GEORGE R. COBB: PRESIDENT / PROJECT MANAGER
Mr. Cobb currently serves as President and Program Manager for AirSource Technologies In this capacity George routinely serves as Project Manager for major RCRA and CPT Trial Burn programs associated with hazardous waste incineration in cement kilns and chemical manufacturing waste disposal. He has directed some twenty trial burn projects typically managing Test Plan preparations, site coordination, analytical support services, report preparations and Quality Assurance review.
George has 35 years of experience in air pollution measurements with emphasis on source sampling. Prior to joining AirSource Technologies in 1990, George enjoyed a seventeen-year association with the Midwest Research Institute, where he was a key participant in dozens of other trial burn programs at various hazardous waste incineration facilities. George also was instrumental in a study to determine safe disposal of pesticides and herbicides by incineration and has investigated the destruction efficiency of microorganisms by incineration techniques.
He was directly involved in the development and evaluation of various sampling trains and methods, and was actively involved in the development of the volatile organic sampling train (VOST) under contract to the EPA.
George has extensive experience with most EPA test methods and has special expertise in determination and speciation of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds including dioxin/furan compounds, as well as particle size distribution studies.
George received a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Biology in 1973 and an M.B.A. in 1980.
PETE LIEBL: PARTNER / PROJECT MANAGER / CEM SPECIALIST
Certified QSTI by the Source Evaluation Society
Mr. Liebl has been a Project Manager with AirSource Technologies for 15 years, and is a member of the company’s ownership group. He specializes in operating instrument analyzer systems, and has performed emission testing and CEM certifications for a variety of industries regulated under CFR Parts 75 and 60. Additionally, Pete functions as Project Manager for many other types of testing projects undertaken by AirSource Technologies. He has played a key role in the conduct of many RCRA Trial Burn, Risk Burn, and Comprehensive Performance Test programs.
Pete’s strong technical background is essential in the operation and maintenance of today’s continuous monitoring equipment. He is skilled in instrumentation systems, electronics, physical measurements and computer programming. He personally designed AirSource’s mobile CEM system and software and is often able to troubleshoot and perform repairs in the field to both our own instrumentation as well as our client’s.
Pete is also responsible for the organization and maintenance of AirSource’s computer hardware, software, and local area network systems. He has developed new isokinetic sampling software and automated CEM data acquisition software for efficient integration of data into the company’s data management system.
His expertise with gas turbines, steam generators, hazardous waste and medical waste incineration, cement and lime manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, fiberglass manufacturing, and printing operations is diverse and extensive.
Pete graduated from the University of Kansas in 1992 with a B.S. in Physics.
FINNEGAN SCHALL: SR. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST/PROJECT MANAGER
Certified QSTI by the Source Evaluation Society, Certified Visible Emission Evaluator, Opaque Smoke, L.L.C., Overland Park, KS.
Finnegan has been a part of the AirSource Technologies staff for more than 12 years. He has been involved with numerous projects in the ethanol field. He has been involved with or project managed tests involving: Haps, DREs, particulate, RATAs, particle sizing, carbon monoxide, VOCs, NOx, Carbon Dioxide, SO2, FTIR HAPS analysis, Appendix A-1 of 40 CFR, Part 60, EPA Methods 1-5, 6c, 7e, 9, 10, 17, 18, 22, 25a, 201-a, and 202. He is also experienced in the laboratory, report preparation and project planning.
Finnegan has a B.S. degree from the University of Kansas in Physics.
CARL BENDER: SR. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN/ OPERATIONS MANAGER / PROJECT MANAGER / EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND CALIBRATION SPECIALIST
Certified QSTI by the Source Evaluation Society
Carl has worked in the environmental testing industry for 20 years. He is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and upgrading field-testing equipment for all pre-test and post-test calibration activities. Prior to AirSource Technologies he worked at Midwest Research Institute doing product development and environmental testing. He has also worked as a tribologist and assisted chemist and engineers solve in-house and client problems on designated projects requiring failure analysis. He performed field sampling, test method development, reporting, and installed and operated laboratory equipment
He has a B.A. degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC).
JAMES SURMAN: PROJECT COORDINATOR
Jim came to AirSource Technologies after 15 years at the Midwest Research Institute where he functioned as a Senior Environmental Scientist responsible for managing and conducting assigned emission measurement tasks. Jim brought a wealth of experience with him to AirSource Technologies, including the preparation of proposals, project budgets, work plans, site-specific test plans, quality assurance project plans, and final reports. He evaluated test plans prepared by other contractors for projects to determine the performance of hazardous waste incinerators, municipal waste combustors, and other processes that affect air quality. Jim performed the hands-on preparation and execution of pretest site surveys and emissions sampling and monitoring tasks. He worked with clients in assessing test requirements for regulatory compliance, test protocols for their testing activities, and procedures for implementing emission reduction demonstrations.
Previously, Jim participated in U.S. EPA-sponsored work assignments that involved emission standards development and project-specific quality assurance. Skilled in stationary source testing, continuous emission monitoring, and related quality assurance procedures
Jim’s role with AirSource Technologies is to coordinate the efficient preparation for and conduct of field measurement projects. He is focused on uniformity of equipment and procedural considerations to assure that, every time AirSource Technologies embarks on a test project, all the mechanisms are in place for the effort to be conducted successfully and efficiency.
JOY MCCANN: LABORATORY SPECIALIST
Prior to joining AirSource Technologies in 2000, Joy spent nearly 24 years working with Midwest Research Institute. Joy specializes in both field and headquarters laboratory support services. Joy has been involved with numerous major field test projects such as Trial Burn, Risk Assessment Burn and Comprehensive Performance Test programs.
Joy earned a B.S. in Horticulture from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri.
DAVID HOTZ: ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
Certified Visible Emission Evaluator, Opaque Smoke, L.L.C., Overland Park, KS.
David Hotz has worked with AirSource Technologies since 2009. He has an extensive technical background with an emphasis in instrument and equipment operation and trouble shooting. Prior to joining AirSource he conducted experiments at the National Superconducting Cyclotron at Michigan State University and the linear accelerator at the University of Notre Dame. He was also a component design engineer at Intel working on chip set design for 64 bit architectures.
David has a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University Of Michigan and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Oregon Institute of Technology.