Leadership

Executive

Jay Hofmann

President / CEO

John E. (Jay) Hofmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Consultants, Inc., at the firm’s Dallas office. A 30-year veteran of the firm, he has served in several key roles at Trinity, a 600-person environmental consulting and software firm with 48 offices worldwide. The firm is strongly focused on industrial Clean Air Act (CAA) regulatory compliance work. Before being selected as President and CEO, Mr. Hofmann served as the firm’s COO. Mr. Hofmann has substantial consulting experience and is an authority on Clean Air Act regulations, air pollution (source) impact assessments, air pollution control technologies, and environmental management systems. He has also conducted process development work associated with air pollution controls used in oil refining operations and conducted research of the formation of acid rain. His consulting focus is CAA compliance. He has routinely been called upon to formally evaluate prospective capital projects involving upgrades and implementation of new and more efficient process in a variety of ways. He has developed and taught numerous private and customized CAA classes to major industrial companies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO) and he has been  active on CIBO’s Environmental Committee since 1994. CIBO works closely with the EPA, the United States Department of Energy, state regulatory authorities, and other governmental bodies to effectuate common-sense environmental regulation. Mr. Hofmann earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also received an M.S. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona and has completed executive business training at Dartmouth’s Tuck Executive Program.

 

Dave Larsen

Chief Financial Officer

Dave Larsen is the Chief Financial Officer of Trinity Consultants.  Prior to joining Trinity, Dave led financial operations at Sabre Holdings as division CFO and Controller for Sabre Travel Network, Sabre Airline Solutions and Sabre Hospitality Solutions.  In addition, he served as President and General Manager of the Travelocity Partner Network, which is the largest division of the online travel agency Travelocity.  Dave’s varied background includes stops in investment banking with Dain Rauscher Wessels as well as seven years as an electrical design engineer at Texas Instruments. Dave earned a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

 

Chris Price

Director, Human Resources

Chris serves as Director of Human Resources for Trinity Consultants. Chris has nationwide responsibility for human resources functions including workplace effectiveness, benefits, compensation, payroll, recruiting, employee relations, communications, leadership development, and performance management. Chris has 18 years of experience in human resources management. After a two-year stint as a recruiter for SHL Systemhouse, he honed his skills at Cap Gemini (later Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young), where he served in positions of increasing responsibility and eventually became the National Practice Resource Manager of the firm’s Information Systems Management division. In that role, he directed human resource transition and recruiting activities for a variety of outsourcing clients, including a rail transportation firm and an automobile manufacturer’s internal insurance group. Prior to joining Trinity, Chris also served in enterprise-wide human resource roles as the Director of Resource Development for NetEffect Corporation, a communications services firm, and as the Director of Human Resources for Primesource Corporation, a food service equipment distribution company. Chris earned a B.S./B.A. in Management, focusing on Human Resources, from the University of Central Florida. He is a DDI Targeted Selection Administrator, a Certified Instructor of Behavioral Interviewing, and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Contact Chris at cprice@trinityconsultants.com.

 

Paul Greywall, PE

Director, Business Development

Paul is a director of Trinity Consultants and president of Trinity Consultants of North Carolina, PC, a subsidiary of Trinity Consultants that offers engineering services in North Carolina. Paul assists key clients in executing their strategic environmental plans by providing and coordinating resources across Trinity’s offices and service areas. He manages complex air and water permitting projects, environmental compliance audits, risk analyses, and ambient dispersion modeling studies. He is a frequent instructor of educational courses focused on federal air quality regulations. During his 18 years with Trinity, Paul has served as a consultant and senior consultant in the Dallas office, project manager in the Raleigh office, principal consultant and office manager in the Charlotte office, and director at the corporate level. His regulatory experience includes Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and minor (state) New Source Review (NSR), nonattainment new source review (NNSR), federal operating permits (Title V), Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) compliance, state and federal environmental reporting, environmental health and safety (EH&S) auditing, and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) / Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) development. He has been involved in the preparation of air permit applications in all 10 U.S. EPA regions and 30 states. Paul received a B.S. in Pre-Medical Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from The Wichita State University. He also holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a M.B.A. from Duke University. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, New York, and Texas, a member of the Air & Waste Management Association, and a former Director of the South Atlantic States Section of that organization.

 

Paul Smith, PE

Director, Quality Management

A specialist in air regulations and air permitting processes, Mr. Smith provides air consulting services to manufacturing industries, helping clients develop and execute strategies for addressing the air permitting and dispersion modeling requirements associated with capital projects while optimizing the client’s business objectives.  His work has been particularly focused on managing projects for sources impacted by the New Source Review permitting regulations.  He has served in a variety of litigation support roles, helping clients respond to enforcement actions, preparing expert reports, and advising legal counsel on air-related technical, modeling, and regulatory matters.  Mr. Smith also conducts air compliance audits and helps clients develop compliance plans and implement environmental management information systems.  Furthermore, Mr. Smith is an instructor for several of Trinity’s popular training courses including Air Compliance Auditing for Industrial Facilities and Air Regulations and Permitting in Kentucky. In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Smith serves as Trinity’s Quality Management Director.  In this role, he oversees the ongoing development and improvement of Trinity's quality and knowledge management systems.  He is also responsible for maintaining Trinity's corporate office certification to the ISO9001:2008 standard and for the quality management system implemented in all the consulting offices of the firm nationwide. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he first obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) and then a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering (Summa Cum Laude).  He is a licensed Professional Engineer.  

 

Laura Redmon

Director, Marketing

Laura directs marketing strategy and implementation for Trinity Consultants and its business units.  She is responsible for brand management and lead generation across a wide variety of media and oversees the development, delivery, and quality assurance for Trinity’s many professional training courses. Laura is a member of the firm's Executive Operating Committee and participates in its strategic planning process.  She has been involved in a number of strategic initiatives focused on company growth through diversification, sector specialization, and business development optimization. With the firm for more than two decades, Laura has been involved in every aspect of the Trinity's marketing program, starting out as a sales and marketing associate for BREEZE software.  She has written extensively on environmental issues affecting industry and is the editor and publisher of Environmental Quarterly, a publication focused on environmental regulatory, technology, and sustainability issues affecting industry.  Laura leads a staff of six who support the firm’s marketing goals and coordinate nearly 300 educational courses annually.  She earned an MBA at the University of North Texas and a BBA in Marketing at Texas A&M University.

 

Alan Chuang

Director, Information Technology

Alan is a 21 year veteran in the IT field and serves as IT Director of Trinity Consultants.  In his current role, Alan sets the overall IT strategy of the firm and leads Trinity’s IT professionals in maintaining Trinity’s worldwide network and infrastructure.  Prior to joining Trinity in 1997, Alan was the webmaster for The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization aimed to promote free-market alternatives to government regulation and control.  Over the years, Alan has designed Trinity’s Project Management System, led the migration from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange, and redesigned Trinity’s Knowledge Management System using SharePoint.   Alan graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in 2010.  Prior to obtaining his MBA from SMU, Alan received a B.A. in Biology from University of Texas at Austin.  He is a member of the INTERFACE Advisory Council and is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.  

 

Matt Berlew

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Matt Berlew serves as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Trinity Consultants. He leads the firm’s deal sourcing and execution initiatives in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Trinity, Matt served as Sr. Director of Corporate Development for ACTIVE Network, a private equity-backed software company where he identified target acquisition candidates, negotiated deal terms, led due diligence, and coordinated initial integration efforts of acquired companies. He also held various corporate development, strategy, and finance positions with Sabre Corporation. Matt received a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business. 

 

Consulting Operations

North Region

John Iwanski

Managing Director, North Region

John is a Managing Director in Trinity’s suburban Chicago office.  A 23-year veteran of Trinity, he conducts project management and senior technical consulting for a number of air quality projects ranging from complex permitting projects such as prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and Title V permits to regulatory reviews for compliance audits and hazardous air pollutant regulations.  He has worked extensively with the industrial and legal community on devising strategies to address both historical and prospective permitting and compliance, and has provided expert witness and expert testimony on a number of project engagements.  His day-to-day work includes general oversight and planning, scheduling, regulatory negotiations, technical assistance, and quality control and auditing.  He oversees Trinity’s operations in California, Phoenix, Seattle, Kansas, St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Wisconsin, Indianapolis, and Burlington.  He has personally worked with clients and regulatory agencies in many U.S. EPA Regions. John’s work has covered a wide range of industry – but in all cases the focus has been on air quality compliance, permitting, and strategy.  He has worked with electric utility, surface coating, wood products manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, refining, cement, stone and lime, rubber and tire manufacturing, pulp and paper manufacturing, and the agricultural products industry.  John has managed a number of projects involving air dispersion modeling and is familiar with U.S. EPA dispersion models.  An accomplished trainer, he has presented numerous presentations ranging from multi-day custom corporate and state agency training events, to targeted seminars and webinars on specialty air quality topics. He earned a B.S. in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, and served as a Weather Officer in the USAF prior to joining Trinity. 

 

Clay Raasch, PE

Regional Director

A Trinity veteran with 25 years of environmental consulting experience, Clay assists clients in achieving compliance with environmental regulations, with a historical focus on air quality permitting and compliance.  After a five-year stint in Kansas City, Clay opened Trinity’s first West Coast office in Seattle in 1996, and eventually served as Director of Trinity’s Western Region.  In 2002, Clay left Seattle for Dallas, serving as President of Trinity’s information systems subsidiary, T3, Inc., where he assisted clients with the implementation of environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) management information systems.  In 2005, he returned to his home state of Minnesota, and launched his second Trinity office, focused on air permitting and environmental compliance solutions.  He now has responsibility for Trinity environmental consulting services in the northern US and Canada. Clay received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

 

Arron Heinerikson

Regional Director

Arron has over 20 years of experience in air quality consulting and serves as Regional Director for Trinity’s Central States Offices (Kansas City, St Louis, and Iowa). Arron has particular experience in air quality permitting and the associated regulatory analyses and technical requirements as well as litigation support and control technology reviews. He has assisted with Title V permitting for a variety of industries including portland cement manufacturing, lime manufacturing, aggregate production, and corn wet milling among others. In addition to his permitting experience, Arron specializes in ambient air quality and hazardous release modeling for complex industrial sources. He is also knowledgeable about Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program development, and visible emissions testing. Arron earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas. 

 

Vineet Masuraha

Regional Director

Vineet Masuraha serves as Regional Director of Trinity’s West Region and has 17 years of environmental consulting experience with significant expertise on complex air quality issues.  Vineet is a recognized strategic advisor and thought leader on complex air quality issues facing regulated sources including climate change and sustainability matters. As Regional Director, he oversees and has P&L responsibilities for Trinity’s West Region consulting operations.  The majority of his experience involves managing and supervising projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, South Dakota, Texas, and several other states.  Vineet has provided services to clients in a variety of industries, including oil and natural gas (upstream and downstream), refining, cement, chemical, electric utilities, building products, pulp and paper, agricultural and dairy, food processing, tire manufacturing, railroad operations, aerospace, construction, agriculture, and food products.  Vineet specializes in air quality permitting and compliance, ambient air dispersion modeling and monitoring, Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) quantification and verification, emission quantification and reporting, GHG verification, health risk assessment, carbon footprints, regulatory and feasibility analyses, EMS (ISO 14001)/EMIS, and environmental due diligence assessment and compliance audits.  He is CARB accredited lead verifier and also manages Trinity’s AB-32 verification projects. Vineet also provides strategic advice to senior environmental professionals on technical issues that affect capital investments and associated environmental permitting and compliance requirements. He has delivered technical papers and numerous presentations on a variety of environmental subjects.  In addition, he has prepared and taught industry-specific workshops for several facilities covering various air quality topics.  Vineet has also provided expert witness support in Clean Air Act litigation cases. Vineet earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University, an MS degree in Environmental Engineering & Air Quality Management from Montana Tech, and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the Regional Engineering College in Bhopal, India.

 

David Wall, PE

Regional Manager

David Wall serves as Regional Manager overseeing operations of Trinity's suburban Chicago, Indianapolis, and Ann Arbor offices while assisting the regulated community in the region with a variety of environmental compliance issues.  He is involved in state, Title V, and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting projects, CEMS compliance, the evaluation of control and monitoring technologies and MACT Compliance assistance.  David has significant compliance support, permitting, and auditing experience in the petroleum refining and petrochemical industries.  He has managed permitting projects ranging from minor modifications to multi-billion dollar capital projects.  He has performed consent decree- based and internally driven compliance audits at refineries and chemical plants with topics ranging from general Title V compliance to historical PSD applicability issues and U.S. EPA enforcement initiative "marquee" issues such as BWON, NSPS J/Ja, LDAR, and flaring.  He also serves as the instructor for Trinity’s Clean Air Act Workshop for Petroleum Refineries professional training course. David also has experience working with electrical utilities and industrial cogeneration and powerhouse facilities to provide permitting services, auditing, and support with cap and trade programs such as the Acid Rain Program and associated CEMS and other monitoring requirements under 40 CFR 60 and 40 CFR 75. David graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer (PE) and Certified Manager (CM).

 

East Region

Mike Remsberg, PE

Managing Director, Eastern Region

Mike is Managing Director for Trinity’s East Region with more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience. Mike is a recognized strategic advisor and thought leader on complex air quality issues facing regulated sources including GHG/climate change and related CSR/sustainability matters. As Managing Director, he has executive responsibilities for Trinity’s East Region consulting operations, Trinity’s EHS Information Services business line and Trinity’s aquatic toxicology business, Minnow Environmental, based in Canada. He is also responsible for coordinating Trinity's corporate strategic planning efforts. Mike's technical areas of expertise include air quality permitting (PSD/NSR/Title V), NESHAP/MACT/NSPS compliance, multimedia compliance audits, GHG audits, emission inventories, carbon footprints, emissions trading of NOx, VOC, SO2, PM2.5 and CO2/GHG, environmental management systems (EMS/ISO14001), quantification of environmental risks and costs, enforcement and litigation support, and environmental due diligence assessments. In 2015, Mike was appointed to the State of Maryland Climate Change Commission's Mitigation Work Group.  In 2014, Mike was selected to be a member of the ASTM technical committee responsible for authoring the inaugural Product Category Rules for Cement Environmental Product Declarations. In addition to operational and strategic leadership for Trinity’s consulting operations, Mike also provides advice on technical issues that affect the deployment of capital investments and management of compliance risks and opportunities to senior environmental professionals and corporate executives. Mike has delivered technical papers and numerous presentations on a variety of environmental subjects including the use of renewable fuels and alternative materials. He is also active on Trinity's behalf in the National Lime Association and Portland Cement Association. Mike has also provided expert witness support in Clean Air Act litigation cases. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a registered Professional Engineer.

 

Kirk Lowery, PE

Regional Director

Kirk, a ten-year environmental consulting veteran, serves as Manager of Trinity’s Columbus, OH, office. Kirk has extensive experience assisting industrial clients with regulatory challenges such as state and federal air permitting, construction permits, and a host of other projects. For five years, Kirk oversaw the air quality program for a major international aerospace manufacturer, with responsibility for more than 1,500 individual emission units spread over roughly 1,000 acres. Also, Kirk was a member of the Air & Waste Management Association’s delegation that visited The People’s Republic of China in 2001 to educate environmental professionals in China about air pollution control. A registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Kansas, Kirk earned a B.S. degree in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering and an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, both from Purdue University.

 

Robert Liles

Regional Director

Rob has more than 25 years of experience in the air quality consulting field, including state and federal air quality permitting, Indian Lands permitting, compliance management system development, environmental audits, ambient monitoring, air dispersion modeling, emissions inventories, control technology reviews, litigation support, and air toxics evaluations. He has extensive experience in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Utah, and North Dakota where he is responsible for managing project work, teaching regulatory courses, and contributing to stakeholder processes. Rob has experience working with clients in the oil & gas, mining, petroleum refining, agriculture, power generation, and general manufacturing industries. He is based in Albuquerque, NM and manages consulting operations for Trinity’s Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region.  

 

Gulf/South Region

Shishir Mohan

Managing Director, South and Gulf Coast Region

Shishir serves as Managing Director of Trinity's South and Gulf Coast Region. He has 12 years of experience working with process industries such as chemical and pharmaceutical facilities, primarily in New Jersey, Texas, and Louisiana. This experience specifically manifests itself in HON (Hazardous Organic NESHAPs) compliance work, including HON audits, training, and startup, shut-down, and malfunction (SSM) planning. His other areas of expertise include MACT analyses, Title V permitting, emissions inventories, SSM plan preparation, and dispersion modeling. He has given numerous workshops on HON and Pharmaceuticals MACT compliance and heads up Trinity’s Chemicals Compliance Group. Shishir received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Varnasi, India, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the State University of New York.

 

Brian Burdorf

Director, Operations

Mr. Burdorf oversees the preparation of air quality environmental permitting and compliance projects including due diligence analyses, expert testimony, regulatory compliance audits, air emissions inventories, dispersion modeling studies, emission offset transactions, GHG reporting, permitting, and compliance strategy throughout the Gulf/South region.  His experience includes air permitting work on several hundred projects located throughout the United States for operations involved in electric power generation, cogeneration, steel manufacturing, portland cement, oil and gas exploration, production, processing and transmission, petroleum refining, petroleum terminal, mining, rubber, chemicals, tire manufacturing, landfill gas and landfill gas-to-energy, industrial laundering, pulp and paper, aerospace, semiconductor, vegetable oil milling, food processing, copper smelting, surface coating, foundry, vapor degreasing, military, medical waste incineration, alcoholic brewing, ceramic tile manufacturing, and glass manufacturing. In addition to his consulting work, Brian has prepared and instructed professional training courses for environmental professionals, including custom courses for corporations, regulatory agencies, and trade associations.  He has also taught a graduate level course on air quality dispersion modeling to environmental engineering students at the University of Texas in Arlington. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  Previous to his 24 year career in environmental consulting, Brian interned in the project engineering departments for a petroleum refinery and an electric utility.

 

Rich Jenks

Regional Director

Rich serves as Manager of Consulting Services for Trinity’s Houston office. With over nine years at Trinity Consultants, Rich has a wealth of experience assisting industrial facilities with air quality permitting, including Title V Operating Permits and Prevention of Significant Deterioration/Nonattainment New Source Review permits. A former director of T3, a Trinity Consultants subsidiary dedicated to helping companies streamline Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) information management practices, Rich is particularly knowledgeable regarding selection and implementation of enterprise-wide environmental management information systems (EMIS) for industry. Rich is also well-versed in developing custom applications to enhance EH&S data management and has worked extensively to assist clients with data gathering and reporting systems, compliance tracking systems, regulatory determination functionality, and air/water/waste modules. Rich graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering.

 

Charles R (Chuck) Buttry

Regional Manager, Southeast Region

Mr. Buttry serves as Regional Manager for Trinity’s Southeast region (Little Rock, Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte, and Raleigh office locations) and is based in the Little Rock, Arkansas office. He is involved in the preparation of environmental permit applications and compliance audits, and provides strategic environmental compliance advice to industrial clients. His recent project experience has included air quality dispersion modeling for SO2 attainment designations, environmental due diligence of existing facilities in support of mergers and acquisitions, serving as an expert witness on Clean Air Act issues, implementation of electronic compliance management tools, and preparation of “turn-key” Title V and major New Source Review permit applications. His more than 25 years of experience span a wide range of industries including petroleum refining, natural gas processing and transmission, lumber and wood products, pulp and paper, lime manufacturing, mining and metallic minerals processing, agriculture and vegetable oil processing. He has conducted air quality projects in 15 states in EPA Regions IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. In addition to managing projects, Mr. Buttry has also served as an instructor on state and federal air regulations for Trinity’s courses entitled Air Permitting in Arkansas and Shelby County/Tennessee Air Quality Regulations & Permitting. He has also taught Trinity’s Clean Air Act Workshop for Surface Coating/Painting Operations nationwide. Mr. Buttry currently serves on the Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF), and is Chair of the Air Quality Committee. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Missouri S&T (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla).

 

Service Areas

Inaas Darrat, PE

Director, Chemical Sector Services

As Director of Chemical Sector Services, Inaas coordinates effective project teams that comprise the technical and local regulatory knowledge to most effectively address client needs.  Through her extensive experience working onsite at chemical manufacturing facilities, assisting with daily compliance activities as well as developing effective permitting strategies, Inaas has developed the in-depth knowledge that allows her to serve as a valuable environmental resource to many facility types and sizes.  Inaas' technical expertise includes regulatory applicability analysis, MACT and NSPS compliance, Title V and construction permitting, New Source Review permitting, emissions inventories, compliance management solutions, TRI reporting, and Risk Management Planning.  She is the instructor for a number of related Trinity training courses including Compliance Management for Fugitive Emissions & LDAR.  Inaas earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas.

 

Georgette Reeves, MPA

Director, Oil & Gas Sector Services

Georgette serves as the national Director of Oil and Gas Sector Services and Managing Consultant based in Trinity’s Austin office. Since joining Trinity Consultants in 2007, Ms. Reeves has managed business development activities and project execution related to the oil and gas industry. Based in New Mexico until 2014, she continues to be an active member and committee member of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) and the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico (IPANM), and participates in various other industry organizations throughout the country. As a Managing Consultant, she has experience in compliance assistance and review, emissions quantification and inventories, regulatory analysis and interpretation, greenhouse gas reporting for the oil and gas industry, and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and gas industry. Georgette also instructs various Trinity courses regarding greenhouse gas reporting for the oil and natural gas industry, as well as air quality regulations specific to the oil and gas industry. Georgette holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico.

 

Jason Schmitz

Director, EHS Information Technology Solutions

Jason Schmitz is the Director, EHS Information Technology Solutions in Trinity's Washington D.C. office.  Jason has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland with over 20 years of environmental consulting experience.  Jason is also a recognized leader in the environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS) information management arena with reputable expertise in the selection, implementation and sustainment of information solutions to support EHSS programs.  He has detailed knowledge of leading software systems and has led enterprise implementations within numerous industrial sectors including chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, power, steel, paint, and aluminum. As an environmental engineer and compliance consultant, Jason has led numerous environmental projects including air permitting, compliance reporting, multi-media audits, environmental management systems, training and performance benchmarking.  His air quality compliance management background includes Title V/PSD/NSR permitting, applicability analyses, and emission inventory design and development.  He is also an experienced climate change and sustainability subject matter expert with many diverse experiences including enterprise energy management programs, sustainability metrics development/tracking, enterprise GHG inventory development, and carbon verification projects.

 

Rich Pandullo

Director, Sustainability and Environmental Management

Mr. Pandullo currently serves as Director of Trinity’s Sustainability & Environmental Management practice area. In this role, he collaborates to address client concerns involving climate change strategy and GHG emissions management, EH&S management systems, and environmental sustainability. He also manages complex assignments dealing with air permitting and compliance, climate change programs, auditing, and business sustainability strategy. With more than 25 years of diverse environmental management experience, Mr. Pandullo has developed particular expertise on issues related to New Source Review permitting, Title V permitting, GHG emissions inventories and emissions reduction evaluations, EH&S compliance programs, and auditing. He has advised clients across a broad array of industry sectors and governmental entities. Mr. Pandullo is lead instructor for several Trinity professional education courses – including Corporate Environmental Compliance Management, Developing an EMS for Environmental Performance, and Internal EMS Auditing. He is also co-instructor for Trinity’s Managing GHG Emissions course and frequently presents on climate change and sustainability at industry conferences. Mr. Pandullo earned a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology & Environmental Science from Wake Forest University. He is a certified environmental management systems auditor (RABQSA) and a certified manager (ICPM).

 

Weiping Dai, PhD, PE, CM

Director, BREEZE Software/China Operations

Dr. Dai currently serves as the director for Trinity’s BREEZE Software, Data, and Services division based in Dallas and Trinity's China Operations. Dr. Dai is also an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he teaches senior/graduate level environmental program courses including air quality management and engineering and aerosol science. Dr. Dai is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas and a certified manager. Dr. Dai has extensive environmental consulting and EH&S software development experience. He has authored more than 30 technical publications in various specialty areas and presented many invited keynote presentations and seminars on air quality subjects in China.  He received dual B.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering and Economic Management from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 1991, an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1994, and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. At Trinity since 1998, Dr. Dai is involved with projects related to air quality management and engineering, air quality modeling (including offshore operations impact analysis), regional scale modeling including photochemical modeling, emission evaluation and strategies related to ozone and PM2.5 nonattainment issues, control technology analyses, air quality permitting, EHS compliance analysis/audits, industrial risk management, health risk assessment, process safety management, risk management planning and hazard assessment, regulatory compliance analysis, emissions quantification, LNG safety impact assessment, mesoscale data modeling (WRF/MM5), meteorological data assessment and applications, commercial EH&S software solutions, and litigation expert/support.   Dr. Dai is also an instructor for environmental regulatory and technical training courses provided by Trinity.  

 

George Wilkerson, CCM

Director, Monitoring Services

A 30-year air quality consulting professional, George is Director of Monitoring Services and founder of Meteorological Solutions, Inc. (MSI), which merged with Trinity in 2014. His professional experience includes managing and participating in a wide variety of air quality and meteorological programs for both governmental and industrial clients throughout the United States. George is responsible for negotiating contractual arrangements and providing oversight and consulting expertise for the firm's meteorological and ambient air quality monitoring projects. His skills include regulatory negotiations, project management, software development, meteorological and air quality monitoring data management, data visualization and quality assurance, and he is a veteran of numerous atmospheric research and model validation field programs. George's technical experience in meteorological and air quality monitoring includes data acquisition configuration and real-time data collection software development, quality assurance, siting, installation, maintenance, and operation. Over the past 30 years, George has been involved in numerous meteorological and air quality monitoring station and network designs ranging from simple meteorological monitoring to tall-tower PSD, NRC, or wind energy monitoring networks for many industrial clients and state agencies. George has extensive experience in the development, evaluation, and application of dispersion models. He has applied many EPA approved models including the AERMOD modeling system and CALPUFF modeling system to determine the impact of criteria and hazardous air pollutants on PSD Class I and II increments, NAAQS, SILs, and visibility and deposition at National Parks and wilderness areas in the western United States. He has performed near and far-field dispersion modeling with CALPUFF modeling system utilizing MM5 and WRF data as well as surface and upper air data from numerous stations to determine ground-level pollutant concentrations, deposition, and regional haze values.

 

Hung-Ming (Sue) Sung, PhD, PE

Director, EHS Global Services

Dr. Sung joined Trinity Consultants in 1989 and has since been providing technical support to clients in air quality compliance, accidental release analysis, air quality research, pollution control technology, and noise impact issues. She is the quality officer for Trinity's ISO 9001 quality management system. She serves as a senior advisor to T3®, professional training services, BREEZE® Software group, and Trinity's environmental consulting teams. Sue is also the regional director for Trinity's China operations to provide environmental consulting services to Chinese industries and foreign investors. Dr. Sung has extensive regulatory and technical knowledge related to industrial processes. She is a frequent author and speaker on air quality technical and compliance issues. She teaches professional development courses in areas such as: Emergency Response and Dispersion Modeling for Chemical Accidental Releases Emissions Impact Assessment for Process Industries Corporate Environmental Management Strategies Pollution Control Technologies Clean Air Act Workshop for Oil Refineries Dr. Sung has provided technical support and expert testimony on issues such as particulate matter emissions from a waste dumping site, noise levels for a highway expansion project, indoor air toxic exposure, and source characteristics of accidental releases from chemical processes. Sue is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) with a doctorate in Environmental Engineering. Dr. Sung received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from National Chung-Hsing University, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Marquette University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University.