Key Personnel

Regional Manager – Environmental Division

Paul Suchowski has over 24 years of senior management experience in the environmental industry. He is BELFOR’s environmental division manager and corporate controller of BELFOR Holdings, Inc. Previously, he was vice president of operations at a Califronia environmental company during a period of significant growth and the launching of a successful restoration division.

paul [dot] suchowskiatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

General Manager – HAZMAT Emergency Services

Frank Johnston has more than 34 years of on-scene field experience with projects involving safe handling and cleanup of hazardous materials at hazardous waste sites. He has directed and assisted in over 2,000 emergency response and remedial projects involving oil, chemicals and hazardous materials cleanup. Frank has managed 10 projects under the ERCS Zone 4A contract, and received a field performance rating of 70.4. He has extensive oil field experience and hazardous material site experience.

frank [dot] johnstonatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

General Manager – Abatement Services

Chris Davis has been integrally involved in all aspects of the asbestos industry over his 25-year career. He manages BELFOR abatement nationally from the Atlanta office and oversees day-to-day operations of abatement services in Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte. Chris started as an abatement supervisor and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in project management, operations and general management. His management experience in the asbestos industry is a key component to BELFOR Environmental’s successful abatment operations.

chris [dot] davisatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

General Manager – National Programs

Matt Hourigan has more than 17 years of experience working in many areas of the environmental industry. He is uniquely qualified as National Programs Manager with his extensive training and experience in HAZMAT, remediation, abatement, decommissioning, and environmental safety services. Matt has managed over $150 million in environmental projects in most of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and China. His client list includes Fortune 1000 companies and other large international corporations. He manages the BELFOR Environmental Catastrophe Team in response to large scale events such as Hurricane Katrina, Iowa floods, Hurricane Ike, Chilean Earthquake, Joplin tornadoes, Johnson City, NY floods, and Superstorm Sandy.

matt [dot] houriganatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Director - Health, Safety & Compliance

Marvin Sasser is a 23-year veteran of Safety Management, including service as an OSHA Compliance Officer, director safety director for an ENR Top 300 General Contractor, and lead safety for oil field operations. He oversees the health and safety of 1,600 BELFOR employees in more than 120 offices between BELFOR Environmental and other U.Ss BELFOR offices. Marvin is also responsible for client and government safety audits and he assures regulatory compliance at the federal, state, and local levels.

marvin [dot] sasseratus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Business Development Manager

Gerry Murt is a 30-year veteran of the Colorado environmental industry with extensive experience in remediation, spill response, waste management and abatement. As Business Development Manager, he finds creative turnkey solutions to environmental issues for prospective clients and existing clientele. He began in the industry working in a research laboratory in Pennsylvania. From there, his career progressed to promoting scientific lab supplies to hospitals, medical schools, industrial and research laboratories. Gerry is also experienced working with documented hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal services in the Rocky Mountain region.

gerry [dot] murtatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Manager – Colorado Abatement

Chuck Williams has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental abatement industry. He is primarily responsible for managing Colorado abatement services but also supports BELFOR abatement work nationally. In recent years, Chuck has personally responded to catastrophic events including Nashville floods, Joplin and Branson tornadoes, and Johnson City, NY floods.  His experience includes asbestos, lead, and mold abatement - as stand-alone projects, as a component of facility decontamination and decommission, and as site remediation.

edward [dot] williamsatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Senior Project Manager, Denver Asbestos

Kevin Cope has more than 27 years of experience in environmental regulatory compliance, including 19 years of project estimating and management. Kevin has been actively involved in projects involving all aspects of asbestos abatement, response to hazardous material spills, and compliance with both regulatory and district policy. As a senior project manager for BELFOR Environmental, he is responsible for all aspects of project management including budgeting, project estimating, materials procurement, project staffing, conflict resolution and more.  He is also a Certified AHERA Inspector and a Certified Asbestos Management Planner.

kevin [dot] copeatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Senior Project Manager, Denver/Atlanta Asbestos

Steve Bakel has more than 25 years of experience in the management, estimation and supervision of personnel and equipment on asbestos, lead-based paint and mold remediation projects. As a Senior Project Manager, Steve has had total responsibility for estimating cost of site work, developing and implementing site safety, work procedures, and compliance with all regulations pertaining to preparing and executing asbestos, lead-based paint and mold remediation projects.  Throughout his career, he has estimated and managed asbestos, lead, and mold remediation projects in all ranges of size, complexity and industries.

stephen [dot] bakelatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Abatement Project Manager – Los Angeles, CA

Kyle Bias has more than 12 years of environmental abatement experience specializing in asbestos, microbial, and lead abatement. He is responsible for management of southern California abatement, including direct project management and marketing and sales.  He has done demolition, air duct cleaning, crime scene and trauma cleanup and emergency response.  Kyle is a certified Asbestos Abatement Supervisor, Lead Supervisor, Bio Technician, and is certified by the American Society of Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association (ASHE) for Healthcare Construction.  He has experience in in all types of sectors including government, commercial, residential, industrial, healthcare, construction, property management, real estate and retail.

kyle [dot] biasatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Abatement Project Manager – San Jose, CA

Frank French has more than 27 years of experience in the environmental abatement industry.  Frank currently serves as the abatement manager for northern California.  His experience ranges from the abatement of residential homes to large commercial projects, including the $18M San Francisco Phillip Burton Federal Building project. Throughout his career, Frank has estimated and managed asbestos, lead, and mold remediation projects in all ranges of size, complexity and industries. His current certifications include: Asbestos Contractor Supervisor, California Department of Public Health Lead Construction Supervisor, EPA Lead Renovator, Building Science Thermographer, 40-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor and Asbestos Building Inspector.

frank [dot] frenchatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Abatement Project Manager – Medford, OR

Ray Greb has 15 years of experience in the environmental abatement industry. He currently serves as abatement project manager for Oregon and Washington. Ray has estimated and managed asbestos abatement, demolition, mold and lead paint remediation projects through the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Projects range in size from small residential to large commercial. He began his abatement industry career as construction manager for an Oregon-based environmental consulting firm where he was certified as a EPA AHERA Building inspector, Oregon DHS Lead based paint inspector, Oregon DHS Lead based paint abatement Supervisor, and both Oregon and Washington Asbestos Abatement supervisor.

ray [dot] grebatus [dot] belfor [dot] com

Abatement Project Manager – Reno, NV

Rick Stalcup has more than 17 years experience in the construction industry and 7 years in the environmental abatement industry. He is abatement project manager for Nevada, South Lake Tahoe, and Redding, California. Rick works on abatement projects ranging from simple residential to large scale renovations, including hotels, casinos, hospitals, schools, military bases, and methamphetamine lab clean-ups.  Previously, he successfully started and operated multiple abatement companies in Northern Nevada.  He is a graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno and holds certificates in EPA RRP, OSHA Lead Action Level, Asbestos Supervisor, and Smoke and Odor.  He also helps in facilitating the abatement process for BELFOR Property Restoration offices in South Lake Tahoe and Redding.