As with most companies, our people are our most important asset. Here are some of the people that make Geotech work:
Toni Rich - As co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Geotech since 1986, Toni handles all the administrative, personnel, financial and marketing affairs of the company. With a B.A. double major in English Literature and Creative Writing, Toni is an invaluable asset to Geotech; she manages all of the daily operations of the company so that the technical staff members can focus on their responsibilities.
Dr. David Rich - With a Ph. D. in Geology and experience in computers dating back to 1970, Dave, a co-founder of Geotech in 1986, brings a broad base of technical computing expertise to bear on solving client problems. He is the chief architect of our client solutions, and he is dedicated to providing quality solutions to their problems.
Russ Wendell - Russ is a Geotech software developer and as such is a major contributor to the organization. As one of his college professors put it, "Russ is a natural programmer". He is adept in Access, SQL, Visual Basic and databases. He also has a background in Environmental Science and Research. He enjoys working with HTML and Web design. Russ has been with Geotech since 1999, creating databases, both web-enabled and stand-alone for Geotech clients. We're glad to have him as part of our team.
Karen Roney - As Geotech's bookkeeper, Karen brings to Geotech over ten years of experience in payroll, reconciliations and accounts payable/receivable. Karen has an excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks, and is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She is extremely detail-oriented and has excellent analytical skills. Geotech is very fortunate to have Karen as a member of our team!
Walter Wood, PG - Walter is Manager of Customer Software Support and also does most of the data conversion, some programming and project work. Walter has a broad knowledge of Florida geology, surface and ground water monitoring, and databases . He spent seven years with the U.S. Geological Survey, three years in geotechnical and environmental consulting and twenty-one years with Lake County Florida in water resources and the environment. Walter is a licensed Professional Geologist in Florida and was President of the Florida Association of Professional Geologists, a division of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, from 2001 to 2003. His specialties are geology, hydrogeology, surface and ground water monitoring, landfill monitoring, GIS, and environmental databases.
Chris Watson - Chris has a broad scientific, technical and program management background that includes spatial database application-development, hazardous-waste site investigation and remediation, and complex multi-site environmental design/build construction projects. Chris has a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Technologies from University of Massachusetts Boston and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from the University of Hartford. Here at Geotech, Chris provides support services for both Enviro Data and Enviro Spase as well as network infrastructure and specialized GIS projects. Chris is also a Research Fellow at UMass Boston where his research activities include coastal and marine spatial analysis, local climate change impacts and Geographic Information Science.
Steve LaZar - Steve is the V.P. of Business Development. He concurrently serves as V.P. of Business Development, North America for Atmosfir Optics, Ltd., and is Owner and Managing Director of ESAT (Environmental Services and Technologies). With a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, Steve began his environmental career with Lockheed-Martin Analytical Services, received Salesman of the Year Award, two years in a row and was subsequently promoted to National Sales Manager. Steve then worked for Barringer Laboratories as the Director of Business Development. At TestAmerica Laboratories, he was the Program Manager of their Energy Program Manager and won numerous Sales Awards during his seven years of employment. Other environmental firms Steve has supported include the RJ Lee Group, ARS International, and ALS.