Senior Project Manager
- 6 years of environmental consulting experience
- 5 years as a member of the Flares Business Unit at Sage Environmental Consulting
- BS Chemistry and MS Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology
Derek has worked in a variety of environmental consulting areas, including Title V air permitting and compliance, NSPS and MACT compliance, and enforcement and Consent Decree support. Over the last 5+ years, he has specialized in the monitoring, operation, and regulatory compliance of industrial flares in the refining and petrochemical sectors in the United States.
From 2013 to late 2015, Derek assisted in the preparation of Flare Management Plans for a large portion of the refinery flares subject to the requirements of NSPS Subpart Ja. During the same time period, he also worked on multiple flare-related Section 114 requests and development of CD compliance documents. Beginning in 2016, Derek began assisting refineries with gap assessments and compliance preparation related to revisions to the Refinery Sector Rule. Through this and other work, he has reviewed more than 250 industrial flares. This experience aided in the development and teaching of various flare courses, that ranged from 1-day beginner, 2-day advanced, to 3-day expert courses.