MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — GEI Consultants, Inc., announced the recent expansion of its Mount Laurel, N.J., office in staff, facility size, new client contracts, and expanded services. Additionally, Barry Raus, P.G., takes the helm as branch manager, while former branch manager Christopher Dailey, P.E., LSRP, LEED AP, has been promoted to vice president of the firm.
GEI’s Mount Laurel office recently expanded from 2,700 square feet to 5,400 square feet to accommodate the doubling of its staff to 21 in the past three years. The Mount Laurel staff serves major utilities and energy, heavy and light industry, and transportation clients. The office received several multi-million dollar environmental site remediation contracts in 2012 and 2013. In addition, it has been awarded numerous contracts through the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program. Launched under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act, the program allows LSRPs to assume direct responsibility for the oversight and closure of numerous types of environmental cleanups in the state, often expediting the completion of the work while meeting all regulatory guidelines. The office works closely with GEI’s Montclair office on a number of these and other projects across New Jersey.
In addition to his role as branch manager, Raus serves as program manager for the office’s portfolio of work on former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites for gas utilities. Raus has deep experience with former MGP sites and multiple chlorinated solvent and LNAPL/DNAPL sites, and has led the office to expand its services into nearby Pennsylvania, while increasing the number of projects in New Jersey. Dailey is also credited with expanding GEI’s market presence and operations in southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania through his work in construction management and environmental consulting. That work has included projects for major utilities, and heavy and light industry clients. Dailey also leads the construction management practice for the company’s east region.
Other senior staff members located in the Mount Laurel office include Dennis Unites P.G., LEP, founder of the former Atlantic Environmental, which was acquired by GEI in 1997, and Sue Boyle, a national Brownfields leader. Unites is a senior vice president and one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of former MGP site investigation and remediation strategies. Boyle is a senior manager and an expert in brownfields programs and project implementation, redevelopment, sustainability, liability management, and waste management. She is the former chief operating officer and executive editor of the National Brownfield Association and Brownfield News, and was the first steering committee leader for the New Jersey LSRP Association. In 2013, Boyle was named a “Woman to Watch” by South Jersey Biz Magazine.
Kathleen F. Stetser, P.G., LSRP, recently joined GEI in Mount Laurel. She has more than 20 years of experience in environmental program management and site remediation services for clients within the chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and manufacturing business sectors. Marc Chartier, P.G., LSRP, recently joined GEI as a project manager. Chartier has since secured several new contracts with commercial and industrial clients for the Mount Laurel office. Finally, Laura A. Conradi, P.E., who joined the firm in 2012, has enhanced the office’s environmental consulting services with her specialization in site characterization and remedial construction management.
The next generation of leaders in the Mount Laurel office includes Jeena Sheppard, an environmental scientist recently elected to the Board of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP), which encourages the development of women in environmental fields. Brian Mannino, P.E., CHMM, was recently promoted to project manager and is focused on innovative and cost-effective solutions in the cleanup of brownfield sites. Jamey Stynchula, P.G., is well versed in the ACT-2 laws of nearby Pennsylvania and is a key contributor to the office’s expansion of MGP investigation and remediation services in that state.