James W. Peeler, president, has 24 years of experience in emission measurements. He is nationally recognized as an expert in continuous emission monitoring, instrumental methods, alternative monitoring techniques, and quality assurance. He chairs the ASTM Task Group developing a standard practice for opacity monitor manufacturers, and co-chairs the ASTM Task Group developing a direct interface GCMS test method. He previously co-chaired two AWMA CEM specialty conferences on CEM systems. He was inducted into the Source Evaluation Society Hall of Fame in 1993. He has also served on the Science Advisory Board to review EPA proposed initiatives. Mr. Peeler founded Emission Monitoring Inc. in February 1994 as an independent consulting company providing specialized services in the field of stationary source emission measurement. He was previously senior vice president of Entropy, Inc., a leading emission testing firm in the United States. Mr. Peeler was employed by Entropy for 18 years and was previously employed by the North Carolina Dept. Environmental Management. Mr. Peeler has B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.
Laura L. Kinner, Ph. D. vice president, has 14 years of experience in methods development and emission testing. She has actively participated in research and development efforts for application of new direct interface instrumental test technologies including Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and gas chromatography - mass spectroscopy (GCMS). Dr. Kinner has implemented these technologies for the measurement of hazardous air pollutant emissions at many stationary sources. She has developed FTIR test methods for measurement of formaldehyde, phenol, and methanol for glass and mineral wool insulation manufacturing processes, has negotiated test protocols and overseen extensive test programs for measurement of HCl and volatile organics from Portland cement and lime kilns using FTIR-based test methods. She has developed a direct interface GCMS test method for measurement of 36 volatile organics and employed this method to demonstrate the absence of previously reported hazardous emissions from numerous industrial facilities. She chaired an ASTM Task Group developing an extractive FTIR test method (ASTM D6348) and another ASTM Task Group that developed a direct interface GCMS test method (ASTM D6420). Dr. Kinner has B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in analytic chemistry from the University of Missouri.
ROGER SHIGEHARA vice president, has been involved in emission measurement work for 36 years, including 30 years with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or its predecessor organizations. Mr. Shigehara has conducted research on the measurement of emissions from power plants, coal, gas, and oil home-heating units, sulfuric acid plants, nitric acid plants, refineries, commercial incinerators, phosphate fertilizer plants, and industrial boilers. He was a principal writer of many of the test method and performance specifications published in the appendices of 40 CFR Parts 60and 61. Over the past 19 years, Mr. Shigehara's activities have ranged from personal research to the management of in-house and contract projects, and have included work on manual and instrumental methods and continuous emission monitoring systems. Mr. Shigehara was one of the principal developers of the "F-Factors," which convert pollutant concentrations to mass/heat input and which are used extensively in the regulations for electric utility plants. He also administered the certification program of small incinerators (less than 2000 lb/hr) for Federal facilities. He was one of the principal developers for the Emission Measurement Technical Information Center (EMTIC) presently being administered by the EPA. He was the first of two to be inducted into the Source Evaluation Society Hall of Fame and is the editor of the SES Newsletter. Mr Shigehara received a B.S. in chemical engineering at Iowa State University and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University
Emission Monitoring Inc. employs other engineers and scientists as necessary to complete various assignments. Emission Monitoring Inc. has established teaming agreements with several other organizations with complementary expertise and the demonstrated ability to deliver superior quality services.
Source Technology Associates
Air Control Techniques
Pacific Environmental Services
Coerr Environmental Consulting
Perrin Quarles Associates, Inc.
Clean Air Engineering, Inc.
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