2018 Executive Committee
Mark G. Vigneri
ERFS’ President & CEO is also the Founder of the company in 1998. Please see Mr. Vigneri’s background description in the Executive Management section.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
Mr. Kennedy is best known for his work in the U.S. and internationally, protecting waterways and the environment as the lead attorney for Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. Mr. Kennedy’s corporate work also includes being a driving force in promoting clean energy production and environmental clean-up services by serving as Principal and/or on the Board of Directors of innovative companies that are offering the solutions for the future. Since 2008, Mr. Kennedy has been introducing ERFS to opportunities that have later become successfully completed projects.
Dave L. Wickersham, Sr.
Mr. Wickersham recently retired as Director of Global Remediation for Honeywell International Inc. Prior to Honeywell, he was a pioneer in executive management of site remediation for DuPont. Mr. Wickersham began his environmental career in fisheries research at Cornell University after earning a BS degree there in Environmental Sciences. Afterwards, Mr. Wickersham became Remington Arms Company’s first Environmental Engineer and developed extensive environmental and industrial hygiene programs for this up-state New York sporting firearms manufacturer. He was the primary author of the site’s RCRA program and the plant received one of the first permits issued by New York State under this major environmental law. Mr. Wickersham was also the three-time Mayor of Ilion, New York. Mr. Wickersham has been the primary advisor to ERFS’ CEO for ERFS EndPoint® programs to accelerate closure and limit costs on reserve managed O&M sites.
Alan Wink, MBA
Mr. Wink is an advisor to the Advisory Board through direct work with ERFS’ CEO. Mr. Wink is the Director of Capital Markets for EisnerAmper has advised the CEO of ERFS on financial modeling and growth opportunities since 2002. Please see a detailed biography for Mr. Wink at:
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Vigneri founded ERFS and led the development of the On-Contact® family of technologies and ERFS’ customer service business concepts. With hands-on experience at more than 130 site remediation projects from 1993 to 2001, he developed an integrated solutions approach to match in-situ treatment technologies with the business solutions needed to meet clients’ objectives. Mr. Vigneri is widely recognized for pioneering industry firsts for in-situ remediation, including the On-Contact® Model for technology management, Pay-for-Performance contracting, real-time instrumentation, and the EndPoint® Model for financial services.
Ron Adams, P.E., LSRP
Executive Vice President, Remediation
Mr. Adams is a Principal at ERFS and is a chemical engineer with 25 years of experience as an environmental professional (15 years of designing and implementing in situ chemical oxidation projects). He maintains expertise in site remediation, site investigation, risk-based remediation goal determination, due diligence, and air/water discharge permitting and compliance. Mr. Adams is experienced in managing petroleum and hazardous waste cleanup sites, Superfund sites, as well as nuclear power and nuclear radiological control projects. He manages substantial portfolios of industrial and commercial sites addressing a wide range of organic and inorganic contaminants. He applies creative problem solving together with emerging and innovative technologies combined with risk-based exit strategies under specialized pay-for-performance contracting. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (with a minor in Chemistry) from the University of Massachusetts and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, New Jersey, and New York. He is also a licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) in New Jersey. As an officer in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Adams served onboard nuclear submarines operating nuclear power plants, ballistic missile systems, and ship-wide systems.
Vice President of Field Services
Mr. Boska is ERFS’ most experienced team leader in field operations with expertise in injection logistics, DOT requirements, permitting from local authorities and fire departments, and innovative injection methods. He has developed automated and modular mixing and injection systems for special projects and is the in-house expert on propagation installation and down-hole monitoring systems, upon which he also trains other ERFS personnel. Mr. Boska developed localized direct push injection techniques and standard operating procedures. Having served in multiple field service positions over the past ten years, he is now the primary field trainer for ERFS and is an executive member of the ERFS Health and Safety Committee. He has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Brian C. Grodzki, LSRP
Vice President of Project Management
Mr. Grodzki manages consulting and regulatory (LSRP) services in New Jersey and oversees all technical writing assignments for ERFS Project Managers and Consultants. Brian started at ERFS as a project manager and field technician/subsurface evaluator in ERFS’ Lakewood, NJ office. As a favorite of clients for his technical knowledge, level of customer service and problem solving abilities, he quickly moved to the management of key projects. Mr. Grodzki later gained extensive experience in business development, taking over the management of the Petroleum Portfolio in New Jersey for ERFS. Mr. Grodzki has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University.
Robert F. Kennedy, III
Government Affairs & Public Interests Consultant
After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in International Environmental Politics, Mr. Kennedy served as the Direct of Client Services at ERFS in 2008 & 2009. Mr. Kennedy initiated and worked on new forms of ERFS expert services for remediation, especially in projects related to community action boards. Mr. Kennedy left ERFS to purse the writing and production of documentaries and movies internationally, while still having strong ties to special projects and consulting at ERFS. Mr. Kennedy returned to ERFS in 2015 to lead expanded services to municipalities and community action groups for RCRA and CERLA sites. Mr. Kennedy is also the Managing Trustee and co-founder of the CleanLand Organization, a public interest group bringing publicly sponsored legal and technical support to force the cleanup of abandoned and toxic properties throughout the United States.
David Spader, P.G.
Senior Vice President of Operations and Safety
Mr. Spader is a professional geologist with over 20 years of environmental industry experience both nationally and within New York City. As Sr. Vice President of Operations and Safety, Mr. Spader oversees environmental services in ERFS’ national and metro regions and chairs the ERFS Health and Safety Committee. He is responsible for the technical management of project teams, business development and sales, proposal preparation, health and safety program management, and senior technical review of large scope projects. Mr. Spader also provides senior peer review and consulting services to lenders and investors to support their real estate due diligence needs. Since 2009, he has acted as the lead environmental consultant for the City of Jersey City’s extensive chromium cleanup program. Mr. Spader has geology degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the State University of New York at Oswego and is a Licensed Professional Geologist in Florida and Tennessee.
Sr. Vice President of Expert Services
Mr. Zervas is the Sr. Vice President of Client Services for ERFS with over 30 years of professional environmental experience within the public and private environmental sectors, Mr. Zervas is primarily responsible for client development. Mr. Zervas’ 16 years of chemical oxidation experience as President and Managing Director of a private in-situ remediation company combined with his New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) experience, provides a unique perspective that enables him to meet the needs of his clients as well as the regulators in a cost-effective and timely manner. Mr. Zervas’ experiences include: Oversight of remediation at over 200 in-situ chemical oxidation treatment sites utilizing a variety of chemical oxidants under wide-ranging geologic conditions both nationally and internationally; the investigation and remediation at hundreds of contaminated sites including CERCLA, RCRA, ISRA-regulated properties, and Department of Defense Facilities while at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and management of the NJDEP Coal Gas Redevelopment Unit which, in conjunction with a number of New Jersey utility companies, streamlined the investigation and remediation of former manufactured gas plant sites throughout the State. Mr. Zervas has a BS degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University.