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"Over the years you have developed a model that is finely tuned to identifying and overcoming obstacles in environmentally challenged transactions and other matters of strategic significance to our shared clients."

Kevin A. Ewing
Partner
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP


Our Team

Management Team

You are cordially invited to contact any of our Management team members to discuss how E.Vironment can assist in improving your organization’s EHS performance.

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John E. Turley

Managing Partner
(281) 351-2856 ext. 104
jturley@evironmentgroup.com

John E. TurleyJohn has managed the EHS due diligence on countless deals in a wide array of industries. John is one of a very few professionals with a piercing understanding of the global due diligence issues encountered by buyers, sellers and financial institutions involved in transactions. This understanding allows John to design and manage due diligence efforts in a way that provides all participants a clear understanding of the EHS issues involved. This customized approach has proved to be of tremendous value to our clients.

“ We have a talented team of industrial experienced individuals that use our collective learnings to assist you in articulating your challenges and in formulating practical and effective strategies and solutions. We apply these skills in evaluating the EHS issues that are encountered in potential transactions as well as in the strategies and tactics for managing EHS issues in your business. ”

John has been a key player on several clients' deal teams as they rationalized assets acquired in recent transactions. He is relied on as a trusted advisor in this role.

John was previously a partner and Vice President/General Manager of Pilko & Associates. John attended the University of Texas where he earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in environmental studies.


F. Paul Pizzi

Managing Partner
(281) 351-2856 ext. 103
paul@evironmentgroup.com

F. Paul PizziPaul heads the firm’s global Strategic Advisory service and Process Safety practice. His 35 years of experience includes operations, engineering and environmental management positions with Sinclair Refining and BP Oil. He works with senior management and EHS leadership of leading chemical and energy companies in shaping their short-term and long-term EHS direction and strategy. Paul has served as advisor to EHS integration teams on many mergers and joint ventures, including the Dow Chemical/Union Carbide merger. He has assisted a number of Fortune 500 companies in continuously improving their EHS performance and designing/implementing effective EHS Management Systems (EHS-MS).

“ Each of us understands the business context of our clients' needs & we are personally committed to the success of our clients - individually and corporately. ”

Paul co-founded Pilko & Associates in 1980 and was the Senior Vice President of the firm for over 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University and is a graduate of Stanford University's Executive Program for Smaller Businesses. Paul served on the Board of Directors of Sheltering Arms Senior Services and currently sits on the Advisory Committee of this organization.


David R. Burnett

Partner
(281) 351-2856 ext. 112
dburnett@evironmentgroup.com

David R. BurnettDavid has over 25 years of environmental consulting experience, including high profile transactional experience and a year as acting refinery EHS manager. He has a proven track record as a project manager in a wide variety of industrial assignments and brings broad-based practical experience to E.Vironment.

“ Our E.Vironment team takes great pride in using our many years of experience to assist our clients in maximizing the value they receive as a result of our efforts. Our approach of teaming with our clients in long term relationships makes for a more enjoyable experience for both E.Vironment staff and our clients. It is a pleasure to work with a team of experienced individuals with a common client-oriented approach to doing business. The greatest measure of our success is the high level of repeat business and unsolicited referrals we receive from our clients. ”

David has managed hundreds of environmental due diligence projects. These transactions have been in a wide range of industries including refining, chemicals, manufacturing and oil and gas production. David has assisted clients on both the buy-side and the sell-side with the quantification of environmental issues, as well as development of environmental language in purchase and sale agreements. He has been at the negotiating table on many large transactions, assisting his clients with the allocation of environmental liabilities.

David works closely with a number of large financial institutions providing environmental assessments of companies seeking capital loans. He has also developed an environmental audit program for the U.S. operations of an international chemical company, and has participated on many EHS audits.

David received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Professional Engineer registered in Texas.


Barbara Kuryk

Partner
(281) 351-2856
bkuryk@evironmentgroup.com

Barbara KurykBarbara has more than 30 years of experience in environmental, health, safety (EHS) and compliance management and consulting in the chemical, energy and manufacturing industries. Over a period of more than 15 years, she held a variety of executive positions with BP, the world's fourth largest corporation, including corporate and business line Vice President level roles in EHS, Global Issues Management, and Compliance and Ethics. She additionally held the post of Vice President, Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety for Amoco Corporation and led the company's EHS Technical Services function prior to the company's merger with BP.

As the Vice President responsible for BP's corporate ethics and compliance program, Barbara and her team implemented 'best practice' compliance policies, processes, systems training and communications, while working with BP leaders to enhance the company's ethical culture. She introduced the company's first company-wide EHS compliance management program which is now operational and embedded globally.

As global EHS Vice President for BP Chemicals, she facilitated substantive improvements in safety and environmental performance and introduced the business' first global behavior based safety program. Barbara led the team that developed and implemented a first-of-its-kind policy and experimental greenhouse gas trading program for BP's global operations; on the basis of this work, she was invited to Chair the Center for European Policy Studies' working group on emissions trading and played a leading role in the public policy debate on emerging emissions trading regulations in Europe. As BP's leader for global product stewardship, she introduced a best practices management system and played a key advocacy role relative to the introduction of European Community regulations on chemicals and their safe use, also known as the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances).

Barbara additionally spent more than 10 years with two international consulting firms, first as a consultant in Arthur D. Little's chemicals and energy practice, and subsequently as the global lead for Booz, Allen & Hamilton's commercial EHSC practice. In these roles, she led a variety of client engagements related to EHS strategic planning, organizational design and development, product positioning, management systems design and analysis, auditing and change management.

Barbara holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Natural Science from Willamette University. She completed executive education programs at the Stanford school of business, the Harvard school of international studies and Cambridge University.


Geoff Swett

Partner
(281) 351-2856 ext. 205
ghswett@evironmentgroup.com

Geoff SwettGeoffrey Swett has over 30 years of EHS and management consulting and operating experience in solving industrial clients' difficult problems. Geoff's broad EHS&S expertise includes areas such as CAA, CWA, RCRA, SARA, OPA, climate change, safety, PSM, security and product stewardship. He has broad EHS audit, management system and information technology experience. His industry expertise is in the areas of chemicals, refining, oil and gas, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electric and gas utility, steel, renewable energy and general manufacturing.

In prior assignments he has managed the global audit support programs serving such clients as BP, Quanex and Caterpillar. In that role he managed audit assignments in the US, Sharjah, UAE, UK, Italy, Hungary, Poland and China.

He has extensive transaction support experience, having managed or been a team member on domestic and global assignments with a total value in excess of $30 billion. In addition, he has extensive experience in developing compliance programs in such areas as SPCC/FRP plan development and management, air and waste water permitting and TRI reporting.

Geoff also has unique experience in obtaining land use, air and wastewater permits for complex industrial facilities in environmentally and politically sensitive areas. His integrated regulatory/political/technical approach to permitting and regulatory issues has gained governmental licenses for more than $3 billion of industrial projects in such sensitive environments as the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Barbara Channel in California.

He has been an invited speaker to conferences/meetings sponsored by API, Association of Energy Service Providers, NPRA, AIChE, DOE, American Council of Engineering Companies, Air and Waste Management Association, American Legal Institute/American Bar Association, National Rural Water Association, Tucson CEO Forum, National Association of Manufacturers, University of Arizona and University of California Extension.

Geoff received his undergraduate education from the University of Denver in chemistry and mathematics with a minor in computer sciences and an MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California.


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