– A Marriage and a Business Promise –

Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) was featured in the ROI-NJ article “In Good Times and Disasters: They married, founded a firm and 30 years later- have become go-to crisis engineering specialists.” 

For any entrepreneur starting a business is one huge leap of faith. Couple that with starting a marriage.  That is the ‘against the odds’ story of one New Jersey company’s path to become a national leader in environmental engineering.  From small business loans to recessions to natural and man-made disasters, Matrix has carved out an enduring niche and legacy in crisis management. 

According to Dennis Petrocelli, PG, co-founder and Senior Vice President, “Eventually, we became well-known in the region as a ‘go-to’ for other firms doing large infrastructure projects,” he said. “We were able to get involved in some very large and interesting projects, building an attractive resume with all sorts of things that, as a small company, it would’ve been hard to participate on.”

Matrix New World Engineering has worked on many different natural disasters including BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill and Superstorm Sandy.

With more than 200 employees throughout the country, Matrix also prides itself on its adaptability and flexibility. The wide-ranging expertise within the company allows it to address everything from traditional engineering to oyster bay surveys to renewable energy. With industry-leading geologists, ecologists, scientists, engineers, landscape architects, planners, and surveyors, partnering with Matrix, our clients can rest assured they’re getting everything they expect, and much more.

For its renowned work on Superstorm Sandy, the company recently celebrated the long-awaited release of the documentary, ‘Heart of the Storm,’ which details Matrix’s heroic clean up after the desecration of the Jersey Shore in 2012. 

Jayne Warne, PE, President, adds, “We have been humbled and honored many times over by the response of people whose lives we touch.  Whether clearing contaminated sites, restoring shorelines or cleaning up from disasters of all types, it is the human element of our work that most touches me.”

To read the article in its entirety, visit: “In good times and disasters: They married, founded a firm and — 30 years later — have become go-to crisis engineering specialists”

Along the way, the firm has garnered numerous accolades such as receiving SILVER, Female Entrepreneur of the Year,  STEVIE Awards (2018), ranked in the Inc. 5000 (2014), named Best 50 Women in Business’ NJBIZ  and Finalist, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year ‘ both in  (2011), “Business of the Year’ (2010), one of  ‘New Jersey’s Finest Companies’ (2004) and Small Business Person of the Year’ (2002). 

About Matrix New World Engineering
Matrix New World Engineering is a company of engineering and science experts who focus on some of the nation’s most pressing long-term challenges, including climate change, resiliency, ecological restoration, contamination studies, water supply, disaster response, and urban revitalization. Matrix believes solving environmental challenges through careful planning and engineering is becoming an indispensable measure of success.

Matrix is a growing woman-owned business with offices in New York, New Jersey, Arizona and Louisiana coupled with project experience throughout the United States and the Caribbean. For more information on the firm, please contact: Jayne Warne, President 800.747.MATRIX, jwarne@matrixneworld.com