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Quote To Live By: “Ownership in the project is the key to project success.” -Unknown

Expertise

  • Remediation Project Manager
  • Operations & Maintenance of Groundwater Remediation Systems
  • Soil Vapor Extraction and Air Spurge System
  • Monitoring Well Sampling
  • Health & Safety

  • Full Profile

    Mike has over 29 years of diverse experience providing field services and operation and maintenance oversite of groundwater remediation systems for clients throughout Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. His expertise includes annual inspections with regulatory authorities, securing discharge permits, compliance sampling and associated discharge reporting. 

    Education

    • Environmental Management, Muskingum Area Technical College, 1985-1987

    Certifications and Training

    • Class K Treatment System Operator, IL
    • Class A Waste Water Treatment Operator, MI
    • OSHA 40-hour Safety Training, in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120
    • OSHA Site Supervisor Training, in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120
    • OSHA Confined Space Entry Training, in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120

    Key Experience

    Confidential Chemical Client – New Jersey

    Mike provided oversight of geoprobe borings for this client’s site in New Jersey.

    Confidential Client – Multiple Locations

    Field Service Technician

    Mike has provided groundwater services support at multiple sites for this client including construction oversite, system data monitoring, bacteria injections, and system design review.

    Confidential Client – Findlay, OH

    Mike upgraded a storm water containment basin to pump automatically to the city sewer when the basin reached set water level – instead of requiring someone turning on the pump and watching it pump for 8hrs a day and then turning it off. This resulted in saving the client thousands of dollars a year.

    Confidential Client Distribution Facility – Evandale, OH

    Provided closure of less than 90-day hazardous waste storage tank and overfull sump and RCRA storage pad closure. Mike was the field team leader in charge of all field personnel and equipment and complied the closure report.

    Confidential Client – Dublin, OH

    Hazardous waste storage pad closures at Corporate Research and Development facility. Mike served as the Field Team leader overseeing the pad cleaning and soil excavation around the edge of the pad. He was also the site safety officer.

    Operation & Maintenance Experience

    Confidential Client – Akron, OH

    O&M Abandoned Facility

    Mike provided operation and maintenance of a groundwater recover system at the client’s abandoned facility. Work at the site included:

    • Pump and Treat system using electric pumps, air stripping, and bio remediation before discharge.
    • Reduced O&M requirements from 40 hours per week down to 14 hours per week.
    • Project lead system upgrade to EOS Program Logic Controller from old ice cube style controls. New remote site control allowed the system to be monitored remotely, which reduced site visits and helped control O&M cost. Required site visits were preplanned to increase efficiency by scheduling subcontractors ahead of time.
    • Prepare monthly flow report for City of Akron and Semi-Annual Discharge report.
    • Annual inspections with City of Akron IPP Personnel.

    Confidential Client – Cleveland, OH

    Provided operation and maintenance of groundwater recovery system at the client’s abandoned facility. This included securing yearly discharge permits for client until system was shut off and providing ongoing facilities management.

    Confidential Client – Columbus, OH

    Provided operation and maintenance of groundwater recovery system at the distribution facility including:

    • Pump and Treat system consisting of sump pump, collection trench and low profile air stripper.
    • Preparation of Bi-Monthly Discharge report for submittal to the City of Columbus.
    • Requested and obtained new discharge permit for the treatment system.
    • Removing PCB’s and VOC sampling reduced client sampling costs from the permit.

    Confidential Client – Lansing, MI

    Mike provided operation and maintenance of a groundwater recovery system at this abandoned facility. This included:

    • Pump and treat system using recovery wells and shallow tray stripper.
    • Assisted with securing the discharge permit renewal.
    • Advised on the upgrade of the system to meet USEPA discharge guidelines.
    • Telemetry monitoring of the remediation system allows for better planning of site visits.
    • Prepared quarterly air emissions discharge report for submittal to the State of Michigan DEQ.
    • Annual inspections with City of Lansing IPP Personnel.

    Confidential Client – South Bend, IN

    Mike provided operation and maintenance of a groundwater recovery system at this distribution facility including:

    • Soil Vapor Extraction and Air Spurge System.
    • Onsite Project Team leader for system upgrade to new Program Logic Controller system and sensors.
    • Installation oversight of the new air compressor start-up used for enhanced air sparging.
    • Installation oversight of air compressor heat recovery system.