CAPACCIO promotes John Kelleher to Environmental Health and Safety Scientist II Reply

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John Kelleher

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. (CAPACCIO) is proud to announce the promotion of John Kelleher from Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Scientist I to EH&S Scientist II. Aligning with CAPACCIO’s mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper” and in delivering high value total solutions to our clients, John’s promotion to EH&S Scientist II will further advance his role in a variety of Health & Safety (H&S) and Industrial Hygiene projects he is involved with at CAPACCIO.

John started with CAPACCIO in June 2015 as a EH&S Intern following his graduation from Keene State College with his Bachelor’s Degree in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science. In November 2015, he was hired as an EH&S Scientist I. Since then, he has shown great initiative in increasing his skills specific to H&S, On-site Services, and Industrial Hygiene.  He has also taken on the role of Project Manager for several projects and works on-site as an EH&S specialist for a host of CAPACCIO clients.

John works within CAPACCIO’S EH&S group which includes Nick Grote, CSP, and Katie Grasso, both of whom are Senior EH&S Scientists. They work individually and as a team on a variety of projects. One collective effort includes conducting job hazard analyses (JHAs) for a local state university. For the same client, they are also conducting a health and safety compliance audit to identify gaps against the applicable OSHA regulations. The project is helping the client to comply with a recent update in the Massachusetts Department of Labor standards which is requiring companies in the public sector to be in compliance with Federal OSHA regulations by February 1st, 2019.

As an individual or as part of the Capaccio Health and Safety Team, John provides value to our clients by providing solutions that take a holistic approach to EH&S compliance.

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with cutting edge technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients.  To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.

 

 

Gray is the New Green Blog Series #2: The Caped Crusader Returns! Reply

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Lucy Servidio donning the Super TURP Cape in 2012

It was six years ago that I was in Australia speaking to the Western Australian Cancer Council about the benefits of Toxics Use Reduction planning. CAPACCIO was asked to be the keynote speaker and present industry’s perspective and approach to TUR planning.  I remember feeling I had to share examples of both practical and amazing success stories so that those attending the conference would be motivated to “take-off” on their own TUR journeys and reap the benefits that we have seen from working on TUR Plans with our clients. How would I capture their attention…what would make them believe me…that’s where the “Cape” comes in…I came up with the “SUPER TURP cape” to have a schtick for my presentation… the truth is the folks who organized the conference said when they first saw me in the cape they thought “Who is this wacko we flew in from America”?  See, I got their attention! All in all, I was well received and helped spread the TUR Planning seed to the lower hemisphere.

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CAPACCIO’s visit with the South Korean delegation on April 13

So CAPACCIO was thrilled when we were approached by the South Korean Ministry of Environment recently to meet with a delegation of 22 representatives from the ministry and corporations including Samsung, LG Chem, and Hyundai to discuss our experiences in developing TUR plans for our clients. South Korea will be enacting a TURA-like regulation which will become effective in 2019. They have decided to implement this regulation to reduce the amount of chemical accidents and to improve worker safety and health. They chose to visit us because CAPACCIO has six TUR Planners, more planners per square inch than any other firm in Massachusetts!

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Bongwoo Shin and Lucy Servidio

When the delegation arrived, our panel of TUR Planners was ready for their questions. It was so cool to be speaking to businesses from across the globe and realize how much we have in common and how much we can learn from each other. We made a real connection…for example, CAPACCIO’s mission is “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper.” LG Chem, one of the delegates’, mission is “Balance between Business and Safety, Health and Environment,” which of course is very similar.  We sealed the new friendship when the Director of the Chemical Safety Management Team, from the Ministry of Environment, Bongwoo Shin, asked if he could don the official “Super TURP cape”. Others tried it on too. Who knows maybe a purple cape will lead to CAPACCIO helping with TUR Plans in South Korea! As I have said                                                                 before, “It’s hard to say no to a SUPER HERO!

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with cutting edge technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients.  To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.

 

Cristina Mendoza To Lead Solutions Design Team at CAPACCIO Reply

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Cristina Mendoza

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Cristina Mendoza from Environmental Scientist to Solutions Design Lead. Aligning with CAPACCIO’S mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper” and its overarching goal of delivering high value total solutions to our clients, Cristina will play a key role applying her knowledge in EH&S, Sustainability and Management Systems as well as her experience utilizing CAPACCIO’s custom tools, web applications, and cloud-based solutions to develop strategic solutions which advance our clients’ EH&S and other programs.

In this realm, Cristina recently completed a project which enabled a client’s ability to facilitate Corporate Sustainability Reporting through the GRI standard using CAPACCIO’s EHS DashboardTM product as its vehicle. This solution is just one of the projects Cristina and the CAPACCIO team can customize to meet our client’s needs and objectives.

A rising star at CAPACCIO, Cristina began as an Intern back in 2013 while she completed her senior year at Clark University and pursued her Masters in Business Administration. In 2015, in a full-time role as an Environmental Scientist, Cristina became an effective contributor to a variety of projects, and her strong background in sustainability quickly became an asset to the growing interest and level of projects in the area of corporate sustainability. In 2016, when Cristina was promoted ES-2 Level, she became a Project Manager as well as Technical Lead for CAPACCIO’s Sustainability and Management Systems service areas. Her new role will combine her collective expertise to identify, craft, and deliver high value solution designs which align with our clients’ core business drivers and boost the individual as well as the organization’s overall objectives and performance.

Other professional successes include being active on the Leadership Committee of the Environmental Business Council’s (EBC’s) Young Environmental Professionals Committee and serving as an active contributor and leader for Associated Industries of Massachusetts’s (AIM’s) Sustainability roundtable seminars for several years. Most recently, Cristina also received EBC’s Ascending Leader Award.

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with cutting edge technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients.  To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.

 

From the President – Announcing Our Strategic Solutions Team Reply

According to the calendar, Spring is here!  Of course, if you are in New England, it’s questionable considering the snowflakes that continue to fall into the first full week of April.  With every new season, it’s always a good time to pause and reflect on the previous season and think about what’s been accomplished as a way to acknowledge the progression towards goals. I’ve always found that it helps maintain the forward momentum of where you’re headed.

As someone who grew up in the “season-less” climate of Southern California, Spring is a season of amazement in New England.  People start coming out of their hibernating patterns and the lulls of Winter and start to pick up the pace.  When I reflect on the Winter months at CAPACCIO, there has been everything but a sense of lull.

As you may recall in the recent message from CEO, Lisa Wilk, I was named President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) during the final quarter of 2017.  One of my first actions in my new role was to announce and put into play a new organizational structure.  The focus of our new structure was to align ourselves so that we could focus on our vision of integrating our extensive EH&S expertise with cutting-edge technology to deliver strategic solutions for our clients.  Since rolling out our new organization we have been on an exciting path of defining new roles, elevating individuals to new positions, engaging our Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) experts with our EHS-DashboardTM product team, and outlining key strategic objectives – much like we do for our own clients!  Like I said, there has been no sense of lull this past Winter!

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John Baycroft

Part of our new structure was to emphasize a core area of our company, which is the Strategic Solutions team.  This team is integral to our efforts of combining leading technologies, such as the EHS-DashboardTM, along with our proven EH&S expertise and services to design high-level EH&S solutions that focus on meeting our clients’ key business and EH&S objectives.  I am pleased to announce the promotion of John Baycroft to Vice President of Strategic Solutions to lead these efforts.  John’s unique skill set as both an Environmental Engineer and Software Engineer gives him keen insight and perspective into how EH&S can be driven successfully with the assistance of technology.

John joined CAPACCIO in 2012 as an Environmental Engineer.  He prepared air and water permit applications and assisted clients with their air reporting requirements such as source registration, and greenhouse gas reports.  As you can imagine, he’s worked in many spreadsheets and a variety of datasets. When trying to analyze data in efficient and effective ways, John leaned on his natural passion for technology and personal interest of software development.  John saw how these large workbooks and complex data sets could be managed differently using current database and web technology.  Combine this with the existing tools developed by CAPACCIO, the concept of the EHS-DashboardTM was created. This technology has taken our traditional EH&S consulting and engineering firm to a new level by offering innovative and strategic solutions to streamline and deliver top-level EH&S performance to our clients.

Today, John leads the Strategic Solutions team which includes solutions designers and product developers to facilitate the process of melding our extensive EH&S expertise and technical know-how with our innovative EHS-DashboardTM adding efficiency and transparency to result in a higher-level of insight into our clients EH&S programs and strategically valuable solutions.

This is just one of the many newsworthy accomplishments and promotions that have come to fruition over the last few months.  We look forward to sharing those and other new developments with you in the near future.  As I pause and reflect, it’s clear to me that our organizational changes towards our vision has kept us on a continued focus through the Winter months and is now setting the stage for a bright Spring ahead.  Now if only mother nature would get on board!

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with cutting edge technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients.  To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.