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David S. Blankenship, Q.I. Field Services Team Leader

Certifications: Qualified Stack Testing Individual (Groups I, II, III & IV) MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained HAZWOPER Certified Opacity Certified Dave joined Bison in 1997and is a project scientist for the Source Testing group. Dave is certified by the Source Evaluation Society (SES) as a Qualified Individual for the performance of source testing. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technologies from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Dave conducts compliance and FYI testing on all types of industrial facilities. He has experience in equipment maintenance/repair, water sampling, opacity observations, PM10 audits and calibrations, protocol/report

David S. Blankenship, Q.I. Field Services Team Leader2018-12-06T14:34:03+00:00

Debbie Skibicki, P.E. Consulting Services Team Leader

Debbie is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Montana. Debbie joined Bison in 2013 and is the consulting services department manager. Debbie has a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University. Debbie manages and oversees projects primarily for major source clients (e.g., lime manufacturing, power generation, petroleum refining) for construction and operation project permitting (Title V, PSD, and minor modifications), control technology strategy and analysis, applicability analyses, compliance assistance, reporting, compliance audits, enforcement strategy, and agency negotiation. Beyond air quality,

Debbie Skibicki, P.E. Consulting Services Team Leader2018-12-06T15:50:19+00:00

Don V. Milmine E.I.T., Project Engineer

Certifications: Engineer In Training MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained HAZWOPER Certified Don is a Project Engineer ll and has been with the Ambient Monitoring group in the Billings office of Bison since 1999. He has been providing technical services to industrial and governmental clients for over 37 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech. His project assignments commonly include ambient air and meteorological data collection, quality assurance, processing and reporting. He performs quality assurance audits, calibrations and maintenance on a variety of ambient monitoring systems, including PM10, PM2.5, SO2, and meteorological installations.

Don V. Milmine E.I.T., Project Engineer2018-12-06T14:35:25+00:00

Erica Shuhler, P.E. Project Engineer

Erica joined Bison in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, a minor in Biochemistry, and a Master of Science in Soils from Montana State University, and a Master of Arts in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Montana. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Montana and Washington. As a project engineer, Erica works with clients in preparing pre-construction permit applications and modifications, annual emission inventories, compliance audits and certification reports, control technology analyses, operation and maintenance plans, Title V and PSD permit applications, air dispersion modeling, and compliance databases. She would

Erica Shuhler, P.E. Project Engineer2018-12-06T15:52:29+00:00

Erik Anspach CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Erik joined Bison in 2006 as the Chief Financial Officer. Erik oversees all of the financial aspects of the company and is a part of the company management team. He prepares financial statements, analytical reports, budgets, and other reports related to the 401(k) plan and the Bison ESOP Trust. In addition, he coordinates and maintains the computer network, acts as Human Resources Director, and leads the administrative team. He also acts as an advisor to the Bison Board of Directors. Erik has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University and is a licensed Certified

Erik Anspach CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer2018-12-06T15:07:08+00:00

Harold W. Robbins Executive Manager

Hal has over 40 years of experience in engineering and in management of environmental projects and programs in industry, government, and consulting. He has a B.A. degree in physics and an M.S. degree in environmental studies.  Hal joined Bison in 1987. Hal retired from Bison in 2014 and now serves as a professional consultant on special projects. Hal has been the project manager for many PSD and NSR permit applications for power generation stations, the lime manufacturing industry, petroleum refineries, a coal-liquefaction facility, compressor stations, wood products facilities, and many other industries. As a project manager, he

Harold W. Robbins Executive Manager2018-12-06T13:50:27+00:00

Jake Wiggs QSTI, Billings Branch Manager

Jake joined Bison in 2015 as a Project Engineer with the Billings Source Testing group. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman. Jake became the Branch Manager for the Billings office in 2016. He oversees stack testing and gas flow monitor (GFM) manufacturing in Billings. Jake has extensive knowledge and experience in flow measurement and stack emission measurement and calculations. Jake has earned his QSTI (Qualified Stack Test Individual) certification from the Source Evaluation Society (SES). Earning this certification proves Jake’s dedication to quality stack testing services. A QSTI designation certifies

Jake Wiggs QSTI, Billings Branch Manager2018-12-06T14:37:06+00:00

Jeffrey S. Bell Senior Environmental Technician

Certifications: MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained HAZWOPER Certified Jeff joined Bison as a field technician in Billings office in 1999 and has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Electronic Technology from the North Dakota State School of Science. Jeff’s duties include ambient air and meteorological data collection, quality assurance, processing and reporting; equipment maintenance/repair; water sampling; PM10 and PM2.5 audits and calibrations; and report production. He is also working with the Gas Flow Monitor Division in the manufacture of GFMs. Jeff has sixteen years of prior experience in operating and maintaining ambient air monitoring stations, conducting performance

Jeffrey S. Bell Senior Environmental Technician2018-12-06T14:38:56+00:00

Jeffrey T. Chaffee, P.E. Executive Manager

Certifications: Professional Engineer Jeff has over 40 years of experience in engineering and in management of environmental projects and programs in industry, government, and consulting. Jeff joined Bison in 1996 and served as Vice President for many years before assuming the position of President. He holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the Montana Tech and an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University. Jeff is a registered Professional Engineer in Montana. Jeff has served in a variety of technical and management roles at Bison since 1996. At Bison, Jeff has focused on managing environmental

Jeffrey T. Chaffee, P.E. Executive Manager2018-12-06T15:25:20+00:00

Jennifer Kessler Environmental Scientist

Jenn joined the Source Testing group at Bison in May 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from University of Maryland University College. In addition to report writing, Jenn has assumed some lab manager duties; she processes source test filters and samples and maintains filter/sample tracking records. She helps oversee equipment and chemical inventories, and tracks safety and testing certifications and renewal dates. Jenn assists with source testing projects as needed. She previously worked as a leak detection and repair (LDAR) technician for petrochemical and natural gas facilities. This testing included Method 21

Jennifer Kessler Environmental Scientist2018-12-06T14:40:37+00:00