“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
We think that quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, epitomizes the instincts behind Thomas Wiberg’s success as a geologist and environmental scientist.
Tom isn’t quick to give his opinions and thoughts. He’s known for deliberate pauses, followed by thoughtfully delivered ideas that reveal his creative, status-quo-challenging approach to problem solving. He truly embodies EnSafe’s mantra T3 (Think Things Through).
That’s one of the many reasons EnSafe’s Board of Directors are happy to announce Tom’s promotion to Associate Principal.
“Tom is a 32-year industry veteran, who has truly made his mark during nearly eight years with EnSafe,” says EnSafe’s President and CEO Don Bradford. “Beyond his technical acumen alone, he serves and leads with a passion and integrity that inspire trust from both colleagues and clients.”
Tom is EnSafe’s foremost expert on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) State Superfund Program, managing throughout his career dozens of Federal and State Superfund remedial actions and long-term monitoring events. He’s also a sharp-shooter on just about anything associated with the TRPP (the Texas Risk Reduction Program), the Texas Petroleum Storage Tank regulations, and the Railroad Commission of Texas (which coincidently has nothing to do with railroads but everything to do with natural resources across the state).
“I am truly ecstatic to have Tom join the senior management team,” says Paul Stoddard, EnSafe’s Vice President of Field Services, “Tom brings to the table a myriad of experience in our technical/investigative services and is well respected and known across the state of Texas. Tom is the consummate ‘consultant.’”
To quote another famous creative thinker, Henry David Thoreau, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Tom looks at the needs of his clients and his community and sees more than a job that needs doing. He sees the powerful promise of life-long collaborative relationships, perseverance, and innovative applications to make the world a better place for future generations.
His attentive care for the needs of his clients is the chief reason EnSafe has a longstanding TCEQ contract for Assessment, Investigation, and Remediation Services (AIRS). It’s also why we have multiyear contracts such as our DFW International Airport environmental engineering support contract.
Tom’s attentive care for the needs of his community is why he spearheads EnSafe’s involvement in local volunteer projects, such as our involvement with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s Adopt-A-Shoreline program and enjoys taking his children to help cleanup EnSafe’s shoreline section of White Rock Lake in Dallas.
When the strongest El Niῆo in 50 years dumped over eight inches of rain in three days in Lewisville, Texas, it didn’t matter to Tom that it was after business hours over Thanksgiving weekend. He immediately jumped into action to protect a community gem – Lake Lewisville – from the oily sheen that U.S Army Corps of Engineers noticed. He coordinated with local regulatory agencies and subcontractors to contain and cleanup the oil that had spilled from submerged construction equipment. It illustrates EnSafe’s willingness to jump into action when disaster strikes, to partner with responsible authorities, and to apply solid industry know-how to manage cleanup, monitoring, and compliance requirements so projects are completed effectively and the environment is protected.
Join us in congratulating Tom in his well-deserved promotion to Associate Principal. Toutes nos félicitations, Tom! (He’s fluent in French and, if we’re lucky, just might share some of his famous crème brûlée or a Gâteau Basque for the celebration.)