John became an employee of Bison in 2015. John is based at the Tucson office and has three years of source testing experience. He prepares the mobile lab for testing trips and assists with method train setups, field measurements, mixing of chemicals, testing and demobilization. He also manages the shop, maintains the test gas supply inventory and assures proper maintenance of the testing probes, meter boxes, pumps, and all other test equipment. He previously worked for EEMC beginning in 2014 after 32 years of aerospace and defense experience in production control, warehousing and logistics. John is certified
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Sue joined Bison Engineering in 2015 through the acquisition of EEMC/EMRC. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Montana State University-Billings. Sue also has a Certified Public Accountant Certificate and is currently working under a licensed CPA to reach the hours required to receive her CPA license. Sue works in the Billings office as an Accountant/Office Manager. She maintains the accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, payroll taxes and payroll reports for the Bison subsidiary EEMC. In the past, Sue has worked as an Accounting Supervisor, Senior Accountant, Staff Accountant and Payroll Supervisor. She has experience
Joanne joined Bison in 2015. Joanne has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa. She has Groups 1 and 2 QSTI certification and is an Engineer in Training. Joanne divides her time between the Source Testing group and the Reporting group. She began work for EEMC in 2008 as a report writer and gradually gained field experience. Her previous engineering experience was in computer software development with additional experience in process engineering for television manufacturing and R&D. Joanne is certified in the following: 10 Hr. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training, Visible Emissions
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
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
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
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
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Certifications: MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained Certified FLIR IR Thermographer Bret joined Bison in 2006 after working two years as a production enhancement/hydraulic fracturing engineer for Halliburton Energy Services in WY, UT, and CO where he performed slick water, hydrochloric acid, CO2, nitrogen, CobraMax, CobraFrac, and pinpoint stimulations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech. Bret serves on the Board of Directors for Bison. Over the past 12 years and currently, he oversees and manages projects for thousands of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities throughout tribal lands, MT, ND, WY, UT, as
Robyn joined Bison Engineering in early 2014 as an Administrative Assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University. Her duties include assisting with budgets, travel-related paperwork, bookkeeping, safety compliance, human resources and payroll. As her job progressed with the firm, Robyn has added duties in support of the Source Testing group. She assists the group in preparing for field tests including cleaning and assembling glassware in accordance with accepted EPA reference methods, calibrating equipment and maintaining calibration records. She processes source test filters and samples and maintains filter/sample tracking records