AFS Chapter Meeting - Foundry EHS Hot Topics
James is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a 1979 graduate of Grand Valley State University, with a BS degree in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Safety Management. Since graduation, he has attended Michigan State University, Harvard School of Public Health and Wayne State University for industrial ventilation, industrial hygiene and industrial toxicology. His professional affiliations are with ASSE, AIHA, ABIH and WMIHS. He is a past president, secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the WMIHS. He is also a past member, secretary, vice chair and chair of the AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee.
James has over 34 years’ work history in the industrial hygiene and safety profession, both in industry and as an independent consultant since June, 1995. His work experience includes indoor air quality investigations (IAQ) and research along with most aspects of industrial hygiene and safety.
Jill has been involved with environmental compliance for her entire career and has a perspective gained from work in both the public and private sector and as a consultant, with the start up of Air and Water Compliance Group in 2003.
Jill got started in the environmental field conducted literary research for the MDNR while attending Michigan State University. After graduation, she continued work full time for the agency in Lansing where she helped start a health monitoring program for MDEQ spill responders. She transferred to the Grand Rapids Air Quality Division in 1982 working as a field inspector and then as AQD District Supervisor, responsible for compliance and enforcement in the eight county district. She was instrumental in establishing a round table work group for Michigan foundries, Air Permit engineers and inspectors to work through issues faced by the industry when the initial state toxics rules were being introduced.
In 1997, Jill moved to private industry as Environmental Services Director at Kurdziel Industries, responsible for environmental compliance for the corporation’s three foundries and four finishing operations. While she was there, Jill worked to change the environmental course of the company taking the Rothbury operation from being known as a RCRA Hazardous Waste Site to a recipient of a West Michigan Environmental “Focus on Success” Award for hosting an annual “Wetlands Experience” educating over 600 Shelby Public School 4th graders in wetlands awareness.
Jill is a member of both AFS and FAM and currently serves on the Boards of both the AFS West Michigan Chapter and Resource Recovery Corporation. She is also Vice Chairman of the Muskegon County Environmental Coordinating Council. Jill has been an adjunct instructor at Aquinas and Muskegon Community Colleges and an instructor for the AFS Environmental 101 Course. She also served on the AFS Executive Committee of the MACT Task Force meeting with EPA on the MACT rules for Iron and Steel Foundries.
Jill’s company, Air and Water Compliance Group provides environmental compliance services including assistance with permitting, compliance and enforcement resolution to various businesses in the midwest. Her clients include a number of iron, steel and aluminum foundries and related industries.
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940 W. Savidge St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
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