Barry Skoultchi, P.E. - CEO
Mr. Skoultchi is an officer of the firm with over 27 years of experience in positions of authority in the environmental and engineering field; 26 years with Whitman. He has provided expert testimony on various matters and coordinated numerous environmental investigations, design and remedial action projects, including UST, indoor air quality, soil and ground water remediation and others. His current responsibilities include developing the strategic plan to advance the company's service lines and plotting out the firm’s future direction and vision. Mr. Skoultchi holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He maintains memberships in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Air & Waste Management Association; Environmental Business Association of New Jersey; and Water Environment Federation. Click here for Mr. Skoultchi’s full resume.
Todd Gerber, LSRP - President
Mr. Gerber is an officer of the firm and has more than 25 years experience at Whitman in the environmental engineering field. He has managed numerous environmental investigation and remediation projects, including those involving soils, ground water and civil engineering issues. As President, he is responsible for technical oversight, contract negotiations and overall management of the firm. Mr. Gerber holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Geology, and is a licensed Professional Geologist in the states of Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He maintains memberships in the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers. In 2012, Mr. Gerber was among the first environmental professionals in New Jersey certified as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). Click here for Mr. Gerber’s full resume.
Ira Whitman, Ph.D., P.E. - Principal
Dr. Whitman is a recognized expert on site remediation and on compliance with ISRA, the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act. He serves on the Site Remediation Advisory Committee, a group established to assist NJDEP in implementing its site remediation activities. Dr. Whitman has served in an expert capacity on numerous cases involving environmental compliance and litigation. He has prepared expert reports and testimony involving ground water and soil contamination, site redevelopment, and a wide variety of regulatory and legal matters. Dr. Whitman is an authority on Brownfield site redevelopment. He has prepared numerous articles and presentations on the subject, and has lectured extensively on the restoration of urban properties. Dr. Whitman received his B.C.E. in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union; his MS from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; and his Ph.D., in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in six (6) states, and is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. In 2012, Dr. Whitman was among the first environmental professionals in New Jersey certified as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). Click here for Dr. Whitman’s full resume.
Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP - Senior Vice President
Mr. Britton has more than 26 years of experience in the environmental engineering field. He provides expert testimony on a variety of matters including environmental issues. He is a recognized leader in the management, technical oversight, and performance of a broad variety of environmental compliance programs for public and private clients. Areas of expertise include design and implementation of soils and ground water remedial investigations, feasibility studies, corrective action initiatives and hydrogeologic site characterizations. Mr. Britton is known in the industry for his expertise in evaluating and understanding environmental contamination issues in complex geologic settings. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Geology and Chemistry. In addition, he is a Registered Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Tennessee and an NJDEP Certified Cleanup Star. He maintains memberships in the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers; Association of Engineering Geologists; Geological Association of New Jersey; and American Chemical Society. In 2012, Mr. Britton was among the first environmental professionals in New Jersey certified as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). Click here for Mr. Britton’s full resume.
Michael Metlitz, LSRP - Vice President
Mr. Metlitz has over 24 years of experience in the environmental engineering field, including air compliance and permitting projects for industrial facilities, environmental health and safety issues, and Right-to-know surveys. He is responsible for ensuring that all Whitman staff are current on environmental laws and policy changes. In addition, as a former NJDEP Case Manager he managed over 40 ECRA projects, several of which were multi-million dollar cleanup liability situations. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He maintains membership in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers New Jersey Section. In 2012, Mr. Metlitz was among the first environmental professionals in New Jersey certified as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). Click here for Mr. Metlitz’s full resume.
Michael Russo - Vice President
Mr. Russo has more than 24 years experience in the environmental field. He is responsible for managing environmental investigation and remedial action projects. Mr. Russo acts as Whitman’s Project Manager for all residential UST insurance claims, which require claim investigation, site assessment, site remediation and oversight, and reporting. In addition, Mr. Russo acts as Whitman’s Project Manager for New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) projects. His involvement ranges from overseeing preliminary assessments to site investigations to remedial actions. He works closely with clients in identifying remedial approaches and costs to achieve cleanup of sites in an efficient and expeditious manner. Mr. Russo holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Click here for Mr. Russo’s full resume.
Engineering / MEP
John W. Colagrande, Jr., P.E. - Senior Vice President
Mr. Colagrande has over 22 years of experience in engineering design and construction quality control for a variety of assignments such as housing developments, roadways, bridges, institutional projects and telecommunications facilities. He is responsible for the direction and growth of the firm’s engineering group and for developing and managing multi-discipline engineering projects in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Colagrande holds an M.S. in Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in more than twenty (20) states including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut. He maintains membership in the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Deep Foundations Institute and American Concrete Institute. Click here for Mr. Colagrande’s full resume.
Steve Mazurek, PLS, PP - Director of Surveying
Mr. Mazurek has over 30 years of experience as a licensed professional working statewide performing surveys which include Superfund sites, large boundaries for government agencies and public utility companies, telecommunication sites, site surveys for site development, pre-fabrication steel measurements, municipal surveying and a host of other “out of the ordinary” surveys. He is responsible for coordinating the professional staff to provide Professional Surveying services to existing and developing clients; mentoring staff technicians in all aspects of the profession. Mr. Mazurek is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in New Jersey and a licensed Professional Planner in New Jersey. He maintains membership in the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NJSPLS), American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, and National Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He is past President of NJSPLS and NJSPLS Survcon Conference Chairman. Click here for Mr. Mazurek’s full resume.
Carey Ruetsch - Director
Mr. Ruetsch has more than 22 years experience in engineering design. He is responsible for management of the civil engineering and geotechnical engineering components of the company service line. He is also the point person for the firm’s alternative energy practice. In this role, he has managed the mechanical, structural and electrical engineering components of multiple rooftop solar projects. Recent projects have included management of wireless project site development for several telecommunication service providers. Mr. Ruetsch holds a B.S. Engineering Technology. Click here for Mr. Ruetsch’s full resume.
John Cipollone - Senior Project Manager
Mr. Cipollone has over 15 years of experience in commercial development. Mr. Cipollone provides real estate, engineering, and construction consultation on matters involving site development of commercial and industrial properties and has extensive experience in working with municipal boards for real estate approvals and permitting. He is responsible for business development and marketing in sectors that involve engineering design and development. He is also responsible for project management on certain specialized development projects. Mr. Cipollone holds a B.A. from LaSalle University and has continued studies in electrical engineering at Drexel University. Click here for Mr. Cipollone’s full resume.
Edward Alonso, P.E., LEED AP - Program Manager
Mr. Alonso has over 15 years design and project management experience. His project experience includes the design and project management of multi-discipline projects in various market sectors such as commercial, pharmaceutical, industrial, laboratories and higher education. He has industrial and commercial energy audit and modeling for mechanical systems experience. He serves as a client liaison and project manager and is responsible to deliver the project on-time and on-budget. Mr. Alonso holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania as well as a LEED Accredited Professional.