As a Director of Remediation, Mr. Fisher is responsible for the direction and administration of remedial action projects. His duties include the technical direction of site activities, implementation of health and safety protocols, contract administration, site engineering, and project cost control. He currently oversees four Remediation Technology offices, located in the Midwest and east coast.
Mr. Fisher is a scientist with 20 years of experience in the environmental, regulatory and public health field, including 8 years with the Mobile Alabama Area Water and Sewer Authority. He has performed pilot and bench scale tests on water and wastewater for determining optimum process flow and treatment methodologies, and he has been involved in system and process upgrades at publicly owned treatment facilities. Mr. Fisher has experience managing environmental laboratories, water and wastewater treatment systems, source water protection programs and industrial wastewater pretreatment programs.
- Bachelor of Science – Marine Biology, University of South Alabama, 1994
- Bachelor of Science Geology, University of South Alabama, 2002
- Grade IV Certified Wastewater Operator, Alabama
- USACE CQM certified
Richard Peck, PE.
Mr. Peck is the Branch Manager for the Clean Harbors office in Kalkaska Michigan. Rick received his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
During his 33 year career, Rick has been involved in dozens of projects involving in-situ and ex-situ remediation, NAPL recovery, and treatment system design and operation and maintenance. Rick also has managed dozens of geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations and lead engineer on these projects. Rick has managed all aspects of these projects involving environmental regulatory compliance, underground storage tank management consulting, work plan preparation, report preparation, and Feasibility Study and Corrective Action Plan preparation. Rick’s qualifications include:
- Michigan Technological University, Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, 1985
- Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Michigan (PE #41621)
- American Institute of Pro Geologists – Certified Professional Geologist (CPG-#9734)
- Licensed Professional Geologist, State of Wisconsin (PG #291)
- Michigan Certified Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator # 4483 (B-3b Classification)
- Michigan Certified Storm Water Operator – Industrial Site #2749 (A-1i Classification)
- Michigan Certified Storm Water Operator – Construction Site #1639 (A-1j Classification)
David Grote, PE.
Dave Grote is the General Manager of the Clean Harbors Remediation office in Bridgeport New Jersey. Dave received his bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 3 states.
Dave has managed dozens of projects involving in-situ remediation system design, and operation and maintenance. Treatment systems included water and air filtration systems, Insitu biological systems, and NAPL recovery systems, and subsurface depressurization systems. Dave has also spent a large part of his career as an engineer for municipal and industrial water supply system upgrades, as well as sewage and sanitary treatment plant design and upgrades.
- S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2006
- A. General Studies, Indiana University, 2000
- Registered Professional Engineer: Michigan, Missouri, Illinois
Jerry Lisiecki, PhD.
Doctor Jerry Lisiecki is a Senior Project Manager, working out of the Clean Harbors office in Ithaca, Michigan. He holds a Doctorate in Limnology, and a Masters in Aquatic Biology. Jerry Lisiecki has over 35 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of environmental remediation systems. Some of his work includes:
- Leading the design, installation, and operation of an SVE system targeting 425,000 cubic yards of impacted soil, reaching regulatory cleanup levels within one year.
- SVE and air sparge system design and installation, used to reduce TCE in the soil and groundwater below regulatory goals, resulting in a No Further Action letter. In situ calcium polysulfide application was used to reduce and precipitate hexavalent chromium in the soil and groundwater. Source concentrations was reduced >99.5%.
- Developed and oversaw step-wise remedial strategy (Fenton’s reagent and potassium permanganate chemical oxidation followed by augmented, in situ bioremediation) at a 6-acre site contaminated with chlorinated solvents. Total VOCs were reduced >99% in five of six sources. An ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide oxidation system destroyed 1,4-dioxane in groundwater recovered from the site. Assisted development and negotiation of restrictive covenants on neighboring properties. Site closed.
- Employed Fenton’s reagent chemical oxidation of free phase chlorinated solvent sources followed by augmented reductive dechlorination of residual and dissolved contaminants. TCE concentrations decreased >95% percent across the site.
- Addressed NAPL from a diesel LUST using in situ chemical oxidation. Ozone is manufactured on site and injected into the soil and groundwater beneath a building and parking lot.
- Evaluated past pump and disposal system that addresses the core of a landfill leachate plume. Developed alternative strategies including enhanced or augmented in situ bioremediation, to either remediate plume core or control migration. Alternatives have reduced project cost substantially.
- Evaluated remedial alternatives and developed preliminary remedial design for free product petroleum hydrocarbon fuels beneath an active terminal. System integrates dual phase extraction, oil-water separation, and in situ biodegradation. Participated in final engineering, design review, system start-up, and OM&M.
- Bachelors of Science, Biology, Major, Chemistry, Minor
- Masters of Science, Aquatic Biology
- Doctorate, Limnology
Mike Leahy, CPG.
Mr. Leahy is a Project Manager for the Clean Harbors branch in Ithaca, Michigan branch. Mike graduated from Western Michigan University (WMU) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Hydrogeology. Mike’s main focus with Clean Harbors lies with the management of environmental remediation projects. This includes remediation system design and construction, operation & maintenance, development of proposals, management of subcontractors and employees, and project budgeting, etc. He has direct experience in NAPL recovery, AS/SVE, air strippers, pilot testing, and hydrotest and construction water treatment. Prior to Clean Harbors, Mike worked in environmental consulting for 10 years, where most of his project management experience has been working with manufacturing, and oil and gas production facilities, in the areas of site characterization, remediation system design and installation, and project management.
- Bachelor of Science in Hydrogeology, Western Michigan University.
- American Institute of Pro Geologists – Certified Professional Geologist (CPG-#9725)
Jeff Ward, PG.
Jeff Ward is a Project Manager working for our Kalkaska, Michigan office, out of El Dorado Arkansas. Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Arkansas State University, and a Master’s degree in Geology from the University of Arkansas.
As Project Manager, Mr. Ward is responsible for the management of various environmental investigation and remediation projects, from proposal phase to planning & performance phase. Accountable for project quality, client satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and budget analysis and control. Jeff actively participates in business and client development. Jeff has managed large-scale groundwater remediation projects at industrial sites for chlorinated solvents and DNAPL plumes. Integrated strategies that include pump & treat, soil vapor extraction, dual phase extraction, in situ chemical oxidation, and in situ biodegradation. Jeff’s qualifications include:
- University of Central Arkansas, Master of GIS, Geography, Partially Completed
- University of Arkansas, Master of Science, Geology, 2010
- Arkansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, 2005
- Arkansas Board of Registration for Professional Geologists (#2033), 2015