Joe is a principal and senior solid waste engineer who leads CDM Smith’s landfill gas practice. His more than 50 years of experience in solid waste have been dedicated to landfill gas, waste combustion and field operations. He has played a major role in managing projects, system evaluations, preparing contract documents, leading construction inspections and other aspects of project implementation and investigation. Joe has been instrumental to the maintenance and operations of facilities like the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s North County Resource Recovery Facility. And as a member of several professional organizations like Solid Waste Authority of North America (SWANA) and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES), Joe utilizes his industry leadership to advance the fields of landfill gas and biogas.
What inspires you? No matter what may come up in the execution of a project, no matter how much of a niche it might be, chances are very good that CDM Smith has an expert (or a few) in that particular area. This makes my job easier knowing that many people have my back. It makes me fear no venture beyond my comfort zone.
What does “listen. think. deliver.” mean to you? All we do begins with our clients’ needs and desires. We listen attentively to their expression of these needs. We bring together a team of professionals who possess the experience and knowledge needed to satisfy and, in many cases, exceed the clients’ wishes. Working with our clients as parts of the client/CDM Smith team, we mutually achieve success.
What are your 3 non-work passions? Working on cars with my son and daughter; Imparting our family values of “duty and responsibility” on my children; and spending time with my family while I am traveling the all-too-short path through life.
What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I am a trivia freak. I have been dubbed the “master of useless information.”