Quote To Live By: “There is a great person who makes every person feel small, but the really great person is the one who makes every person feel great.” -G.K. Chesterton

Expertise:

  • Site Investigation and Remediation
  • RCRA, CERCLA, and Voluntary Programs
  • Superfund
  • Environmental Management Consulting
  • Merger, Acquisition, and Divestiture Services
  • Environmental Compliance and Liability Management
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Corporate Environmental Remediation Project Management
  • Environmental Insurance Evaluations and Risk Transfer Support
  • Financial Modeling Including Securities and Exchange Commission Reporting
  • Environmental Initiative and Program Integration
  • Environmental Reserve Program Development and Implementation.

  • Full Profile

    Over the past 27 years Kenny Ogilvie has been providing environmental management consulting support working with corporate environmental health and safety (EHS) and financial industry managers to design and integrate value measurement techniques, cost savings measurements, and corporate programs for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, compliance, reserves and SEC reporting, and environmental cleanup liabilities. Kenny has worked on hundreds of mergers and acquisitions including joint ventures, divestitures, and teaming arrangements. Kenny has also been very involved in Superfund site management for both corporations and PRP groups as a project coordinator, technical representative, and lead consultant. Kenny has worked on over 100 RCRA and voluntary remediation related projects throughout the United States. Kenny has worked on numerous special assignment projects related to SEC audits, insurance reviews, and liability management programs. Kenny has worked on projects in 37 of the 50 United States and worked on international projects in Australia, China, and Europe. Through these relationships, companies have shown dramatic increases in return on investment (ROI), financial allocations, shareholder perception, and cost savings.

    Education

    • BS, Aquatic Environments, Allegheny College, 1987
    • School of Business Administration, Management Program, The University of Michigan, 1993
    • Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Foundation for Management Excellence Program, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003.

    Professional Affiliations

    • National Environmental Policy Institute, Financial Incentives Work Group
    • Association for Corporate Growth – Pittsburgh Chapter
    • Environmental Risk Resource Association
    • National Association of Environmental Managers Corporate Wildlife Habitat Programs.

    Registrations and Certifications

    • OSHA 40-hour Health and Safety Training, with current 8-hour refresher training
    • High Performance Team Building Executive Strategies International, 2008.

    Key Project Experience

    Superfund Experience

    Kenny Ogilvie currently acts in the capacity of project coordinator for the Cooper Drum Cooperating Parties Group (CDCPG) for work relating to the Cooper Drum Superfund site; a former hazardous waste landfill and incinerator in South Gate, California.

    Kenny’s role is to facilitate and assist the CDCPG with Executive and Technical Committee meetings, coordinate with the consulting firm selected to conduct the supplemental investigations and implement the final remedy, coordinate preparation of the project budget, track expenses, coordinate cash calls, and manage the CDCPG’s checking account.

    Kenny also reviews and provides comments on all technical deliverables and facilitates distribution of deliverables for both Technical and Executive Committee review and discussion. Mr. Ogilvie also acts as the liaison between the CDCPG and EPA and facilitates both conference calls and in-person EPA, CDCPG, and consultant meetings.

    Kenny also manages the administrative functions for the CDCPG including group communication, facilitating distribution of group related deliverables, and supporting group requests for information.

    Kenny is the project coordinator for the Tank Hill Superfund site located in Cut Bank Montana, a former crude oil storage terminal. In this role he facilitates all group meetings, coordinates with all subcontractors, and is the main contact for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. He is also responsible for preparation and tracking of the project budget, tracking expenses, and coordinate cash calls. This role is nearly identical to his role at the Cooper Drum site.

    Kenny was also the project coordinator for the Davis Site Performing Parties Group for work relating to the Davis Superfund site; a former liquid and solid wastes management facility located in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

    Kenny’s role was to facilitate and assist the performing party members with Group and Technical Committee meetings, coordinate with the consulting firm selected to conduct the supplemental investigations and implement the final remedy, coordinate preparation of the project budget, track expenses, coordinate cash calls, and manage the Group’s checking account.

    Kenny also reviewed and provided comments on all technical deliverables and facilitated distribution of deliverables for both Group and Executive Committee review and discussion.

    Kenny also managed the administrative functions including group communication, facilitating distribution of group related deliverables, and supporting group requests for information. This role was nearly identical to his role at the Cooper Drum and TF Hill Superfund sites.

    Kenny was also the project coordinator for the Fibers Public Supply Wells Settling Defendants (the Fibers Site Group) for work relating to the Fibers Public Supply Wells Superfund Site; former synthetic fiber manufacturing facility located near Guayama, Puerto Rico.

    Kenny’s role was to facilitate and assist the Fibers Site Group with Executive and Technical Committee meetings, coordinate with the consulting firm selected to conduct the supplemental investigations and implement the final remedy, coordinate preparation of the project budget, track expenses, coordinate cash calls, and manage the Fibers Site Group’s checking account.

    Kenny also reviewed and provided comments on all technical deliverables and facilitated distribution of deliverables for both Technical and Executive Committee review and discussion. He also acted as the liaison between the Fibers Site Group and EPA and facilitated both conference calls and in-person EPA, Fibers Site Group, and consultant meetings.

    Kenny also managed the administrative functions for the Fibers Site Group including group communication, facilitating distribution of group related deliverables, and supporting group requests for information.

    Kenny also currently acts in the capacity of chair of the technical committee for the LWD Superfund Site; a former hazardous waste incinerator in Calvert City, Kentucky. The site received 1,270,000,000 pounds of hazardous waste from more than 4,000 generators. The site started as an emergency removal action, moved through demolition, and concluded with an investigation in 2008. The group is currently negotiating past cost settlement of $3.7MM with the USEPA. His role was to assist outside counsel with the technical committee meetings, coordinate with other technical committee members, review documents, review budgets, prepare environmental reserves annually, interview and select consultants and contractors, and attend agency meetings. Additionally, Kenny participated in the reserve allocation process determined by total volume.

    Kenny currently acts as the client representative on the Mays Phillips State Superfund site in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The site is a former waste transfer facility that landfilled wastes at the site. He actively participated with internal counsel on negotiating final financial allocation. He also attends technical committee meetings, reviews documents, prepares annual environmental reserves, and attends agency meetings.

    Kenny was the technical representative for the USOR Superfund site located in Pasadena, Texas. The Site is an abandoned used oil processor and wastewater treatment facility.

    Kenny provided technical support and attended all technical committee meetings, sat on the invoice review committee, and provided support to the project coordinator on an as needed basis.

    Kenny formerly acted as the client representative on the Ninth Avenue Dump Superfund site in Indiana. His role included attending technical committee meetings, reviewing documents, and attending agency meetings.

    Kenny acted as consultant project manager on the Buckeye Reclamation Landfill Superfund site in St. Clairsville, Ohio. His role included work plan preparation, sampling every type of media onsite, well installation, aquifer testing, report writing, agency meetings, budgeting and budget tracking, and health and safety oversite. Kenny was the onsite representative for 3 years during completion of the RI/FS activities.

    Other Key Project Experience

    Kenny has worked with companies to evaluate and manage environmental compliance and cleanup liability.  He has been involved with the development of programs and processes to evaluate, quantify, and report risk and risk minimization techniques using business processes and innovation tools to communicate project results to senior management.

    He was part of a team to evaluate a remediation liability portfolio of over 1,000 sites as part of a Joint Venture Agreement buyout.  The goal was to quantify total environmental cleanup liability for all sites associated with the Joint Venture and to evaluate risk transfer and minimization techniques for a formal presentation to senior management.  Specific activities including developing the assumptions and ground rules, reviewing all site files, mind mapping, morphological analyses, cost estimating, and report preparation.

    Kenny has acted as the JV transition support staff on a buy out of the joint venture for the past four years.  Responsibilities include understanding the ATCA and MSA, attending quarterly meetings, oversight of remediation activities on 20 locations and UST closure activities on over 100 locations. He is often involved in negotiations, documentation, and coordination activities between the organizations.

    He has evaluated the risk aspect of remediation compliance for several corporate remediation programs.  Based on the results of the ongoing evaluation the ultimate goal is to determine the current level of liability and identify and implement measures to minimize current and future risk and reduce overall spend.

    He has coordinated and conducted environmental reviews for both domestic and international multi-billion dollar client merger and acquisition evaluations.   He has acted in this capacity for hundreds of acquisitions; several of which are described below.

    Kenny was part of a team conducting environmental due diligence for a multibillion dollar deal involving hundreds of sites throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.  Activities included data room reviews, environmental compliance and remediation liability identification, third party liability evaluation, NRD evaluation and costing, cost modeling, cash flow analyses, and report preparation.

    Kenny coordinated environmental liability review activities during a $98 million acquisition of polyester resin operations, which included four manufacturing and 16 distribution facilities. Responsibilities included overseeing all investigation and remediation related inquiries and team members, preparing the final report, summarizing all acquisition activities, and preparing compliance and remediation cost estimates.

    Kenny was part of a corporate-led due diligence for acquisition of aluminum smelting activities throughout the United States and North America.  Activities involved visiting sites, summarizing environmental liabilities and preparing costs to closure, cash flow analyses, and environmental due diligence reports.

    Hazardous waste sites, including fast-track emergency response superfund sites.  He has developed hydrogeologic investigations, including point and non-point source surface water pollution studies, underground storage tank removals, RCRA closures, leachate investigations, well design and construction, aquifer testing, magnetometer surveys, air monitoring, and soil gas investigations.

    Publications and Speaking Engagements

    Ogilvie, K. Bauer, A. March 2008. Environmental Management Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Guest Lecturer – Environmental Policy and Planning.

    Ogilvie, K.  September 2004, 2005, and 2006.  “Environmental Excellence” Carnegie Mellon University.

    Ogilvie, K., Glover, J. December 2003, “Providing Business Value – Successfully Quantifying and Managing Complex Environmental Liabilities Presentation,” 7th Semi-Annual Merger and Acquisitions Advisor Conference and Award Program.

    Ogilvie, K.  June 2003, “Valuing Environmental Risk Management Departments Presentation,” Environmental Insurance Forum.  Sponsored by the Environmental Risk Resources Association.

    Ogilvie, K.  August 2002, “Demonstrating the Value of Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Services Presentation,” 8th Annual Industrial Wastes Technical and Regulatory Conference.  Sponsored by the Water Environmental Federation.

    Ogilvie, K., Carlson, R., Chizzonite, J. Spring 2002, “Improving Performance and Quantifying Value in Corporate EHS Activities,” Environmental Quality Management Journal.

    Ogilvie, K. April 2002, “Measuring and Reporting Value in EHS and Remediation Activities – How EHS Managers Drive the Value Creation Process.” Industry roundtable sponsored by Environmental Strategies Corporation.

    Ogilvie, K.  December 2001, “Measuring and Reporting Quantifiable EHS Value Presentation,” Sponsored by the National Environmental Policy Institute.

    Ogilvie, K. November 2001, “Quantifying Value in H&S Activities Presentation,” Sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers.

    Ogilvie, K. October 2001, “Improving Environmental Performance and Measuring Quantifiable Value in Corporate EHS and Remediation Activities Presentation,” Sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the Auditing Roundtable.

    Brown, M., Vondracek, J., Phillips, W., Ogilvie, K. 2000, “Indoor Air Exposure Assessments for RCRA Corrective Action Sites,” Remediation Journal.

    Kundman, J., Ogilvie, K. 1999.  Current Technical and Regulatory Developments:  Risk Management Program; Persistent, Bio-accumulative Toxic Chemicals, Proposed Rule; and Commons Sense Initiative.  Environmental Claims Journal.

    Phillips, W., Johns, K., and Ogilvie, K. 1997.  Risk Based Remediation: More Than Just Numbers.  Hazardous Waste Strategies Update.

    Ogilvie, K., Volkmar, R., Oliva, R., and Johns, K. 1996.  Measuring and Reporting Environmental Performance Presentation.  Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business.

    Ogilvie, K., Gambino, M., and Spicuzza, J. 1996.  Potential Effect of Natural Resource Damage Claims on Environmental Reform.  Environmental Claims Journal.

    Ogilvie, K., Spicuzza, J., and Johns, K. 1995. Recent Developments in Cleanup Technologies–Future Land Use and Remedy Selection Under Superfund.  Remediation Journal.