Empirical Consulting Solutions buys OpX Partners

15 July 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Empirical Consulting Solutions (ECS), a Philadelphia-area management consulting firm, has acquired OpX Partners Inc., a boutique operations consultancy.

Founded in 2017 and based in Downington, PA, OpX helps small- and medium-sized manufacturers improve their operations. The firm provides consulting on manufacturing processes, operations productivity, process transformation, engineering, organization design, and health & safety.

OpX is headed by founder Chris DiMascio, a consultant with more than 30 years of experience in engineering and operations. He has expertise developing operational excellence programs, improving manufacturing efficiencies, and leading new plant design and construction.

Prior to founding OpX, DiMascio spent 25 years at chemicals giant Johnson Matthey, where he was latterly divisional operations director for the global process technologies business. Before that, he was group director of operational excellence.

DiMascio has an MBA and a BS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.Empirical Consulting Solutions buys OpX Partners DiMascio will join ECS as a partner in the firm’s operations practice.

“Chris DiMascio has considerable corporate experience – including a background in the FTSE 100 – that he brings to the ECS client base,” said Chris Lee, founder and managing partner of ECS. “His strategic tools and operations know-how are a valuable asset for our team. Chris' realistic approach to the review and modification of existing processes, as well as to the development of new processes, will translate to even greater success for companies that partner with ECS. We are all excited to expand our range of operational projects as we work with Chris."

Founded in 2013 and based in the Philadelphia suburb of Narberth, ECS provides consulting services across finance, operations, sales and marketing, and human resources. The firm has more than 20 employees, according to LinkedIn, and works with a wide range of industry clients.

“I am thrilled to continue the work I have been doing for several years at OpX Partners, but now I will expand the capabilities for clients with the cross-functional skillset of the ECS team," DiMascio said.