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Ed Keebler

Mr. Keebler is one of the founders of The EC Group and is responsible for the management of the firm, including financial, sales and marketing, and operations.

Mr. Keebler has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Chadwick University, Advanced Associates of Science in Accounting from Camden County College, and Continuing Education credentials in “Applied Hydrogeology in Environmental Management” and “Remedial Technologies for Contaminated Soil and Fractured Rock” from the Center for Professional Advancement.

Mr. Keebler has 26 years experience in the environmental business and has managed environmental projects with budgets in excess of $5 million. He was formerly the Vice President/General Manager of a Regional Consulting Firm prior to formation of The EC Group. Mr. Keebler has provided consulting services and developed compliance programs for major corporate clients.

Ross Denton

Mr. Denton is responsible for the management oversight and quality assurance/quality control of all projects and all operations for the California office of The EC Group.

Mr. Denton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Stanford University. Mr. Denton is a California Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist and has over 25 years experience with major corporations with responsibility for compliance, site assessment and remediation and program management.

Prior to joining The EC Group, Mr. Denton was a Senior Hydrogeologist for a National Consulting Company. Mr. Denton also maintained a private practice for 5 years. His experience in the environmental and geological field includes 20 years with Unocal Corporation.

Phil Gordon

Mr. Gordon is responsible for the management oversight and quality assurance/quality control of all projects and all operations for the Kentucky office of The EC Group.

Mr. Gordon has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Gordon is a certified visual emissions observer, an Air and Waste Management Association Member, and a National Honor Society of Agriculture Member.

Mr. Gordon has over 25 years of experience in the environmental field with both regulatory agencies and private consulting firms. He worked in the Kentucky Department for Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and drafted regulations pertaining to surface mining in Kentucky. He served with the Kentucky Division of Disaster and Emergency Services and as a Senior Environmental Engineering Technologist with the Kentucky Division for Air Quality. Mr. Gordon drafted state regulations related to air quality issues and assisted in the development of State Implementation Plan (SIP) strategies. Mr. Gordon has directed the operations of a multi-location environmental consulting firm providing environmental site assessments, soil and water sampling, environmental permitting, and assistance with regulatory compliance issues, and has served as the practice manager for air quality in the branch offices of two additional consulting firms. Before entering the environmental field, Mr. Gordon spent ten years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Joseph Nicosia

Mr. Nicosia has been a key project manager to The EC Group since 2006. Mr. Nicosia is responsible for management and oversight on a vast majority of diverse projects.

Mr. Nicosia received his Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science from Stockton College and has continuing education in Environmental Assessments and Environmental Regulations from Drexel University. Mr. Nicosia’s education and experience are dedicated to his career as an environmental scientist and project manager. His past study and experience encompasses environmental issues, ecological principals, spatial statistics and watershed hydrology. The concentration of Mr. Nicosia’s education has been in the technological aspects of the environmental field which includes GIS mapping and GPS applications, Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), S-Plus and other analytical software.

Mr. Nicosia is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in accordance with N.J.S.A. 58:10C-1 et seq. under the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) enacted in November of 2009.