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With 40+ Professionals and our Administrative/Support Employees,
de maximis, inc. is prepared to meet our clients' needs. Please meet some of
our talented staff:

   
John Alonzo
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315
jjalonzo@demaximis.com
  Mr. Alonzo has over seventeen years of diverse work experience in the environmental remediation, environmental operations and health and safety fields. He has been involved in all aspects of project management including technical review, invoice review, regulatory coordination and PRP coordination for multi-party and single client Superfund and State-lead hazardous waste sites. He also has conducted several hundred field and paper health, safety and environmental compliance audits for hazardous/solid waste facilities, manufacturing and telecommunications facilities. Mr. Alonzo also has diverse environmental experience in the preparation, submittal and monitoring of environmental permits including NPDES DSW, NPDES DGW, DPCC/SPCC, hazardous waste storage (RCRA) and air permits.
   
  Mr. Baker is a Construction Manager with a broad construction and site remediation background, including fifteen (15) years of experience in field construction techniques, oversight and management.
   
Nicole Barkasi
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052
nik@demaximis.com
Ms. Barkasi is a Project Manager with eighteen (18) years of diversified environmental project management experience. Her experience includes: Superfund Site Management; remedial investigations; remedial design and remedial action (RD/RA); low-level radioactive waste handling; leachate extraction, solidification and on-site disposal; synthetic capping; groundwater modeling; operations and maintenance (O&M) planning and implementation; and data tracking, trending, analysis and management. Specific activities performed include: acting as the liaison with PRPs (both technical and legal representatives), state and federal agencies; coordinating and leading EPA Five-Year Reviews; coordinating the development and implementation of work plans; on-site oversight of investigative, construction, and O&M activities; and development and implementation of community relations programs. She has a wide background on environmental issues and environmental policy. Experience includes Engineering Control, Remediation of Soils and Groundwater, Environmental Toxicology, Risk Assessments, and Bionucleonics.
   
Joseph Besca
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315
jbesca@demaximis.com
  Mr. Besca has over 20 years of experience in environmental remediation and hazardous waste treatment technologies. His experience includes direct supervision, coordination and construction management of numerous phases of remedial action and construction at hazardous waste sites including projects involving, drum removal, excavation of contaminated soil, tank cleaning and decommissioning, facility decontamination, demolition and decommissioning and on-site treatment technologies. His responsibilities over the years included the development, implementation and management of remedial, sampling and analysis, health and safety plans, preparation and solicitation of remedial contractor bids, engineering cost estimates, project and multi-task scheduling, laboratory data validation and development and implementation of site investigations. He also has an extensive knowledge of Federal and State hazardous waste regulations.
   
Adrian Bilger
abilger@demaximis.com
  Mr. Bilger is a Construction Manager who brings 20 years of experience managing and analyzing field efforts related to environmental construction, remediation, investigation and long-term management of environmentally-distressed properties. As part of his 20 year career, Mr. Bilger has also gained experience as a Quarry Coordinator and Mining Engineer with a NY operation, where he spent 3 years managing the 33 union miners and daily operations of the facility. In addition to Mr. Bilgerís career in consulting, contracting and quarry operations, he was also a founding member of a non-profit, 501.c.3 corporation dedicated to the renewal of environmentally-distressed properties through remediation and coordination through various local, state and federal entities. He has been a long-standing, two-time member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Mohawk Professional Geologists Association (HMPGA). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.
   
David Boram
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315
dboram@demaximis.com
  Mr. Boram has over 19 years of diversified environmental and civil engineering/construction experience in private, public, and federal sectors. Accomplishments include the successful implementation of projects involving environmental investigation and assessment, civil and remedial design, construction, remediation, project/construction management and oversight, and system-wide program management and training.
   
Nicole Bradley
San Diego, California
(619) 546-8377
nbradley@demaximis.com
  Ms. Bradley is currently serving in a number of support capacities to enhance the effectiveness of the services provided by the de maximis project management team. These services include report preparation, data gathering and reporting oversight, and contractor oversight of ongoing O&M operations.
   
Dean Charles
San Diego, California
(951) 222-0387

dean@demaximis.com
  Mr. Charles has over twenty-eight (28) years of diversified project and environmental management, environmental compliance, and safety experience in industry and consulting areas. He has more than twelve (12) years of environmental management experience in areas related to CERCLA (Superfund) and remedial action projects.

Mr. Charles' experience in environmental project management includes Remedial Investigations (RI), Feasibility Studies (FS), Human Health Risk Assessments (HRA), Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARARs), Remedial Design/Remedial Action activities (RD/RA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents, technical assistance in support of negotiating Remedial Action Plans (RAP) and Consent Decrees/Orders on behalf of PRPs, Community Relations, interfacing with industrial client committees and with governmental agencies, supporting insurance and contribution litigation.
   
Leon Christion
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

leon@demaximis.com
  Mr. Christion has environmental project management experience in landfill construction, hydraulic dredging & geotube/dewatering techniques, water treatment systems, and HDPE pipeline construction, environmental planning experience in water quality and land use issues, permit application and compliance: PTI, NPDES, Storm water & TSCA, proficient in the investigation of environmental liabilities and use restrictions of real estate, leadership/supervisory experience in field and laboratory environments, exceptional presentation and communication skills gained through teaching, public speaking, and committee leadership positions.
   
R. Craig Coslett
Allentown, Pennsylvania
(610) 435-1151

ccoslett@demaximis.com
  Mr. Coslett has over fifteen (15) years of combined experience in remedial construction, environmental consulting, project management and project coordination. Mr. Coslett joined de maximis in 2000 and has served as project coordinator or alternate project coordinator at Sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. His experience consists of coordination of PRP Groups in the areas of removal action, RI/FS and RD/RA under Superfund. He also continues to manage the Operation and Maintenance of several remedial systems. Mr. Coslett has experience in the supervision of site investigations, installation of landfill caps, construction/ operation of groundwater extraction and treatment systems, installation and operation of air sparging/ vapor extraction systems.
   
Robert Darwin
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

robert@demaximis.com
  Mr. Darwin is a registered professional geologist experienced in environmental project management and coordination of response activities. His experience base primarily consists of multi-PRP CERCLA site project management where he has provided environmental project management services to clients in the areas of removal actions, RI/FSs and RD/RAs under Superfund. Mr. Darwin joined de maximis in 1990 and has served as Project Coordinator on sites in Regions 2, 4 and 5. Project management experience includes liaison and negotiations with various regulatory agencies. Previously, as an environmental/engineering consultant, he specialized in hydrogeological investigations along with the management of remediation projects. He assisted with the management of multi-disciplined RI/FSs, CERCLA remedial actions, and the associated tasks such as permitting, environmental data management, subcontractor management, scheduling and budgeting. Mr. Darwin has also worked as a contractor for EPA where he performed active oversight of RI/FSs at CERCLA sites in Region IV.
   
Jaime Dinello
Los Angeles, California
(949) 679-9078
jdinello@demaximis.com
  Ms. Jaime Dinello is a professional engineer with 10 years of varied experience in environmental and geotechnical areas of practice.  Jaime has significant expertise in soil and groundwater remediation design, field engineering and construction oversight, installation of remedial systems, and operation, maintenance, and monitoring (OMM) of various remedial systems. In addition, Jaime has significant experience in soil, soil vapor, and groundwater sampling; implementation and monitoring of remediation systems; construction oversight; data management, analysis, and reporting; environmental site assessment, characterization, and remedial investigations; remediation evaluation and feasibility studies; and regulatory interaction.  Jaime has managed Dual Phase, Soil Vapor, and Groundwater Treatment systems as well as other limited site remediation activities. Her experience with Brownfields includes involvement with regulatory submittals such as Feasibility Study reports, Remedial Action Plans, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) initial studies, and interaction with state regulatory agencies including RWQCB, DTSC, AQMD, OCWD, and OCHCA.  Jaime has also conducted geotechnical engineering tasks, including drilling, soil logging, grading observation and testing, and landfill construction and closure oversight.
   
Thomas Dorsey
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

tom@demaximis.com
  Mr. Dorsey oversees the financial and management information services for de maximis, inc. In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Dorsey is responsible for corporate financial policies, insurance, employee benefit review, banking relations, accounting and related administrative functions. In addition, he oversees the Fund Management Services offered by de maximis, inc. Mr. Dorsey is a senior administrator with over twenty-six (26) years of upper management administrative experience. He has performed a wide range of administrative functions including budgeting, financial administration and analysis, purchasing, contract negotiations, contract administration and all facets of human resources. Prior to joining de maximis, inc., Mr. Dorsey served as Executive Director of Administrative Services for the City of Evansville, Indiana where he directed the operations of a cabinet level department in a city with a population of 128,000.
   
Kelly Fifer
Allentown, Pennsylvania
(610) 435-1151

kelly@demaximis.com
  Ms. Fifer has over 19 years of progressive responsibility in the required and voluntary investigation, assessment, and management of environmental activities at sites governed by state and federal CERCLA, RCRA and NRC regulations. These activities generally include the oversight of construction, decommissioning, and demolition work; selection, management and coordination of remedial consultants and contractors; coordination and interaction with regulatory agencies, and municipalities; cost estimate preparation and tracking; and project scheduling and documentation. She has prepared numerous Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plans and manuals for a variety of sites (landfills, groundwater extraction and treatment). More recently, she has been involved in a number of projects that involve the investigation and assessment of vapor intrusion following federal and state guidance.
   
Daniel Gainer
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

dgainer@demaximis.com
  Mr. Gainer is a registered professional geologist with diversified environmental project management and engineering experience with industry, Federal Government, and regulatory agencies. The majority of this experience has been in the hazardous waste area with extensive experience in the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA) and Superfund in 24 states and Puerto Rico. He also has experience in Mexico. Previously, he has been a National Program Manager for industrial and government programs, General Manager of an engineering office and a Regional Director of Remediation. He also speaks Spanish.
   
Matthew Grubb
Allentown, Pennsylvania
(610) 435-1151

mgrubb@demaximis.com
  Mr. Grubb possesses sixteen years of professional experience in the geo-environmental field. As a geologist at the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Mr. Grubb produced structure and outcrop maps. Throughout the last sixteen years, he has consulted for industrial, residential, and commercial proprietors. Associated responsibilities included the conduction and management of soil and ground water characterizations; completion of aquifer testing; the installation and maintenance of soil and groundwater remediation systems; and, the training of novice personnel. For the past ten years, Mr. Grubb has also developed project proposals, supervised field crews, coordinated staff scheduling, analyzed and interpreted field data, prepared NJ DEP and PA DEP reports and performed Project management/coordination for PRP groups.
   
Dean Hall
Clinton, New Jersey
(619) 546-8377
dhall@demaximis.com

  Mr. Hall has over 12 years of project management experience in the remediation and construction fields. He has a strong foundation in remedial site investigations and site remediations. He has extensive experience working with USEPA, numerous state environmental agencies and several Districts of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
   
Katie Harding
San Diego, California
(908) 735-9315
katie@demaximis.com
  Ms. Harding began her employment with de maximis in March 2010 and is currently serving in a number of support capacities to enhance the effectiveness of the services provided by the de maximis project management team.  These services include report preparation, project budget development and management, data gathering and reporting oversight, contractor oversight of ongoing O&M operations, and management of various project portals.
   
Joseph Heimbuch
Sarasota, Florida
(941) 926-7929

heimbuch@demaximis.com
  Mr. Heimbuch has over 40 years of environmental management experience. His experience covers a wide range of environmental areas, including those associated with RCRA, CERCLA and natural resource damage claims. Mr. Heimbuch currently has project management responsibilities at several contaminated sediment “mega sites”.  Previously, Mr. Heimbuch served as Vice President/General Manager of a major hazardous waste facility located in southeastern Michigan and as District Operations Manager for a major oil company.  Mr. Heimbuch founded and operated a successful environmental consulting firm which served industry for 6 years prior to merging with de maximis, inc.

Mr. Heimbuch's broad environmental and administrative management experience includes coordinating virtually all activities associated with remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial designs, remedial actions and natural resource damage claims at large, complex sites.

   
Thor Helgason
Waltham, Massachusetts
(781) 642-8775

thelgas@demaximis.com
  Mr. Helgason manages complex environmental projects for multi-party Groups, and individual clients. Mr. Helgason has over eighteen years experience at CERCLA and State program sites in all phases of the remedial process from Removal Actions through Five-Year Reviews. Mr. Helgason is a registered professional engineer with diversified environmental design and project management experience.
   
  Mr. Hewlett is an environmental professional who has specialized in project management for most of his career, and particularly on Superfund sites. More than 17 of his 24 years of professional experience have been associated with the investigation, remediation, and operation of multi-party Superfund projects.

As a project manager, Mr. Hewlett has overseen investigation, design and construction of projects ranging in total cost from tens to several hundred million dollars. Specifically, Mr. Hewlett has been called on to lead site investigations, manage technical experts, oversee design contractors and construction contractors, facilitate inter-client and inter-agency communications, negotiate consent decrees and other agency agreements, and manage public relations.
   
John Hunt
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 298-0541

jhunt@demaximis.com
  Mr. Hunt has over nine years of diverse work experience. His experience covers a wide range of environmental areas, including remedial investigations, remedial design & installations, operation & maintenance, and landfill construction. He has also provided technical oversight and construction management support to the USEPA on several Region I CERCLA sites. Mr. Hunt's project management experience includes overall project costing, scheduling, coordination, construction management, implementation and reporting. He has provided project management for numerous simultaneous projects and directed large project teams of multiple construction crews, vendors, consultants and subcontractors.
   
Nathan Hunt
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 298-0541

NHunt@demaximis.com
  Mr. Hunt is an Environmental Project Scientist with three years of experience in the environmental field. He has experience in construction and project management on extensive remedial projects. His most recent role has been as Project Scientist on the Non-Time-Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) Nuclear Metals, Inc. Site in Concord, MA.
   
Jack Keener
San Diego, California
(619) 546-8377

jkeener@demaximis.com
  Mr. Keener is an experienced environmental professional with over twelve years of experience in the management and oversight of assessment, characterization and remediation projects. His background includes project coordination, client representation and agency negotiations. Project specific experience includes DTSC and RWQCB led assessment and cleanup projects and RCRA and CERCLA response actions.

Mr. Keener is well versed in the areas of budget management, project organization, client communication and project goal setting.
Mr. Keener’s client groups include major petroleum, energy and chemical firms, municipalities, and land developers.  Major project work includes liability allocation development, remedial system design and implementation, operations, maintenance and monitoring implementation and management, long term project cost forecasting and budget development. Mr. Keener’s varied experience as a licensed general contractor and certified arborist provide him with unique perspective and skill set when faced with project challenges that demand a fresh perspective and solution.
   
Richard Lady
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

richard@demaximis.com
  Mr. Richard Lady is a field project manager with over 35 years of multifaceted experience in environmental assessment, design and remediation, specializing in on site supervision and oversight. Concurrent with his administrative skills, he has also developed technical skills in remedial construction, environmental and nuclear chemistry, sampling, industrial health and safety, waste water and waste oil treatment, and asbestos investigation and removal.  He is also experienced with the identification and disposal of radioactive mixed wastes, explosives identification, and civil engineering skills for large earth moving projects which include: demolition, dredging, sheet pile, cap installation, scheduling, surveying, QA/QC and job cost tracking.
   
Robert Law
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

rlaw@demaximis.com
  Dr. Law has 22 years of professional experience that includes conducting and supervising environmental and geological projects as well as oceanographic activities. He is currently the Project Director for a PRP Group conducting RD/RA activities at two NPL sites in The Pinelands National Reserve in New Jersey. Responsibilities include coordination and communication with multiple contractors, the Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Group, EPA Region II, New Jersey Pinelands Commission, county and municipal agencies, the NJDEP, public environmental interest organizations and private landowners. He is currently the Supervising Professional for the construction and operation of three Air Sparging/Soil Vapor Extraction systems and an Oxygen Biosparging system consisting of approximately 600 sparging, vapor extraction and monitoring wells. In addition, Dr Law is providing technical oversight and project management as the Supervising Professional in the implementation of two Monitored Natural Attenuation remedies. The design and O&M plan of these systems employed phasing, extensive data collection and analyses to allowing an iterative approach to optimize both remedial construction and O&M. He was an officer on active duty in the United States Navy where he completed his Surface Warfare Qualification onboard the US Navy's first gas turbine propelled surface combatant USS Spruance (DD-963). Dr. Law has held active duty and Reserve positions related to Chemical Biological and Radiation Defense; Tactical Oceanography in the Technology Mobilization Program in the Office of Naval Research as well as health and safety and environmental compliance. He is currently a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.
   
William Lee
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

wjlee@demaximis.com
  Mr. Lee joined de maximis in 1995 as a seasoned environmental professional. His previous experience included fourteen years in the chemical industry at varying stages of responsibility in environmental engineering and project management, and for three years in wastewater treatment operations at a publicly-owned treatment works. He is experienced in the management, implementation, and construction oversight of large environmental projects that have included lagoon and landfill closures, off-site transportation and disposal, sludge dewatering, solidification and stabilization, groundwater treatment systems, wetlands mitigation, and building demolition and decommissioning. He has been responsible for site investigations, engineering design, bidding and contractor selection, cost control, scheduling, health & safety, construction quality assurance, groundwater monitoring, air emission controls, and permitting. His strong communication skills are put to good use in the management and direction of contractors, and in keeping the client well informed.
   
James Leonard
Waltham, Massachusetts
(781) 642-8775

jleonard@demaximis.com
   
   
Todd Majer
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 298-0541

tmajer@demaximis.com
  Mr. Todd Majer is a Project Manager with twelve years of diverse professional experience in CERCLA, RCRA, state-mandated remediation (e.g. MCP) and voluntary remediation. His experience covers a wide range of environmental projects including remedial investigations, remedial design, remedial construction and operation and maintenance. Mr. Majer has provided technical oversight and construction management support on projects involving landfill capping, groundwater treatment system construction, UST removal and installation, field chemistry and groundwater monitoring systems. Mr. Majer has managed several RI/FS field investigations which involved monitoring and recovery well installation, geophysical surveys, product recovery systems and aquifer performance testing. On his projects, Mr. Majer has been responsible for overall project costing, scheduling, coordination and reporting. He has managed projects involving large project teams of multiple consultants, remedial construction crews, vendors and subcontractors.
   
John McBurney
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

jackburn@demaximis.com
  Mr. McBurney has over 40 years of diversified environmental and engineering experience with major emphasis in hazardous waste site management, including Superfund site remediation. He previously served as Corporate Director of Site Remediation for a Fortune 25 Corporation. His responsibilities included selection, coordination and management of all activities related to remediation of hazardous waste sites.

   
Clay McClarnon
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

clay@demaximis.com
  Mr. McClarnon is a Project Manager with diversified environmental management experience including CERCLA RI/FS, removal actions, RD/RA and O&M, cost estimation, RCRA and Clean Water Act compliance programs.  His project management experience includes liaison with PRPs, State and Federal agencies, and citizen groups.  He is experienced in the development and implementation of various plans and the selection and oversight of contractors.  Mr. McClarnon’s experience in the chemical industry includes successful management of design, construction, start-up, and operations in various chemical operations.
   
Jessie McCusker
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 298-0541

jessie@demaximis.com
  Ms. McCusker has 10 years of experience as an environmental consultant and engineer. She has experience in facilities engineering and hands-on familiarity with a variety of power, mechanical, and environmental systems and has used this experience in remediation system design and implementation. She has significant experience with contractor management, construction services management, and contractor negotiation for facilities nationwide. She has experience in preparing and submitting engineering and environmental proposals, reports, engineering specifications and permitting. She has substantial experience with scheduling, budget tracking, management and estimation. She also has experience with nuclear operations and controls, including safety regulations and understanding of nuclear energy.

Prior to de maximis, inc., Ms. McCusker was an engineer for a nationally recognized engineering firm where she had significant experience with a wide variety of environmental and engineering projects

   
Michael Miller
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

m2@demaximis.com
  Mr. Miller is one of the founders of de maximis and has been with the firm since 1988. He is a registered professional engineer with over 25 years of diversified environmental project management and engineering experience with industry and the regulatory agencies. Most of this experience has been in the hazardous waste area with extensive experience in both the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Superfund. Mr. Miller is currently acting as project director for numerous multi PRP Superfund sites, as well as other remediation projects. Previously, Mr. Miller served as Manager, Remedial Engineering, for the General Electric Company, Corporate Environmental Programs. In that position he was responsible for over thirty (30) major remediation projects. Mr. Miller's overall project management experience includes remedial investigation/feasibility studies (RI/FS), process design for a major incineration facility, project management for several removal actions at former recycling facilities, design/construction management of numerous cap and groundwater pump and treat systems at NPL sites, several wetland/sediment removal projects, two (2) RCRA Part B permit applications, project oversight of numerous acquisition/divestiture investigations, and numerous groundwater studies at industrial facilities. He also worked for three (3) years for the state regulatory agency in Tennessee.
   
Edward Modiano
San Diego, California
(619) 546-8377

edm@demaximis.com
  Mr. Modiano has eighteen years of diversified project coordination and technical experience in the environmental field. Most of his experience has been related to managing RCRA/CERCLA Superfund Sites, preparing Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), and overseeing Remedial Design/Remedial Actions (RD/RA). Also, Mr. Modiano has database management skills using Microsoft Access, Arcview, and GIS 2D/3D software platforms. Mr. Modiano’s responsibilities as a project coordinator primarily consist of being the liaison between single and multiple responsible party clients, the state and federal agencies, and technical consultants/contractors. Mr. Modiano has a strong background in directly working with multiple responsible parties (RP’s) to achieve technical, executive, and steering committee goals. Mr. Modiano’s technical background ensures the RP’s that the project consultants are implementing the most technical and cost effective strategies. Lastly, Mr. Modiano’s knowledge of CERCLA/RCRA Regulations provides strong negotiation and communication skills with the regulatory agencies. Prior to joining de maximis, inc., Mr. Modiano worked as a project manager for 7 years at an environmental engineering firm, located in San Diego, California. He designed, implemented and managed CERCLA and private industry remedial and construction field programs. The scope of the field programs required document preparation, design and implementation of assessment and remedial work plans, management of budgets and schedules, and the technical review and evaluation of data. Also, Mr. Modiano developed Remedial Investigations consisting of site assessment, aquifer testing and analysis, and groundwater modeling using Modflow MT3D.
   
Stephen Myers
Guilderland, New York
(518) 357-4936

smyers@demaximis.com
  Mr. Myers is a certified professional environmental auditor (CPEA), certified environmental professional (CEP) and licensed property and casualty insurance broker with over 35 years of diversified environmental management, engineering and business risk management experience within manufacturing, consulting and the insurance industry. Most of this experience has been in multimedia regulatory compliance, environmental due diligence in support of major transactions and risk reduction associated with brownfield redevelopment and business performance. Mr. Myersí current practice is focused on managing complex environmental projects and providing high value environmental consulting specializing in the convergence of environmental performance, environmental risk reduction and sustainable innovation for leading private sector clients. Recently, he has helped companies develop the strategy, tactics and organizational capabilities to manage environmental, social and sustainability risks throughout the business value chain. He is an expert in assisting clients in the development of environmental risk and insurance solutions in support of acquisitions, divestitures, remediation and brownfields redevelopment packaging the necessary services for the successful end-use redevelopment of environmentally impaired properties.
   
Danielle M. Ondic
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

dondic@demaximis.com
  Ms. Ondic is a Professional Engineer in the states of California and New Jersey, has more than thirteen (13) years of professional experience in areas of project coordination and management, remedial construction, and environmental technical consulting.. Her experience includes development of technical strategy, project schedule development and management, supervision of design/build construction projects, supervision of site investigations, and the construction/operation of groundwater extraction and treatment systems.
   
Lindsey Ott
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

lott@demaximis.com
  Ms. Ott is currently serving in a number of support capacities to enhance the effectiveness of the services provided by the de maximis project management team. These services include construction oversight, report preparation, data gathering and reporting oversight, and contractor oversight of ongoing O&M operations.
   

Michael Palmer
San Diego, California
(619) 546-8377
mpalmer@demaximis.com

 

Mr. Palmer is a professional geologist who has performed project coordination, project management and has professional experience in the environmental field and geology since 1982.  More than 20 of years of professional experience have been associated with the investigation, remediation and operation/maintenance of Superfund projects.  His experience includes technical direction, project management for remedial investigation/feasibility studies; implementation of soil and groundwater contamination studies; remediation; environmental site assessments; groundwater supply and development; groundwater modeling and GIS; and technical support for expert witness testimony and litigation.

   
Michael Percival
Greensboro, Georgia
(706) 467-3362

mper@demaximis.com
  Mr. Percival has over twenty-five years of environmental experience in the hazardous waste and management consulting industries. Most of this experience has been in areas related to RCRA and CERCLA. Mr. Percival currently has project management responsibilities at two multi-partied CERCLA (Superfund Sites). Previously, Mr. Percival served as Operations Manager at a major hazardous waste facility located in Southeastern Michigan. Mr. Percival participated in the expansion of a successful environmental consulting firm which served industry for 6 years before merging with de maximis, inc. Mr. Percival's environmental project management experience has focused on design investigations, process design, remedial construction activities and operations and maintenance activities.
   
Thomas F. Perkins
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315
tperkins@demaximis.com
  Mr. Perkins has a broad range of experience in the areas of project supervision and construction management. With over 30 years experience in piping design and layout, Mr. Perkins brings a strong field background to his assigned projects. Mr. Perkins has served as Construction Manager as well as Senior Designer/Lead Designer for various major projects. He has provided piping design services in many areas of the United States, as well as locations in China, Venezuela and Canada.
   
George S. Pfeiffer
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315
gpfeiffer@demaximis.com
  Mr. Pfeiffer has over 14 years of experience in the environmental industry. He has an extensive background in analytical chemistry and diversified field experience on numerous remediation sites. His most recent responsibilities are as a Construction Manager on a major remediation site in Jersey City, NJ.
   
Brandon Pizzoferrato
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 298-0541
brandon@demaximis.com
  Mr. Pizzoferrato is currently supporting several de maximis project management teams. His roles include construction oversight, report preparation, data gathering and reporting oversight, and contractor oversight of ongoing operations.
   
Willard Potter
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

otto@demaximis.com
  Mr. Potter is a Chemical Engineer with over thirty (30) years of diversified environmental project management and engineering experience in the industrial, regulatory and consulting areas. Mr. Potter was formerly Corporate Director of Hazardous Waste Control for AlliedSignal. He was responsible for all Superfund site investigations and negotiations with regulatory agencies. Mr. Potter represented Allied on numerous industry lead potentially responsible party (PRP) groups for Superfund National Priority List (NPL) sites. As Vice President of Technical Litigation Support Services for Dunn Geoscience Corporation, Mr. Potter represented industrial clients during litigation involving environmental insurance coverage, acquisition and divestiture indemnification issues and agency negotiations. Mr. Potter's project management experience includes Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), waste minimization, remedial design, construction management, RCRA corrective action and development/implementation of an international inspection program for contract waste disposal facilities. His prior work experience also includes six (6) years with USEPA Region III in the NPDES permit program.
   
Dave Roberson
The Woodlands, Texas
(281) 363-8733

dave@demaximis.com
  Mr. Roberson is registered Professional Engineer with over 15 years of environmental engineering and project management experience. With over 20 years of total engineering experience with a major international oil company before joining de maximis, inc., Mr. Roberson is capable of managing major environmental projects, representing clients before environmental and regulatory agencies, and leading multi-party PRP groups to settlements with agencies and other third parties.
   
John Rolfe
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

jrolfe@demaximis.com
  Mr. Rolfe is a Project Manager with over Sixteen (16) years of environmental experience related to the implementation and documentation of environmental investigations. Mr. Rolfe has extensive experience related to the coordination, scheduling and reporting of environmental field activities. Currently, Mr. Rolfe is managing operations at two New Jersey landfills which are undergoing major modifications related to treatment system upgrades and cap repairs. Additionally, responsibilities include the management of groundwater remediation and monitoring programs for systems located in the northeast.
   
Robert Rule
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

bob@demaximis.com
  Mr. Rule has a background in the management of remedial process equipment installation and construction operations. He has over 25 years of environmental project management experience. Diversified experience in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Superfund, decommissioning and demolition and sediment removal/management.  Mr. Rule has also managed projects involving emergency response and interim removal actions.

Mr. Rule's overall project management experience includes remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS), design and construction activities.  Design and construction projects include thermal treatment, air pollution control, water treatment, slurry walls, soil stabilization, material handling systems, dredging and transportation and landfill systems. Additional managerial experience includes contracting, personnel/project scheduling and client/regulatory interface and negotiations.
   
Valerie Rule
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

valerie@demaximis.com
  Ms. Rule is a Professional Engineer, registered in the states of Tennessee and Florida, with over 25 years of experience in hazardous waste remediation management, design, construction and implementation.
The last ten years have been almost exclusively spent on sediment remediation projects including Ashtabula River and Ottawa River Sediment Cleanups.
 
Ms. Rule’s background includes extensive experience in the conceptualization, design, construction, operation, and permitting of environmental remediation systems for addressing sediment, groundwater, and soil cleanup, including thermal and biological treatment systems, groundwater and waste water treatment systems, and air pollution control equipment.  Ms. Rule’s permitting experience includes negotiating permit terms for TSCA, 401 Water Quality Certification, RCRA Part B, NPDES, POTW discharge, and Air Permits in non-attainment zones.  Ms. Rule's experience further includes preparation of plans, documents and detailed design, construction and operation packages for regulatory negotiation and approval.  Ms. Rule's experience covers underground storage tank (UST), RCRA, and CERCLA actions.  Currently, Ms. Rule is acting as Project Manager and oversight contractor on multi-party (including Superfund) cleanup projects.


Specifically, Ms. Rule has had active experience in the start up and operation of groundwater and wastewater treatment equipment, incinerators, vapor treatment processes, mobile thermal treatment systems, and carbon adsorption systems.  Her management experience ranges from DOE contract management, to management of CERCLA Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Remedial Design, and Remedial Action projects.  Additionally, Ms. Rule has had extensive experience in the management of environmental audits, agency negotiations and communication, permit compliance issues, and specification preparation.
   
Michael Samples
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

mikes@demaximis.com
  Mr. Samples is a project manager with roughly two decades of experience in the field of environmental remediation.  As the client advocate, multi-party clients heavily rely on him in a diverse array of successful project completion tasks.  These tasks range from the development of overarching strategic project plans and goals to having direct responsibility for the oversight of day-to-day contractor activities and adherence to project schedules, budgets and applicable Federal, State and local regulations.  Mr. Samples routinely serves as the primary liaison between clients, regulatory agencies, contractors and the general public.  Mr. Samples' diverse experience has included direct responsibility over time critical emergency removal actions, remedial investigation/feasibility studies (RI/FS), remedial designs (RDs), remedial actions (RAs), site redevelopment initiatives, community relations and long term remediation system operation & maintenance (O&M).  Some of the more unique aspects of Mr. Samples  experience extends to vapor intrusion studies, including residential indoor air sampling, in-situ treatment of heterogeneous landfill debris, large scale drum removals, landfill gas abatement in close proximity to residential properties, oversight of removal activities concurrent with complex insurance litigation investigations, and the management of mixed funding claims.
   
Geoffrey Seibel
Allentown, Pennsylvania
(610) 435-1151

gcs@demaximis.com
  Mr. Seibel is a Licensed/Registered Professional Geologist with diverse experience in the management and coordination of all phases of the remediation of NPL sites (RI/FS, RD/RA, Interim RD, Emergency Response Action and O&M), sites undergoing RCRA Corrective Action (VI, RFI, and CMS); voluntary site remediation; sites being addressed by state mandated programs (such as NJ ISRA and PA Act 2); Federal facilities; non-hazardous disposal sites; and low-level radioactive sites (i.e., FUSRAP). As a Senior Project Director, Mr. Seibel continues to be responsible for assisting PRP Groups and clients in the development and implementation of site remediation strategies, including integrating potential site redevelopment and re-use. Mr. Seibel has assisted Groups in negotiation of consent decrees, administrative orders and statements of work; development of work plans; bidding /selection of contractors; contract negotiation and administration; day to day management of remedial consultants and contractors; technical review of reports; financial tracking and forecasting; contractor invoice review, progress reporting and litigation support. As the Group/client advocate, Mr. Seibel serves as the technical liaison with Federal and State regulatory agencies, local government, interest groups and general public.

Prior to joining de maximis in 1991, Mr. Seibel served as a Managing Partner with a national environmental and engineering consulting firm and as a district production/ geochemical geologist in the petroleum industry. 

Mr. Seibel is the manager of the PA office and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

   
Clayton Smith
Waltham, Massachusetts
(781) 642-8775

csmith@demaximis.com
  Mr. Smith has a background in management of large scale construction operations and has over twenty-eight (28) years experience in the environmental and heavy construction industries. Mr. Smith has managed multi-million dollar projects from conception to delivery. His construction management experience includes: development of comprehensive cost estimates, cost tracking, development and execution of work plans, timely execution of submittal requirements and custodian of project documentation. Mr. Smith has the qualifications and history of managing large construction sites while maintaining a safe work place.
   
Elissa J. Smith
Clinton, New Jersey
(908) 735-9315

lsmith@demaximis.com
  Ms. Smith has 6 years of professional experience which includes cleanup plan development and corrective measures implementation, coordination and implementation of soil and ground water sampling programs, report preparation, background literature investigations and client coordination.
   
John Stiles
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

jstiles@demaximis.com
  Mr. Stiles is a registered professional engineer with over 20 years of diversified engineering experience. Prior to joining de maximis, Mr. Stiles worked for a large utility, performing general civil engineering work related to nuclear and fossil electric generating plants.
   
Rod Sutch
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

rod@demaximis.com
  Mr. Sutch is a senior project director with de maximis. His background is primarily in the area of hydrogeology with extensive project management experience with hazardous waste site investigations and remediation. Mr. Sutch has managed projects within the regulatory framework of both CERCLA and RCRA. Mr. Sutch's CERCLA experience has involved Federal Superfund sites in New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana. His RCRA experience includes managing RCRA corrective action projects (RFI/CMS/CMI), preparation of Part B and Post Closure Permit applications, and the design and implementation of groundwater contamination corrective action measures.
   
Bruce Thompson
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 298-0541

brucet@demaximis.com
  Mr. Thompson is experienced across the spectrum of site remedial activities, ranging from Removal Actions through five-year reviews. He is proficient in negotiating and implementing project work, from contractor selection through completion of Remedial Investigations (RI) and Feasibility Studies (FS). He has over thirteen years of experience with CERCLA and State projects, which includes directing the delineation of groundwater contamination in complex overburden and fractured rock systems, the nature and extent of non-aqueous phase liquids, technical impracticability (TI) evaluations and monitored natural attenuation (MNA) and enhanced bioremediation studies. Investigation programs have also included significant wetlands programs, including sediment and biota sampling; and delineation, remediation and restoration programs. Also manages remedy process issues, by preparing effective comments on decision documents and negotiating changes to selected remedies. Additional experience includes coordinating Remedial Designs (RD) and Remedial Actions (RA) from contractor selection through implementation and O&M phases. Soil and sediment projects have included excavation, thermal treatment, vapor extraction, capping, solidification/ stabilization (S/S), and bioremediation. Groundwater treatment experience includes natural and enhanced bioremediation, metals removal, UV/oxidation, air stripping, and carbon absorption. Site closure projects have included UST/AST decontamination, lab material removals, asbestos abatement, and building demolition. Effectively coordinates site relations with the media, citizen interest groups, and elected officials through public presentations, meetings and by use of project-specific web sites. Prior to de maximis, inc., served as a division officer onboard U.S.S. IOWA (BB-61), and as a leadership and management instructor at the Navy Supply Corps School.
   
Bennie Underwood
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 691-5052

bennie@demaximis.com
  Mr. Underwood is a registered professional engineer with diversified environmental project management and process/project engineering experience in the chemical industry and consulting. His experience in the chemical industry includes successful management of capital project design, construction and startup, engineering support for operations, negotiation of environmental permits, and coordination of general regulatory affairs for a $1.5 billion chemical industry manufacturing site. As an engineering consultant, Mr. Underwood has specialized in remediation, incineration and various other aspects of solid and hazardous waste management and permitting. Remediation experience includes project management for multi-disciplinary teams conducting RI/FS activities and Remedial Design/Remedial Action. Incineration experience includes characterizing toxic and hazardous materials with regard to suitability for thermal treatment, and conceptualization and design of incineration, energy recovery and air pollution control systems. Mr. Underwood designed and conducted RCRA Trial Burn Tests.
   
  Mr. Young is a Professional Geologist experienced in the technical development and management of all phases of Remedial Investigation /Feasibility Study (RI/FS) under CERCLA, RCRA Facility Investigation/ Corrective Measure Study (RFI/CMS) and investigation and remediation of active and inactive industrial facilities. Management responsibilities include project coordination, technical review, scheduling, budgeting, technical presentation, and regulatory interface/ support. Prior to joining de maximis, Mr. Young served as a Senior Scientist with a national environmental engineering consulting firm where he specialized in the management of geologic/ hydrogeologic studies gaining experience in competitive bidding, contractor selection, contract negotiation and construction oversight for remedial and removal response projects.

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Knoxville, TN
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