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Environmental Health/Safety - Cleveland, OH

Vincent J. Stakutis, REM, CEA, CESM
EHS Professional/Colleague and EHS Association Committee Member with whom
RL Enterprizes, Inc.'s President/CEO associates with


To provide leadership and direction to a corporation that recognizes and desires exceptional environmental management competency, ISO 14001 quality systems and desires assistance in reaching sustainable business goals of the next decade - at a senior management level.
To help industry develop cleaner technologies instead of wasting money on cleanup-basically, to make environmental compliance proactive and not reactive. To reduce overall manufacturing costs by reducing their environmental impacts.


Environmental Development Systems, Dover+Foxcroft, ME
President, CEO

Provides EHS and EMS consulting services.
1988 - 2000
Guilford of Maine, Inc. (an Interface Inc. company), Guilford, ME
Director of Environmental Affairs

Develop and coordinate all ISO 14001 Programs. Have personally built and had registered three facilities as well as assisting other companies with their EMS's.

This corporate level position is responsible for coordinating all environmental matters including permitting, legal affairs and public relations for 10 facilities in the U.S. Awards and special recognition have been a result of my efforts.

Waste reduction efforts (air, water, solid waste & energy) have made this position very visible and added significant value to the product line while saving costs.

Finding and implementing alternative technologies is a challenging aspect of the position. (biosolids management, toxics reduction and solvent-free cleaners)

Sustainable business practices and elimination of waste are fundamentals of the job and integral to new business initiatives.

Traditional project work includes due diligence for new acquisitions, site studies and cleanups, river studies, assorted air/wastewater issues and preparation of plans (GAP analysis, SPCC, SWP3 & RMP's etc.).

Successfully negotiated many NPDES and Title V Synthetic minor permits while minimizing emissions in the production process to meet permit restrictions.

I lead many of the efforts for the Ecosense™ Task force for the company and am responsible for several worldwide presentations of our accomplishments to all of the task force members in the Interface Corporation. At times I report objectives and progress directly to Ray C. Anderson, CEO, Interface and co-chair for the President's Council for Sustainability. I have made presentations in Maui, Santa Barbara, Bar Harbor, Atlanta, Seaside Florida and in Bermuda and Holland.

I maintain business relationships with Paul Hawkins (author, Ecology of Commerce), Bill McDonough (a leader in sustainable design), and Amory Lovins (an energy expert with the Rocky Mountain Institute) in an effort to keep abreast of the most current environmental trends and technologies.

I am an advocate of "doing well by doing good", "doing the right thing" and sustainable business initiatives through environmental stewardship.


GHR Engineering Associates (Boston Based), Lakeville, MA
Senior Project Engineer

Developed process plans for a treatment system designed to purify landfill leachate into "drinking water" as set forth by the regulations in 314 CMR 7.

Negotiated wastewater permits for power plants and designed treatment systems to achieve compliance for their discharges.

Conducted several RI/FS
Wastewater Systems Engineering, West Bridgewater, MA
Director of Engineering (Co-founder)

Responsible for all research, design and engineering of turnkey wastewater treatment systems for the metal finishing industries in the U.S., PR and Canada.

Pioneered some of the first industrial "closed-looped" systems in the industry.
Barclay Chemical Company, Watertown, MA
Chemist/Sales Engineer

Responsibilities included analytical testing, R&D, pilot plant treatability testing and field service including sales engineering.


University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
Bachelor of Science

Major: Chemistry/Biology


Registered Environmental Manager (REM)
Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA)

Certified Environmental Systems Manager (CESM) (ISO 14001)

ISO 14001 Trained Auditor and Trainer

Licensed WWTP Operator, Massachusetts 4 I

Licensed WWTP Operator, Maine 1 P/C




Advisor to the local financial advisory committee
Advisor to the LEPC


Numerous project achievement summaries can be supplied if desired.
Professional training and development programs include:
Hazardous-Materials (8) hour and First Aid
First Responder

Zenger-Miller Development series
Pecos River "Play to Win"

Natural Step orientation (Dr. Robert)