Calvin (Cal) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering along with an Environmental Sciences Technologist Diploma. Cal brings a total of 28 years of performing, managing, and operating stack emission projects throughout the US and Canada. With this comes 23 years of managing a Process Optimization & Emissions Testing department in Montana and two years managing an Emissions Testing and Control department in Canada. Cal has his Professional Engineering (PE) credentials in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Air Pollution and has been active as a Qualified Stack Testing Individual (QSTI). Cal’s level of professional training and status includes becoming a Stack Testing Accreditation Counsel (STAC) officer and auditor in accordance with ASTMD7036-04. Cal has taken this field to a level few do as he continues to research issues, study the details, work the physics, and move these findings as an applied science to stack emission testing.
Aside from Cal’s many years of experience, he brings a professional development (PD) history and his own technical research on many aspects of this complex field. The PD and research has allowed Cal to develop many relationships with highly renowned peer professionals including EPA contacts. Cal presents his PD / research in professional papers to his peers and to those of interest at conferences throughout US and Canada. Calvin has been involved in several educational venues teaching the fundamentals of air pollution, air pollution control, and the testing of air pollution.
Calvin's project management experience spans a wide range of industry throughout many states in the U.S. These projects are as small as testing an asphaltic hot plant to as large as a multi-source facility wide testing campaign and hazardous waste trial burns. Calvin has been a CEM integration manager for both replacement CEMs and newly installed CEMs. Calvin has also been involved in combustion optimization projects on natural gas burners/engines, lime & cement kilns, hogged fuel boilers, and dust burners.
Calvin has developed a professional reputation in this industry and is a leader in several realms of the field.
Cal approaches all projects with a primary focus on health and safety. This is closely followed by attention to the needs, desires and requirements of the client. Cal then works to match the health and safety requirements with the project details and technical particulars to fulfill and exceed all the project needs.
1991 Bachelor of Science Environmental Engineering degree – University of Montana system, College of Mineral Sciences and Technology
1986 Associates Degree, Environmental Quality Control – Mount Royal College Calgary, Alberta
Certified: Visible Emissions Evaluator
Certified: Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor #91059C/S-6 (expired)
Certified: 40-Hr Hazardous Waste & Response #31.158.23
Certified: Mining Safety and Health Administration, MSHA trained
Certified: Hydrogen Sulfide Alert #10467 (expired)
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
“Boilers Operating Licensing Class 1 & 2” Instructor, Flathead Valley Community College, May 14, 2013.
“Biomass Boilers, Combustion Principles, Emissions, Optimization and Efficiency Options”, National Bio-Mass conference, Kalispell, MT, 2011 and PNWIS, Portland, OR, 2012.
“Cyclonic Flow, Taking the Spin Out” presented at: SES Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2011.Published in the international SES quarterly newsletter, 2012.
“Can EPA Method 4 be Improved?” Presented at the Source Evaluation Society Annual Meeting.
“Organics, What’s in a Name” presented at SES, Tucson, AZ, 2011.
“The Matters of Particulate” presented at the Source Evaluation Society (SES) Annual Meeting, Rohnert Park, CA, 2005 and at PNWIS, Victoria, BC, 2006.
“Source Testing Awareness” presented at the Pacific Northwest International Section 2001 Conference (PNWIS), Big Sky, MT, 2001.
“Potlatch Source Test Manual” Potlatch Corp., Lewiston, ID, 2001 Emission Measurement Methodologies and Quality Assurance Training, Potlatch Corp. Lewiston ID, 1999 and 2001.
“A Simple Look at Air Pollution” and “Sources Testing Awareness,” Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Environmental Managers Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2000.
Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Professional Engineer
Source Evaluation Society, Qualified Source Testing Individual I, II and IV (QSTI), 2006.
Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists, Certified Engineering Technologist
Member: Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)
2016 – present Project Engineer
Air Research Group, Inc.
2016 Air Testing and Control Group Manager
WSP Canada Inc. (WSP acquired Levelton)
2014 – 2016 Air Testing and Control Group Manager
Levelton Consultants Ltd. – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
1991 – 2014 Process and Emissions Services Leader
Bison Engineering Inc. – Helena, MT, USA