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James D. Hadley, P.E., M.S.
Jim's over 20-year career broadly spans the safety, health, and environment fields punctuated by a few specialties. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and he has an NCEES record established, which facilitates quick licensing in many states. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. After earning a Natural Sciences Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, focused on chemistry and microbiology, and an Environmental Engineering & Science Master of Science degree from Stanford University, Jim did lab- and pilot-scale studies supporting wastewater treatment and site cleanup design at Ciba-Geigy Corporation, a chemical manufacturer. He then provided small business technical assistance, including with the rollout of Clean Air Act paragraph 112(r), prevention of accidental releases, for a local air pollution control agency, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Nebraska. He later served as the environmental compliance engineer for Photocircuits Corporation's Glen Cove, New York plant, then a 2,300 person printed circuit board manufacturing facility, which handled chlorine-gas ton containers and other hazardous substances. In 2000 he started working for a Wisconsin-based engineering firm, where he did design, construction management, and operations & maintenance consulting on a broad range of safety, health, and environmental projects, including process-safety management for ammonia refrigeration and storage, chlorine, and sulfur dioxide. His clients have included manufacturers (food, oil products, paper), private land developers facing environmental constraints, such as contamination, floodplains, or wetlands, as well as a suburban town facing development pressures. Jim has worked full time with FACT+FANCY since 2011, primarily consulting on process-safety management. Jim also has a background in writing and languages relevant to rule writing, including writing numerous compliance manuals for oil terminals, food-industry plants, and other manufacturing facilities, writing compliance-assistance guides for a local air pollution control agency, reviewing zoning & subdivision ordinances, reviewing municipal land-use plans, and serving on a hazardous-substance rulemaking advisory committee. In addition to English, he has studied the French, Korean, and Spanish languages. His ability to communicate both regulatory and technical information in simple prose has often been appreciated by his clients and employers.

Bhupendra C. Soni, P.E., M.B.A., B.S.
Bob earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry from Gujarat University and in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Later he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Roosevelt University, Chicago. His work experience also spans both business and technical decision-making. He started his career in metallurgy, working for seven years with Lindberg Heat Treatment Company (now Bodycote). He then worked for sixteen years in the food industry (IBP and Johnsonville Foods), where he helped design and construct a range of process equipment, including heat transfer, mixing, separations, evaporators, and refrigeration. While working in the food industry, Bob transitioned into environmental, health, and safety design and compliance work. Then he went into consulting, eventually leading the Illinois operations of an upper-Midwest environmental-consulting firm. Bob then founded Soni & Associates, a successful consulting firm located in Lake Villa, Illinois. His over 25-years of professional work have included process-safety management, energy efficiency, cogeneration, water conservation, waste reduction, site cleanup, property-transfer due diligence, storm-water management as well as wastewater treatment and air pollution control equipment design. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. His understanding of the technical, managerial, and financial aspects of environmental, health, and safety regulatory compliance allows him to provide useful insights on industry standards and government regulatory interventions that more cost-effectively meet their objectives.

Thomas E. White, Ph.D.
Tom has over 25 years of experience in environmental engineering and information technology, working for industry, government and academia. Following completion of graduate studies in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, he did post-doctoral research at Cornell University, where his work focused on biomass-to-energy process development and scale-up of chemical and biological processes. Later, he held the position of Chief Engineer, Ciba-Geigy Corporate Environmental Technology and led design teams for some of the industry's largest wastewater-treatment plants and site-remediation efforts. Tom's work with waste-transport modeling and characterization of subsurface environments led him into computer programming and data-management technology early in his career. In the late 1990s he completed a graduate program in computer science and began working as a software engineer. This work focused on the integration of utility assets with work-management systems and the development of intelligent-routing solutions for delivery of public services. His experience and formal training in both environmental engineering and information technology makes him well suited to provide guidance and strategy on effective rule writing, database design, and software development.

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