Zia Engineering and Environmental Consultants, LLC.
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Edward Martinez, PE

bio image President and Chief Executive Officer

Edward Martinez, P.E., is president and founder of Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC. (Zia). He is originally from Las Vegas, New Mexico and currently resides in Las Cruces. Mr. Martinez graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from New Mexico State University where he continues graduate studies in Civil Engineering.


Prior to founding Zia, Mr. Martinez worked for several national engineering consulting firms. He brings over 32 years of experience in providing engineering and environmental services throughout the United States. His driving purpose for starting the company was to provide specialty technical consulting services for commercial as well as local, state, and federal government clients. He champions Zia’s corporate motto, “Quality – Commitment – Service.”


Mr. Martinez has nurtured the company’s growth from one person in March 2000 to over 50 people with multiple offices in the United States. Mr. Martinez has guided Zia in pursuit of federal contracts with approximately half of Zia’s current revenues coming from multi-million dollar federal contracts and individual task orders with numerous federal agencies across the United States.


Mr. Martinez serves as Program Manager and technical lead on many of Zia’s larger contracting efforts. In addition to the day-to-day guidance of the firm, he also continues to provide management and QA/QC support for Zia’s clients and provides mentorship to Zia staff whenever possible.


By our very nature, engineers tend to be problem solvers. Whether we are addressing a client’s design project or environmental compliance issues or our own internal management needs, the feeling of defining a problem, developing a solution and then implementing it and seeing it work is the greatest satisfaction – that and a client taking the time to say, ‘thanks.’”

Mark Matranga, PG

Vice President of Environmental Services

Mark Matranga became Vice President and a Team Member of Zia Engineering and Environmental on September 22, 2014. Mark brings 25 years of experience in the fields of environmental, engineering and construction. He has directed, mentored, and supervised numerous senior engineering and scientific professionals in obtaining, interpreting and reporting technical data with regard to site assessments, investigations and remediation on oil and gas legacy program sites, state and federal facilities, and industrial sites across the United States.


He joined Zia after a successful 19 year career with Tetra Tech where he served in various roles including Program Manager, Operations Manager, New Markets and Government Group Manager and a Member of the Corporate 401K Committee.


Mark was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.


Mark enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering and mentoring young adults. Over the past 20 years he has been an active volunteer with non-profit organizations as a volunteer with the Houston Livestock and Rodeo, as the Partnership Director of the Former Juniors Association and most recent a 2016 Class Member of the Houston Chapter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Citizens Academy.

Our people are devoted to providing creative, tailored solutions that bring value to our clients and are conscientious of the need to deliver environmentally responsible projects and designs. Zia has evolved as a technically diverse engineering and environmental consulting firm.