Most of ASTI's Directors have over 20 years professional experience. ASTI Directors are active in the development and review of Federal and State of Michigan standards for environmental assessment, and in training and education. ASTI's Directors participate in the definition of professional environmental practice.
ASTI staff certifications including the following;
• Certified Asbestos Inspector
• Certified Building Inspector and Management Planner
• Certified Environmental Professional (CEP)
• Certified Environmental Trainer (CET)
• Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
• Certified Hazardous Waste Contractor
• Certified Radon Measurement Specialist
• Certified RCRA & DOT Trainer
• Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
• Certified Storm Water Operator
• Certified Underground Storage Tank Professional (Michigan)
• Professional Wetland Scientist
• Registered Environmental Property Assessor (REPA)
ASTI Directors bring more than 20 years of profressional experience in their respective areas of expertise.
Mr. Thomas Wackerman - Tom Wackerman, President and founder of ASTI Environmental is also the practice leader for their Brownfield Redevelopment Group. In addition, Mr. Wackerman is the Chairman of the University of Michigan/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum that has been convened in Grand Rapids, at his direction, on two occasions (2008 and 2012). While overseeing offices at 660 Cascade West Parkway in Grand Rapids and Brighton, he has been instrumental in the technical and policy aspects of Brownfield Redevelopment and obtaining incentives for projects across the state, including the redevelopment of the Steelcase Campus. Mr. Wackerman earned his degree from the University of Michigan.
Mr. George Kandler - Director of Property Services Group, is a certified environmental professional with over 30 years of experience and one the ASTI Environmental's owners. He is an active member of the Building Industry Association of Southeast Michigan, American Society of Testing Materials, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Mr. Kandler recieved a B.S. in Biological Science from Michigan Technological University before obtaining an M.S. in Limnology from Michigan State University.
Ms. Dianne Martin - Director of the Resource Assessment and Management Group, is an ecological expert with 16 years of experience serving clients throughout the Midwest. Since arriving at ASTI Environmental in 1998 Ms. Martin has completed numerous projects ranging from Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys to Wetland Delineations. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University where she earned a B.S. in Biology and Ms. Martin holds an M.S. from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Martin is a member of the Society of Wetland Professionals.
Mr. Doug Brown - Director of Development, connects clients to strategic real estate opportunities and is also responsible for client satisfaction and growing the ASTI brand throughout the Great Lakes Region. Mr. Brown led the most successful Brownfield Transaction Forum ever and has received numerous awards for excellence in economic development and real estate, including Commercial Inc. Magazine's "Elite Eight," the Michigan Economic Developers Association President's Award and the Horizon Award Trophy from Detroit Fusion - The Detroit Regional Chamber's Young Leader's Organization.
Mr. Bruce Bawkon, P.E. - Director, Industrial Compliance Group. Mr. Bawkon has over 30 years of experience as a professional engineer. He is successful in managing technical staffs and large scale projects pertaining to regulatory compliance, facility design, permitting and complex investigations for both single- and multi-site operations at solid waste management and industrial facilities. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan and Illinois, a Certified Storm Water Management Operator and a member of the Washtenaw County Consortium for Solid Waste Management. He oversees all of ASTIs compliance and permit programs, and various compliance monitoring projects for solid waste and industrial sites in Michigan and Illinois. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a Masters in Engineering and Bachelors in Natural Resources.
Mr. Joe Beutler - Director, Western Great Lakes Office, is responsible for directing ASTIs efforts from Traverse City to Chicago and exceeding the expectations of our commercial, industrial and governmental clients. Mr. Beutler graduated from the University of West Florida and has a Masters Degree in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois. He has spent the last six years working at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Midwest in various environmental roles. Joe will also be leading ASTIs government contracting initiatives under the General Services Administration (GSA) contract.
Mr. Gary Bindus - Director of Operations, Has over 30 years of experience in financial operations and management. He is responsible for all support operations. Mr. Bindus earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.