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Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, recently named two new leaders to help grow its organization. Paul J. Smith, PE has been named Director of Quality Management for the firm. In this role, he leads initiatives to maintain and strengthen Trinity’s quality and knowledge management programs, working to leverage the firm’s established quality-focused culture while also taking advantage of and implementing evolving collaboration technologies. He is also responsible for maintaining Trinity’s corporate office certification to the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard and for ensuring that the quality management system is consistently implemented in all the consulting offices of the firm nationwide. Mr. Smith will remain in Trinity’s Covington, Kentucky office, which he previously managed for the past nine years. There, he will continue to apply his two decades of experience to provide air consulting services to industrial clients and will continue to teach several of Trinity’s training courses on air permitting requirements and auditing practices. Mr. Smith is a licensed professional engineer who completed B.S. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Succeeding Mr. Smith in managing the Covington, Kentucky office is Michael P. Zimmer, PE.  Mr. Zimmer has 20 years of technical and consulting experience in the air quality field assisting facilities with air permit applications, control technology analyses, air dispersion modeling, environmental impact analyses, emissions inventories, and ambient air monitoring. As a licensed professional engineer, Mr. Zimmer has an extensive background in various aspects of environmental engineering, from preliminary stack design to ventilation system modifications to choosing suitable air pollution control devices. Mr. Zimmer has been a Project Manager with Trinity for the past eight years in the Kentucky office. He earned a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, has written and presented multiple papers on technical aspects of chemical speciation of fine particulate matter and the associated impacts, and presents frequently on various aspects of State and federal air pollution regulations.

According to Mike Remsberg, Managing Director of Trinity’s Eastern Region, “Paul Smith is uniquely qualified within Trinity to fill our quality and knowledge management leadership role. He is an experienced consultant who understands client needs and has exceptional conceptual and organizational skills to spearhead Trinity’s systems and processes. And, as Paul adds corporate responsibilities, he will be succeeded by proven consulting manager, Mike Zimmer. Trinity’s organizational needs as well as Kentucky and southern Ohio industrial facilities will all be well served by these two appointments.”

Trinity operates in 35 U.S. locations and in China and the Middle East. In addition to extensive air quality permitting and compliance support, Trinity also markets BREEZE® environmental modeling software, implements technology solutions for EH&S information management, and provides professional EH&S training, EH&S staffing services, and toxicology/industrial hygiene assistance for pharmaceutical companies.