STRATA’s Board of Directors Appoints James P. Murphy as CEO

Boise, ID: Strata, A Professional Services Corporation (STRATA) announced that is has appointed James P. Murphy, (Jim) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Jim succeeds former CEO, Travis Wambeke, P.E. who led the company since 1999. Jim operates out of STRATA’s Spokane, Washington office.

Mr. Murphy joined the STRATA team in 2011, when the company he owned and operated merged with STRATA. Jim led Gillette, Wyoming-based Consolidated Engineers & Materials Testing, Inc. (CE&MT) to success as an award-winning engineering firm, with a reputation for hiring talented people, fostering an atmosphere of excellence by empowering staff to give their best, and translating that level of commitment into the marketplace by providing superb service to their clients. Since joining STRATA, Jim has served on the Board of Directors as Chief Operations Officer (COO). In this role, Jim was responsible for the daily operation of the company, and led the execution of STRATA’s strategic plan. “We are excited to move into the future with Jim’s strong, well-balanced leadership and vision,” states Scott Cron, STRATA’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Jim holds professional certification through the International Code Council (ICC), the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), the American Concrete Institute
(ACI), Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Pre-Medicine from Gonzaga University.

For over 40 years, STRATA has provided professional environmental and geotechnical engineering, along with construction engineering, including inspection, and material testing services for a wide variety of clients across many service sectors including industrial, energy, commercial, municipal, education, and transportation. STRATA’s high level of professionalism is evidenced by award-winning project delivery, and superior client references and retention. For more information about how STRATA can provide a cost benefit to your next project, visit our website at