ChE, PE, MBA, CMC, CMR
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).
Dr. Herschel Clopper
PhD, ChE, CQE, PMC, CMC
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.
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.
Raymond J. 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.
John F. Tweedie
CH, BS, MS
Mr. Tweedie has been a practicing Chemist for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He received a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialty in Organic Chemistry.
For 17 years he was the Corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety Officer for Albany International Corp, the largest manufacturer of fabrics for paper machine. He regularly conducted audits at plants throughout the Americas, which included extensive air testing.
Mr. Tweedie also taught in high school and was an Organic Research Chemist for Wyeth Laboratories in Philadelphia and Arthur D. Little in Cambridge.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Safety Council, a chapter of the National Safety Council. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Chemical Society. Mr. Tweedie has co-authored seven publications in the Organic Chemistry field and holds one patent on producing a wound dressing foam.
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.
BA Physics, Radiation / Health Physics
Jim Tocci has more than forty years’ experience as a Health Physicist and Radiation Safety Specialist. Jim received his BA from Northeastern University in Physics and mathematics and has administered major radiological safety programs and conducted research involving a linear electron accelerator for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. During his forty plus year career, he has been a radiation safety consultant to educational institutions, medical facilities and to industry. He has organized and administered radiological safety programs for universities and industrial clients and other research-oriented users of radioactive materials. He has routinely conducted inspections of licensees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to client who possess, use manufacture and transfer radioactive materials in order to ensure their compliance with the applicable Commission regulations and license conditions. He has assisted in organizing and administering the radiological safety program at the AMMRC, consisting of a large depleted uranium melting, forging and machining program of Cf252 neutron source, a 14 Mev neutron generator, a 2.5 Mev radiographic X-ray unit and numerous X-ray diffraction and fluorescent units.
Earlier in his career, James was employed as a Research Physicist working as part of a group responsible for operating, maintaining, and replenishing a 3 million curie Co60 irradiator used to irradiate food for research. As a Liaison to the Mass Emergency Management Agency, during Vermont Yankee and Yankee Rowe emergency drills and exercises, he was responsible for continuously updating the Director on radiation levels /conditions in the local communities within the EPA; and participated as an incident advisory team member and responded to a number of incidents within the Commonwealth. Jim is well versed in all areas of Radiation Safety and capable of handling all measurement, licensing and safety issues for Massachusetts and the other New England States. Jim is a member of the National Health Physics Society, the Health Physics Society and a past member of the Board of Directors, and past editor of the NECHPS Newsletter.