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Aperture announces the acquisition of VA Forensics, LLC

Dallas, Texas. Aperture LLC, a Trinity Hunt Partners (“THP”) portfolio company, announced its partnership with VA Forensics, LLC (“VAF”) today. VAF, founded by Gene Vanderpol in 1998, is a premier provider of biomechanical and accident reconstruction forensic engineering services based in Carlsbad, California.

“We are excited to welcome our new VAF colleagues to the Aperture team,” commented Mr. Robert E. Joyce, Jr., President and CEO of Aperture. “We are humbled to have someone of Gene’s professionalism and experience, along with his talented and passionate employees, join the Aperture organization. His addition to the team is the next major milestone in our evolution, and we are looking forward to working with him in unlocking the full potential of our combined organizations for our clients.”

Mr. Gene Vanderpol, President of VA Forensics, commented: “Our partnership with Aperture and THP is the start of a new and exciting period of growth for VA Forensics. THP’s commitment to excellence, collaboration and high standards not only echo our company’s core values, but our long-held belief in providing the highest quality product with the most accomplished and proficient team. This partnership will enhance our continued service to our current clients and allow us to serve a national customer base, establishing new, groundbreaking channels in forensic engineering.”

Mr. Pete Stein, THP Managing Partner and Chairman of Aperture, added “Aperture’s partnership with VAF is a yet another example of our intention to build a diversified, preeminent forensic engineering services leader with a passionate focus on exceptional service quality for our clients and extraordinary work experience for our employees.”

Aperture is a full-service provider of litigation-focused forensic engineering services primarily in the areas of premises liability and safety engineering, accident reconstruction and construction defect analysis. It currently consists of Wexco International (, Scientific Analysis, Inc. (, and VA Forensics, LLC ( and has its headquarters in Arlington, Texas, with additional locations in Texas (Dallas and Cedar Park) and California (Carlsbad, Berkeley and Marina del Rey).

Trinity Hunt Partners is a growth-oriented, middle market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas.