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Adam Bender, Q.I. Environmental Scientist

Certifications: Infrared Thermographer Certified MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained IATA/ICAO Dangerous Goods Shipping Certified Method 9, Visible Emmissions Evaluator, Certified First Responder training Certified Adam joined Bison in 2011 and has a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology with an emphasis in Invertebrate Paleontology from the University of Montana.  Adam has five years of civil engineering experience as a land surveyor and two years of experience as a field geologist in gold exploration. At Bison Adam is a project manager and source testing team member who specializes in isokinetic test methods. He is chairman of the safety committee and

Adam Bender, Q.I. Environmental Scientist2019-03-19T14:47:52-06:00

Conor Fox, Q.I. Environmental Scientist

Conor joined Bison in 2017 as a member of the Source Testing group. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Carroll College and is an environmental scientist in the Helena office. Conor has six years of experience as a project manager and compliance inspector. Conor is a project manager for air emissions testing in accordance with EPA methods for both engineering and compliance purposes for a variety of clients. He has extensive experience and knowledge in Boiler MACT compliance testing, Title V compliance testing, JJJJ and ZZZZ engine testing and fourier transform infrared (FTIR)

Conor Fox, Q.I. Environmental Scientist2021-02-04T16:36:43-07:00

Leslie “Sam” Zierke GFM Supervisor

Sam joined Bison in 2015 through the acquisition of EEMC/EMRC. Sam has an Associates of Arts degree in Applied Science from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. He started working for EEMC/EMRC in 2008 on the stack testing crew and eventually his experience led him into the manufacture of gas flow monitors (GFM). Sam currently works in the GFM group in the Billings office, where he has helped to design and manufacture GFM using his experience in flow measurement and electronics. He is also involved in tech support for GFMs and performs IT support for the Billings office.

Leslie “Sam” Zierke GFM Supervisor2019-01-11T14:03:00-07:00

Nathan Bartow, P.M.P. IT Manager / Project Engineer

Nathan joined Bison in 2005 as an engineer in the Permitting group. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University, and is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute. Nathan 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. Nathan also assists clients with all aspects of environmental regulation compliance including periodic air quality reporting, Acid Rain

Nathan Bartow, P.M.P. IT Manager / Project Engineer2021-03-10T00:05:04-07:00

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 Scientist2019-01-11T13:55:39-07:00

Riley Madsen Environmental Technician

Riley joined Bison in May 2017 after a year of working as an environmental technician for Think Environmental, collecting, managing, and reporting environmental data to meet environmental compliance. He also spent two years as a lead Kohler engine technician and he received his lifetime certification as a Kohler engine specialist in 2015. Riley applies his high levels of electrical, mechanical and troubleshooting skills to stack testing and building gas flow monitors. When he isn’t working, Riley spends his free time playing drums with his band, which has been performing around the state for over seven years. Riley

Riley Madsen Environmental Technician2019-01-11T14:05:54-07:00

Robert Rogge, QSTI Staff Engineer

Robert Rogge (Robby) began working at Bison in the summer of 2016. He obtained an Associates of Science degree at UM-Helena before earning a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. He also has successfully completed the Fundamental Engineering exam. While attending Montana Tech, he earned a broad-based science and engineering education including advanced courses in air and water pollution control, hazardous wastes, soils remediation, pollution prevention, health risk analysis, and land reclamation Overall, he gained a solid foundation by working in groups to solve real-world engineering problems and using

Robert Rogge, QSTI Staff Engineer2021-02-04T16:29:12-07:00

Kyle DeVerna, E.I.T., Q.I. Staff Engineer

Certifications: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Kyle joined Bison in 2018 as a Field Services Engineer with the Billings Source Testing group. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman. As a member of the Source Testing group, Kyle conducts air emissions testing in accordance with EPA methods for both engineering and compliance purposes for a variety of clients. Kyle also performs equipment maintenance/repair, sample analysis, and protocol/report production. Prior to joining Bison, Kyle taught junior

Kyle DeVerna, E.I.T., Q.I. Staff Engineer2021-02-04T16:23:48-07:00

Oregon Air Toxics Video

This video provides a brief overview of what's going on with development of a new Oregon rule to regulate industrial air emissions of toxic pollutants. The video also briefly describes Bison's perspective and suggestions for facilities. Please call us if you have any questions.

Oregon Air Toxics Video2018-08-21T14:41:05-06:00

Jacob Rankin, Q.I. Staff Engineer

Certifications: Source Evaluation Society (SES) member MSHA certified with Emergency Response and First Aid (CPR/AED) training Jacob joined Bison in October 2018 to work on the emissions testing group in Helena. Having graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering just prior to starting at Bison Engineering, his only experience is in industrial source emissions testing. With his degree in Chemical Engineering he has working knowledge of many common industry practices including but not limited to boilers, distillation columns, digesters, and separation units. Jacob looks forward to improving his expertise of

Jacob Rankin, Q.I. Staff Engineer2021-02-04T16:26:02-07:00
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