Scottsdale’s PM Environmental welcomes Drake to team

Bob Drake (submitted photo)

Bob Drake (submitted photo)

PM Environmental proudly welcomes Bob Drake as regional manager and senior consultant of its Western USA region.

Based in Scottsdale, Mr. Drake will help lead PM’s Western expansion. Mr. Drake comes to PM with more than twenty years of site assessment experience, 10 years of commercial and industrial waste stream characterization, and a unique interdisciplinary skill set, according to a press release.

Mr. Drake will help grow and manage PM’s Western market. Throughout his career, he has successfully leveraged his deep business relationships throughout the Western region to establish strategic partnerships and grow business.

For the past 15 years, Mr. Drake owned Western States Environmental, L.L.C, a client-based consulting firm that provided Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments for several FHA multifamily projects, the release stated. The firm also provided regulatory compliance audits for a number of commercial/industrial facilities, and conducted remediation and Brownfield projects as well as asbestos, lead-paint and radon surveys.

The firm staffed up to six professionals, had a client list of over 100 companies, and completed projects spanning from Atlanta, Ga., to Whidbey Island, Wash., to San Ysidro, Calif., to Cleveland, Ohio, to Kaui and Maui, Hawaii.

Drake has extensive experience with Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, asbestos and radon surveys, noise analyses, NEPA compliance, vapor intrusion assessment, underground storage tank investigations and closures, groundwater monitoring programs, compliance audits, and permit applications/renewals.

“I love a challenge and I’m excited to take my experience and apply it to new projects,” stated Mr. Drake in the release.

Mr. Drake will enhance PM’s team of experts who have in-depth experience in managing environmental projects, building facilities and energy projects with a constant focus on helping our clients clearly understand their risks, allowing them to make sound, well-informed business decisions.

“We are thrilled to have Bob Drake join the team,” stated PM CEO Mike Kulka in the release. “He is an industry veteran with a well-established client base and deep understanding of affordable housing and governmental agencies. His remarkable skill-set and vast experience will help PM continue to expand its services and presence in the Western region.”

PM is set to open a new office space in Scottsdale within the next few weeks, according to the release.

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