WCD’s core consulting team has been employed by some of the largest, most respected organizations in the country. In addition, we have operated our own engineering, construction, consulting, contracting, remediation, and real estate development businesses. We are prepared to tackle the most challenging assignments in all environmental categories including emergency response, environmental risk assessment, remediation management, claims analysis, litigation support, and expert testimony. WCD’s consultants are experts in indoor air quality, site remediation, building defects (mold), and hazardous materials management and disposal.
Founder and CEO
Chip D’Angelo pioneered indoor environmental remediation practices and environmental due diligence procedures for the real estate, banking, and insurance industries.
Mr. D’Angelo founded and operated one of the nation’s most successful environmental engineering, consulting, testing, and remediation management companies, [Kaselaan & D’Angelo – K&D] The firm developed the procedures which became standards and regulations for the management and abatement of asbestos.
The firm also pioneered the procedure of environmental compliance in conjunction with a real estate transaction with the first ECRA project in New Jersey. Mr. D’Angelo and his staff have delivered environmental projects involving hazardous materials, water, soil, and waste throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe, including developing innovative technologies in the petrochemical industry and exporting and installing those technologies.
Mr. D’Angelo formed the Environmental Claims Center with Hill International. He designed and developed Mid Atlantic Recycling Technologies, a RCRA Part B facility in New Jersey. He owned and operated Tank Tech, Inc., AAR Contractors, Sub-Surface Investigations, and ENSI Environmental, engineering, remediation, and construction firms in New Jersey, New York, Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia. He also founded and served as Managing Director of Environmental Claims for Strategy, Inc., a leading national construction claims firm.
In addition to the $1.5 billion in environmental and construction projects that Mr. D’Angelo has evaluated, designed, and managed, he has also developed and managed Internet applications for the construction and engineering industries, along with e-commerce/web-based supply chain management.
Former President George W. Bush appointed Mr. D’Angelo to the CEO Leadership Council as the only environmental CEO. Former New Jersey Governor James Florio appointed Mr. D’Angelo to the Clean Air Council of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. D’Angelo has completed the OSHA HAZWOPER 40 Hour Course and has achieved USDOT Hazardous Materials (49 CFR 172.704), certifications.
R. Christopher Spicer is a nationally renowned expert on exposure risk assessment, microbiological contamination, asbestos, and indoor air quality issues. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in environmental consulting, which includes management of several multi-million dollar asbestos abatement design and remediation projects in commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities across the United States. He has served as an expert in more than thirty environmental litigation scenarios.
Mr. Spicer, a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) since 1988, patented his ventilation procedures and apparatus.
His asbestos management program, established for one of the world’s largest banks, was an early model for integrating building renovation, asbestos abatement, and ongoing operations and maintenance. This became a key focus of the largest property damage lawsuit arising from asbestos contamination in the U.S. Mr. Spicer’s described criteria were incorporated into New York and New Jersey asbestos abatement codes while the 1994 OSHA asbestos standard references his studies and practice.
Mr. Spicer has written more than fifty publications and presentations, including peer reviewed technical articles in the American Industrial Hygiene Journal, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Environmental Claims Journal, and Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. His most recent work has been in evaluation of airborne and surface microbial (mold, bacteria) data for which there are no numerical standards. Recognizing the need for environmental data to be able to withstand legal challenges under Daubert and/or Frye, Mr. Spicer has utilized mathematical and probabilistic techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation to determine the forensic validity of microbial, PCB, metal, and asbestos data.
Mr. Spicer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies. In addition to being a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), he is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
John Hoyle is an expert in the fields of hazardous waste management and remediation, treatment process design and execution, and emergency response management. With more than thirty years of experience in engineering operations with both government and industry, Dr. Hoyle’s experience ranges from bench-level research engineering to management of multi-million dollar companies and projects requiring multi-disciplinary knowledge in chemical, thermal, fluid dynamics, and more.
Dr. Hoyle’s experience includes extensive work in remedial project management and contractor performance of CERCLA (superfund) projects, soil and groundwater cleanup, hazardous waste treatment and handling, landfill and lagoon construction and closure, and specialized treatment processes for petrochemical and oil field E&P waste streams.
As Corporate Engineering Manager for Burlington Industries for ten years, Dr. Hoyle was responsible for overall corporate energy and environmental compliance management for all manufacturing facilities throughout the U. S. and Canada. As President and CEO of Four Seasons Environmental, an industrial and petro-chemical services management firm, Dr. Hoyle managed the growth of the company’s multiple business units, including industrial services, remediation and removal actions, emergency services, and on-site treatment systems – thermal, in-situ, and dewatering.
A former Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University, Dr. Hoyle holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics. He has completed the OSHA HAZWOPER 40 Hour Course and received USDOT Hazardous Materials (49 CFR 172.704), certifications, and holds Commercial General with Hazardous Materials Specialty contractors licenses.
Jim Capritti is an environmental and remediation construction project manager with more than 27 years of experience in managing environmental remediation projects in the commercial, insurance, legal, educational, and federal markets.
Mr. Capritti’s technical experience ranges from environmental investigations, site remediation, Brownfields remediation, hazardous materials management, emergency spill response, geotechnical investigations, and site civil construction.
As the General Manager of Operations for two large environmental consulting and contracting organizations, Mr. Capritti has managed technical and administrative staffs of up to 50 people. His background also includes traditional “clean” construction, including large civil, mechanical and electrical projects.
Mr. Capritti is certified as a Hazardous Materials Manager and holds certifications in Construction Quality Management from the Army Corps of Engineers, Hazardous Waste Supervisor, Competent Person in Excavation, Confined Space Entry training from OSHA, and Subsurface Evaluator, UST Installation (Entire) and UST Closure certification from NJDEP. He has completed the OSHA HAZWOPER 40 Hour Course and received USDOT Hazardous Materials (49 CFR 172.704), certifications.
Kevin Walsh heads the WCD forensic accounting group. Financial management, financial reorganizations, feasibility analysis, transaction management, strategic planning, treasury management, and insurance & risk management issues are specialty concentrations of Mr. Walsh. He also has expertise in litigation management, having integrated his work with various law firms on a variety of litigation matters, both as defendant and plaintiff.
Mr. Walsh served as the CFO for the Environmental Protection & Improvement Company, one of the largest waste re-cycling and inter-modal transportation companies in New Jersey. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of a specialty contracting firm whose expertise included the modular manufacturing of custom permanent buildings.
As an associate at Price Waterhouse & Company, Mr. Walsh concentrated on corporate client counseling, tax and estate planning, and litigation support planning. Mr. Walsh is a member of The Turn Around Management Association.
Rick Gimello has 30 years of practical experience and knowledge related to environmental statutes and policies, with particular experience in site remediation, Brownfields development and dredge material management.
As Assistant Commissioner for Site Remediation for the State of New Jersey, Mr. Gimello is credited with passage of the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act, Creation of the Office of Dredging and Sediment Technology, Establishment of a State Grant Program for underground storage tank clean-ups, and creation of clean-up standards for pesticide-contaminated soils. Major program elements included NJ Spill Act, CERCLA, BEECRA, UST and Emergency Response.
Mr. Gimello also has considerable experience and knowledge related to the State’s transportation policies and practices, with specific emphasis on the Marine Transportation System, port development, freight movement and aviation. His accomplishments at NJDOT included: completion of the Comprehensive Port Improvement Plan for the Port of NY/NJ, implementation of the Port Jersey Channel Deepening, completion of negotiations to advance 50-foot deepening of the Port of NY/NJ, and the establishment of Marine Trades Development Program.
Mr. Gimello has held many notable senior positions with the State of New Jersey. These include: Executive Director, Division of Intermodal Services, New Jersey Department of Transportation; Executive Director, New Jersey Maritime Resources, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Assistant Commissioner for Site Remediation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Executive Director, New Jersey Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Commission; and Chief, Office of Public Participation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Mr. Gimello has published: “A Comprehensive Strategy for Managing Contaminated Dredged Materials in the Port of NY/NJ,” NJ Department of Transportation, 2001 and “Siting Hazardous Waste Facilities,” New York Times, 1987
Mr. Gimello is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Masters of Public Policy, and of Trenton State College with a Bachelor of Science. In addition, he has achieved OSHA HAZWOPER 40 Hour Course and USDOT Hazardous Materials (49 CFR 172.704), certifications