Mr. Franzel is a senior project manager with the CDM Smith International Division based in Bickenbach, Germany and has twenty-one years of experience as an environmental consultant. His experiences include environmental site assessments and investigations, remediation of contaminated sites, environmental compliance auditing, environmental management system implementation, permitting, industrial hygiene monitoring and emergency response, evaluation of pollution prevention/waste minimization alternatives, and geotechnical monitoring. During his current role as a Senior Project Manager at CDM Smith (2009 to present) and similar roles at other environmental consulting firms from 1998 to 2009, Mr. Franzel has also assessed numerous vendor and acquisition Environmental Due Diligence portfolios (including environmental compliance and key health & safety concepts) for banking institutions, private equity firms, public utilities, and other investors throughout Europe as well as for automotive, oil & gas, chemical, and other multinational industrial clients.
Why CDM Smith? I have tried two other big engineering firms. I like CDM Smith because we are still privately owned and we are in the driver’s seat of our own destiny rather than being purely at the mercy of our shareholders.
What is your favorite part of your job? The opportunities I have had for international travel over the last two decades as well as the meaningful work I have completed over the years to manage and mitigate soil and groundwater impact at industrial and military sites.
What does “listen. think. deliver.” mean to you? Being proactive and anticipating client needs before they tell you, proposing these ideas and soliciting their feedback on these ideas, and then following through with the agreed plan of action.
Excellence, teamwork and shared commitment lay the groundwork for good customer relations.
M.Sc. in Environmental Management - Business Concentration, University of Maryland (US)
B.Sc. with Majors in Biology and Earth Science, Minor in Natural Resources, Central Michigan University (US)
Expert for environmental due diligence and audits