Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Veteran Jeff Smith Joins Braun Intertec

Braun Intertec, a Minneapolis-based engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to announce Jeff Smith, a 30-year veteran of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), has joined the Braun Intertec Environmental Consulting Group as a principal scientist and director of environmental compliance and permitting for the Upper Midwest. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for developing the environmental permitting and compliance practice and providing clients with best-in-class regulatory services. Jeff Smith, Principal Scientist and Director of Environmental Compliance and Permitting “I am delighted to welcome Jeff Smith to Braun Intertec,” says CEO,...

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Leadership Spotlight with Gene Murray: Vice President of Sales

We recently spoke with Gene Murray to learn more about his new role as Vice President of Sales at Braun Intertec. We asked Gene about his background, what his favorite part of his role is, and what he feels makes Braun Intertec unique. What is your current role at Braun Intertec?I am the Vice President of Sales, so my team is responsible for bringing in new clients to the company. What is your professional background?I received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Earth Science from the University of South Dakota. I’ve also received a master’s degree in Hydrogeology from the University...

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Leadership Spotlight with Andy Adams: Vice President and Principal Scientist

We recently spoke with Andy Adams to learn more about his new role as Vice President and Principal Scientist. We asked him about his background, what he enjoys about working at Braun Intertec and his new role, and his advice for those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I am a Vice President and Principal Scientist in the clients and markets section that focuses on Energy, Industrial, and Legal sectors. I work specifically on energy and industrial projects, but also aid the greater Environmental Consulting (Encon) office on any and all projects. What is...

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Leadership Spotlight with Mike Beck: Vice President and Principal Engineer

We recently sat down with Mike Beck to learn more about his role as Vice President of Upper Midwest Environmental Consulting, what he likes best about working at Braun Intertec, his role as the environmental consulting technical practice team leader and how he approaches client problem-solving. What is your current role at Braun Intertec?I’m a principal engineer and vice president working in the environmental consulting group; I consult on environmental projects for our clients, but I also lead our environmental consulting technical practice team. Our focus on the team is to make sure we’re collecting high quality environmental samples, adapting...

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Leadership Spotlight with Jackie Dylla: Vice President and Principal Scientist

We recently spoke with Jackie Dylla to learn more about her new role as Vice President and Principal Scientist leader in the environmental group. We asked her about her background, her approach to problem-solving, and advice to those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I am a Vice President and Principal Scientist leader in the Upper Midwest environmental group in charge of growing and delivering on transportation projects. Currently, I supervise a staff of ten employee-owners who almost exclusively work on transportation and other corridor-type projects. I also serve as a leader/technical for environmental...

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Leadership Spotlight with Diana Rader: Vice President and Strategic Account Manager

We recently spoke with Diana Rader to learn more about her new role as Vice President and Strategic Account Manager. We asked her about her background, what she enjoys about working at Braun Intertec and her new role, and what she looks for in team members. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I am Vice President and Strategic Account Manager. This is a new role for me so I’m still figuring things out! However, I’m excited about this opportunity to focus on several clients. I was already spending the majority of my time with one of our top...

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Leadership Spotlight with Gregg Kruse: Vice President

We recently spoke with Gregg Kruse to learn more about his new role as Vice President. We asked him about his background, what he enjoys about working at Braun Intertec in his new role, and his advice for those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I am a Vice President and currently lead our Operational Support Services (OSS) group, which provides financial management services to engineering and testing, environmental consulting and technical services at Braun Intertec. I also support operations for our Environmental Consulting group across all geographies. This group has experienced historic growth over the...

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Leadership Spotlight with Nic Andreani: Senior Vice President South Central Environmental Consulting

We recently spoke with Nic Andreani to learn more about his new role as Senior Vice President of South Central Environmental Consulting. We asked about his background, what he enjoys about working at Braun Intertec, and what he looks for in team members. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I lead the South Central Environmental Consulting practice and am part of the Senior Leadership Team. Our professionals across Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, and Iowa are some of the best in the field – whether it’s our investigation and remediation team, our environmental permitting and compliance group, biological and wetlands...

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How Risk Management Planning Can Save Your Facility

If an emergency strikes your facility, do you have plans in place that can minimize damage and liability to the company? What emergencies could happen? Recently Houston fire officials determined that a blast at a facility in West Houston caused by a propylene leak destroyed the facility, caused damage to more than 200 homes, and killed two people. Propylene — a chemical regularly used at the facility and many other similar facilities — is a hazardous chemical covered by several federal environmental and worker safety regulations. If a company stores more than 10,000 pounds of propylene, it is required to...

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Senior Leadership Profile: Tim Lenway, Senior Vice President Upper Midwest Environmental Consulting

We recently spoke with Tim Lenway, Senior Vice President for Upper Midwest Environmental Consulting, to learn more about his new leadership role, what has been the most rewarding in his Braun Intertec career, how he solves client problems and advice he has for people entering the environmental consulting profession. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I lead the Upper Midwest Environmental Consulting group which covers Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Together, Nic Andreani and I lead the Environmental Consulting group for Braun Intertec. The Upper Midwest Environmental Consulting group specializes in environmental investigation and remediation services, but we’re...

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