Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team 2017-12-17T18:00:50+00:00

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Russell Carr
Founder & President

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My past experiences as a small business owner and operator of 3 industrial service companies inspired me to create Berg Compliance Solutions, LLC, which specializes in helping small companies manage environmental, health and safety regulations.

Berg Environmental Services, Inc. has been providing hazardous waste management and transportation services since August of 2003, Turn Energy Maintenance (3rd party O&M service provider to utility scale wind farms throughout the US) was founded in September 2007, Energy Vacuum Services, LLC (3rd party environmental transportation & disposal service provider to O&G industry in south Texas) was founded in August of 2011.

These businesses operated in extremely dangerous environments and exposed our employees to a wide range of significant health, safety & environmental hazards on a daily basis. My staff and I learned early and quickly the critical importance of managing EHS issues so as to ensure the well being of our employees, as well as minimizing risks associated with the businesses. I also learned first hand how difficult and challenging this endeavor can be, with so many rules and regulations to manage and struggling to ensure that our EHS programs were maintained & utilized by our field staff/operations on an ongoing and consistent basis.

As a business owner, these experiences also taught me how difficult in can be to balance these compliance & risk issues against budgetary realities, but having seen several of our competitors lose employees to serious injuries, get fined by OSHA, and several customers suffer severe consequences due to environmental compliance failures, I ultimately learned the most important lesson of all: environmental, health & safety compliance is not a discretionary option. It is a mandatory requirement for any company engaged in an industry that puts it’s employees, the environment and communities at risk.  Berg Compliance Solutions was created to help small businesses manage these responsibilities and obligations.

Education

  • BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Professional Information

Mr. Carr has 17 years of hazardous waste management (EPA/RCRA/TCEQ) and 8 years of DOT/FMCSA compliance experience.  He was also instrumental in implementing and managing OSHA/safety compliance programs for each of his businesses, as well as successfully implementing and gaining ISO 9001 Quality Management and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Service) certifications for his wind maintenance business.

EHS Enforcement Related Experience:

– Served as expert witness in environmental compliance enforcement cases

– Superfund-CERCLA

– OSHA enforcement investigations and resolution


Gary Monroe Certified Health and Safety Manger, Certified First Responder
Gary Monroe
Certified Health and Safety Manager, Certified First Responder
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Mr. Monroe is a highly motivated career professional offering outstanding expertise (35+ years) in the areas of safety compliance, industrial hygiene, hazardous material management and disposal (RCRA/DOT), wastewater treatment, and environmental health.  He began his career working for OSHA as an enforcement inspector for several years, and therefore brings a unique and invaluable  perspective regarding  enforcement  issues.

He is a resourceful leader with strong interpersonal skills including effective presentations at training sessions, conferences and seminars as well as with  his approach to compliance with employees and management.

Mr. Monroe has EHS compliance experience in a wide variety of industries including semiconductors, general manufacturing, education/universities, and energy.

 Areas of Expertise

  • Health & Safety Management
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Program Development
  • Compliance Audits
  • General Industry Safety
  • Injury, Accident & Illness Investigations
  • Confined Space
  • Machine Guarding
  • Lockout/Tag Out
  • Fall Protection
  • Powered Industrial Truck
  • Hazard Communication
  • PPE
  • Fire Prevention
  • Contractor Safety
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Standards Interpretation
  • Record Keeping
  • Exposure & Control Assessments
  • Health Hazard Assessments
  • Indoor Air & Noise Surveys
  • Ergonomics
  • Asbestos
  • Texas Tier II Reporting
  • Storm Water
  • Spill Control
  • Air Permit By Rule
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management & OHSAS 18001 Safety Management Program Implementation, Audits & Management
  • First Responder
  • Radiation & Laser Safety
  • Hazardous Waste  (RCRA)
  • DOT Hazardous Materials
  • Environmental Permits
  • Return To Work Programs
  • Risk Management
  • Workman’s Compensation

Education

  • M.S. Industrial Safety (Industrial Hygiene minor), University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.
  • B.S. Environmental Health (Occupational Health option), Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI.

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Elizabeth Frisch is a 23 year veteran of the semiconductor and high technology industries with a focus on environmental, health, and process safety (EHS) compliance programs, auditing, sustainability program development, risk reduction assessments, business performance/cost reduction programs, behavior based environmental programs, and ISO EHS standard certifications. She is a seasoned EHS and business performance/cultural auditor developing several trademarked approaches to managing EHS liabilities and auditing EHS and business performance to drive accountability, cost reduction, performance in EHS and increased employee satisfaction/retention.

She has provided consulting and auditing services to manufacturers across the globe at more than two dozen technology companies including ISMI-SEMATECH, Intel, AMD, IBM, National Semiconductor, Micron, Maxim, Cypress, Atmel, Texas Instruments, Freescale (formerly Motorola), Pentagon, and others.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, she also teaches at the Texas State Auditor’s Professional Development School for auditors and is a best-selling author in the area of business mentorship and coaching for her 2014 release – Mission to Million$: Taking Big Ideas and Making Them Reality. She started her career as a chemical engineer with a degree from Purdue University and then cross-trained into psychology, business performance, auditing, and organizational culture and individual behavior change to drive EHS and business performance under the triple bottom line (environmental, social and financial).

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Dr. Mike Frisch, P.E. and C.E.M., has more than 20 years of semiconductor manufacturing experience in facilities management and environmental program design and regulatory compliance as well as the design of process systems and resource conservation efforts (water, energy, waste, etc.).   In his positions at Intel, Koch, AMD, Spansion, ISMI/Sematech, and The Thrival Company, he has served numerous semiconductor manufacturing facilities in 11 states and 12 countries.

Mike currently manages environmental compliance programs for multiple fortune 500 companies in 5 states, including chemical safety, water/wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, air quality and emissions, storm water, SPCC, EPCRA-Tier II, laser safety, radiation safety, and emergency response programs, enabling clients to maintain excellent compliance while expanding operations.

Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, and a Doctorate in Civil Engineering.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and is a Certified Energy Manager.  Mike is known in the non-profit, educational, and conservation communities through his founding of the non-profit program 1house at a time and development of the Energy Stewardship Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Brad
Senior Managing Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant

Brad has broad knowledge & experience in the disciplines of safety and environmental compliance.  His experience as an EH&S manager, for a major manufacturing company, includes health, safety and environmental compliance audits, OSHA written program development and health and safety training support.  In addition, he has extensive EPA and TCEQ compliance experience.  His experience as a Safety training manager for the State of Texas brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to training development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigations
  • Compliance Audits
  • Construction Safety
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazard Communications
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Training
  • ISO 14001 Program Development and Implementation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Program Development
  • Project Management
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Standards Interpretation
  • Air environmental compliance
  • Water environmental compliance
  • Hazardous Waste Management

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems      St Edwards University, Austin TX

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JP

Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant

JP has knowledge drawn from many years of experience working in the construction, maritime, and manufacturing industries.  His experience includes environmental, health and safety compliance audits, 3rd-party oversight, OSHA written program development, and health and safety training support.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigations
  • Air Monitoring – Occupational
  • Asbestos Management
  • Compliance Audits
  • Confined Spaces
  • Construction Safety
  • Exposure and Control Assessment
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazard Communications
  • Hazardous Waste Abatement
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Health Hazard Assessments
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Program Development
  • Project Management
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Shipbreaking / Ship Recycling
  • Standards Interpretation

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Bioenvironmental Sciences, Texas A&M University

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Stuart

Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant

Stuart is an experienced safety professional with over 14 years working in the health, safety & environment management field. His wide exposure to a variety of manufacturing and maintenance functions in industry provides him with a wealth of experience in the practical application of safety standards and regulations and identification of deficiencies.  His hands on experience and qualifications  in a variety of trades brings practical knowledge to safety system implementation.

Learn More About Why Stuart Chose To Pursue a Career In Health & Safety:

How I got involved in workplace safety was purely by chance but probably because of the worst situation. In late May 2000 while working as a aircraft maintenance engineer I had an accident, a bad accident. While setting up a grinding tool it exploded, parts of the grinding disc striking my left eyebrow and then entering my left eye socket bursting my left eye. The result was I lost my left eye and had associated other damage to my face that required three more operations to get me looking sort of normal. Amongst other issues I was diagnosed with PTSD. I now have a medpor implant and  artificial eye along with three plates to repair the damage to my left eye socket.

As a result of the accident my career possibilities changed markedly. Once fit to return to work the manager who I was working for at the time of the accident asked if I could assist in implementing some safety initiatives. For me this was an opportunity to prevent others having the “experience” that my family, friends, colleagues and self had just been through. I worked days and studied nights and weekends and took up every opportunity I could to better myself via education and 16 years after the accident and 15 years after being given that opportunity to become involved in safety I continue to work hard to prevent others having the experience of a workplace injury, illness or death.

Areas of expertise

  • Safety management system implementation.
  • Quality/safety system auditing.
  • Incident investigation including the application of Just Culture principles.
  • Behavioral safety management system application.
  • Workman’s compensation management.
  • Return to work program application.
  • Workplace hazard assessment.
  • Application of regulations/standards.
  • Risk management.
  • Job hazard analysis.
  • Machine guarding.
  • Ergonomics.
  • Chemical risk assessment.
  • Health and safety training.

Education

Diploma of Occupational Health and safety obtained at New South Wales Technical & Further Education, Hunter Institute, Newcastle Australia.

Attainment, quality/Safety lead auditor, Southpac Aerospace, Burleigh Waters, Australia.

Certificate IV Workplace Safety obtained at New South Wales Technical & Further Education, Northern Sydney Institute, Sydney Australia.

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Curt

Environmental Health & Safety Consultant

Curt is a Senior Risk Management and Safety professional with over 30 years of experience writing, implementing and managing regulatory compliance programs in a variety of public and private organizations. These professional activities include the management of occupational health & safety programs in both manufacturing and warehouse facilities, the environmental compliance of chemical product processing plants and coordinating fleet safety activities for a major retail distributor. Curt has prepared and conducted training programs for employee groups ranging from entry-level hourly workers to corporate officers and routinely initiated workplace audits to verify mandated compliance. He has successfully revitalized dormant safety programs or initiated programs where they did not previously exist.

Areas of Expertise

  • Regulatory code interpretation
  • Compliance program development
  • Compliance report preparation
  • Health & Safety program management
  • Training program creation and administration
  • Accident investigation
  • Accident Review Boards
  • Workers Compensation
  • Return to Work programs
  • Hazardous Waste management and disposal
  • Ergonomics
  • Substance abuse awareness training
  • Facility risk assessments, audits and inspections
  • Hazard Communication including chemical inventories and safety data sheet management
  • Forklift operations
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Technical writing
  • Risk Management

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science/Conservation, Western Illinois University Macomb, IL

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Tommy

Health & Safety Consultant

Thomas is a recent graduate from Texas A&M University, College Station, and a new member of the Berg consulting team. Throughout his academic career, he has acquired professional experience in conducting biomechanical, human factors, and ergonomic evaluations. He has also worked with multiple companies to develop written documents essential in health and safety programs such as LOTO procedures, JHAs and comprehensive, written programs.

Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Community Health,

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Occupational Safety & Health,

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

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Stephanie Grelle holds a B.S. degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor and serves as a Senior Environmental. Stephanie began her career as a Quality Assurance chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, and now has 20 years of experience in the Environmental Compliance field.

Stephanie spent three years at Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant conducting waste and groundwater sampling, regulatory inspections and recordkeeping as well as State and Federal Compliance reporting. In 1993, Stephanie joined the Environmental Staff at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) overseeing Air Permitting & Compliance for the existing semiconductor operations at the Austin facility. During construction of the newest Austin fabrication facility, Fab 25, Stephanie ensured compliance with the state air permitting regulations and played a key role in emissions calculations and air permitting requirements for the development of AMD’s fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany.

During her 10 years at AMD, Stephanie gained a broad range of experience across all environmental media, ending her career as the Sr. Environmental Staff over Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. During her career at AMD, Stephanie had oversight and maintenance of the site New Source Review permits and City of Austin Industrial Waste Water Permit and assisted in the development of an Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) incorporating RCRA Contingency Plan, SPCC, SWPPP, and the City of Austin Toxic Organic Management/Slug Control Plan. Regulatory reporting responsibilities included compiling and submitting the Texas Tier Two, Toxic Release Inventory, Source Reduction/Waste Minimization, and Industrial Wastewater Self-Monitoring Reports as well as the Annual Emission Inventory.

Stephanie assisted with the development of site Environmental Programs, including Storm Water, Industrial Wastewater, Air Quality, Groundwater, ODS/Global Climate Change, and Waste Management Programs and had oversight of site environmental compliance audit and corrective action measure development. Stephanie also developed instructional modules and conducted routine Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Emergency Response Team training as part of her role in supporting AMD’s EHS department.

Additional regulatory work included an integral role in the development and promulgation of Standard Exemption #115 (now 30 TAC 106.225) for Semiconductor Manufacturing and compilation of comments on proposed Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit. Stephanie was an active member of the Clean Air Force of Central Texas and assisted in the development of Commute Solutions program for Austin semiconductor site.

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