By Joshua Burd
Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. has bolstered its team with the addition of four new hires.
In a news release, the Hoboken-based environmental consulting firm announced the appointment of professionals including Richard Cerbone as senior manager. He brings more than 35 years of direct experience in all facets of industrial property remediation.
AESI’s newest hires also include Lauren Zysling, who joins the firm as a project manager, with a background that includes more than 10 years of experience working on soil and groundwater investigations in New Jersey, the news release said. Also joining AESI as staff environmental scientists are Rebeca Garofalo, whose background is performing environmental impact and risk assessments, and Meaghan DeCorso, a former AESI summer intern who returned to the company full-time.
The new additions bring the total number of new hires at AESI to nine within the last nine months, the firm said, pointing to a period of sustained growth. The company said that a growing number of commercial and industrial real estate transactions in New Jersey and New York is fueling demand for services focused on complex environmental laws and regulations.
AESI President Michael Novak said the firm has handled more than 5,000 projects at industrial and commercial properties since its inception, offering environmental due diligence, soil and groundwater investigations and remediation, asbestos and wetlands surveys and related services.
“Over the last few years, there has been substantial demand for industrial properties, along with a high turnover of these assets,” Novak said. “Internet shopping, the deepening of the Panama Canal and the raising of the Bayonne Bridge have created a demand for more warehouses and logistics facilities, increasing the need for AESI’s expertise and capabilities.
“To meet this demand, we are steadily increasing our staff with high level, experienced problem-solvers.”
The new hires followed the addition of Douglas Auld as senior manager, Robert Lemanowicz as project manager, Cinthia Naveendra and Shane DeAugustinis as staff environmental scientists and Valda Aikens as administrative assistant.
Novak said he expects to fill two more positions in the coming months, adding that “2017 is proving to be a banner year for our firm.”
“These new hires provide us with the depth and resources necessary to deliver the highest quality and expertise to new and existing clients,” he said.