microelectronics senior management team has combined to form a new and separate business entity, Salus Engineering International. Additionally, AECOM and Salus Engineering International (Salus) have successfully established a process for all existing projects so as to ensure a seamless transition. Salus will be utilizing the same senior technical staff and continue to offer the same high quality equipment product safety services that have provided success in the past. You will soon receive an assignment letter from AECOM for you to acknowledge your agreement to this transition. Please sign and return this document as soon as possible.  This will insure an efficient and timely transition of your projects to Salus Engineering International. Mr. Evanston and his team have always strived to provide superior technical and quality services. We believe this to be a great opportunity for everyone involved to continue that record.”

Ray Kahler, Vice President
AECOM Environmental
Northern California District Manager

The name may be new to you but this same group of technical experts has a long and successful history working together.