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North Wind Founder to Retire

Idaho Falls, ID – North Wind founder, Sylvia Medina, is retiring from the company at the end of the month.

Medina founded North Wind Inc. in 1997 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Under her leadership, the company has grown to a group of companies that employs more than 300 scientific, engineering, management and professional personnel in 21 office locations throughout the country. North Wind is one of the nation’s leading small businesses providing engineering, construction and environmental services to federal and state agencies and private industry.

In late 2009, Medina sold North Wind to Cook Inlet Region Incorporated (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation. As part of the sale, Medina agreed to remain the President and Chief Executive Officer of North Wind until 2013.

According to Medina, “I consider North Wind to be my first-born child. So it is with pride and a few tears that I watch as that child has matured and is now moving on. I am so proud of the company and the amazing group of employees. I will miss them and wish them great success, but I am also looking forward to new adventures and challenges, and a little more time with my family.”

Greg Razo has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer for the North Wind Group. Greg also serves as the Vice President of Government Contracting for CIRI. Selection of a new North Wind president is being finalized.

Razo noted that “I appreciate Sylvia’s many years of dedicated service to the company. She has created an amazing company that we at CIRI are proud to have as part of our family. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

The North Wind Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of CIRI, and is headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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