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VHB’s Paul McKinlay Named President-Elect of Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional Association

Posted October 23, 2013 by

VHB’s Paul McKinlay has been named President-Elect of the Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional Association (LSPA). Summer 2014 will mark the beginning of McKinlay’s Presidency.

McKinlay is VHB’s Director of Oil and Hazardous Materials, and has nearly seven years of support, commitment, and leadership to the LSPA.  McKinlay has served on the LSPA Board of Directors and continues to participate in the LSPA Loss Prevention Committee. He was recently elected by the membership for his second third-year term to the LSPA Board of Directors.

“Paul’s Presidency will help improve VHB’s visibility within the Oil and Hazardous Materials community, will enable further communication with the  Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection top leadership, and will help VHB stay on the forefront and participate in sweeping regulatory changes that are occurring and will be implemented in early 2014,” explained Director of Environmental Services Leo Roy.

McKinlay received his Masters in Geology from Boston University, and has experience in all aspects of site investigation and remediation including project design, implementation, and documentation/certification to complete regulatory requirements.

VHB has 22 offices along the east coast and headquarters in Watertown, Mass. The firm employs 900+ staff, including planners, landscape architects, engineers and environmental scientists serving public and private clients. VHB has been named #76 among the top design firms and is ranked 32nd in the nation in transportation by Engineering News-Record. For more information, go to www.vhb.com.

David Klinch Joins Epsilon’s Energy & Utility Permitting Practice

Posted October 21, 2013 by

Epsilon Associates is pleased to announce that David Klinch has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant.  David is a highly regarded regulatory specialist and project manager with more than 20 years of consulting experience. Most recently, he worked for UniStar Nuclear Energy as in-house Environmental Permitting and Licensing Project Manager for their operating nuclear power projects in New York and Pennsylvania.

As an environmental regulatory specialist, David primarily focuses on the energy sector, including power generation and transmission line projects, natural gas pipelines, coastal and offshore development projects.  David has also done extensive licensing and compliance work for nuclear power facilities. David has supported projects for clients such as Northeast Utilities, Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, Inc., PG&E National Energy Group and FPL Energy.

At Epsilon, David will be part of our Ecological Sciences group, where he will strengthen our energy permitting and ecological practices in Massachusetts, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic states.

David earned his B.S. in Environmental Science and M.S. in Environmental Studies-Water Resources at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  He is certified as a Professional Wetlands Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists, is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, and is a Certified Project Management Professional.  He is also a contributing author for the Environmental Science Deskbook (Thomson Reuters/West 16th ed. 2013).  He authored the chapter on wetlands, which focuses on wetlands regulations and science.  The most recent edition was released in 2013.

For more information on David’s work, please contact him at dklinch@epsilonassociates.com / (978) 461-6263 or Michael Howard, Principal at mhoward@epsilonassociates.com / (978) 461-6247.

About Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Epsilon Associates, Inc. is a mid-sized environmental engineering and consulting firm located in Maynard, Massachusetts. Epsilon is privately owned, which enables us to focus on client results, rather than corporate goals. Our reputation for practical strategies, a focused work effort, and successful project outcomes has made Epsilon an industry leader.