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ATA Engineering Announces Membership in Certified EO

Partnership announced during Employee Ownership Month, in recognition of benefits provided to employees, companies, and communities

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 14, 2021 – ATA Engineering, a nationwide provider of innovative, high-value, test- and analysis-driven engineering design solutions, is proud to announce our membership in Certified Employee-Owned (Certified EO), the leading certification program for employee-owned companies in America.

“ATA Engineering has long realized the value of employee ownership and is thrilled to partner with Certified EO,” President Josh Davis said. “Our employee-owners have a commitment to excellence, achieve our greatest feats through dynamic teamwork, and hold mutual respect for each other and our customers. In celebration of Employee Ownership Month, we are excited to work with Certified EO and their members to promote this powerful means of sharing the company’s success.”

Founded in 2000, ATA Engineering has been a 100% employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)-owned company since 2004. Throughout that history, ATA Engineering has adhered to a team-based, project-focused management approach, emphasizing the success of the entire company and contributions of all employees regardless of tenure or position. Empowered by an employee ownership structure, ATA Engineering has played a key role in our customers’ successes and received awards for innovative design, test, and analysis solutions—all while creating a passionate workforce intrinsically motivated by the important work they do.

Certified EO members must pass a rigorous certification process to demonstrate that their employees own at least 30% of the business, access to ownership is open to every employee, and the concentration of ownership is limited. Fewer than 1 in 200 American companies are eligible to join Certified EO.

“We’re excited to have ATA Engineering as our newest member,” CEO and Co-founder of Certified EO Thomas Dudley said. “We’re very aligned on values and recognize that employee ownership is good for workers, good for business, and good for communities. As an employee-owned company, ATA Engineering is a pillar of their community and at the forefront of creating an economy that works for everyone.”

About Certified Employee-Owned (Certified EO)

Certified EO exists to create an employee-owned economy. Their certification program is combining the reach of employee-owned companies to create national recognition for this new approach to business. Certified EO works directly with members to help them make their employee ownership more visible to their workers, their clients, and their communities. Certified EO was founded in 2017 by Thomas Dudley and Kramer Sharp. The current membership includes over 250 companies and more than 120,000 employee-owners. To learn more about Certified EO, please visit