CALM Initiative Industry Partner Advisory Board
The CALM Initiative is guided by industry professionals and companies that are actively engaged in coal ash impoundment closure construction, electric power production, energy wastewater treatment and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals (CCRs). These industry professionals serve the CALM Initiative and its member companies by providing guidelines for demonstration projects and assisting with funding for applied research and field implementation. A partial listing of the CALM Initiative Industry Partner Advisory Board members is provided below. Membership on the CALM Initiative Industry Partner Advisory Board is on a volunteer basis only.
Steve Lamb, PE is a Vice President at SCS Engineers
Steve is a Vice President with SCS Engineers located in the Charlotte, North Carolina office. Steve is a professional engineer in several states and has over 30 years of experience in solid and hazardous waste management, environmental engineering, civil engineering, hydrology and hydraulics, landfill engineering, remedial design, and regulatory compliance. He has managed over 400 landfill and waste management projects for design, permitting, and construction quality assurance (CQA) activities.
Paul Schmall, PhD, PE is a Senior Vice President of Moretrench and its Chief Engineer.
Paul has extensive experience in dewatering and groundwater control, grouting, and ground freezing, and is regarded as an industry expert in the forensic investigation and remediation of geotechnical “failures” related to groundwater. Dr. Schmall is proactive in advancing the state of the practice by sharing his expertise through frequent seminar and conference presentations, the publication of technical papers, instruction of several short courses, and by serving on industry committees.
Kevin Harshberger, PE, MSCE, Vice President at R.B. Jergens Construction
Since completing a Master’s degree in Geo-Environmental Engineering, Mr. Harshberger has worked exclusively in the waste management and waste construction industries. He has been responsible for bidding and directly managing more than 100 environmental/waste construction projects over the last 20+ years. Kevin is involved in all aspects of his projects – from project development, to estimating, to scheduling, to executing the work. Kevin has managed the first major wet fly ash pond closure in the country, beginning in 2013 and completing in 2017, more than 6 months ahead of schedule. He was one of the inaugural members of the Coal Ash Liquid Management Office (CALM) and has invested considerable time and energy supporting industry initiatives related to wet ash impoundment closures. Under his guidance, R.B. Jergens’ construction group has become a regional leader in the management of coal combustion byproducts (CCB’s) for the electric generating industry.
Greg Hebeler, PhD, PE, Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Principal Golder Associates
Greg Hebeler, PhD, PE is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Principal with Golder that among other things serves as Golder’s Subject Matter Expert for Surface Impoundments on Golder’s internal CCR action team. Greg is a globally recognized expert in land and marine geotechnical explorations, specifically Cone Penetration Test (CPT) evaluations and has led and provided input on dozens of CCR site investigations and closure designs with a focus on design for safety during construction and post-closure. Greg is a past president of the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of ASCE (2013-2015) and has previously been honored with state and regional accolades, such as being named the Young Engineer of the Year and Young Civil Engineer of the Year in Georgia earlier in his career.
Pat King, Senior Vice President, Beaver Excavating