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Nigel Pickering of Charles River Watershed Association Joins Horsley Witten Group

Posted December 27, 2011 by

We are happy to announce that Nigel Pickering joined Horsley Witten as a Senior Engineer/ Senior Scientist on December 1st.

Nigel has more than 20 years for experience in watershed modeling and nutrient management for a broad range of land uses, including agriculture, urban, suburban, and rural.  He has been a major contributor to watershed modeling and integrated water resources management projects throughout Massachusetts during his eleven-year tenure with the Charles River Watershed Association.  He was the primary author of the Upper/Middle Charles River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study.  Nigel has developed specific methods to assess nutrient loading and hydrologic impacts of agricultural lands.  He is a Professional Engineer, registered in Florida, and has a MS and PhD in Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  His skills and expertise are a wonderful addition to our team – Welcome Nigel!

You can contact Nigel at npickering@horsleywitten.com or 508-833-6600 x 184.

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Normandeau Promotes Robert Varney to Executive Vice President

Posted December 9, 2011 by

Bedford, New Hampshire – Normandeau Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Varney to the position of Executive Vice President. “Bob’s promotion assures continuity in Normandeau’s management during a period of substantial growth and expansion,” said President and CEO Pam Hall. “Bob’s senior management experience as New England’s longest-serving EPA Regional Administrator as well as his previous experience as NH DES Commissioner, combined with his knowledge of the environmental consulting industry makes him the ideal candidate to manage our expanding national and international operations.”

Mr. Varney has been a Senior Vice President for the past three years, helping expand and strengthen Normandeau’s services while adding several highly qualified and experienced staff. “It is an honor to work with so many dedicated, experienced and talented professionals who provide high-quality services to our clients,” said Varney.

While at EPA New England, Mr. Varney was responsible for taking on high profile initiatives associated with energy, climate change, homeland security, clean air and safe drinking water, superfund and brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, environmental justice, healthy communities, and the restoration of rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. Bob is nationally recognized for instituting many innovative approaches and initiatives that have served as national models. He managed over 700 employees with a budget in excess of $530 million.
Prior to EPA, Mr. Varney was one of the nation’s longest-serving state environmental commissioners. As Commissioner of the NHDES, he was appointed by three governors of both political parties. Mr. Varney has chaired numerous organizations such as the Environmental Council of the States, NH Energy Facility Site Evaluation Committee, NH Water Resources Council, federal Ozone Transport Commission, NAFTA Governmental Advisory Committee, and the State/EPA Superfund Policy Forum. He has received many awards, including EPA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Environmental Merit Award, the ECOS Founders Award and the John H. Chafee Award for Leadership.
About Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Normandeau Associates, Inc., is a rapidly-growing, employee-owned company, in business for over 40 years, and is one of the largest science-based environmental consulting firms in the country.  Normandeau Associates specializes in environmental impact studies, permitting and licensing of projects, wetlands mapping, stormwater management, water quality monitoring and modeling, dredge monitoring, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife studies, and public involvement and community outreach.  Normandeau provides services across several market sectors including hydropower, transportation, ports and waterways, electric and gas transmission, energy generation, NGO’s and Federal, state and local government.  Normandeau currently has a staff of over 250 working in 20 offices nationwide and three biological laboratories.  Normandeau has worked on projects in 46 states as well as in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, France and Uzbekistan.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Robert Varney at (603) 472-5191 (rvarney @ normandeau.com) or visit www.normandeau.com.

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Jeanine Grachuk Heads Up EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee

Posted December 7, 2011 by

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jeanine Grachuk of Beveridge and Diamont, P.C. continues as the chairwoman of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee. Please join me in congratulating Jeanine.
For more information on the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee, please go to the following link on the EBC website.

Leadership Team

The members of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee’s Leadership team meet routinely with the committee chair and vice chair to identify topics for future EBC programs.  As part of their responsibility, members of the leadership team will also take on the role of program chair to organize and moderate EBC programs for this committee.
Current members of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee Leadership Team include:

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Steve Barrett to Chair New EBC Renewable Energy Committee with John Wadsworth as Vice Chair

Posted December 7, 2011 by

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Stephen B. Barrett, LEED-AP Director of Clean Energy, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. will be the new chair and  John W. Wadsworth, Partner, Brown Rudnick, LLP will be the vice chair of the new EBC Renewable Energy Committee. Please join me in welcoming Stephen and John to the leadership of this EBC committee.

For more information on the EBC Renewable Energy Committee, please go to the following link on the EBC website.

Leadership Team
– If your company is a member of the EBC and you are interested in being considered as a member of the EBC Renewable Energy Committee’s Leadership Team, please send an email with your contact information and a brief bio to Steve Barrett at sbarrett@hmmh.com

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Daniel Mendelsohn to Head up EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Committee

Posted December 7, 2011 by

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Daniel (Danny) Mendelsohn, Principal at Applied Science Associates, Inc. (ASA) is now the new chairman of the EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Committee. Please join me in welcoming Danny to this chairmanship.
For more information on the EBC Ocean & Coastal Resources Committee, please go to the following link on the EBC website.

Leadership Team 
– If your company is a member of the EBC and you are interested in being considered as a member of the EBC Ocean & Coastal Resources Committee’s Leadership Team, please send an email with a brief statement of interest, your contact information and a brief bio to Danny Mendelsohn at dmendelsohn@asascience.com

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