Herschel Clopper


Herschel Clopper, vice-president and senior associate of Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates, Inc., has been a practicing Chemical Engineer, Quality Engineer, and Environmental Engineer, and Professional Consultant for more than 35 years. His professional affiliations include the past offices of Historian and Staff Instructor for the Boston Section of the American Society for Quality, and memberships have included the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society for Quality, and the Society of Professional Consultants. Dr. Clopper presently conducts and directs environmental investigations for the surveying of sites for contamination of indoor air quality, for contamination of soil and groundwater; and proposing and overseeing the execution of remediation plans, and the conducts and directs the assessment activity for verification of successful remediation.

Dr. Clopper graduated from Rice University in Houston Texas with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and from MIT, in Cambridge, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering. He holds a Program Managers Certificate awarded by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. Dr. Clopper has also completed numerous state of the art, technical programs sponsored by leading industry technical companies including among others, the Mold Testing and Remediation training programs sponsored by EMSL Analytical, Inc., New York.

During his professional career, he has worked at five Fortune 500 companies in the chemical, photographic, fiber optic, electronic equipment development, and environmental industries in various capacities including research, engineering, manufacturing, management, and plant design and construction. His engineering positions have included environmental engineer, development engineer, production engineer, process engineer, and quality assurance engineer. His management positions have included quality management in manufacturing, contract procurement, senior management, and corporate director level positions in research, engineering, project management, program management, and new product development and introduction. Prior to joining Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates Inc., he was Corporate Director of Quality for Hybricon, and a Principal of CLOPPER CONSULTING, assisting small and moderate sized companies in the improvement of their internal processes and educational programs for their employees.

Dr. Clopper’s impressive credentials additionally have included teaching positions as Assistant Professor at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and Adjunct Professor in the School of Industrial Management and in the School of Management at WPI. He is presently an Adjunct Professor at the National Graduate School instructing students across the US.

Arthur Coates

BS M-C; MRI-Microcsopy
Chief Microscopist, Senior Associate

Mr. Coates, a Senior Associate, joined Boston Environmental in 2008. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1952 to 1954 where he majored in electrical engineering. He served in the US Military in the Korean Conflict from 1954-to 1956 after which he completed his undergraduate work at Boston University in 1961 with a BS in Minerology-Chrystalography. He later continued his studies at the MacCrone Research Institute where he studied Microscopy, and presented several papers which were published in “The Microscope,” a professional journal related to the technology. Mr. Coates is a voting member of the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS), Inc. Board. This professional organization provides professional scientists and students continuing education in the analytical sciences and allied sciences. In addition, the EAS presents a scientific exposition annually, which includes papers workshops, short courses, and displays of scientific instruments.

Employed after graduation by Sylvania Corporation, as a Development Engineer, Mr. Coates participated in the study of diffusion silicon surface stabilization and in the successful development of silicon epitaxial layer production process. From 1963-1966 he was employed by IBM where he worked in the evaluation of Semiconductor devices. In 1966 he joined Polaroid Corporation, where he spent the next thirty years. His assignments included among others, Photon Microscopic and Microchemistry analysis of defects contamination in materials and products; Thermal Mechanical Analysis Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermal Gravimetric Analysis, Hi-Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis; Bulk analysis of Asbestos

Mr. Coates’ primary role at Boston Environmental is to conduct microscopic particle identification studies.

Larry DiPietro


Larry received Bachelor of Science and Master Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts. He also attended the New England School of Law.

During his 40-year professional career, he held titles such as contractor, inspector, senior engineer, consulting engineer, senior project manager and director of engineering. He has worked in the mechanical, civil, environmental and facilities engineering fields as well as the commercial and residential construction and building inspection industries. He has worked for various companies including a Fortune 25 corporation.

He is also licensed as a general contractor (construction supervisor), master electrician, master plumber, gas fitter, HVAC technician, oil burner technician, pipe fitter and home inspector.
His vast knowledge enables him to understand how the various complex systems in buildings and facilities function, interact and contribute to indoor air quality and environmental issues. His building inspection background includes radon, mold, VOC and water testing. He has worked for various companies including a Fortune 25 corporation. He has worked for various companies including a Fortune 25 corporation.

His professional memberships have included the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, the American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Raymond Harpin

BS, MS, Senior Associate

Mr. Harpin has been a practicing environmental and geoscientist/engineer for over 30 years. He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For 10 years he was involved in petroleum exploration as a geophysicist with Amoco Exploration Company in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX. During the past 23 years he has been engaged in environmental engineering and consulting in New England, including evaluation and remediation of contaminated sites with soil, groundwater, and indoor air issues. Most recently he has been employed by a major New England Environmental Engineering company where he has conducted evaluation of suspected contaminated properties and conducted Risk Assessments of the potential health effects on humans of site contaminants. A substantial part of his work has included conducting Indoor Air Quality tests, evaluations and assessments.

Karen Olsen Levy

BS, MS Civil Engineering, MS Engineering Public Policy, CMC

Ms. Levy has been a Senior Associate with Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates since 2005. Her extensive career in air quality and building science includes stints as a consulting engineer (Energy and Environmental Analysis, Arlington, Virginia), in research (Center for Engineering and Environmental Studies, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University) and in government (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Programs). Her professional memberships have included the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.

Ms. Levy graduated Swarthmore College with a bachelors degree in engineering and Carnegie Mellon University with a masters degree in civil engineering and a masters degree in engineering and public policy. Ms. Levy has also completed state of the art technical programs sponsored by leading industry technical companies including programs on radon, mold, allergens, sampling and report interpretation and programs on indoor air quality and testing.

Ms. Levy played a key role in the implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act. She has published technical papers on indoor air quality, building energy consumption and on radon. In 1994, Ms. Levy testified to Canadian Parliament on the American approach to regulation of air toxics as a representative of the American government.

Gene Marckini


GENE MARCKINI, president and founder of Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates, Inc., has been a practicing Chemical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineer for more than 30 years. He is a Registered Professional Chemical Engineer in the State of Massachusetts. His professional affiliations include the past offices of President and Vice President of the Engineering Societies of New England; member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and American Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Board of Directors of the American Fiber Optics Association.

Mr. Marckini holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, a Masters of Business Administration, The Executive Program, at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business and a four-year state of the art environmental evening engineering program.

During his professional career, he has worked for three Fortune 500 companies in the chemical, photographic, fiber optic and environmental industries in various capacities including engineering, engineering management, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and international business. His engineering positions have included environmental engineer, development engineer, production engineer, plant/facility engineer, process engineer, and quality control engineer. His management positions have included management, senior management, and executive level positions in research, engineering, program management, and environmental project management sales and marketing. Prior to founding Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates Inc., he was Vice President of Environmental Engineering, for a leading Massachusetts environmental engineering firm. He retired from Polaroid Corporation in 1995, as Sr. Director R&D Division.

Mr. Marckini’s impressive credentials additionally include a BS ChE (BS Chemical Engineering) MS Env E )(Environmental Engineering), PE ChE (Registered Professional Chemical Engineer), MBA, CMC (Certificated Mold Consultant), CMR (Certificated Mold Remediator), and a CMRT (Certificated Mold Remediation Trainer).

John A. Martin


John is an industrial hygienist and chemist with 23 years of experience that includes business development, analytical chemistry, hazardous waste characterization, occupational hygiene, and environmental health and safety consulting. He has experience in analytical data review, indoor air quality investigations, indoor vapor intrusion investigation involving petroleum constituents and chlorinated hydrocarbons, mold and moisture investigation and assessment, airborne contaminants and environmental exposure assessments, welding fume assessment, asbestos inspection, OSHA compliance assessment and response, noise and vibration assessment and mitigation design, job hazard analysis, and health and safety planning and implementation.

John has particular experience with nanotechnology and nanoparticle measurement and exposure assessment in the indoor environment.

John is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene and is certified by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers in the management of hazardous materials. John holds a Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and chemistry from Roger Williams College; a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University; and, a Master of Science and Doctor of Science in industrial hygiene from the University of Massachusetts.

Lane McDonough

Lane is a chemical engineer with 37 years of diversified experience in the environmental assessment and remediation, hazardous waste treatment, process, nuclear and fossil power industries. As a project engineer with Stone & Webster Engineering and Chicago Bridge & Iron, he has managed R&D projects evaluating and implementing various technologies for the Department of Defense to assesses and destroy chemical agents. He has led environmental assessments of Superfund sites for the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and supervised field assessments for MASSPORT.

He has experience in process design, safety assessments, and analytical data review. He has developed and implemented plans for the remediation of mercury and arsenic-contaminated equipment and analyzed the fate of heavy metals recovered from fossil power plant scrubbers. Working with the Environmental Protection Agency, NAVFAC and local Community Advisory Committee, he has drafted decision documents and remedial action plans based on analysis of data collected during field sampling programs.

Lane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored technical papers and published articles on energy conservation and chemical agent destruction and holds a patent on high pressure ceramic tubes for use in reformer reactors.

Peter G. Moleux

P.E. Chemical Engineering

Peter is a registered professional chemical engineer specializing in the investigation of chemical usage, chemical emissions, environmental and OSHA regulations and process equipment for over 45 years. His engineering career began as a sanitary engineer working for the State Division of Water Pollution Control inspecting facilities to determine the use of and identifying sources of chemical and other wastes that could enter the environment, inspecting operating environmental control systems, reviewing engineering plans and equipment specifications supplied by consultants to the state for approval within Massachusetts. Leaving as the Vice President of a public firm, after leaving state employment, that supplied environmental controls (air, water and wastewater treatment), he was the responsible manager for equipment being specified, purchased, assembled, then sold, plus the protocols recommended for proper operation by clients on a world-wide basis.

As a chemical engineer working for himself, he continued to expand by taking on projects involving assessment of quality control in laboratories, application of best management practices of equipment and chemical storage, applications for and use of air emission controls, identifying waste minimization and recycling opportunities, identifying poorly installed floor coatings, prioritizing options for increasing the efficiency of process modifications, and proper room air and ventilation of equipment to avoid hazardous and toxic fume exposure to employees. He has conducted environmental and process related projects in the automotive, aircraft, electronics, metal finishing, agribusiness, mining, chemical laboratory, inorganic, organic and petrochemical industries and provided training with manuals when appropriate.

Peter has served as an expert witness providing “expert assessment” followed by providing expert reports, provided depositions and testifying in both federal and state courts. He has international experience, in addition to Canada and Mexico, in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is registered as an expert with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kenneth S. Weinberg

B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., TURP

Kenneth S. Weinberg, Ph.D. has been a practicing environmental professional for more than 40 years. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Boston University, a Master of Science in Environmental Health and Radiation Health Physics from the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Pathology from Boston University’s Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences. Dr. Weinberg has over thirty years of experience in toxicology, Environmental Health and Safety. He has worked as a research scientist specializing in pulmonary injury from various chemical and environmental toxicants. He has also worked in the area of pulmonary carcinogenesis. His career includes working as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, a Parker B. Francis Foundation Fellow, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Tufts New England Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, respectively. Dr. Weinberg has also worked as an industrial hygienist and as the Director of Safety at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Since 2000, Dr. Weinberg has worked as an independent consultant specializing in environmental health, safety and toxicology. In addition, he is a Toxics Use Reduction Planner (TURP) in Massachusetts with a general certification. Dr. Weinberg has expertise in respiratory protection and its uses. He has worked extensively in a variety of pertinent areas of practice, including chemical exposure and pulmonary injury, mold exposure and radiation monitoring. He has also written policies and procedures for companies to comply with OSHA regulations including, but not limited to, confined space entry, hazard communication, OSHA injury and illness reporting, and blood borne pathogens. Dr. Weinberg has published several scientific papers dealing with pulmonary injury and disease and has written several books dealing with both healthcare safety and indoor air quality.