Avogadro

Our Staff

The staff at Avogadro Environmental Corporation is a talented, knowledgeable group of professionals and eager to be of service to our clients.  Although responsibilities are varied, everyone is dedicated to upholding Avogadro’s mission to be THE Compliance Partnership Experts.

Please click any picture below to read a more complete bio for each staff member and obtain individual contact information.

  • George Wagner
    George H. Wagner II
    President
    Certified Industrial Hygienist
    email:
    gwagner@avogadro.net
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    200

    George H. Wagner II, CIH is the founder and has been the operating CEO of Avogadro Environmental Corporation since the formation of the company in March of 1995.    As the President and CEO of Avogadro, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic goals/objectives of the organization.  He also provides direction and leadership toward the achievement of Avogadro’s philosophy, mission and vision of the company.

    Mr. Wagner’s business philosophy is based on the principle of continuous and never ending improvements at all levels within the Avogadro organization, which has contributed to the continued growth of the company.     Mr. Wagner has 30 years of experience in providing environmental, health and safety services to the industrial community.   His long established philosophy on continuous education contributes to the extensive expertise on many disciplines within the field of environmental, health and safety.    He is a recognized expert on the air quality consulting, monitoring and testing for multiple industries, including power, chemical, pharmaceutical and cement.

    Mr. Wagner is an active member of several trade associations including the Air and Waste Management Association, American Board of Industrial Hygienist (ABIH), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Electric Power Generating Association (EPGA), Registered Environmental Professional, Certified Cogeneration Professional and in is diplomat with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

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    Chris Becker
    Air Emission Test Team Leader
    phone:
    610-559-8776

    Chris Becker is an Air Emission Test Team Leader for Avogadro Environmental Corporation. In this role, Mr. Becker serves as project manager in performing 40 CFR 60 and 40 CFR 75 test methods as part of client diagnostic and compliance emission test programs. Mr. Becker also reduces project data and occasionally prepares reports and testing protocols. He performs maintenance and repair on the testing equipment as well.

    His formal training includes a degree in Environmental Science from Susquehanna University. He has completed the OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

  • David Alexander
    David Alexander
    Air Emission Test Team Leader
    phone:
    610-559-8776

    David Alexander is an Air Emission Test Team Leader for Avogadro Environmental Company. David is trained in and utilizes USEPA test methods outlined in 40 CFR 60. His experience includes sampling for O2, CO2, moisture, (PM) particulate matter, multi-metals, dioxins/furans, method 25, VOC’s, CO, and NOx. David’s responsibilities include scheduling, leading and packing for test programs and assuring accurate, unbiased, and high quality test results. He has also reviews laboratory reports, assists with report writing, is responsible for equipment calibration, and provides leadership related to chemical storage and disposal.

    David’s formal education includes a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Florida and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Florida. He is certified in CPR and first aid, has completed 40 hour (HAZWOPER) training, and is trained to transport hazardous materials.

  • Edward Anderson
    Edward Anderson
    Air Emission Test Team Leader
    phone:
    610-559-8776

    Ed Anderson is an Air Emission Test Team Leader for Avogadro Environmental Company.  Mr. Anderson is trained in and utilizes USEPA test methods outlined in 40 CFR 60. He has completed Qualified Source Testing Individual groups 1, 2, and 3 and is a member of Source Evaluation Society. His 2+ years of field experience as a technician encompass sampling for O2, CO2, SO2, NOx, THC, moisture, (PM) particulate matter, condensable particulate matter via M202 and OTM-28, multi-metals, ammonia, dioxins/furans, , VOC’s via VOST and M25, and mercury. Ed’s responsibilities include staging equipment for test programs; leading test crews in the field; interacting with clients and state representatives on site;  assuring accurate test results and guaranteeing those results are handled properly; ensuring unbiased, quality data.  He has also assisted in CEMS diagnostic programs, RATA’s and CGA’s.   His formal education includes a Bachelors of Art from Pennsylvania State University. He is certified by the Environmental Trainers Safety Board, certified in CPR and first aid and has completed the 40 (HAZWOPER) training course. Mr. Anderson also ensures that great care be given to maintaining all proper safety equipment, regulations and guidelines that pertain to each job specifically.

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    George Marshall
    Manager CEMS Technical Division
    email:
    gmarshall@avogadro.net
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    400

    George C. Marshall is the manager of CEMS Technical for Avogadro Environmental. He manages the day-to-day operations of this division and associated personnel.

    Mr. Marshall assists in managing and supporting field service engineers in all aspects of CEMS and client relations. This includes installation/startup, PM contracts, emergency service, customer training, and CGA/linearity/RATA support. He also supports the operation and maintenance of the Avogadro (CEM) system trailers. Mr. Marshall also often participates as a field engineer for CEMS projects. He has managed and performed numerous large utility CEMS upgrades of equipment from probes to analyzers.

    Mr. Marshall is an electrical engineer with 20 years experience in a broad range of continuous emission monitoring systems. He began his career in mass flow measurement using ultrasonic technology. He then acted as senior field engineer installing hundreds of acid rain CEMS at numerous utility plants. He assisted in the design and installation of dual pass NOx/NH3 CEMS for gas turbine plants. His expertise includes extractive CEMS, dilution CEMS, mass flow monitors, opacity monitors, mercury systems, EPA/State regulations and data acquisition systems. He has managed and performed preventative maintenance projects at various types of facilities and is particularly experienced in application troubleshooting.

    Mr. Marshall has developed and managed various types of CEMS related contracts. He managed large contracts at power companies including Exelon that yielded better than 99% availability and return on investment. He was involved in large installation and startup jobs while at KVB, Inc., one with Duke Power involving 42 dilution CEMS. He has also helped different types of industries develop SOP’s to help better meet their QA/QC requirements and cut costs to operate their CEMS equipment.

    Mr. Marshall is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc, holding membership since 1984.

  • Janeen Maruskanic
    Janeen Maruskanic
    Air Quality Scientist
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    102

    Janeen D. Maruskanic is an Air Quality Scientist for the Air Monitoring and Testing Division of Avogadro Environmental Corporation. In this role, Ms. Maruskanic assists project managers in technical report preparation and distribution. She is called upon to prepare protocols and compliance test reports for stack sampling programs and CEM certification projects based upon USEPA test methods and state specific regulatory requirements.

    Her formal training includes natural resource management, with a focus in conservation and applied ecology. Ms. Maruskanic holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University.   In February 2010 she completed the FedEx Dangerous Goods Shippers’ Seminar and is certified to ship hazardous goods through FedEx based on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) training requirements.  She has also completed the Hazard Communications (HAZCOM) training course.

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    Jill Greene
    Executive Administrator
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    201

    Jill Greene serves as our Executive Administrator, and is responsible for all types of administrative duties and delegations therein at Avogadro.  She is a key hub for communication, scheduling and support among the members of the Avogadro team.  Her applications range everywhere from general office administrations to supporting our CFO, Michael Busser.

  • Laurie Snyder
    Laurie Snyder
    Technical Support Services Supervisor
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    101

    Laurie Snyder is the Technical Coordinator for the Air Monitoring and Testing Division of Avogadro Environmental Corporation.  As the Technical Coordinator, Ms. Snyder assists project managers in all aspects of field sampling and technical report preparation.  She supervises the Technical Support Services department and coordinates the submittal of all test reports and protocols to the appropriate regulatory agencies and clients in a timely manner.

    Ms. Snyder assists in projects consisting of 40 CFR 60 and 40 CFR 75 test methods as part of client diagnostic and compliance emission test programs.  She is called upon to prepare protocols and test reports for stack sampling programs and CEM certification projects.  Ms. Snyder assists and oversees the gas chromatography analyses and the gravimetric analyses in the Avogadro laboratory.

    Her formal training includes environmental science, with a focus in resource conservation and chemistry. Ms. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.

  • Linda Benton
    Linda Benton
    CEMS Parts Administrator
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    402

    Linda is the Parts Administrator for CEMS Technical Services.  Ms. Benton expertly handles all incoming CEMS parts requests and assists clients by sourcing the manufacturer and correct part for each project.  She maintains and controls inventory of over 20,000  parts.

    Linda has a strong purchasing background and extensive business experience with an accent on Information Technology.

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    Tom Weber
    Air Monitoring & Testing Operations Manager
    email:
    tweber@avogadro.net
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    104

    Thomas J. Weber is a Senior Program Manager in Avogadro Environmental’s air quality testing services division. He co-manages the day-to-day operations of this division. In this capacity, his responsibilities include technical oversight of projects, client relations, budgets, proposals, equipment, and personnel. Mr. Weber also manages the gas chromatography section of Avogadro’s laboratory.

    Mr. Weber assists in managing and supporting field test engineers and scientists in all aspects of stack sampling and client relations. This includes protocol and equipment preparation, field sampling planning, as well as report preparation, review and submittal. He has also prepared guidelines and methods for routine operation and maintenance of instrumentation contained in Avogadro’s mobile continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) system trailers. Mr. Weber also often participates as a field manager in numerous stack sampling projects. With 14 years experience in point source sampling, he has developed expertise in testing asphalt facilities, batch operations, boilers, cogeneration units, commercial bakeries, flares, kilns, and scrubbers to name a few. He has extensive knowledge in both testing and troubleshooting various types of oxidizers and incineration units.

    Mr. Weber is a chemical engineer with 20 years experience in a broad range of environmental issues. He began his career in applied research with a government analytical laboratory performing ultra-low level chromatographic separations for air tracer studies. He also researched and improved techniques for passive sampling of radon in indoor environments. Since 1989, he has been engaged in consulting, in air pollution control and air quality-related areas. His expertise includes chemical engineering design and air pollution control device selection, ambient air quality impact analysis, and Clean Air Act (CAA) consulting services. He has managed and performed several air permitting projects for major (Title V) and minor sources. He is particularly experienced in preparation of emissions inventories and facility air quality audits.

    As Business Development Manager for air quality testing services, Mr. Weber plays a pivotal role in developing new clients, managing existing client relations, and broadening the scope of services offered by the testing services division. He assembles a large percentage of Avogadro’s proposals and quotations and directs the preparation of all invoices. He is the primary point of contact for client questions related to technique and cost.

    Mr. Weber is an Associate of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, holding membership since 1983.

  • Michael Busser
    Michael Busser
    Chief Financial Officer
    email:
    mbusser@avogadro.net
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    211

    Michael has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Juniata College and a MBA from the Clemson-Furman MBA program. He spent 14 years with Owens Corning climbing the corporate financial ladder where he was promoted five times in four different locations.  Since then, Mike has been the CFO of four different private companies prior to joining Avogadro as as CFO as well.  Most recently, he was CFO of The Northwest Company LLC on Long Island.  Prior to that, he was CFO of Majestic Athletic, H T Lyons, and Apollo Metals all of which are located in the Lehigh Valley.  He brings a respectable 30+ years of business experience to the table across a broad spectrum of industries, including license apparel and textiles, manufacturing and service companies, and has been a welcome addition to the Avogadro Team.

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    Thomas Mattei
    Technical Advisor & Senior Project Manager
    email:
    tmattei@avogadro.net
    phone:
    610-559-8776
    ext.
    106

    Thomas F. Mattei is the Technical Advisor for Avogadro Environmental Corporation. In this role he is responsible for assuring production of quality, cost-effective air testing services. He fulfills his responsibility through direct supervision of key company personnel, review of technical documents/procedures, interfacing with clients and project management. Mr. Mattei has over eighteen years of experience in the air testing industry, which features both extensive fieldwork and extensive management responsibilities.

    As a Senior Project Manager, Mr. Mattei oversees the various field teams, and utilizes EPA test methods enumerated in 40 CFR 60 and 40 CFR 75 to complete client diagnostic and compliance emissions test programs.

    Mr. Mattei’s industry familiarity includes chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, manufacturing, incineration, resource recovery and remedia-tion. His method/technical familiarity includes: 40 CFR, SW846, Compliance Assurance Monitoring, Acid Rain, NOx budget, Superfund, California Air Resources Bureau, Boiler and Industrial Furnaces and Toxic Organics. Mr. Mattei has supervised compliance tests and CEM evaluations required by the USEPA and state agencies in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

    Mr. Mattei’s formal training includes chemistry (AAS), OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

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    Walter Mummert, III
    Air Emission Test Team Leader
    phone:
    610-559-8776

    Walter is an Air Emission Test Team Leader for Avogadro Environmental Company. He is trained in and utilizes USEPA test methods outlined in 40 CFR 60. His experience includes sampling for O2, CO2, moisture, (PM) particulate matter, multi-metals, dioxins/furans, method 25, VOC’s, CO, and NOx. Walt’s responsibilities include scheduling, leading and packing for test programs and assuring accurate, unbiased, and high quality test results. He also reviews laboratory reports, assists with report writing, is responsible for equipment calibration, and provides leadership related to chemical storage and disposal.

    Mr. Mummert has become an air testing Qualified Individual as determined by the Source Evaluation Society. He also has considerable experience in the air monitoring and testing field, and brings over 6 years of testing experience to the Avogadro repertoire.

  • Mary Frinzi
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    Mary Frinzi is an Air Quality Scientist for Avogadro Environmental Corporation.  In this role, Mary prepares protocols and compliance test reports for stack sampling programs and CEM certification projects.  Mary also works in the lab performing the duties necessary for analysing particulate matter and methane. In addition, Mary is involved in handling the gas cylinder inventory and ordering for the company.

    Mary’s formal training includes a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology with a minor in Geography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.   She has completed her Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training course, has her MSHA certification, and is currently certified to evaluate USEPA Method 9 Visible Emissions.