Kwame has over 24 years in management consulting and business development. As an established management consultant, he has previously served as founder and President & CEO of GhanTex Holdings Limited ..
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(GHL) â€“ a company that effectively identified and worked with US companies that engaged and explored business opportunities in Ghana. These companies with diverse background and specialties included the following: Electronic Data System (EDS) of Plano, Texas, Digimarc ID Solutions of Burlington, Massachusetts, S&B Infrastructure & Engineering, Inc. of Houston, Texas and Knowledge Reservoir of Houston, Texas.
No doubt with his strong negotiation and management skills and successful business engagement in Ghana, Kwame was appointed to serve as Ghana's Trade & Investment Representative for the United States by former Minister of Trade, Industries, Private Sector Development and President's Special Initiatives.
Kwame has previously worked as the Director of International Trade and Business Development for Corporation for Economic Development of Harris County in the State of Texas. In this position, he successfully worked with United States Small Business Administration, Exportâ€“Import Bank of the United States, United States Department of Commerce, Port of Houston Authority and several banks to promote micro businesses engaged in international trade in Harris County, Texas. He also worked for the City of Austin, Office of Solid Waste Services as Policy Analyst; Investment Executive (Spot market Trader) with Frankwell Investment Services of Texas, Houston. Kwame also holds an Adjunct Professorship position at both Houston Community College and Texas Southern University where he teaches United States Government and American Political System.
Kwame is a member of American Political Science Association and former member of Mayoral Advisory Board for International Affairs â€“ Africa, Houston, Texas. He is also a Community Associate of Brown College at Rice University. Kwameâ€™s articles have been published in several daily newspapers including Daily Graphic of Ghana and African News Digest of Houston.
Kwame has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rice University, Houston, Texas, and a Master of Public Affairs (Public Policy) from Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Eugene has been working as an Environmental Engineer for approximately 20 years. He has a broad multi-media (air/water/waste) and multi-industry experience (oil and gas/ petroleum/ bulk fuel terminals/ ..
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mining/power plant/Department of Defense contaminated sites, etc). In addition to his practical experience, Mr. Amoako is a former environmental regulator and has participated in the drafting of several environmental regulations and rules at the state and federal levels. This broad range of experience has made him a well-rounded environmental professional who is capable of assisting his clients meet their environmental obligations as well as take proactive steps in preventing or mitigating environmental disasters.
Among the myriad of projects he has participated in are the following:
- Investigation, design/permitting/cleanup of Department of Defense hazardous waste sites (hydrocarbon Storage Tank Depots, Fire Training and Sludge Disposal, Gas Stations, Landfills).
- Permitting and inspection of waste/waste water treatment plants, waste generation, air pollution emission, waste water discharges from chemical/hazardous waste/oil and gas/power plants and mining facilities.
- Preparation of Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS), Environmental Impact Studies (EIA), and Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for construction related projects.
- Pipeline Inspection.
- Assisted with the development and implementation of TNRCC (now TEQC â€“ Texas Environmental Quality Commission) permit rules for oil and gas facilities.
- Permitting and inspection of waste generation, air pollution emissions and waste water discharges from chemical/hazardous waste/oil and gas/power plants, mining facilities.
- Preparation and review of New Source Review of Title V model permit application.
- Review of emission inventories and air models for bulk fuel terminals, natural gas pipelines, tank bottoms natural gas and NGL plants.
- Planning, managing and implementation of natural and cultural resource conservation and management projects.
- Technical evaluation and analysis of industrial waste water permit application.
- Neutralization and remediation of sites for recreation and industrial purposes.
- Implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems for the Department of Defense.
- Preparation of state and national Pollution Discharge Elimination System industrial wastewater discharge permit.
- As a regulator for the then Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), he managed the permitting and inspection of waste generation, air pollution emission, and waste water discharges from chemical/hazardous waste/oil and gas/power plants/mining and other facilities. He represented the State of Texas during the development of revised Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations for various industries including oil and natural gas pipelines and natural gas processing facilities. As part of these efforts he played a key role in the development of guidance for Applicable, Appropriate, and Required Environmental Practices for Onshore Pipeline and Gas Processing Plant Construction and Operation.
- Participated in multi-media inspections of oil and gas facilities and pipelines to ensure compliance with the prevailing applicable regulations.
- Consulted on various commercial and US Department of Defense hazardous waste investigation, design/permitting/cleanup projects. Project costs have varied from US $200,000 to US $20,000,000. As part of his duties, he has managed the reutilization of remediated sites for recreational and industrial purposes and assisted the US Air Force and US Army in meeting Federal and State compliance requirements and guidance. These include the design and implementation of the requirements of ISO 14001 EMS, development of new or updating of existing Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans for new projects and existing tank sites, and the conducting of water quality monitoring of the Chesapeake Bay.
Eugene has a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX;Post Baccalaureate in Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, TX, and a Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Technical University â€œAngel Kanchevâ€, Bulgaria.
Mrs. Underwood-Glover Pierce has over 31 years of experience as a hydrogeologist and project manager. She specializes in the application of sound scientific principles and regulatory requirements in solving un ..
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ique challenges faced by clients.
As a result, Mrs. Underwood-Glover has developed a strong working relationship with the various agencies and has a solid understanding of the key permitting, modeling policies, and procedures. She earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Science at Duke University, North Carolina.
Kwaku Boateng Siriboe
Kwaku has over 24 years of progressive engineering and management experience and has worked and provided advisory services in the following:
Global Engineering Integrated and Technical Assistance and Sy ..
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stem Engineering Technical Assistance support for the Air Force Civil Engineering Center. His overseas experience includes serving as Program Manager/Senior Environmental Engineerat Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.
He has extensive management and technical experience with the following firms: TEAM Integrated Engineering; JM Waller Associates and Universe Technologies, Inc. In addition, he has provided a distinguished service as Program Manager/Senior Risk Assessor for Meridian Technical Group.
As a Risk Assessor and Regulator for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), he was instrumental in implementing risk assessment program in the State of Texas. He prepared and reviewed risk assessment reports, statement of work, statement of object, cost estimates, and programming packages for environmental investigation, remediation/restoration, and construction projects. He provided technical advice on the interpretation and implementation of technical and engineering directives.
He conducted technical evaluations on cost proposals. He provided technical support in evaluating proposed mitigation and remedial actions and assessing risk to the environment, human health, and the ecology associated with fate and transport modeling by applying risk assessment standards to site assessment data. He interpreted and made comments on complex written technical material, accessed, retrieved, and analyzed environmental fate and transport models from various States and Federal databases.
He currently holds the following certificates:
- OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
- OSHA Supervisor's Safety Training
- OSHA Hazardous Waste Refresher Training
- Risk Assessor Seminars
- IBPC PC Applications in Groundwater Pollution Hydrogeology
- Subsurface Modeling
- Mathematical Modeling of Surface Water Flow
Security Clearance: NAC-I
He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Texas with Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering.
Fred K. Boadu, PhD
Fred, a consultant brings to the firm extensive years of experience in industry and academia. He is currently an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University, Durham, North Car ..
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His research interest focuses on the areas of exploration, engineering and environmental geophysics. Others include characterizing the transport and storage properties of porous media such as fractured rocks, soils and human tissue.
The work involves modeling, laboratory and field experiments. Fractal concepts and neural networks are used to interpret results. Recent research involved nitrate contamination in groundwater, and as well, in education and awareness campaign of the implications in potential health hazards in Ghana. His other current research work seeks to develop an understanding of how engineering, environmental and petro-physical properties of porous media affect measurable geophysical responses, and subsequently develop methodologies by which these properties can be obtained from non-invasive geophysical measurements.
His strong background in Geophysics is supporting his research interest and it is expected that his work would lead to the integration of theory and laboratory or field data for reliable and accurate prediction of subsurface (porous medium) properties and saturation conditions from geophysical information. He has previously provided consulting services for several oil companies including: Chevron, Amoco, Texaco, Mobil and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
He is a member of several professional organizations including the following: American Geophysical Union; Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists; National Society of Black Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers and Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society.
Fred has published extensively in several renowned journals in Geophysics and Environmental Engineering that include but not limited to the following:
- Boadu, FK; Gyamfi, J; Owusu, E, Reply to the discussion, Geophysics, vol 74 no. 3 (2009)
- Boadu, FK; Owusu-Nimo, F; Menyeh, A, Nitrate contamination in groundwater at farmlands in Nsawam, Ghana: The role of fractures from azimuthal resistivity surveys, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, vol 13 no. 1 (2008), pp. 27-32
Fred obtained a Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S. Geophysics, University of Calgary, Canada, a Post-Graduate Diploma, Applied Geophysics, McGill University, Canada, and a B.S. (Hons) in Geological Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.