Environex is a team of chemical engineers, scientists, and laboratory technicians that has over 140 years of combined experience with emissions control catalyst technologies. Safety and reliability are Environex’s core values. Our safety record and commitment to meeting our customers’ needs reflect these values.
Dan Ott is an acknowledged expert in the field of air pollution control. Mr. Ott has over 30 years of experience in SCR and other air pollution control system design, development, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting. He heads the stationary industrial catalyst maintenance and management services of Environex.
Dan has expertise in emissions control system design, specification, selection, costing, and maintenance for combustion turbines, boilers, chemical processes, IC engines, and many other applications. He routinely performs analyses of emissions control systems, reagent injection systems, catalyst sampling/testing, system troubleshooting, and catalyst reactor design to optimize performance and determine the expected life of emission control systems and catalysts. He has developed and designed catalysts and rejuvenation technology.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Penn State University and a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University.
Dave Wallace directs the company’s product manufacturing and catalyst research and development projects. Mr. Wallace is an expert in precious and base metals refining and recycle technology as well as their application in catalyst materials. His responsibilities include oversight of Environex’s efforts related to mining feasibility, market research, forecasting of raw material consumption, and PGM-containing materials refining and recycling projects.
Dave has been active in the catalyst development and process technologies industries since 1993. Notable projects include engineering design and commissioning of catalyst manufacturing facilities, washcoating process research and new technology prototyping, development, and implementation, and independent audits of mining and refining projects. Dave holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Riker Blank has 20 years of experience with SCR and CO/VOC catalyst testing for a broad range of systems in power generation, oil and gas, production facilities, and other industrial applications. He oversees operations for Environex’s Industrial Catalyst Services, manages our catalyst testing laboratory, and is responsible for coordinating and validating Environex’s QA/QC processes and procedures. Riker is also routinely involved in developing new technologies and supervising R&D projects, small batch catalyst production processes, and novel testing techniques.
He also regularly provides field services for complex system troubleshooting projects and plant commissioning support. Riker holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Joe Otto directs the marketing of all Environex services. He is the primary point of contact for proposals and contract management. Joe has extensive experience advising clients on emission control strategies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business.
Prior to his role as Marketing Director, Joe was a Project Manager and Project Engineer for Environex. In those roles, he provided risk mitigation and budget planning services for the power and petrochemical industries through engineering analysis of catalytic emission control systems. His responsibilities included SCR system design, specification, bid evaluation, testing and troubleshooting, AIG tuning, and system performance optimization.
Andy Toback is Environex’s engine and gas turbine expert. He has over 20 years of experience with SCR and CO/VOC catalyst systems and emissions control operation. Andy specializes in catalyst system design, testing, tuning, and maintenance for combustion turbines, boilers, and IC engines.
In addition to his role as Project Manager, Andy has significant experience as a Project Engineer who provides field service for catalyst sampling, inspection, tuning, and troubleshooting of CO and SCR systems in the power and natural gas industries. Andy is one of the instructors for the annual NOx and CO/VOC Control Short Course that Environex offers. He frequently presents at power industry conferences, offering his catalyst system expertise and research to industry leaders. Andy holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Rowan University.
Jessica Maningas specializes in material characterization techniques, analytical wet chemistry, catalyst formulation development, catalyst performance testing, and experimental design. She previously worked for Lionville Laboratories as an Environmental Chemist focusing on EPA regulatory method analysis. Jessica also manages Environex’s Environmental, Health, and Safety programs.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Millersville University, and a Master of Environmental Science degree with a Certificate in Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology from Drexel University.
Glenda Peleggi directs all aspects of the financial and administrative management of the company. With over 20 years of business management experience, her current responsibilities include financial planning, vendor relations, AP/AR, and office administration. Prior to her position at Environex she held a number of management positions in industrial, financial, and marketing firms.
Glenda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, with a concentration in English, from Kutztown University.
Ian Neiswinter is a project engineer, providing service for power generation and industrial facilities. Ian specializes in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) catalyst systems for simple-cycle and combined-cycle gas turbine applications. He is experienced in system inspections, sampling, AIG tuning, and catalyst life projections.
Ian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University.
Matt Audie is an analytic chemist with responsibility for catalyst performance testing and analysis of catalyst samples in support of Environex’s Industrial Catalyst Services and Catalyst Development Lab groups. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Western Georgia.
Briana Struble is a chemist who specializes in laboratory analysis, catalyst research, and product development for Environex’s Catalyst Development Lab and Ozone Catalysts groups. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware.
Albert Zuba is a project engineer who has responsibility for SCR and CO catalyst testing, system inspection, AIG tuning, and catalyst system troubleshooting projects for Environex’s Industrial Catalyst Services Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University.