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Manager Engineer

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
February 07, 2018

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M.S. Environmental Engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN - 08/1994

B.S. Environmental Health, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN - 05/1979


Indiana Dept of Environmental Mgmt – Compliance and Technical Assistance 5/17-Present

Senior Environmental Manager

Assist regulated community with compliance and technical questions in all environmental media. Prepare on-point narrative, forms and detailed calculations for environmental permits. Environmental, Health & Safety compliance audits for regulated entities relative to local, state and federal rules. Write and perform site EHS training materials for regulated facilities and for the agency. Negotiate enforcement actions between IDEM and regulated facilities.

Martin Resource Management 07/14 - 2/17

Senior Environmental Coordinator

Responsible for oversight of daily and ongoing environmental and pollution-control requirements for 11 refinery, oil and gas facilities. Developed ISO 14001 / RCMS corporate-wide policies and procedures. Develop and maintain FRPs, SPCCs, SWPPP plans, air permits, IWP permits and associated reporting. Plans include updating and changing rail, truck, river barge/dock loading/unloading operations. IC for oil line rupture response brought to successful conclusion. Perform quarterly internal audits, reports and provide assistance to address corrective actions and generally work to achieve ongoing compliance with facilities. RFI then design/spec new MBBR wastewater treatment system for refinery operations to replace existing pond system installed in the 1950s.

Cornerstone Environmental 09/11 – 07/14

Environmental Engineer/Specialist

Air permits renewals, negotiations w/ various state and EPA regions for several Title V, NESHAPS/NSPSs including major and minor modifications for new equipment and processes., Perform environmental assessments, legal / regulatory assessments, reports to clients. Assist/advise clients on EPA and state enforcement and potential enforcement issues including NOVs, NODs, and CAA 114 requests. Prepared RFQs for new physical-chemical wastewater treatment equipment, biological wastewater plant, air pollution control equipment - assisted client in reviewing bids. Clients including Paper Mills, Steel Mini-mills, Foundries, Secondary Aluminum Smelting, Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing, Coil Coating, others.

C&D Technologies, Inc., Attica, IN 03/08 - 09/11

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Renewed all environmental permits including Title V FESOP, NPDES Storm water and Industrial Waste Pretreatment. Negotiated reduced stack sampling for FESOP resulting in $60K annual savings. Developed and implemented training, procedures and work instructions for all environmental regulatory media. Specified and installed dust collector to replace existing fire-prone cartridge collector. Negotiated to closure two existing EPA consent decrees. Implemented $40K annual cost savings through change in Industrial Waste Pretreatment chemistry. Replaced failing WWT microfilters with new more reliable and user-friendly solids removal technology. Trained and managed 3 environmental technicians.

Led engineering projects to reduce Lead-In-Air levels by 71%. Improved employee blood lead programs achieving historic improvements. Energized all health & safety programs including Lockout/Tagout, HazCom, Chemical Hygiene, Fall Protection, Lead Exposure Control, Respirator, and many more. Trained and managed 3 health & safety technicians and Plant Nurse.

Promoted from Environmental Engineer to EH&S Manager/ (plant staff).

Lafayette Environmental Consulting 11/06 - 03/08

Environmental Consultant

Responsible for all environmental compliance including NESHAPS, on-site WWTP, RCRA procedures, training, etc. Specified innovative replacement for ineffective wastewater treatment system. One direct report.

Griffin Industries, Cold Spring, KY 11/05 - 11/06

Corporate Environmental Manager

Responsible for all Environmental compliance and Environmental controls for 26 rendering and bakery facilities nationwide. Developed and launched new Environmental Management System. Design, installation and trouble shooting for air and wastewater abatement including scrubbers, RTOs, mechanical WWTPs, lagoons, etc. Applied for and successfully negotiated several Title V, NPDES, and Land Application System permits in different states. Oversaw reporting (Title V compliance certifications, TSCA, Form R, Compliance Certification, LAS, etc.) and other staff positions (two direct reports at corporate level).

Solved difficult odor violations (resulting in NOV that would have delayed air permit) at Texas facility through simple modification to production processes and O&M practices. Prepared data and made presentation to KYDEP to eliminate requirements for “Baby BACT” VOC rule at bakery facility. Demonstrated through collection and analysis of data that existing processes across the company were in compliance with various new & pending MACT standards.

Flex-N-Gate Corporation, Veedersburg, IN 01/99 - 10/05

Corporate Environmental Director

Responsible for all Environmental compliance and engineering including air NESHAPS, Title V permits and IWPs, RCRA, etc. Hired and trained all five plant and corporate level environmental managers/engineers.

Used proposed paint line expansion (for new business) as an opportunity to eliminate old technology coating operations that were in danger of not being customer compliant. New RTO expansion resulted in re-classification from major PSD source for VOCs to synthetic minor for Title V and MACT (VOC Coating of Plastic Parts). As per normal, prepared and negotiated air permitting and did RFQ for changes & additions myself. Wrote comments for SubPart MMMM MACT (Misc Metal Parts) on behalf of FNG.

Improved performance of existing environmental controls (WWTPs, scrubbers, etc.) for two largest facilities. Specified and installed all environmental controls for (WWTP, Scrubbers, Catalytic Oxidizer, etc.) for Greenfield automotive supply manufacturing facility in central Mexico. Prepared major facilities for ISO 14001 Certification after establishing Corporate-wide Environmental Management System. Successfully registered 20 facilities.

Regular annual 7% merit raises & $10K bonuses.

Roll Coater, Inc., Greenfield, IN 09/96 - 10/99

Division Environmental Engineering Manager

Responsible for all aspects of environmental compliance and engineering (major air - Title V, water and solid & hazardous waste issues) at this Arvin subsidiary, which has a production output of nearly one billion pounds of substrate processed annually. Hired, trained and managed individual site environmental coordinators, engineers, etc.

Helped write comments for and negotiate requirements of Coal Coating MACT as part of National Coil Coater MACT Task Force. Compiled data and successfully negotiated (to the benefit of the facilities) two new and several renewal Title V permits. Specified and installed several thermal oxidizers, negotiated and performed compliance testing for two new installations.

Regular merit raises.

INTAT Precision, Inc., Rushville, IN 12/93 - 09/96

Senior Environmental Engineer

Responsible for all environmental programs at this gray iron and ductile iron foundry and machining operation including: Air Permitting - Title V, oversight of closure for local RCRA Clean-up site (lagoon), development of solid waste management program from special waste to hazardous waste, and storm water NPDES permit. Also, performed all associated training.

Key player in Indiana Clean Air Act Advisory Committee during adoption of Part 70 rule into SIP. This included writing or helped in writing several model air permits & model CAMs that are still used by IDEM today.

Regular merit raises.

TRW Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN 07/88 - 12/93

Environmental/Safety Engineer (Engineering Staff)

Manager of ground water remediation project. Responsibilities included: operation and oversight of maintenance; meetings, correspondence and other liaison with Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Air management responsibilities included completion of permits and tracking compliance with new Clean Air Act amendments. Managed solid, special and hazardous waste programs, including waste minimization and Treatment, Storage & Disposal (TSD) facility audits.

Performed environmental audits for other TRW facilities and for TSDs used by TRW. Responsible for programs to achieve compliance with Clean Water Act, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, CERCLA (including technical committee for superfund site), SARA, HAZCOM, HAZWOPER, Clean Air Act, industrial hygiene, and other applicable EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations. Developed and implemented proactive Standard Practice Instructions, protocols and employee training. Industrial hygiene evaluation and monitoring for hazardous materials, etc.

Promoted from Environmental Engineer to EHS Engineer (Engineering Staff)

Lafayette Water Pollution Control Department, Lafayette, IN 09/83 - 07/88

Industrial Surveillance Technician

Responsible for surveillance monitoring of 21 industrial users under the City's pretreatment program. Also performed facility audits on industrial users.


Class "D" Waste Water Treatment Operator Certification

Registered Industrial Wastewater Professional (Indiana Industrial Operators Association)

Certified Hazardous Material Manager, Master Level (Institute for Hazardous Materials Management)

Registered Environmental Professional (National Registry of Environmental Professionals)

HAZWOPER 24 hour training


10E (Air) & 10F (Water) Committees American Foundryman Society (AFS) 1993-1996

Indiana Cast Metals Association (INCMA) Environmental Committee Chairman 1994-1996

INCMA Board of Directors 1996

National Coil Coaters Association MACT Task Force 1996-1998

Marion Co. Greater Area MACT Work Group member

Member of AESF Air and Water Committees (including national task force both MMP MACT and MP&M Categorical regulations) 1999 - 2005

Ontario SMOG Advisory Group (developing rules for VOC generation resulting in ground-level ozone)


Arkansas Environment Federation (AEF) Government Affairs & Environmental Committees 2014-2015


“Planta Limpio” award from the Mexican government 2004 for physical-chemical wastewater treatment plant designed for Flex-N-Gate in Guanajuato, MX


Indiana Cast Metals Association Annual Governmental Affairs Workshop presenter - annual regulatory updates on environmental and pollution control issues at state and federal level.1994 - 1996

American Electroplaters Surface Finisher’s (AESF) presenter on new wastewater categorical standards and technology. 2002

Annual Cincinnati EH&S Symposium presenter - State of Kentucky “Baby BACT” rule implications for industry. 2006


Mentored and hired as intern Kaitlyn Kulczyk the first graduate of Purdue University’s Environmental and Ecological Engineering program. Kaitlyn worked for me senior year, 2 years after graduation, and now works for an Indianapolis based environmental consulting firm. Under my direction, Kaitlyn developed an EMS system for our Lead-Acid battery manufacturing facility. Kaitlyn also accomplished other pollution control procedures and training, as well as writing exemptions from EPA sampling/regulatory requirements.

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