Massachusetts Metal Finishing Forum
May 20, 2004
Crowne Plaza, Woburn, MA
Moderator, Todd MacFadden, Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Lowell, MA.
Todd has been Project Manager with the MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) since 1999, where he conducts research and develops training programs on toxics use reduction, energy efficiency, lead free electronics, metal finishing, and environmental management systems. Previously, Todd worked for five years as the Coordinator for the Montana Pollution Prevention Program in Bozeman, Montana, where he conducted site assessments and developed educational materials for small businesses and industry. He has conducted on-site pollution prevention assessments of over 200 companies in seven states. He is Team Leader for the Sustainability Team for the Environmentally Conscious Electronics Roadmap Committee of the National Electronics Manufacturers Initiative (NEMI), and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Todd graduated summa cum laude with B.A. degrees in political science and music from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Trends, Problems and Metal Finishing Outlook, Christian Richter, The Policy Group, Washington, DC
4 Questions on Platers' Minds, Frank Altmayer, President, SCL Inc., Chicago, IL.
Mr. Altmayer is presently President and owner of Scientific Control Laboratories, Inc. His duties include heading the day-to-day operation of a 22 person staff, consulting on metal finishing related problems on a world wide basis, designing of plating shops, waste treatment systems and providing customer service/contact. He is an AESF Master Electroplater/Finisher (MSF), one of only three individuals in the USA awarded that certification by AESF, and has thirty three years experience in metal finishing, twenty-five years experience in the design and trouble-shooting of Metal Finishing processes/shops and waste treatment systems. Mr. Altmayer has served as an expert witness in numerous court cases for clients including the USEPA, Beatrice Corporation, New Jersey & Tennessee Atty Gen.,Molex, Gould Corp., and UpJohn along with numerous job shop electroplaters in the Chicago area. Other companies that have retained Mr. Altmayer's services include: The U.S. Navy, DuPont, Lockwood Greene Engineers, TRW, Boeing Aircraft, Lockheed, Amphenol Connector Division of Allied, Abbott Labs, American Airlines, United Airlines, Esselte Pendeflex, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Gould Inc., Moog Inc., Bee-Line Ind., Magnus Division of Signal Products, National Association of Metal Finishers, Motorola, Textron-Lycoming, Velcro Group, Reynolds-Holland and over 300 captive and job shop electroplaters. Scientific Control's client list includes over 1900 companies nationwide. He has a B.S., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (Honors Graduate); and an M.S. in Metallurgy, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Optimizing Finishing Processes, Kevin L. Klink, P.E., CM2Hill, Corvalis, OR
Mr. Klink is a Principal Consultant at CH2M HILL for surface finishing projects ranging from studies and designs to construction and operations support for surface finishing process lines and associated manufacturing production, water and wastewater treatment, pollution prevention and control systems, and related building and ancillary process systems. Mr. Klink has over 15 years experience in metal finishing, including private industry and US Department of Defense projects for Allied Signal, Boeing, EG&G, General Motors, Goodrich Aerospace, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Pratt & Whitney, Praxaire, Raytheon, Helwan AFB, McClellan AFB, Robins AFB, and Tinker AFB. He manages development, applications, and sales/support for PLATO's Process Planner?, a commercial software product owned by CH2M HILL and licensed to users for surface finishing shop modeling to evaluate baseline and alternative scenarios for wastewater and concentrated waste streams, air emissions, energy consumption, water and chemical use, and other shop conditions to help identify and quantify opportunities for process improvement and to support decisionmaking. He has authored and presented numerous surface finishing publications, courses, and workshops including co-authoring: a capsule report for US EPA, Approaching Zero Discharge in Surface Finishing; the metal plating and surface finishing chapter in Pollution Prevention Handbook by Higgins; an 8-hour AESF course, Pollution Prevention Technologies in Surface Finishing; and a 4-hour AESF workshop, Process Water Quality and Management. Mr. Klink holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University.
It's Global Out There, Patti Carrier, New Hampshire Ball Bearing, Peterborough, NH
Patti Carrier works for New Hampshire Ball Bearings HiTech division in Peterborough NH, where she serves as the Facilities/Environmental Manager. She is responsible for facilities management as well as environmental, health and safety compliance.
Her efforts involve working with regulatory and state agencies, developing environmental, safety and health improvement strategies and directing related training efforts. Since 1990, when she joined the company, she had led many environmental projects which have resulted in eliminating the use of Class I ozone depleting chemicals prior to the 1993 Montreal Protocol, reduced air emissions by 97%, reduced hazardous waste generation by 92%, reduced water consumption by 75% and ISO 14001 certification. Current projects include additional water conservation measures as well as improving energy efficiency. She is active in several public outreach programs to promote environmental stewardship. Her proactive approach to safety and health has resulted in New Hampshire Ball Bearings achieving the 2001 New Hampshire Safety Award for having the best record in their manufacturing sector. Patti believes that accountability, starting first with management, is a key component of a successful safety and health program. This accountability starts with safety and health being an every day responsibility for all management. Educating employees of the principles involved in identifying and remedying workplace hazards rounds out a successful safety program.
Prior to working for New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Patti held the position of Quality Assurance Manager for Hoover Precision Products in East Granby CT. Patti holds a BS degree in Chemistry from Central Connecticut State University. She lives in the quiet town of Royalston Massachusetts with her husband Rick, and their two children Ryan (10) and Meredith (8).
Greening the Supply Chain, Chris R. McNeill, Pratt and Whitney/UTC Special Processes Commodity Manager
Chris McNeill is the Commodity Manager of the UTC Aerospace/P&W Special Process Commodity,a member of the P&W Green Engine team and the Green Business/Supplier team. Chris has worked for UTC /P&W for 26 years. Prior to his current position Chris was a Operation Center Manager for the Special Process Business unit at the UTC Hamilton Sundstrand Division responsible for all Heat Treat,coating,plating operations performed at the HSD,Windsor Locks site. Throughout Chris's career he has held several other positions which include Technical Engineering Manager, EHS manager, Chemical/ Metallurgical Process Supervisor, Material Project Engineer, Value Process engineer and Plating /Surface treatment engineer. Chris is also a P&W associate Fellow, Emeritus in the Chemical /Environmental field. Chris has a BS ,Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut ,a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Haven and a MBA from Renesselar Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the UTC Advanced studies program.
TCE Alternatives, Heidi Wilcox, TURI, Lowell, MA
Heidi Wilcox is a graduate student working as a research associate/laboratory technician in the Surface Solutions Laboratory at the Toxics Use Reductions Institute. She provides technical support in the form of testing, research and procurement of chemicals/cleaners for the laboratory. Currently she is involved in testing new chemistries obtained by the laboratory and identifying, obtaining and testing alternatives to TCE for vapor degreasing and cleaning. Her work on TCE is through an EPA grant that is specifically geared to finding small businesses in Massachusetts currently using TCE for cleaning processes and offering technical assistance and support in finding an alternative. Ms. Wilcox holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in microbiology with a minor in chemistry and recently received a Master's degree in Environmental Studies with an atmospheric science concentration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she is currently perusing a doctorate in industrial hygiene and cleaner production.
TCE Alternatives, Jason Marshall, TURI, Lowell, MA
Jason Marshall is TURI's Manager of Laboratory Testing, overseeing the daytoday operation of the laboratory and isresponsible for evaluating the performance of cleaning chemistries and equipment. Prior to working at TURI, he served as an environmental analyst for water quality laboratory performing wet chemistry analysis on water samples for compliance with Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He has degrees from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies. He is currently a doctoral student in Industrial Hygiene at UMLowell.
TCE Resources, Rich Bizzozero, MA Office of Technical Assistance, Boston, MA
Mass.Gov, Rich Bizzozero has worked for OTA and the state's Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA) program for more than 15 years, providing pollution prevention technical assistance to manufacturers across the state in a number of different industries. Rich has played key roles in several TURA initiatives and has worked collaboratively on many projects with other state and federal agencies. He has developed and lead numerous trainings on regulatory compliance and pollution prevention for industry as well as state and federal personnel. Rich earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Vermont and a master's degree in plant and soil sciences from the University of Massachusetts.