Our People

I am the Owner and Principal of Environmental Consulting Solutions (ECS), a company dedicated to designing environmental solutions for a variety of clients.  Recognizing that clients have their hands full running and growing their businesses, I act as an integral member of their team to help them achieve their goals in an effective, efficient, and often innovative manner.  My core philosophy, and the driving force behind ECS, is that relationships are the key to success. Relationship building is what I truly enjoy.

 

My expertise comes from over 25 years in the environmental consulting industry as well as several additional years as an environmental regulator. I have substantial experience with a wide variety of service areas including:

 

•    due diligence/due care,

•    underground storage tanks (USTs) and aboveground storage tanks                 (ASTs),

•    decommissioning/demolition,

•    asbestos, lead based paint and radon assessments and abatement,

•    soil/groundwater/soil gas investigations,

•    remediation and risk based corrective action

 

I assist clients in achieving their project objectives using my exceptional communication ability, ease with public speaking (comfortable talking to regulators, CEOs, contractors, non-technical staff and concerned citizens), an unyielding dedication to client service, excellent problem solving skills, and thorough understanding of the project requirements. 

 

I excel at coordinating and implementing complex assessments with significant access/logistical challenges.  My project management abilities, communication skills and regulatory relationships are utilized to achieve project objectives.  In addition, I am experienced in innovative investigation protocols resulting in cost effective approaches to obtaining the necessary data.  I also effectively addresses occupant concerns and public perception issues. 

 

An important measure of my dedication to client service and ability to build relationships are the clients that I have worked with for numerous years while I was at different consulting firms.  I have several clients who have I have worked with for over 15 years, and others who I have worked with between 5 and 10 years.

 

I have held positions as an environmental regulator, senior scientist, senior project manager, department manager, and regional manager.  

I am also an entrepreneur who has owned and operated several small businesses.

 

 

Andrew Foerg

Owner and President

I have a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and have also completed post graduate work in the Hazardous Material Management Program at Wayne State.  I have served as an Officer of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and have also served on several Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) technical committees including:

 

 

  • UST Stakeholders Workgroup

  • Landfill Redevelopment Guidance Peer Review Committee

  • Groundwater Evaluation Guidance Peer Review Committee

 

My technical certifications/licenses include:

 

  • Certified Professional Geologist (CPG), American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), 

  • Certified Professional Geologist (CPG), State of Kentucky

  • Registered Professional Geologist (RPG), State of Indiana

  • Certified Underground Storage Tank Professional (CP),       State of Michigan

  • Certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, State of Michigan, MDCH

  • Licensed Lead Risk Assessor, State of Ohio

  • Accredited Asbestos Inspector, State of Michigan, LARA

  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER/8-Hour Supervisor/Current 8-Hour Refresher

Ms. Dwoinen has over 16 years of environmental consulting experience performing Phase I and Phase II site investigations, monitoring, remediation, and environmental compliance assessments for public and private clients. Responsibilities include coordinating and performing various field activities, data evaluation and interpretation, and technical document preparation.

 

Investigative field activities include Geoprobe soil and ground water sampling, ground water sampling, and sediment sampling utilizing multiple sampling techniques. Her air monitoring experience includes the collection of air samples and monitoring for dust and explosive/noxious gases. Prepares and implements health and safety plans, work plans, sampling and analysis plans, and regulatory reporting.

Penny Dwoinen

Project Engineer