Dan Ott has over 17 years of experience in SCR and other air pollution control system design, maintenance and troubleshooting. He heads the stationary power plant catalyst maintenance and management services of Environex.
Dan has expertise in the emissions control system design, specification, selection, costing, and maintenance for combustion turbines, boilers and IC engines. He routinely performs analyses of power plant emissions control systems, reagent injection systems, catalyst sampling/testing, system troubleshooting and catalyst reactor design to optimize performance and determine the expected life of emission control systems and catalysts. He has developed and designed catalyst rejuvenation technology.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Penn State University, and a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University.
Dave Wallace directs the company’s projects pertaining to process technology development, technology evaluation and assessment, plant design and commissioning, catalyst and coating development projects, and plant performance audits. His responsibilities also include management of Environex’s products related to market research and forecast of raw material requirements in the automobile catalyst industry and coordination of PGM-containing materials recycling projects.
Dave has been active in the PGM refining and application development industries since 1993. Notable projects include engineering design and commissioning of catalyst manufacturing facilities, washcoating process research and new product prototyping, development and implementation of new PGM refining technologies and independent audits of nickel mining and refining projects. Dave holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Rob Becker is the founder of Environex Inc. He is well known in the industry for his expertise in catalytic reaction engineering and has over 30 years of experience in the petrochemical, mineral processing and catalytic emission control fields.
Rob is the author of numerous patents and publications and has edited a book on Computer Aided Catalyst Design. He has developed many emission control catalyst formulations for automobiles and stationary combustion gases, has organized technical conferences and was the technical adviser to an arbitration tribunal in a major industrial dispute. He advises mining, chemical and power companies on technology development and strategic process improvements.
Rob has a BChE from the University of Witwatersrand and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He has developed and teaches several technical short courses.
Riker Blank has extensive experience with SCR and CO catalyst testing for both simple cycle and combined cycle turbine applications. Riker routinely provides field service for sampling, inspection, tuning and troubleshooting of SCR systems in the power industry, oversees operations, and manages our simple cycle turbine and specialty DeNox services for Environex.
Riker also has expertise in the mineral processing of laterite nickel ores with the pressure leaching process. Riker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Joe Otto directs the marketing of all Environex services. He is the primary point of contact for proposals and contract management. Joe has extensive experience advising clients on emission control strategies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and a MBA from Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business.
Prior to his role as Marketing Director, Joe was a Project Manager and Project Engineer for Environex. In those roles, he provided risk mitigation and budget planning services for the power and petrochemical industries through engineering analysis of catalytic emission control systems. His responsibilities included SCR system design, specification, bid evaluation, testing and troubleshooting, AIG tuning, and system performance optimization.
Mohammad Adil has over a decade of experience managing the day to day aspects of all laboratory activity. He is in charge of the catalyst performance testing and benchmarking programs, manages laboratory scheduling, material inventories and results reporting.
Adil develops innovative methods for catalyst washcoating on a bench scale for both stationary and automotive applications. He has extensive experience in catalyst coating techniques.
Erica King specializes in market and technology research on projects ranging from mineral processing and mining plans to forecasting precious metal demand and supply from recycled automotive catalyst. She projects the impact of technology developments on materials demand and applications using long and short-term forecasting techniques which are specialized for the PGM industry, with a particular focus on automotive technology.
Erica is responsible for preparing analyses for clients strategic planning. Her duties include analysis of current trends in the automotive industry, including consumer preferences and powertrain technology development, and the catalytic emission control technologies to meet ever-increasing emission standards. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Andy Toback is Environex’s engine expert. Andy has over 15 years experience with SCR and CO and emissions control operation. Andy specializes in maintenance and testing for combustion turbines, boilers and IC engines.
Andy is an experienced field engineer that routinely provides field service for sampling, inspection, tuning and troubleshooting of CO and SCR systems in the power industry. Andy is also one of the instructors for the annual NOx and CO short course Environex provides. Andy holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Rowan University.
Jessica Maningas specializes in material characterization techniques, analytical wet chemistry, catalyst formulation development, catalyst performance testing, and experimental design. She previously worked for Lionville Laboratories as an Environmental Chemist focusing on EPA regulatory method analysis.
Jessica holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Millersville University, and a Master of Environmental Science degree with a Certificate in Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology from Drexel University.
Ted is a project engineer in the industrial catalyst division, providing service for SCR and CO catalyst systems and specializing in simple-cycle and combined-cycle turbines. He is experienced in system inspection/audits, sampling, AIG tuning, and troubleshooting of SCR systems for power generation and industrial facilities.
Ted holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Johns Hopkins University.
Evan is a project engineer specializing in NOx and CO emissions controls for simple-cycle and combined-cycle turbines. His experience includes catalyst sampling/testing, inspection/audits, sampling, AIG tuning, and troubleshooting of SCR and CO catalyst systems for power generation, cogeneration and industrial facilities.
Evan holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.
Taylor is a project engineer specialized in SCR and CO catalyst for power generation primarily turbine applications. She is experienced in system inspections, catalyst testing/sampling, tuning, and troubleshooting SCR and CO systems. Taylor also has performed extensive work in retrofitting ammonia injection systems to increase SCR efficiency.
Taylor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Widener University.
Ian is a project engineer, providing service for power generation and industrial facilities. Ian specializes in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) catalyst systems for simple-cycle and combined-cycle turbines. He is experienced in system inspections, sampling, AIG tuning, and catalyst life projections.
Ian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University.
Samantha directs all aspects of the financial and administrative management of the company. With over 20 years of business management experience, her responsibilities include financial planning and reporting, accounting, budgeting, payroll, and office administration. Prior to her position at Environex she held a number of management positions in the building industry and financial services companies.
Dr. Al Schweizer is a leading international expert in the field of petroleum catalysis and catalytic process engineering. His experience is in zeolite and other microporous material synthesis, modifications and properties as catalyst and sorbents. He holds over 50 patents in catalysts and catalytic processes, including several on fluid catalytic cracking and separations which have achieved widespread commercialization in the fuels and chemicals industries.
Al was a senior scientist with The Dow Chemical Company in the Dow Hydrocarbons & Energy R&D organization where he worked in catalyst and process development activities in both Core R&D and the Hydrocarbons R&D organizations. He previously worked with Exxon Mobil in 2000 for 33+ years, where he worked in the commercial development and implementation of catalysts and sorbents.
Al holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from West Chester University, an M.S. in Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (with H. B Gray). He is a member of the American Chemical Society, The International Zeolite Association, North American Catalysis Society and Sigma Xi.
Herb is our Senior Associate specializing in sales, particularly for the industrial catalyst services division. Mr. Rassbach has many years of experience in product development, market planning market research, and business development for several industries, including safety products, military equipment and services, and chemicals. Herb holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Drexel University.