Environmental Executive Moves: Newmont Mining, EBI, Barnes Group, McGuireWoods

by | Feb 19, 2013

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

WesTech: The process equipment manufacturer has appointed Les Uhlmeyer (pictured) as head of its new municipal water treatment business unit overseeing the Microfloc and General Filter product lines. Uhlmeyer has more than 30 years’ experience, spending more than two decades in leadership positions with Microfloc and General Filter prior to those product lines being acquired by WesTech.

Newmont Mining Corp.: The Colorado-based gold mining company has appointed Elaine Dorward-King as executive vice president of sustainability and external relations, beginning March 18. She will assume responsibility for the company’s environmental, social responsibility, community and government relations functions. She previously worked at Rio Tinto.

Barnes Group: The Bristol, Conn.-based aerospace and industrial manufacturer has appointed Susan Rodrigue McFarland as director of health, safety and environmental affairs. McFarland has worked in environmental compliance and occupational safety for 22 years and previously worked at Pratt and Whitney, Sikorsky Aircraft and Carrier Corporation.

EBI Consulting: The environmental, due diligence and sustainability consulting services firm has appointed Dan Tollman as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and administration. Tollman comes to EBI Consulting from Sebesta Blomberg, where he was CFO, chief operational officer and later president.

Environmental Science Associates: The environmental consulting firm has appointed Robert Battalio as chief engineer and vice president. As chief engineer, Battalio will oversee the firm’s engineering services in flood management, restoration design and coastal engineering.

GreenBlue: The non-profit sustainability organization announced the appointment of Katherine O’Dea as senior director of advisory services and innovation. O’Dea worked for the past six years as a senior fellow and director of advisory services at GreenBlue.

Forum for the Future: The non-profit sustainability  organization announced it has hired Mark Driscoll as its head of food. Forum for the Future’s current food partners include Pepsico, M&S, Pret a Manger, Certis, Target, Unilever and Tata Global Beverages. Prior to joining Forum for the Future, Driscoll led WWF-UK’s One Planet Food Programme.

McGuireWoods: The law firm announced Bernadette Rappold has been named partner at its Washington, D.C. office, where she will focus her practice on representing and counseling clients in compliance, enforcement and other strategic matters relating to environmental regulations under EPA and state-based authorities. Rappold was previously the director of the special litigation and projects division in the Office of Civil Enforcement at the EPA.

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