Leslie Beyer, MS, CIH, DABT

With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Beyer is board-certified in both toxicology as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and in industrial hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Having received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa), she then went on to earn a Master of Science in environmental health science from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Expertly skilled in a variety of industrial hygiene area, including occupational health and safety, risk exposure and assessment, and litigation support, Ms. Beyer’s work has covered a variety of topics: evaluating the basis of indoor air standards (LEED standards) and the significance of occupational and residential exposures; developing safe occupational exposure levels (OELs) as a member of the Workplace Environmental Exposure Level (WEEL) committee; reviewing and interpreting toxicological and epidemiological literature and data; conducting risk assessments to evaluate the safety of workers, consumers, and residents, including health risk assessments for cancer and non-cancer endpoints; comparing alternative chemicals to address product stewardship concerns (e.g., fire retardants) and providing technical expertise for evaluating potential health risks of such chemicals under REACH; assessing health effects from exposure to chemicals in the environment (e.g., arsenic, caffeine, chromium).

Former president two renowned toxicology organizations, the Occupational Safety and Public Health Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology and the toxicology committee of the Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Ms. Beyer remains an active authority in both the toxicology and risk committees of AIHA as well as in the New England section of AIHA (NEAIHA). Furthermore, Ms. Beyer has taught classes on toxicology for industrial hygienists, given numerous presentations, provided testimony, authored journal articles and book chapters, and is even an editor and author of AIHA’s Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist.

Dr. Herschel Clopper, PhD, ChE, CQE, PMC, CMC

For over fifty years, Dr. Clopper has acquired an astounding amount of experience as a chemical engineer, a development engineer, a production engineer, a process engineer, a quality assurance engineer, an environmental engineer, and as a professional consultant. Of his many impressive affiliations, notable associations include being an active member at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society for Quality, the Society of Professional Consultants, and even tenure at the American Society for Quality as both a historian and staff instructor. A graduate of Rice University with a PhD in chemical engineering, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with both a BS and MS in chemical engineering, and certified by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in program management, Dr. Clopper has completed numerous state-of-the-art technical programs sponsored by leading industry technical companies, including the mold testing and remediation training programs sponsored by EMSL Analytical, Inc.

During his professional career, Dr. Clopper 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, plant design, and plant construction. Prior to joining Boston Environmental, Dr. Clopper was the corporate director of quality for Hybricon and the principal of Clopper Consulting, assisting small and moderate-sized companies in the improvement of their internal processes and educational programs for their employees. In addition to his multi-industry engineering and managerial roles, Dr. Clopper has also held several teaching positions as a professor at Catholic University, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and even at the National Graduate School, instructing students all across the United States of America.

Arthur Coates

Chief microscopist and expert in the field of magnetic resonance microscopy, Mr. Coates’ academic experience includes majoring in electrical engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a BS in minerology-crystallography at Boston University, and advanced studies in microscopy at the McCrone Research Institute. In conjunction with publishing several papers in “The Microscope,” a renowned professional journal related to the technology, Mr. Coates is also a board member of the Eastern Analytical Symposium, an acclaimed organization that provides professional scientists and students continuing education in the analytical sciences and allied sciences.

Vastly experienced in the industry, Mr. Coates’ notable work experience begins with his time as a development engineer at the Sylvania Corporation where he was actively involved in the study of diffusion silicon surface stabilization and in the successful development of silicon epitaxial layer production process. For several years thereafter, Mr. Coates then joined IBM where he evaluated semiconductor devices for commercial applications. Following his time at IBM, he then joined the Polaroid Corporation and was actively engaged in a myriad of revolutionary projects, including thermal mechanical analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, thermal gravimetric analysis, high-pressure differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis, asbestos analysis of asbestos, and the photon-microscopic and microchemistry analysis of product and material contamination defects.

Lawrence DiPietro, MS

Mr. DiPietro 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, MS

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 Levy, CE, MSE, 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, ChE, PE, MBA, CMC, CMR

Founder of Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates, Inc., Mr. Marckini has been a practicing Chemical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineer for more than 40 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).

Dr. John Martin, ScD, CIH, CHMM

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, ChE

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.

Nelson Nemser, ChE, MS

As a chemical engineer from Northeastern University with over 40 years of diversified experience, Mr. Nemser has managed a myriad of environmental projects both on the field and in the office. A few of his notable contributions to the field of industrial chemistry include appraising food safety odor control technologies, investigating waste disposal/discharge and air emissions, supervising a Superfund site closure, evaluating atmospheric pollution technologies for NOx abatement, and overseeing acid mist emissions suppression.

Mr. Nemser has collaborated with a wide range of companies and clients in a variety of areas, including the United States Army, where he was responsible for the destruction of lethal chemical weapons, non-ferrous mining and metal recovery operations, nuclear power technologies, and wastewater treatments. He has even worked for two major engineering companies in the Boston area where he was entrusted to design a variety of petrochemical and chemical process plants.

Dr. Kenneth Weinberg, MSc, PhD, RPIH, 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.

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