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Mark Springer is a highly regarded and experienced President/CEO skilled in successfully expanding a multi-location residential and commercial services company across a broad geographical region. Mark has a demonstrated ability to drive market-leading performance, dynamic growth, and profitability. He grew his company from 1 to 7 profitable locations through several acquisitions and greenfield growth. He led the acquisition of the company by private equity in 2020, positioning it as the platform company for FLEET Response, which surged from $20mm to over $150mm in less than 18 months.
Mark is renowned for exceptional leadership capabilities, adept strategic planning, and consistently delivering outstanding results through the oversight and guidance of high-performing teams. He is recognized as President of a prestigious international organization in the property restoration industry, further validating leadership skills. Mark authored the influential publication "Our Greatest Need," which served as a catalyst for industry-wide transformation within the Global Property Restoration Industry. Mark has been a central force in driving greater cohesion and collaboration across this challenging industry.
Mark lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife of 25 years, Angie. He is a proud father of 5 daughters and one granddaughter, and he is an active community member

Friday May 17, 2024

Mr. Havics is an Honors graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and a registered Professional Engineer (PE) with over 35 years of experience in environmental, health and safety, building science, and materials science consulting. He is a limited lecturer at Purdue University.  He was formerly adjunct faculty at for both IU School of Medicine and IUPUI...
Dr. Cheri Marcham is an Associate Professor and Program Chair for the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management degree program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a CIH, CSP, a CHMM, and a Fellow of AIHA. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Occupational and Environmental Health...
Jack Springston has over 36 years’ experience in industrial hygiene and occupational health. He has been a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) since 1993, and is one of less than 50 active CIHs who also hold a sub-specialty certificate in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). He has also been a Certified Safety Professional since 1999. Jack currently is a technical consultant and subject matter expert for Atlas Technical Consultants in New York City and Long Island...

Friday Apr 26, 2024

Brad Prezant, MBA, MSPH, CIH, COH, CAQP is an evidence-based public health scientist with a background in epidemiology, occupational health & hygiene, and ergonomics. He provides expert witness support for litigation involving indoor air quality including mold, wildfire, and other issues impacting the built environment. Until the company was sold in 2007, he operated Prezant Associates, Inc. in Seattle, providing consulting, training, and laboratory services for 20+ years. He is currently Principal Consultant at PREZANT Environmental in Melbourne, Australia. After migrating to New Zealand in 2008, Mr. Prezant spent 3 years at Massey University researching a variety of occupational health issues including solvent exposure to auto body painters, fumigant and VOC exposures from shipping containers, and dust exposures to woodworkers. He previously was Chief Editor of AIHA’s first edition of Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Indoor Mold, an author of several other standard of care documents, and is the Past Vice President for Practice of ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate). He is involved in a wide variety of indoor air quality and occupational health issues, from indoor moisture and mold to ventilation, traditional IH exposure assessment, and infection transmission indoors. He recently managed the hotel quarantine program in Victoria, Australia.
Russ Crutcher is the Owner and Principal Analyst for Microlab Northwest since 1978. Mr. Crutcher Graduated from the University of Washington in Physical Anthropology with Minors in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. He also went to graduate school in Civil Engineering. He taught the Optical Properties of Materials for the Engineering College of the University of Washington for 8 years and has taught classes in environmental microscopy since 1976. In addition to his lab experience Russ was a Visiting Scholar to Imperial College in London, 1985 and 1987, a crime scene investigator for 3 years, a NASA Principal Investigator for 3 years identifying contaminants and their sources on the surfaces of satellites returned from orbit and Lead Engineer for Boeing’s Analytical Engineering Group for 29 years. He also teaches a class on Identification of Combustion Particles for McCrone Research Institute and has published over 100 papers on the Analysis of Environmental Particles using light microscopy.

Friday Apr 12, 2024

Larry Sloan has served as CEO of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since October 2016.Prior to this, he served as CEO for seven years at SOCMA, a trade association representing the interests of the US specialty chemical industry.  Larry started his non-profit career at the Adhesive and Sealant Council, a trade association representing adhesive and sealant manufacturers, and was promoted to his first CEO role there in January 2005. He led this group for five years.
 
Larry began his career as a chemical engineer at Air Products and later worked for Nalco Chemical Company in marketing, manufacturing, and sales capacities. Larry earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and later graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he earned his MBA.
 
For more than 20 years Larry has been an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  In 2006, he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, and in 2021 he was appointed a Fellow (FASAE).  He currently serves as a mentor under their Young Professionals and Ready Me professional skills development programs.
 
He has spoken at various non-profit community events over the years, hosted by ASAE, CESSE (Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives), and others.  He currently serves as a member of the CESSE Board of Directors.
 
Prior volunteer leadership roles include serving on the ASAE Research Committee (elected chair in 2020); as a board member (chair in 2012) of the National Association of Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations; and as a board member of the Chemical Educational Foundation.

Friday Mar 22, 2024

Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is a Senior Director at ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Trade Association. He has more than 30 years of technical experience in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and emergency management. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine and teaches three 15-week graduate courses on Public Health. Macgregor-Skinner has appeared on CNN, Fox News, BBC and many other news outlets to share his expertise on High Consequence Pathogens.
 
Steven Cooper is an engineer with a technical specialty in the research and development of water-based electrostatic spray systems. He has developed innovative core technology and commercial products related to air-atomizing induction-charging (AAIC) spray systems. Mr. Cooper is an engineer, a scientist, as well as an entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of ByoPlanet/Good Salt LLC, and has been involved in establishing several other successful companies. Mr. Cooper received his undergrad and masters degrees from the University of Georgia and has been continuously involved with the UGA Applied Electrostatics Laboratory for over three decades.

May Dooley - In Memoriam

Friday Mar 15, 2024

Friday Mar 15, 2024

May Dooley was Principal of EnviroHealth Consulting, Inc. of Hummelstown, PA. She started her career as a secondary science teacher prior to going into home inspection and indoor environmental health consulting in the mid 80’s. She has since completed over 3,000 residential and commercial IEQ inspections in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. May was one of those people that never stopped learning and that is how we met her. She attended our Healthy Buildings Conferences before COVID shut them down. May’s MS in Secondary Science Education from Hofstra University and her MA in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook were great preparation for a career she never envisioned.

Friday Mar 08, 2024

Dr. Martin Chapman is a leading scientist/entrepreneur in the field of allergy. Dr. Chapman received his PhD in Immunology in 1981 from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, U.K. Following postdoctoral fellowships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Chapman was appointed to the Faculty at the University of Virginia in 1985 and became a tenured Professor of Medicine and Microbiology. In 2001, he moved from UVA to become President and CEO of InBio (formerly Indoor Biotechnologies Inc.) the company that he founded in 1997.

Friday Feb 23, 2024

Tina Brueckner is the Senior Engineering Manager for the Engineering Development for Energy Systems Group’s Federal Business Unit. As Senior Engineering Manager she oversees the team that provides schematic and detailed design submittals, scopes of work and measured and verified savings for the technical solutions on performance contracts.  Tina is the Subcommittee Chair for Guideline 42. She has a BS Electrical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Accredited Professional.
Dr. Elliott Horner, Lead Scientist at UL Solutions has worked in the IAQ field for over 30 years, conducting research and field investigations, providing training, disaster response and litigation support and was director of an IAQ laboratory.  He is a recognized expert on fungal allergens and the impact of moisture in buildings, and has published over 50 research papers and book chapters.  Dr. Horner was also along for the full Guideline 42 marathon.
Don Weekes has over forty-eight (48) years of comprehensive consultation expertise and project experience in the implementation and management of inspections for hazardous materials in numerous buildings throughout Canada and the United States. During the course of Mr. Weekes’ career, he has served in numerous senior management positions in both the consulting and insurance industries. As a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Mr. Weekes has served as an environmental health and safety professional for various international corporations.

Monday Feb 19, 2024

Jeremy D. Beagle, CIH “Best practices for mold assessments, restoration and remediation, and how to document pre existing damage to avoid being sued!”
Mike McGuinness and Jeremey Beagle CIH Risk Assessment model and understanding the roles & goals of the Multi-disciplinary approach to successful project completion.
Jon Isaacson, “The 3 P’s of Project Management: People Management, Project Management and Process Management”: An Interpretive Presentation of PMBOK’s 4 Principles of Project Management
John Lapotaire, CIEC; Ken Larsen, CR and Ken Siders, CMP An Allstar Sunshine State Trio offer their unique perspectives on working and responding to CAT events around FL and other “hurricane prone” regions from Texas to the Caribbean
 

Monday Feb 19, 2024

What is Old is New Again: A Presentation on the Roots of Time & Material vs. Unit Cost Pricing Models; What Did We Do Before the Digital Age?” G. Pete Consigli, CR, WLS
 
 “A Ted Talk: Using a Customized Pricing Guide as a Competitive Advantage” Consigli says, “In the Pre-Digital Age, Restorers Asked Insurers to be on Their Approved “Carrier” List, Boy Have Things Changed!”

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This is the place where the world discusses indoor air quality, the built environment and disaster restoration issues. Every Friday at noon ET the show is live. The shows host are Joe Hughes, President of IAQ Training Institute and Cliff Zlotnik, President of IDEAZ, LLC. Every week we interview experts from the indoor air quality, building sciences and disaster restoration industry.

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