Leadership guided by experience, a results-driven work ethic and a commitment to client satisfaction.
CEO & Chief Technical Officer
Experience: 31 yrs
Dr. Vicky Keramida is the CEO, Chief Technical Officer and founder of KERAMIDA Inc. Dr. Keramida holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University and a B.S. in Sciences also from Purdue. She is a nationally recognized expert in remediation, waste and wastewater management, water quality, and sustainability strategies. She is the author of manuals and technical textbooks, holds a patent on hazardous waste treatment and reuse, and has published and presented over 200 technical papers. Dr. Keramida serves as Board Member and Chairman of the Board of numerous industrial and civic organizations, as well as governmental agencies and universities. She has served as an expert witness in many cases involving complex source and cause of contamination issues, vapor intrusion issues, investigation/remediation issues, water quality, wastewater treatment, fish kills, and toxicology and the impacts of chemicals on human health. Dr. Keramida has received many awards for technical excellence and business leadership, including Purdue University’s Civil Engineering Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, and American Foundry Society’s Life Achievement Award. She is a member of the KERAMIDA Litigation Experts Group and a frequent lecturer at Purdue University’s School of Civil Engineering.
Senior Vice President, Engineering Services
Experience: 25 yrs
Kristen Belcredi joined KERAMIDA in 1993, and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, where she is responsible for leading, managing, and providing technical oversight to KERAMIDA's team of engineers. Ms. Belcredi advises clients on Management Systems; environmental engineering; permitting and compliance; sustainability programs; pollution control technology; energy management; green product certification; sustainable packaging; and carbon and water footprinting. Ms. Belcredi also works with clients on development, implementation and auditing of environmental, health & safety and sustainability Management Systems using KERAMIDA’s proprietary FastTrack® process - a system Ms. Belcredi personally developed which focuses on a client’s unique attributes and creates a customized Management System ready for certification in 3-4 months. Ms. Belcredi also provides technical guidance on regulatory applicability, Management Systems and product certifications, environmental permitting, reuse opportunities, and pollution prevention. In addition, she provides training on EHS compliance requirements, ISO auditing, and best management practices.
Senior Technical Advisor, Security, Health and Safety Services
Experience: 18 yrs
As the Senior Technical Advisor for KERAMIDA's Security, Health and Safety Services, Trent Blake plays a pivotal role within the corporation by providing strategic direction to the company and its clients. He has a proven track record of delivering effective and efficient safety management across complex international organizations. Formerly a regional safety manager for Johnson Controls and a safety/security manager for Ingersoll Rand, Mr. Blake ensures that effective security, health and safety systems are in place and that a robust safety culture is developed throughout a corporation. He works in highly regulated industries providing and delivering solutions to further improve the health and safety of employees while also improving efficiencies in working practice. Mr. Blake designs and delivers strategic health and safety plans adapted to a wide and varied risk profile. He works directly with health and safety managers to ensure they have clear guidance by providing support and developing H&S systems to ensure they achieve set goals.
Vice President, Land Services
Experience: 18 yrs
As Vice President of Land Services at KERAMIDA, Steve Cobb has managed and performed field activities on hundreds of projects involving asbestos surveys and abatement oversight, large water loss events, hazardous waste removals, site investigations, remediation, UST management, and site assessments. He manages projects in accordance with a variety of regulatory programs including Superfund, LUST, VRP, Brownfields, RCG, TDEQ, LDEQ RECAP, and Ohio VAP.
Mr. Cobb has extensive experience as the on-site project manager on multi-million dollar complex environmental projects, including those in the Superfund program, and many redevelopment projects, including a $3 million project in Arkansas and a $5 million Superfund project in Indiana. Mr. Cobb works closely with clients to minimize potential delays that could be caused by environmental concerns.
Vice President, Sustainability Services
Experience: 21 yrs
Pamela Griesemer joined KERAMIDA in 2008, and currently manages KERAMIDA’s Sustainability Services business unit. She leads a team of analysts, designers, scientists, and engineers in the strategic, outcome-oriented, whole-systems approach to sustainability involving the optimization of social, environmental, and economic factors. Her team serves industry with a focus on outcomes such as regulatory compliance, process efficiency, implementation of best practices, continual improvement, sustainability benchmarking, reporting, ranking and rating, and ultimately, risk reduction and value creation. Her team also serves government and institutional clients with a focus on outcomes such as local capacity building and operational efficiency, funding, and maintaining high-performance infrastructure, amenities and services, project recognition and credentialing and operationalizing the means for cultivating financial, natural, and human capital toward states of social equity and environmental justice.
Vice President, Land Services Operations
Experience: 24 yrs
Brian Harrington is responsible for managing KERAMIDA's Land Services, including overseeing the Land Services staff, project staffing, and the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for all sampling processes. Mr. Harrington also serves as Senior Project Manager on complex investigation, remediation and due diligence projects. He is a team leader in KERAMIDA’s consultancy firm working in partnership with clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, and project management services.
Vice President, Land Services
Experience: 22 yrs
Mr. Jaros has extensive environmental consulting and community development leadership experience. He is a trusted consultant, technical expert, community builder, and a strategic team leader. Mr. Jaros’ professional expertise covers a wide variety of projects ranging from due diligence to regional contamination. He is skilled at negotiating complex matters such as bringing cohesive involvement from several PRPs on multiple sites with co-mingled contaminant plumes of chlorinated solvents, hazardous materials and petroleum hydrocarbon impacts.
Vice President, Air Services
Experience: 20 yrs
Since joining KERAMIDA in 2006, Kathy Moore has been responsible for air compliance, including in-plant compliance services and permitting, for industrial clients in various categories. Ms. Moore has completed in excess of 500 air permit applications including New Source Review (NSR), Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), Title V Permits, FESOP, MSOP, Source Specific Operating Agreements (SSOAs), Registrations and Permits by Rule (PBR), for clients from various industries, including atmospheric dispersion modeling review.
Vice President, EHS Compliance Services
Experience: 25 yrs
Mack Overton serves as Vice President in charge of KERAMIDA’s Environmental Compliance and Health & Safety Services serving heavy industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, utilities, and businesses. KERAMIDA’s EHS Compliance Services provide clients technical support and strategy advice on addressing air emissions, storm water, community right-to-know, solid and hazardous waste, wastewater issues, industrial hygiene, safety and overall EHS compliance, internationally.
Senior Project Manager, Asbestos, Lead & Mold Services
Experience: 20 yrs
Mr. Rechtin has extensive experience in the environmental, health and safety consulting field. He has performed and managed hundreds of due diligence and assessment projects that have included asbestos and lead surveys, asbestos and lead abatement, mold and moisture surveys, and related indoor air and industrial hygiene sampling. His asbestos and lead project specialties include asbestos and lead inspections of major buildings, building decommissioning, work plan development, bid specification preparation, project and task coordination, cost estimation and budgeting, and data evaluation. He has also developed and managed indoor air quality and industrial hygiene sampling plans for mold, volatile organic compounds, dust, oil mists, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.
Vice President, Industrial Services
Experience: 36 yrs
Jim Schifo is an expert in industrial operations, air pollution control, greenhouse gases and energy use by industrial processes. He is a graduate of General Motors Institute, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Schifo is a registered Professional Engineer and has been an expert witness testifying on air, water, waste, noise and OSHA issues.
Prior to joining KERAMIDA in 2000, Mr. Schifo worked for General Motors Corporation in leadership positions in plant engineering, management, including environmental and OSHA compliance, and research projects. He has participated in numerous foundry research projects and joint agency initiatives including Casting Emission Reduction Program (CERP), where he served as Chairman of the Process Committee and the Emissions Modeling Committee. He was also a member of the MACT Task Force, EPA’s Sustainable Industry Programs, and the Pennsylvania State University’s Advanced Oxidation Project.
Senior Project Manager, EHS Compliance Services
Experience: 36 yrs
John Wellspring provides audit, environmental management, and compliance consulting services to industrial facilities, throughout the US and internationally, addressing air, storm water, community right-to-know, solid and hazardous waste, toxic substances, water/wastewater, and hazardous materials/substances.
Mr. Wellspring manages all phases of environmental compliance work, including permitting and reporting, permit negotiation, program and plan development, Management Systems, compliance audits, compliance assistance, waste management, pollution control evaluation, training, and sampling/analysis at facilities. He has completed over 100 multi-media environmental compliance audits for clients ranging from small private companies to fortune 500 corporations in a wide array of industries, states and countries, including serving as lead auditor for environmental, health and safety audits at complex chemical and industrial facilities.