BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADERS

Kara Allison

Kara Allison

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Kara Allison directs corporate marketing strategies and communications for HEPACO. Kara’s niche expertise is a unique blend of her previous 25 years of experience as a nationally-recognized environmental consultant, a media relations coordinator for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and a former newspaper reporter. An expert in business and project development, state and federal environmental policy issues, reputation management, community outreach, media strategy, and crisis communications, Kara builds credibility with clients, legislators, government officials, municipalities, community groups, and reporters by helping them understand the various environmental issues associated with projects.

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Joe Opatkiewicz

Joe Opatkiewicz

Vice President, Business Development

Joe Opatkiewicz is an environmental professional in Business and Client Development.  During his 29 Years of industry experience, Joe has served in multiple management positions focused on Business Development.

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Marc Brenner

Marc Brenner

Program Manager

Marc Brenner is an environmental expert in operations, supervision, management, and account development. Marc specializes in Emergency Response Services, Mold Remediation, and Indoor Air Quality Services.  During his 20 plus years of industry experience, including his military service, Marc has served as a regional manager, project manager, estimator, operations manager, business leader, and director of emergency services.

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Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis

Program Manager

Chris Curtis has over 29 years of diverse environmental industry experience specific to remediation, industrial, railroad, and emergency response projects. Chris has served in roles as a Project Superintendent, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Regional Manager and Director of Operations.

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Jake Elder

Jake Elder

Program Manager

Jacob Elder has 15 plus years of experience providing environmental support for electric utilities and heavy industry.  Jake is an environmental subject matter expert for regulatory programs affecting electric generation and T&D businesses including spills, PCBs, underground storage tanks, coal combustion residuals, and hazardous waste.

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Glenn Grenoble

Glenn Grenoble

Program Manager

Glenn Grenoble has over 30 years of diverse experience as an environmental professional. Glenn specializes in Emergency Response, Remediation, Industrial Services, Waste Management and Oil & Gas Services. Glenn has served as Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Director of National Accounts, Director of Business Development and Regional Vice President.

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Derek Moore

Derek Moore

Program Manager

Derek Moore has over 20 years of experience in the environmental cleanup industry, with a primary focus on emergency response services, hazardous waste management, and remediation. Specifically, Derek has extensive experience in chemical and oil spill response, hazardous materials management, groundwater and soil remediation projects, and industrial cleaning projects.

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Jason Ruff

Jason Ruff

Program Manager

Jason Ruff has worked extensively on environmental cleanup and stream restoration contracting.  During his 23 years of industry experience Jason has served as a field technician, site supervisor, project manager, senior project manager, general manager and Co-founder and president.

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James Ward

James Ward

Program Manager

Since 2008 James Ward has worked completing various projects ranging from emergency response, industrial cleaning, remediation services, unknown waste identificationand characterization, waste transport & disposal and lab packing projects. During his years in this industry he has worked in sales, project management, cost estimating, site supervision, project accounting, and equipment operations for various clients ranging from environmental consultants, rail, oil/gas, manufacturing facilities, federal organizations and spill management groups.

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Mark Wilder

Mark Wilder

Program Manager

MarkWider has 35 plus years of consulting and environmental experience applying hydrogeologic principles to solving groundwater-related problems, primarily at industrial hazardous waste sites and petroleum- contaminated sites.  Mark is a licensed Professional Geologist in NYS and a Certified Professional Geologist.  Mark's technical, administrative, and management skills ensure techniques and equipment most suitable to a client's project needs are utilized at each specific site.

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