Prior to joining Geosyntec in 2002, Tom served over 10 years as an engineer and regional manager for a major private solid waste management firm. His business management experience "in the trenches" within private industry gives him unique insight on the interaction of operations with design in order to leverage innovative technical solutions to maximize our clients' return on investment, reduce operational and maintenance headaches, and minimize unrecoverable costs.
Specializing in waste containment and processing facilities, Tom's experience has included work at more than 100 sites within the United States. He is recognized for innovative design experience including landfill expansions over closed landfills, alternative liner and final cover system equivalency demonstrations, reinforced earth retaining walls, and landfill gas design. Regarding sustainable design, Tom has substantial experience with landfill gas-to-energy development and design and development of waste processing and support infrastructure. Finally, Tom has provided a number of operational assessments to private and public clients to help them identify equipment, staffing, and procedures necessary to properly operate and comply with regulations.
Tom has been involved in a number of groundbreaking projects for clients, including the first geosynthetic closure cover system used by a major commercial waste management company; the first alternative liner and leachate recirculation projects approved in Virginia; and the first mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall applications for landfills in Delaware, Georgia, and South Carolina. His extensive construction experience includes oversight of hundreds of projects, many of which he has taken from "cradle to completion." These included procurement document preparation, engineering cost estimates, support during bid solicitation, construction oversight, contract management, construction certification, and claims prevention and resolution. Tom has managed construction projects ranging from less than $1 million to more than $90 million, including hundreds of acres of CERCLA liner and closure construction, waste relocation and removal, wastewater lagoons, mitigation of groundwater and soil vapor contamination, and industrial facilities.