New Zealand Fire Safety Engineering Firm Crossfire Joins the Jensen Hughes Team

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Sep 6, 2022

BALTIMORE, September 6, 2022 – Jensen Hughes, a global leader in safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting, announced today its acquisition of Crossfire, a market leader in New Zealand in fire safety engineering and performance-based design engineering. The acquisition of Crossfire marks the company's first entry into the New Zealand market, where recent legislative changes by regulators are expected to drive growth in the fire engineering industry.

Crossfire was established in Auckland in 2012 by Director Michael Dixon and who is now joined by fellow Directors Jeff Parkinson and Daryn Glasgow. "Every Crossfire team member is essential, and all 21 employees will become part of the Jensen Hughes team. During the integration process, Crossfire will continue its normal operations as a co-branded entity," said Daryn Glasgow. "Joining the largest fire engineering firm in the world enhances career opportunities for our employees both within New Zealand and globally. It will also provide our clients significantly expanded expertise and services offerings," said fellow Director Jeff Parkinson.

"The Crossfire focus on the values of respect, collaboration, integrity and to celebrate success, makes them a natural fit with Jensen Hughes. We are delighted to welcome this market-leading company with strong historical growth to our team and excited to tap into New Zealand’s growing fire engineering market," said Pankaj Duggal President and COO of Jensen Hughes.

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