Meet Our Team

EMS Environmental, Inc.

Allan M. Blanchard, P.G.

President

Allan is the President of EMS Environmental and directs a team of professionals working on environmental projects throughout the eastern US and Caribbean.  Allan has over 30 years of experience in the assessment and remediation of sites contaminated by hazardous materials and petroleum products.  His experience includes projects ranging in size and complexity from small gasoline stations to large refinery complexes and manufacturing facilities.  Projects have included pre-purchase assessments for commercial and industrial properties, litigation support and expert witness, environmental site assessments, design of remediation systems, risk assessments, remedial investigation and design, remedial construction, environmental permitting, operation and maintenance of remedial systems, RCRA part B permitting, and RCRA Facility Investigations.

Allan holds a B.A. in Geology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and an M.S. in Geology from Lehigh University. He is a registered Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania, Florida, and New York.

Allan authors articles on a wide variety of topics ranging from environmental permitting issues to environmental assessment and remediation.

Shawn Ryan

Shawn Ryan, P.G.

Northeast Regional Manager

Shawn serves as the regional manager for the northeast region including the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He has over 25 years of technical expertise in the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. His experience includes execution of numerous environmental investigations involving a wide variety of contaminants in many different overburden and bedrock hydrogeologic settings. He is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of numerous remediation systems utilizing soil vapor extraction, air sparging, surfactant flushing, ozone injection, oxygen injection, nutrient injection, large-scale in-situ and ex-situ soil mixing, and high-vacuum extraction technologies. He provides technical review of Environmental Site Assessments, Remedial Action Plans, and environmental compliance services. He performs routine liaison between clients and regulators involving compliance issues and multiple project management.

Shawn holds an A.A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology and a B.S. in Geology from the State University of New York at Cortland, and is also a Licensed Professional Geologist in New York.

Customers seek out Shawn for his expertise with large, complex cleanup projects and for his expertise in green remediation.

Jeremy Fox

Jeremy Fox, P.E.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

Jeremy serves as the regional manager for the Mid-Atlantic region including the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and DC. His experience encompasses a wide variety of projects at facilities ranging in size and complexity from retail gasoline stations and bulk petroleum storage terminals to large industrial plants. As both a staff engineer and regional manager, Jeremy has contributed to over 1,000 projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. These projects have predominantly involved the investigation, assessment, permitting, and remediation of groundwater and soils contaminated with hazardous materials/wastes and petroleum products.  Jeremy has performed and/or designed remedial feasibility studies for hundreds of solvent and petroleum contaminated sites. In addition to remedial design and implementation, Jeremy is experienced in NPDES permitting and sampling, preparing atmospheric discharge permits, conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, performing Toxicity Reduction Evaluations, investigating stormwater control and assessment studies, and providing liaison between clients and regulatory agencies.

Jeremy has a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Penn State University and holds Professional Engineering licenses in Pennsylvania and New York.

Customers look to Jeremy for his expertise with the Pennsylvania Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund and his ability to quickly resolve a wide variety of environmental permitting issues.

Jim Dodson

James Dodson, P.G.

Southeast Regional Manager

Jim serves as the regional manager for the Southeast region which includes the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Jim has over 28 years of experience in the environmental field focusing on the investigation, assessment, and remediation of sites affected by hazardous materials/wastes and petroleum products. He has performed multiple site assessments ranging in size from small gasoline stations, government installations, and commercial shipyards. Jim provides technical review of Environmental Site Assessments, Comprehensive Site Assessments, Corrective Action Plans, and Underground Storage Tank Closure reports. He also provides oversight of groundwater remediation system installations. Jim has performed groundwater fate and transport models to predict future contaminant concentrations and exposure risk potential at down-gradient receptors. He has extensive knowledge of Federal, state, and local compliance regulations and acts as the principal liaison for clients involved in regulatory issues with Federal and state agencies.

Jim holds a B.S. in Geology from Old Dominion University and is a Licensed Professional Geologist in North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, and Virginia. He is also a Licensed Asbestos Building Inspector in North Carolina.

Customers seek Jim for his expertise with North Carolina Trust Fund, his expertise in green remediation, and his ability to quickly resolve a wide variety of environmental issues.

Phil Jones

Philip K. Jones

Vice President of Green Business Solutions

Phil directs our Green Business Solutions division which was formed to help clients reduce their energy and environmental impact through energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy production. Phil has over 30 years of experience analyzing industrial and manufacturing processes to improve their efficiency as well as to reduce their energy and resource use. He has conducted hundreds of audits, prepared energy models, and carried out feasibility studies for wind and solar projects. In addition to energy analysis, he has coordinated manufacturing system integration projects involving machines, transport, and control hardware and software and data integration.

Phil has completed a graduate certificate program in Renewable Energy at the School of Business at St. Francis University and is also a LEED®AP and BPI Certified Building Analyst. Phil holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University.

Phil is renowned for his expertise in energy efficiency and his ability to reduce costs.  He is a particularly sought-after expert resource for his guidance in snowmaking automation, efficiency upgrades and energy savings rebates for our Ski Area clients.

Under Phil’s leadership, we are currently saving our customers 18,300,000 kWh per year, which equates to over $1.85 million in energy savings per year. To date, our clients have saved over 80 million kWh, which equates to over $8.1 million in accumulated energy savings! Phil has also garnered over $2.3 million in rebates, grants and other incentives for our clients.