We are pleased to announce that Tampa-based Progressive Engineering & Construction, Inc. (PEC) is now part of EnSafe Inc. PEC’s cofounder Bridget Morello, PE, has joined EnSafe as an Associate Principal to augment EnSafe’s strong Senior Leadership Team and to guide and direct remediation efforts nationwide.
PEC’s engineers and scientists bring significant experience in remediation, plant operations, and waste minimization projects for industrial, municipal, and other clients, including sites regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, state/local orders, and various remediation programs.
“While PEC’s reputation and ‘client first’ mentality align well with EnSafe, the crux of why we’re most excited is PEC’s people, whose hearts and minds are our most valuable assets,” says EnSafe President and CEO Don Bradford, CHMM. “It’s clear each of PEC’s staff know how to build and retain client loyalty, and each is an accomplished standout with environmental consulting acumen.”
“Our combined resources will dramatically expand our geographic reach and our service offerings going forward,” says new EnSafe Associate Principal Bridget Morello, PE. “I look forward to serving on EnSafe’s Senior Leadership Team and will ensure that our stellar service history continues.”
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Safety Engineer Ian Davis, recent guest-lecturer at Virginia Tech, talks about his passion for safety engineering Safety Engineer Ian Davis recently guest lectured at his alma mater Virginia Tech Department of Chemical Engineering. Ian lectured a three-hour class on process safety for his former Chemical Engineering Senior Design Professor Dr. Y.A. Liu, whom he credits […]Continue reading
Principal Ginny Davis is honored at Annual APSU Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon
Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, recently honored Ginny with the Outstanding Alumna Award for accomplishments in her profession, community, and support to her alma mater.
Ginny graduated cum laude from APSU with a Bachelor of Arts in geology and a minor in French in 1987. Her professional passion and acumen were evident throughout her university career, including her selection for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities student intern program, where she performed environmental and structural geology research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 1992, she received the university’s original Outstanding Young Alumna Award.
Ginny dedicated her award to the amazing educators in her life who made all the difference, starting with her mother, a retired teacher and administrator.
“When I took my first geology course at APSU, I knew I was hooked,” Ginny said in her acceptance speech during the university’s 2021 homecoming celebration. “University has an amazing way of getting to the core of what you’re passionate about. And APSU’s engaging professors introduced me to career possibilities I never even knew existed in environmental science. Their investment in me changed the entire trajectory of my life and career and is a primary reason why I’m a consulting geologist today, 34 years later.”
In August 1987, Ginny joined EnSafe and took on progressively complex project management for a wide array of environmental and hydrogeological problems. As project manager for two National Priorities List sites in Kentucky, Ginny has tackled all aspects of remedial investigation and feasibility study scoping and implementation, as well as subsequent remedial design and remedial action negotiations and delisting support.
Ginny also has extensive experience with complex hydrogeologic investigations and aquifer characterization in karst terrain, fractured and faulted sedimentary sequences, and deltaic and fluvial geologic settings. She is a licensed professional geologist in Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana and Wyoming.
Our warmest congratulations, Ginny, on this second Outstanding Alumna honor. Your continued investment in young professionals and the success of EnSafe is so important and we, at EnSafe, are fortunate to have such an “enthusiastic rock lover” as you in leadership.
ASTM International E50 committee honors EnSafe, highlighting our pro bono services to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since 1996, EnSafe has provided thousands of unbilled labor hours as part of our charitable contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is dedicated to game-changing pediatric cancer research and care, and we’re happy to help this Memphis-based hospital by performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Transaction Screen Assessments.
Earlier this month, EnSafe and Environmental Scientist Megan Watson were honored with an award presented by the ASTM International E50 committee. The newly crafted award was inspired specifically by EnSafe’s lending our time and expertise to St. Jude on such a large scale – 50+ environmental site assessments annually, using ASTM E1527 and E1528 standard practices. The committee plans to continue honoring other companies that have done something similar or may be inspired to do so.
“When Bill Weissman, the chair for the ASTM E1528 committee, first heard about our pro bono work for St. Jude, he was amazed,” Megan Watson states. “I was amazed to first learn of it too, and am now so honored to be able to be part of it.”
Over the first 20 years or so of our engagement with St. Jude, we averaged approximately $30,000.00 in labor hours donated annually to St. Jude, but we’re closer to $60,000.00 in recent years, bringing our total lifetime contributions to over $800,000.00!
EnSafe supports St. Jude’s Dream Home program, a fundraising program where raffle tickets are sold to the public for the chance to win Dream Homes and other prizes. Property developers donate land and building materials to help St. Jude construct the Dream Homes. EnSafe supports St. Jude, by performing environmental site assessments on the Dream Home properties before St. Jude takes ownership, thereby saving St. Jude, in their words, “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” EnSafe has also performed a variety of other projects for St. Jude, including Phase II site assessments, removal of underground storage tanks, asbestos surveys, demolition activities, and multiple Brownfields projects.