Meet Our Team

Meet Our Project Managers

Andy_Drake

Andy Drake, LSRP

Senior Project Manager

Andy Drake is a senior project manager for Handex. He serves as the lead Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in Handex’s New Jersey office and was one of the first in New Jersey to receive LSRP approval. Andy has over 27 years of experience in the environmental industry.

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Brian_Bausback

Brian Bausback

Manager of Technical Services

Brian Bausback is the manager of technical services for Handex. Brian is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects on various job sites, including planning, directing, coordinating and supervising staff, ensuring the work is completed on time and within budget.

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Bruce_Powell

Bruce Powell

Senior Project Manager

Bruce Powell is a senior project manager for Handex. Bruce’s focus at Handex is project management for Handex’s industrial services. He is responsible for all employee management, client billing, bidding, and proposals and inventory management. Bruce joined Handex in 2011 as a technician. His dedication enabled him to be quickly promoted to senior level management at Handex.

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Bryan Valladares

Project Manager

Bryan Valladares is a project manager for Handex. Bryan is responsible for site assessment and remediation projects throughout Florida, which includes the supervision of field staff under his responsibility. He is responsible for ensuring field crews and subcontractors work in accordance with Handex’s health and safety protocols while completing site activities with emphases on quality of data, timeliness and cost efficiency.

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Edward_Keffer

Edward (Ted) Keffer, III, CPG, LSRP

Senior Project Manager

Ted Keffer is a senior project manager for Handex. Ted is responsible for managing a portfolio of various job sites, including planning, directing, coordinating and supervising project managers, field staff and contract workers. Ted is a licensed Professional Geologist (PA, NY, WI) and Licensed Site Remediation Professional (NJ) with over 30 years of experience in the environmental industry.

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Fred_Blackham

Fred J. Blackham

FDEP Program Manager

Fred Blackham is the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) program manager for Handex. As the FDEP program manager, Fred supports Handex’s Florida operations and serves as the contract manager for all three of the FDEP Petroleum Restoration Program agency term contract regions.

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Jeremy Turner, PG

Project Manager

Jeremy Turner is a project manager for Handex. Jeremy is responsible for supporting Handex’s operations throughout the state of Florida. Jeremy manages site assessment projects in all three of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) petroleum restoration program agency term contract regions. 

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Kaled Essraowi

Project Manager

Kaled Essraowi is a project manager for Handex. Kaled manages numerous phases of assessment and remediation projects for large high profile private and public sector clients. Kaled has over 15 years of engineering experience including more than 12 years in the environmental field.

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Melissa_Ericson

Melissa Ericson

Project Manager

Melissa Ericson is a project manager for Handex. Melissa is responsible for numerous roadway projects utilizing the Florida Department of Transportation Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) screening tool. Melissa has over 17 years of experience in the environmental industry.

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Mike Cook

Michael Cook

Project Manager

Michael Cook is a project manager for Handex. As a project manager for Handex, Michael provides technical oversight and personnel management to the group for assessment, remediation and construction services. Michael has over 8 years of experience in the environmental industry.

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Ryan_Elser

Ryan Elser, LEP, MRSR, MRSA

Project Manager

Ryan Elser is a project manager for Handex. He is responsible for the management, coordination, execution and financial tracking of all projects under our Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 Contamination Assessment, Remediation and Environmental Support Services contract.

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Steve_Kinsella

Steve Kinsella, PE

Project Manager

Steve Kinsella is a project manager for Handex. As a project manager for Handex, Steve is responsible for the initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a variety of petroleum cleanup projects. Steve has approximately 18 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry.

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William Kramer, PG

Project Manager

William Kramer is a project manager with Handex. As a project manager for Handex, William is responsible for assisting Handex’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in developing work plans and closure strategies for New Jersey sites.

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