CEO | Principal Shareholder
As a senior project manager at Allied Signal in the 1980s, Sidney Harrison loved the challenge of managing multi-discipline projects with multi-million-dollar budgets. However, he was frustrated by the inefficiencies he saw in the project execution model. Realizing that the missing piece was a comprehensive industrial services firm he could trust to design and build projects from concept to completion, he founded ITAC in 1988 to be that partner. His goal was to assemble a team of talented design build expert to innovate the project delivery process and to disrupt business as usual.
For the last 30 years, Sidney has been the visionary leader driving the organization’s growth and innovation. As the catalyst behind ITAC’s proprietary APM® (Assured Project Management) process, he strongly believes that project success requires robust execution planning for procurement, construction contracting, and project schedule and cost controls as well as the use of the latest technology.
Sidney’s true passions are his employees and the community. As the CEO, Sidney sets the tone for the company’s culture, encouraging the organization to love and serve one another and leaders to invest in their employees’ personal and professional growth. From apprenticeship programs to PE licensure, he ensures employees have the education and training opportunities they need to thrive. Driven to serve, Sidney instills a heart of generosity in the company. In the early 1990s, he approached Habitat for Humanity to sponsor and build the first homes in Chesterfield County. Following his example, ITAC employees regularly participate in in life-changing charitable opportunities in the communities we serve.
A 1975 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Sidney is honored to be an esteemed Trustee of UVA Engineering’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, he was inducted into the university’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2016. Sidney also sits on the board of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, where he advocates for workforce development and the resurgence of skilled trades and apprenticeship programs.