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EBC Announces Additions to Leadership Team for Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee

Posted April 11, 2019 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Steve Cross of Heritage Environmental Services, LLC, Thomas Fiore of Urbelis & Fieldsteel, LLP, Max Forsythe of NRC, and Jonathan Schaefer of Robinson & Cole LLP have all been added to the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee Leadership Team.

Steve Cross, Strategic Accounts Manager
Heritage Environmental Services, LLC
7901 W. Morris Street, Indianapolis, IN 46231
315.406.9342  //  Steve.Cross@heritage-enviro.com

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Steve Cross has been employed with Heritage since 2006. In his current capacity he is focused on communicating with Environmental Engineers, Consultants and Remediation firms promoting Heritage’s capabilities with respect to PCB remediation waste, PCB Bulk Product waste, RCRA waste and Heritage’s owned rail fleet of intermodal containers. Mr. Cross has been in environmental sales, focused in hazardous waste since 1988. Previously, Mr. Cross served in private industry with Materials Research Corporation in Rockland County, NY for 13 years with 5 years as Corporate Manager of Environmental, Safety & Security.

Mr. Cross is a 1975 graduate of Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY and holds an Associates of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Thomas Fiore, Of Counsel
Urbelis & Fieldsteel, LLP
155 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110-1727
617.338.2200  //  tgf@uf-law.com

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Mr. Fiore is Of Counsel to the firm of Urbelis & Fieldsteel, LLP. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Northeastern University School of Law. Mr. Fiore has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on issues of land use and environmental law in a variety of business and operational contexts including the lease, sale and development of environmentally-impacted property, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

Max Forsythe, Business Development Manager
National Response Corporation (NRC)
19 National Drive, Franklin, MA 02038
508.966.6014  //  mforsythe@nrcc.com

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Max Forsythe is a member of the NRC’s Business Development team where his primary focus is on expanding relationships with clientele through NRC’s variety of service lines ranging from industrial cleaning, decontamination, transportation and disposal of waste to large-scale remediation projects. He manages, in a programmatic way, NRC’s business offerings primarily in the northeast by sponsoring the needs of his clients to ensure success. Mr. Forsythe has been with NRC for five years and previously worked for an international refractory metal manufacturer as part of their inside sales team.

Mr. Forsythe graduated from the University of Tampa in 2010 holding a degree in Finance.

Jonathan Schaefer, Attorney
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103
860.275.8349  //  jschaefer@rc.com

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Jonathan Schaefer, a member of the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, site remediation, occupational health and safety, energy regulatory compliance and siting, and litigation related to federal and state regulatory programs. His experiences enable him to work effectively with experts and legal counsel to help clients minimize risk and solve compliance, enforcement, transactional, and regulatory matters.


Joel Loitherstein Added to the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee Leadership Team

Posted April 4, 2019 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Joel Loitherstein of Tighe & Bond will be joining the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee Leadership Team. Joel has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing his industry knowledge to the Site Remediation & Redevelopment Committee as a member of the Leadership Team.

Joel S. Loitherstein, P.E., LSP, Principal
Tighe & Bond
446 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
508.471.9627  //  JSLoitherstein@tighebond.com

Joel Loitherstein is a Professional Engineer and Licensed Site Professional with expertise focusing on environmental site assessment/remediation, groundwater hydrology, and soil mechanics. His experience includes serving as LSP-of-Record, and as a neighborhood advocate in support of numerous urban development projects. He also has served as an expert witness for court cases including both state cases and federal class action cases involving negotiation with MassDEP, Phase II investigations, and has provided the design of Phase III remedial action schemes on behalf of clients. He has also served on several committees organized by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection relative to the licensing of professionals to perform this type of work. He is a founder and past president of the LSP Association and was one of four LSPs selected by MassDEP to develop the first licensing examination.


EBC Announces Leadership Change for the Dam Management Committee

Posted March 6, 2019 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Christopher Haker, Principal Engineer at Tighe & Bond, will become the Chair of the EBC Dam Management Committee. Also at this time, Chad Sumner, Principal at SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC, will become the committee Vice Chair.

With the greatest appreciation, EBC would like to thank Matthew Bellisle, Senior Vice President of Pare Corporation, and Matthew Taylor, Principal & Senior Vice President of GZA, for their many years of service to the EBC as the Co-Chairs of the EBC Dam Management Committee and for their invaluable support of the EBC.

For more on the EBC Dam Management Committee, follow this link.

Christopher D. Haker, P.E., Principal Engineer
Tighe & Bond
446 Main Street, 13th Floor, Worcester, MA  01608
508.320.3168  //  cdhaker@tighebond.com

Christopher Haker's Bio

Christopher D. Haker, P.E. heads the Dam Engineering Group at Tighe & Bond. Chris has 23 years of experience in dam and geotechnical engineering. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University an MS degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute and Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. He has been the project manager and lead designer for multiple concrete, stone masonry, and earth embankment dam rehabilitation projects.

Chad Sumner, Principal
SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC
16 Front Street, Suite 209, Salem, MA 01970
978.744.1515  //  csumner@sumcoeco.com

Chad Sumner's Bio

Chad is Managing Principal of SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC (“SumCo Eco”), a self-performing ecological and environmental construction firm. Founded by Chad and his brother Travis in 2006, the company has completed hundreds of environmental improvement projects across the Northeast including dam rehabilitations, removals and fish passage; river, wetlands and marsh restorations; coastal resiliency; site remediation and redevelopment; Stormwater BMPs; culverts, bridges and other infrastructure; invasive species management and more. In his role as Managing Principal, Chad defines and advances the firm’s ecological construction niche; has assembled and guides SumCo Eco’s complementary construction leadership team in addressing the diverse ecological, environmental and infrastructure challenges posed by climate change; and collaborates with industry stakeholders to improve best practices in ecological construction.

Chad is a scientist by education and training, having received his Master’s degree in Conservation Biology and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Geology and Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of and frequent presenter at the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists, and the Environmental Business Council of New England, for which he also serves as a member of the board of directors.


David Foss and Edward Van Doren Named Vice Chairs of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee

Posted February 28, 2019 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that David Foss of Wilcox & Barton, Inc. and Edward Van Doren of CDM Smith will be joining the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee as the Vice Chairs. David and Ed have been long-time supporters of the EBC, and look forward to contributing their industry knowledge to the Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee as Vice Chairs.

David Foss, CPG, LSP, Vice President – Principal Hydrogeologist
Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
#1B Commons Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053
603.369.4190 x523  //  dfoss@wilcoxandbarton.com

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David Foss is a Principal Hydrogeologist who leads the Brownfield Redevelopment practice at Wilcox & Barton, Inc., connecting a broad range of public and private development interests.  Focusing on the remediation and redevelopment of hazardous waste and petroleum-contaminated sites, he finds great satisfaction in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods and the social benefits of economic renewal.  He identifies and implements solutions for projects involving difficult regulatory and technical issues.  David is an expert in Brownfield incentive programs and policy.  He identifies and implements solutions for projects with challenging environmental histories amid overlapping regulatory programs for Wilcox & Barton, Inc. projects.

David is active in numerous civic and professional organizations including the Licensed Site Professional (Massachusetts), Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals, the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and the Massachusetts Geologic Society.  He is a Certified Professional Geologist and Licensed Site Professional.

Edward Van Doren, P.E., LSP, Principal Environmental Engineer
CDM Smith
75 State Street, Suite 701, Boston, MA 02109
617.452.6817  //  vandorenep@cdmsmith.com

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Mr. Van Doren is a Principal Environmental Engineer with CDM Smith in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been involved in environmental engineering and consulting for more than 30 years. His experience includes implementation of remedial technologies at petroleum and uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and project and program management. Mr. Van Doren’s project work has included former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites, chlorinated solvent contaminated sites, petroleum contaminated sites, brownfield sites, landfills, and military installations. He is a Massachusetts Professional Engineer (PE) and Licensed Site Professional (LSP). Mr. Van Doren is a member of the EBC Site Remediation & Redevelopment Committee Leadership team. He holds a BS degree in chemistry from the State University of New York at Oswego and an MS in Engineering in Environmental Studies from UMass Lowell.


Kenneth Rhodes Added to New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team

Posted February 28, 2019 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Kenneth Rhodes of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. will be joining the EBC New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team. Ken looks forward to contributing his industry knowledge to the New Hampshire Chapter as a member of the Leadership Team.

Kenneth Rhodes, Senior Vice President
Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
540 North Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101
603.668.8223 x2105  //  krhodes@fando.com

Ken is a Senior Vice President at Fuss & O’Neill in Manchester, NH, and has been involved in numerous planning and site development projects, all of which included coordination of information and review. Through his nearly 35 years of assisting projects through the regulatory process, exposure to regulatory personnel, and the process they manage, Ken has developed excellent working knowledge and relationships streamlining the development process.