Mr. Kerr has over 37 years of project management, environmental consulting, and safety consulting experience in various government and private industry roles in the United States, Far East, Europe, SE Asia and Australasia. After graduation as an Electrical Mechanic from the Royal Naval Electrical Engineering College, his naval career encompassed research and development, deployment and the maintenance of several ship-borne conventional and strategic weapon systems. His assignment to the Royal Australian Navy’s “IKARA” missile system expanded his involvement in surface and sub-surface systems.
As a naturalized U.S. citizen, Kerr’s career path was set. He has been called upon on numerous occasions to present a small business perspective to myriad government agencies and the U.S. Congress. In 1997, he testified on the utilization of “science and cost benefit analysis” in future statutory and regulatory deliberations. He has been called upon by the USEPA to participate as an “industry expert” on several Agency initiatives that had the potential to impact small business. He recently completed an appointment to a Small Business Regulatory and Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) Outreach Panel reviewing hazardous waste regulation. This effort resulted in regulatory change governing F006 hazardous waste in the plating and printed circuit board industries. Other appointments include vice-chairman of the Ohio EPA’s Quality Improvement Council, and US EPA’s Common Sense Initiative in which he received the U. S. Government’s Hammer Award.
Mr. Kerr’s most recent experience has been with the US Printed Circuit Board and Electronics Manufacturing Industry sectors. In the capacity of Chairman of the PWB Industry Trade Associations Environmental Committee, he spearheaded the industry partnering activity with the USEPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics on the Design for the Environment (DfE) PWB Project. He served as Core Group Chair and co-chair of both the Communications and Implementation work groups, and has contributed extensively to the success of this unique partnering process between government, industry, and non-government organizations. Several publications that have resulted from this project have called for risk analysis, performance assessment, and cost alternatives evaluation of several technologies for the (environmentally responsible) manufacture of printed circuit boards using plating technology.
Mr. Kerr is typically responsible for project management, quality control, environmental consulting, and private sector business development.
Mr. Kerr specializes in industrial wastewater permitting, RCRA, CWA and EPCRA regulatory compliance, statistical analysis, safety compliance auditing, ISO 14000, systems management, and as a strategist in criminal and civil proceedings. He has been invited by the US environmental Protection Agency to provide the Taiwan plating and printed circuit board industry sectors with common sense initiatives to reduce pollution, and has spoken on the subject matter in Taiwan, to Industry and Government personnel.
Mr. John Bowen has been active in the environmental field since 1999 and is currently a Senior Project Manager with MAKSolve, LLC. He has extensive project management experience, with emphasis on site assessment; remedial work plans; implementation of corrective actions; remedial system operation, maintenance, and reporting; underground storage tank closures; and asbestos surveys and abatement management. Mr. John Bowen has provided services to industrial, commercial, and governmental clients at locations across the United States. His due diligence experience includes:
Mr. John Bowen has performed and managed numerous due diligence projects for real estate transactions of residential, commercial, and industrial properties and portfolios throughout the country. Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) were conducted in accordance with ASTM, Brownfields Revitalization Act All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI), Ohio EPA VAP or client-specific standards.
Mr. John Bowen has provided environmental due diligence services for numerous national clients during mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of large real estate portfolios. Services included site assessment; soil, groundwater, and asbestos sampling; conducting regulatory compliance and permit review; regulatory agency communication; developing cost estimates for escrow account budgeting and management; conducting baseline environmental condition assessments; and report preparation.