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Cristina Mendoza Named Vice Chair of the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee

Posted November 9, 2017 by

It give us great pleasure to announce that Cristina Mendoza of Capaccio Environmental Engineering will be joining the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee Leadership Team as Vice Chair. Cristina has been involved with EBC for several years and recently received the EBC Ascending Leaders Award for 2017.

Cristina Mendoza, Environmental Scientist/Sustainability Consultant
Capaccio Environmental Engineering
293 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA  01752
508.970.0033 x128 // email

Cristina’s bio:

Ms. Mendoza holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science (2014) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (2015) from Clark University. She began interning at Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. (Capaccio) throughout her undergraduate and graduate years, starting in June 2013. Cristina has been working full-time at Capaccio as an Environmental Scientist/Sustainability Consultant since June 2015, and was promoted to the ES II level in January 2016.

Cristina’s experience and expertise include corporate sustainability reporting and consulting, greenhouse gas reporting and sustainability metrics tracking and analysis. Other experience and expertise include environmental reporting and ISO 14001 Management Systems development. Cristina leads the Sustainability Technical Group for Capaccio and is responsible for technical expertise, internal resource development, and technical group strategy. She also leads the Management Systems Technical Group for Capaccio, holding similar responsibilities. Along with technical project execution, Cristina is a Project Manager and EHS DashboardTM Account Manager.

In April 2017, Cristina co-presented at the 2017 SESHA (Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association) Symposium on the topic of ‘The Power of Aligning EH&S with Business Aspirations’. In addition, Cristina is a member of the AIM Sustainability Roundtable expert sustainability panel, which plans and executes events throughout the year on sustainability topics. Cristina has also been a member of the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee (Member since 2013 – Leadership Team Member since Summer 2014) in which she planned a program event on sustainable, responsible, impact investing.


Miles Moffatt, P.E., BCEE Joins Tighe & Bond’s Water Practice

Posted October 23, 2017 by

Leading water industry figure supports firm’s northeast clients and water practice team as vice president and technical director

Westfield, Massachusetts – October 18, 2017 – Tighe & Bond, a Northeast leader in engineering and environmental consulting announced today that Miles H. Moffatt, P.E. BCEE has joined the firm as a technical director and vice president.  A 33-year industry veteran, Moffatt has managed major water programs and projects for clients throughout the Northeast. He joins Tighe & Bond after serving as US Chief Engineer for Water and a global leader for program management services at one of the world’s largest engineering firms.

“We are pleased to welcome Miles Moffatt to Tighe & Bond,” said David Pinsky, P.E., President & CEO.  “Miles has worked for a broad range of clients delivering portfolios of large water conveyance and sewer collection programs across the Northeast region, including Washington D.C., New York, and across New England. His broad experience, technical knowledge and his natural gift for connecting with others will benefit both our clients and our staff. I especially look forward to Miles mentoring our younger staff as a technical director in Tighe & Bond’s water practice.”

“I am thrilled to join Tighe & Bond,” said Moffatt.  “After working for decades with large public firms with global focus it is gratifying to join an employee owned firm having strong full-service capabilities devoted to northeastern United States clients. Tighe & Bond has an extraordinary team of talented professionals across our technical disciplines, and I look forward to supporting them as a technical director as I engage with clients across the Northeast.”

Moffatt earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at New York University.  He is a licensed professional engineer in four states, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

About Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater market.  A staff of more than 325 people work from offices located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Rhinebeck, New York.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients’ successes.  In business for over a century, the firm never stops evolving and improving to keep pace with client needs.  Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

Engineering News Record ranks Tighe & Bond a top 10 New England design Firm, a top 500 national design firm, and a top 200 environmental firm.  Building Design+Construction also ranks Tighe & Bond one of the top 60 engineering firms in the United States, and Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Debbie Whitney at 413-572-3207, or email at DJWhitney@tighebond.com.


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Former New England District Commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Joins Normandeau Associates

Posted October 23, 2017 by

Bedford, NH – Colonel Christopher Barron, Retired, former Commander of the New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined Normandeau Associates, Inc. as a Senior Regulatory Specialist.  Colonel Barron will focus on the management of large, complex projects and continued expansion and strategic development of Normandeau Associates.  Colonel Barron will add high level regulatory expertise to the firm in the areas of environmental impact studies, licensing and permitting for energy projects, harbor dredging, transportation and other infrastructure projects.  He will also play a major role in strengthening relationships with state agencies, with an emphasis on the Northeastern U.S.

“The addition of Colonel Barron provides senior regulatory and management expertise to complement our growing number of top-notch environmental scientists and managers.  Chris’ experience managing large complex projects will support our nationwide practices in the energy and port development sectors,” said Pam Hall, Board Chairman and CEO.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work with Normandeau’s team of scientists, environmental and public involvement professionals,” said Colonel Barron. “The firm has an exceptional reputation within regulatory agencies and the cutting edge technologies applied by the firm are helping to solve many of the Nation’s most pressing environmental challenges.”

Most recently Colonel Barron served as Commander of New England District of the Army Corps of Engineers where he directed a team of 500 professionals executing a $250M annual program across the six New England states, and worked closely with local governments, state resource agencies and federal partners. He had a wide range of responsibilities including oversight of 168 federal harbors, 32 flood control dams, 3 hurricane barriers and the Cape Cod Canal.

Colonel Barron holds a BS in Physics, from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN and a Masters Degree in in Military Operational Arts & Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Normandeau Associates, Inc., an employee-owned company in business for over 45 years, with a staff of 250 and 19 offices nationwide, is one of the largest science-based environmental consulting firms in the country and is known for its technical excellence and outstanding client service.  Normandeau Associates specializes in environmental impact studies, permitting and licensing of projects, wetlands mapping, stormwater management, water quality monitoring and modeling, dredge monitoring, fish and wildlife studies, and habitat restoration.  Normandeau Associates 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.

For additional information, please contact Colonel Barron at 603-637-1109 or visit www.normandeau.com.


Elevated Landfill Temperature Concerns and Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Southern New England Chapter of SWANA

Join us for our fall technical program at UMass Amherst.

When:            Monday October 16th, 2017, 7:30 am to 11:30 am

Where:            UMass Campus Center, – Amherst Room, Amherst, Massachusetts                     

Topic:             “Elevated Landfill Temperature Concerns and

                          Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas

Attend our fall breakfast seminar and hear two great presentations regarding elevated temperature concerns in landfills and the environmental benefits and impacts associated with energy recovery from landfill gas.

Environmental Benefits and Impacts of Recovering Energy from Landfill GasLisa Damiano and Stephen G. Zemba, Sanborn, Head & Associates

This presentation will discuss the history of LFGTE engines and continuing evolution of the technology.  Both the GHG offsets and environmental concerns of LFGTE engines will be explored and compared to other alternative energy solutions.

Elevated Temperature Landfills – Recent Challenges Facing the Solid Waste IndustryNicholas Yafrate and Scott Luettich, Geosyntec Consultants

This presentation will describe the challenges facing landfill operators at sites with elevated temperatures, as well as efforts being undertaken to detect, mitigate, and prevent elevated temperatures from occurring at existing and new landfills.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jay Viamari at 413-572-3281 or jpviamari@tighebond.com.  Complimentary parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

Voucher will be issued at registration.



NERC’s Fall Conference – Recycling Today 30 Years Later

Posted August 31, 2017 by


Press Release – August 30, 2017 – The Northeast Recycling Council’s 30th Anniversary & Fall 2017 Conference is just around the corner and will address some of the topics of greatest concern for sustainable materials management. Attendees and exhibitors from the US and Canada will gather at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Massachusetts on November 13 – 14, to participate in presentations and discussions that look at today’s current issues and reflects
on the lessons we’ve learned from the past 30 years for managing materials.

The Conference will open with introductory remarks from Commissioner Martin Suuberg of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  Following Mr. Suuberg will be Keynote Speaker, David Levine of the American Sustainable Business Council, a network of businesses committed to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Mr. Levine will talk about the connection between sustainable materials management and doing business in an environmentally friendly manner.

The Conference will continue with Shannon Davis of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Liza Casella of Casella Waste Systems, and Lisa Skumatz of Skumatz Economic Research Associates, who will discuss solutions for and the future of sustainable materials management. Another noteworthy session will feature Monique Oxender of Keurig Green Mountain, and Kathleen Niesen of Pepsico, who will present on brand name companies’ recycling involvement and impact over the past several decades. And the last session of Day One will include Resa Dimino of Resource Recycling Systems, Peter Cooke of Manomet, and Megan Pryor, of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, who will present on the successes and not so successful extended producer responsibility initiatives.

Day One will end with NERC’s 30th Anniversary celebration and awards ceremony.

Day Two of the Conference will begin with a recycling train the trainers session that will be presented by Ray Dube of Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England.  Concurrently, a  session on plastic grocery bag recycling programs and bans will be presented by  Tonya Randell of More Recycling and the WRAP Recycling Action Program; Sherill Baldwin of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and the Connecticut WRAP PROGRAM; Jennie Romer, Esq. of plasticbaglaws.org;  and Kayla Montanya of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (participating remotely).

These sessions will be followed by Ted Siegler and Natalie Starr of DSM Environmental Services discussing the state of construction and demolition waste in the Northeast region.  And the final session will include Mark Lennon of the The Reuse Network and Kyle Wiens of iFixit discussing the role of reuse for dealing with surplus furnishings as assets and the Right to Repair electronic devices.

Some of the things you can be sure to find at NERC’s Conference include:

  • An Agenda that includes topics identified by NERC’s audience as being the most critical industry issues.
  • Presenters that are experts in understanding and implementing strategies for increasing the diversion of waste materials.
  • A good mixture of sessions, networking time, and social events, that allow you to network with the presenters and attendees.
  • Affordable rates at a Hotel that incorporates green business practices into their operations—towel and linen program, recycling, collection of food scraps for composting, energy efficiency, and the purchase of local foods.

NERC’s conferences and workshops provide attendees with opportunities to learn, share ideas, discuss the issues, and network with others. Frequent attendees include: businesses; federal, state, and municipal environmental officials; recycling trade associations; haulers, processors, and manufacturers; municipal recycling coordinators and facility operators; school and university recycling coordinators; environmental consultants and non-profit organizations; and public and private sector sustainability coordinators.

For more information, visit NERC’s web page or contact Events Coordinator Mary Ann Remolador at 802.254.3636.


Contact: Mary Ann Remolador, maryann@nerc.org, 802-254-3636

NERC is a non-profit organization that conducts research, projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and environmentally preferable purchasing.

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