EBC Stephen G. Lewis Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry

Award Recipient:

  • Robert (Bob) P. Hamilton, Jr., Outgoing Chair, EBC Board of Directors; President, Woods Hole Group

In Recognition of Meritorious Service, Leadership and Dedication to Improving the Quality of the Environment and to the Development of the Environmental – Energy Industry in New England

Bob Hamilton is President of the Woods Hole Group, focused on organizational leadership with P&L responsibility. Joining Woods Hole Group in 1994, he previously was Coastal Engineer/Modeler, Scientific Operations Director, and V.P. for Business Development. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Masters from U. Delaware Center for Applied Coastal Research. He enjoys developing business relationships for multi-disciplinary projects with client engagement. His market and contracting experience spans government agencies, A&E partners, energy/power producers, private land stewards, universities, and non-profits. He managed Woods Hole Group’s acquisition by CLS in Toulouse, France, diversifying Woods Hole Group from traditional coastal sciences, engineering, and oceanography into sustainable fisheries and satellite telemetry applications for wildlife tracking.

His technical expertise is on problem solving. Recent endeavors include community climate change planning, ocean observations, wetland habitat restoration, dredged, coastal resilience, and related environmental impact assessments. New developments include a certified floating LiDAR buoy system for offshore wind, data transmission via the new Kinéis satellite constellation launching in 2024, and an affordable NEMO product to better manage small scale fisheries.

Outside of work, Bob is committed to family first, friends and community, while attempting to maintain an assortment of personal interests mostly intended for younger people.

Presenting the Award:


Catherine A. Finneran
Vice President, Transmission Project Development, Siting & Project Services, Eversource Energy
Vice Chair, EBC Strategic Planning

 

EBC Stephen G. Lewis Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry

Award Recipient:

  • Charles “Chip” Crocetti, Vice Chair, EBC New Hampshire Chapter; Senior Vice President / Principal Hydrogeologist, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.

In Recognition of Meritorious Service, Leadership and Dedication to Improving the Quality of the Environment and to the Development of the Environmental – Energy Industry in New England

New England is a healthier place, with an improved environment, because of Charles “Chip” Crocetti’s contributions. Chip has epitomized being a trusted adviser in his more than 35 years as a practicing hydrogeologist in the field of environmental consulting. He is well steeped in the Superfund Program and has helped navigate over a dozen Superfund sites in the Northeast through the regulatory system during his career. His wide-reaching contributions have improved not only human health and the environment but also the generations of professionals who have benefitted from his steady guidance and leadership.

Chip has been a member of the EBC since 2005 and has served as vice chair of the New Hampshire Chapter since 2017. In this role, Chip has contributed to planning EBC’s programs and served as program chair or co-chair for numerous NH Chapter programs.  He has mentored several ascending professionals to become more involved with EBC by encouraging them to join events, participate in committees, and join event planning or give presentations.  Chip has also been active in the Geological Society of New Hampshire including as a past Board Member, the National Groundwater Association, and the Geological Society of America.

As part of his role as a founding Principal at Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. (Sanborn Head), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Chip has served as shareholder Secretary for the firm since its founding. Chip has also served as a supervisor, career coach, and mentor consistently during his career with Sanborn Head demonstrating his ability to share and pass on his technical knowledge and communication approach.  Chip has incredible patience, enthusiasm, and talent for mentoring staff of all levels. With colleagues, clients, and stakeholders alike, Chip builds respect and consensus with a focus on technically rigorous and ethically sound approaches, and the ability to describe complex issues in simple terms.

Chip studied Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College followed by graduate school at Harvard University, where he completed his Doctorate in Geological Sciences. After several years in the minerals industry and the oil patch, Chip decided to move back to New Hampshire and try his hand at environmental consulting.  For over three decades, his work in environmental consulting has focused on hydrogeology, geochemistry, evaluation of contaminant fate and transport, remediation of hazardous waste sites, and environmental forensics. Chip has been on the forefront of emerging environmental issues throughout his career, including the assessment and remediation of MTBE and other fuel oxygenates, 1,4-dioxane, bedrock blasting impacts on groundwater quality, vapor intrusion, management of urban fill, and PFAS.  He is a licensed professional geologist in eight states, including Maine and New Hampshire.

As an outdoor enthusiast, Chip enjoys alpine skiing and hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire.  In the summer, he enjoys boating and being out on the water. Chip lives in Durham, New Hampshire along with his wife, Amy.

Presenting the Award:

Robert Varney
Chair, EBC New Hampshire Chapter
President, Normandeau Associates, Inc.


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The 2023 Stephen G. Lewis Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry