Sidney Harrison, Jr.
CEO | PRINCIPAL
In the 1980s, ITAC founder and CEO, Sidney Harrison, was a senior project manager at Allied Signal. He loved the challenge of managing multi-discipline projects with multi-million-dollar budgets, but he was frustrated by the inefficiencies he saw in the project execution model. In 1988, Sidney borrowed $5K from his brother and founded ITAC with a dream to innovate the project delivery process and to provide industrial clients with total project solutions for their most complex problems.
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 detailed upfront execution planning, robust schedule and cost controls, and use of the latest technology.
Sidney’s true passions are his employees and the community. As the CEO, Sidney sets the tone for ITAC’s culture, encouraging employees to love and serve one another and instilling a heart of generosity in the company. From apprenticeship programs to PE licensure, he ensures employees have the education and training opportunities they need to thrive. 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 serve the communities in which they live and work.
Sidney graduated from the University of Virginia in 1975 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is an esteemed Trustee of UVA Engineering’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, he was inducted into the University of Virginia’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2016. Sidney also sits on the board of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, where he advocates for pro-manufacturing policies and workforce development. While Sidney has accomplished much in his life, nothing brings him more joy than spending time with his family and beloved grandson.
I believe that God placed the dream of ITAC in my heart, but it is our talented family of employees who’ve made it come true. I couldn’t be more proud of their passion, hard work, and commitment to delivering innovative solutions for industrial capital projects. I’m also grateful to our clients for giving us the opportunity to earn their trust every day.