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Mabbett Awarded U.S. Missile Defense Agency $15M+ Multiple Year Environmental Management Support Contract

Posted May 25, 2016 by

BEDFORD, MA (May 2016) – Mabbett & Associates, Inc. (Mabbett®) is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded a five-year, $15M+ cost-plus fixed-fee, cost-plus incentive-fee, Technical, Engineering, Advisory, and Management Support (TEAMS) Environmental Management Advisory and Assistance Services Contract from the US Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in Huntsville, Alabama.

“I am most pleased to announce that Mabbett has been awarded the TEAMS prime contract from MDA,” Arthur N. Mabbett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated. “As a small business, we have achieved many milestones and this MDA TEAMS contract is confirmation of the success of the firm’s business model; focus on quality and responsive, value-added professional services; and successful long-term client relationships. Since entering the Federal market ten years ago, Mabbett has established and grown a strong reputation confirmed by high CPARS and ACASS ratings, which is a testament to the competency of our staff and our consistent quality work product. This award is Mabbett’s most significant achievement in the Federal sector and its largest single contract award in the 36 year history of the firm. I congratulate our staff for their hard work and success.”

Mabbett, an award-winning Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) will provide contract program management, task execution and on-site support, as part of the TEAMS contract in Huntsville, Alabama, the National Capital Region (NCR), and surge support to multiple MDA locations in support of its mission to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) in defense of the United States. Mabbett, along with our strategic partners AECOM and ICF International, will support MDA environmental programs including environmental policy program management, environmental planning, and environmental compliance for MDA and BMDS projects, programs and field activities. The contract is scheduled to kick-off in June 2016.

“We look forward to kicking-off this contact and implementing our proposed technical solution which demonstrates our understanding of MDA’s unique mission program requirements, and our ability to rapidly respond to the environmental challenges facing MDA,” Paul Steinberg, PE, LSP, President of Mabbett . “Susan S. Smits, Senior Vice President will serve as Program Manager and lead our team which has the expertise and experience to work efficiently and effectively while producing high-quality work within the fast-paced environment at MDA.”

Mabbett currently holds seven additional multi-million dollar contracts, as a prime contractor, with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC) Washington; US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management (OCFM); Confidential US government client; and US General Services Administration NCR (GSA-NCR).

Mabbett provides integrated multi-disciplinary environmental, health and safety, and sustainability-energy consulting and engineering services. For 36 years, Mabbett has delivered value-added professional services to industry, commercial enterprise and Federal, state and local agencies. Mabbett is a US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), verified SDVOSB headquartered in Bedford, MA with regional offices in Paramus, NJ; Providence, RI; and Alexandria, VA. www.mabbett.com


EBCNE Announces Janet Coit as the Recipient of the 2016 EBC Paul Keough Award for Government Service

Posted May 24, 2016 by

Press Release Contact:
Daniel K. Moon
Executive Director, EBCNE
(617) 262-4050


May 24, 2016 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Janet Coit, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, is the recipient of the 2016 EBC Paul G. Keough Environmental – Energy Award for Government Service.

Janet Coit has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years. As Director of DEM since 2011, Director Coit has been dedicated to protecting the quality of the environment and promoting Rhode Island’s natural resources, including Narragansett Bay and the state’s network of historic parks, beaches and iconic landscapes. She serves as chair of the State’s Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council and the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative.  Prior to coming to RIDEM, she worked for ten years at The Nature Conservancy as Director of the Rhode Island Chapter. Before that, Ms. Coit served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works.

Ms. Coit’s background also includes working for three New England Senators and stints at the Department of the Interior and the Department of Justice. She serves on the board of the Boy Scouts of America’s Narragansett Council.  A graduate of Dartmouth College, Ms. Coit holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was president of the Environmental Law Society.

The Paul G. Keough Environmental – Energy Award for Government Service was established by resolution of the Board of Directors on January 4, 1994. The award recognizes the significant contribution Paul Keough made to the environmental and energy industry and is awarded to an organization or individual for outstanding environmental leadership in government service.

Paul Keough (1946-1994) was one of the first employees hired at the EPA Boston office when it opened in 1971. He served the agency for over twenty years, earning accolades as a hard-nosed, energetic bureaucrat with an abiding commitment to the environment. Mr. Keough began at the EPA as the agency’s press secretary and spent over 10 years as the deputy administrator for New England. Mr. Keough had an enormous impact on the hundreds of EPA employees he worked with in the Region 1 office. He also had a major impact on the thousands of individuals from businesses and industry, New England’s many environmental organizations, and other federal, state and local government officials with whom he came in contact.

Ms. Coit will be honored at the Annual EBEE Awards Celebration on June 16 at the Marriott Hotel in Newton, Massachusetts.


Presentation Added: EBC Rhode Island Chapter Program: Updates from Rhode Island’s Environmental and Energy Leadership

Posted May 20, 2016 by

The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Chapter Program: Updates from Rhode Island’s Environmental and Energy Leadership completed on May 20, 2016, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

Final Agenda – EBC Rhode Island Chapter Program: Updates from Rhode Island’s Environmental and Energy Leadership

5-20-16 Master Rhode Island DEM by ebcne


William Potochniak, P.E. Joins Tighe & Bond’s Westwood Office

Posted May 19, 2016 by

Bringing Local EH&S Service Expertise to Greater Boston Area Clients

Westfield, Massachusetts – May 19, 2016 – Changing regulations and management trends are driving an increased demand for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) services in the Boston area. To support this upsurge, Tighe & Bond recently added EH&S expert William Potochniak, P.E. to its growing Westwood office team.

Potochniak, a project manager who has 20 years of local experience in engineering, is committed to serving EH&S clients in the Greater Boston Area. He specializes in water and wastewater treatment technologies with a focus on industrial wastewater treatment, regulatory permitting and assistance, system troubleshooting and upgrade evaluations, source reduction, and EH&S compliance. In addition, he prepares and certifies spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans, and has conducted fieldwork related to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). His experience also includes serving as a wastewater treatment operator at the onset of his career.

Potochniak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from Roger Williams University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the New England Water Environment Federation.

A resident of Natick, Potochniak has spent his entire career based in eastern Massachusetts, where he has developed a strong network of clients and partners.

Tighe & Bond

Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering and environmental consulting firms in New England. It has offices in Pocasset, Westfield, Westwood, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tighe & Bond also recently opened an office in Red Hook, New York.

With a team of more than 270 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.

Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally.  ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation.


For more information, contact Mary Beth Morris, P.E., Vice President of Marketing, at 413-572-3247, or email at MBMorris@tighebond.com. | www.tighebond.com


Presentation Added: Evening Program with Colonel Christopher Barron, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Posted May 18, 2016 by

The available presentations from the EBC Evening Program with Colonel Barron, New England District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed on May 18, 2016, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

Final Agenda – Evening Program with Colonel Barron New England District Commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

5-18-16 Evening Program with Colonel Barron, New England District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by ebcne