Eric Tidquist, PE, Environmental Engineer, is serving as the new Chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Air Pollution Control Board. The Air Board works with the Shelby County Health Department to set fees, hear appeals related to enforcement action (e.g. fines for violations), and rule on requested variances from the air pollution control code. As chairman, Eric facilitates the meetings, helping the group arrive at decisions on matters brought before the Board.
He's in good company, and follows a line of great Air Board leaders, namely EnSafe’s co-founder, Phil Coop, who actually served on Air Board years ago.
Want a window into the world of one of our environmental engineers? Eric answered some of our questions in a “virtual” interview recently.
EnSafe: What drew you to environmental engineering?
Eric: I’ve always been interested in math and science, and I love the outdoors. With environmental engineering, I get to use my technical skills to help the environment and get outside once in a while.