William S. Tafuto, P.E.President, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tafuto is President and Chief Operating Officer of ARM. He is also responsible for ARM’s engineering practice and leads the Waste Management Engineering Group for the company. He has direct involvement in nearly all of ARM’s landfill projects including siting, expansion, permitting, design, construction oversight, and closure of residual, municipal, and hazardous waste landfills. Mr. Tafuto is the Engineer-of-Record for more than 100 landfill projects, permit applications, and construction certification submissions. He has testified as an expert before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board in landfill harms/benefits cases and for Hearing Boards and Legislative Hearings in Maryland. Mr. Tafuto holds professional engineering licenses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Vermont and has more than 24 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and solid waste management engineering. He graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1988 and earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in 1994.
Stephen B. Fulton, P.E., P.G.Vice President – Environmental Services
Mr. Fulton is responsible for the overall performance and development of ARM’s environmental services practices, including environmental assessments and investigations, regulatory compliance, site remediation, and water resources management. Mr. Fulton has more than 23 years of technical experience in the fields of environmental and geotechnical engineering, with a particular focus on the design and implementation of environmental site investigation and remediation projects. His project experience has included site investigations, storm water management, groundwater flow analysis, closure designs for waste management units, post-closure facility monitoring, cost estimating for remediation and construction projects, soil and sludge stabilization, and slope stability analysis. Mr. Fulton graduated from Lehigh University in 1989 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Geological Sciences, and subsequently earned an M.S. in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering from Drexel University. In 2001, he received an M.B.A. from West Chester University.
T. Neil Peters, P.E.Vice President – Maryland Operations
Mr. Peters joined ARM in early 2003 when he opened the Company’s Columbia, Maryland office. The Maryland office was established to serve ARM clients in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Peters has over 32 years of experience managing and performing multi-disciplined environmental projects with an emphasis in industrial waste management and hazardous waste site remediation. He has directed a wide variety of environmental projects including environmental due diligence, facility siting and permitting, compliance auditing, and environmental management system development. He has directed projects at over 30 sites under the voluntary cleanup programs in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Mr. Peters served on the Technical Advisory Panel to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality during the 3-year review of the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). Mr. Peters holds professional engineer licenses in Maryland and Virginia. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida in 1980
John C. Masland , P.E.Vice President – Geotechnical Engineering Services
Mr. Masland has over 30 years experience in geotechnical engineering, and is responsible for leading the geotechnical engineering practice at ARM. Mr. Masland has managed a wide variety of geotechnical engineering projects in the mid-Atlantic region over the course of his professional career. He specializes in preparation of soils, geological, and foundation reports; foundation design for commercial, industrial, and transportation related structures; design of deep foundation systems; evaluation and remediation of sinkholes; design of post-tensioned soil and rock anchors; design of retaining walls and earth structures; evaluation and design of earth embankment and concrete gravity dams; pavement design and repairs; and preparation of construction drawings and technical specifications. He has also performed value engineering studies, forensic evaluations and studies, and has provided expert witness services to a variety of clients. Mr. Masland is responsible for oversight of ARM’s geotechnical construction phase services, which includes on-site oversight and testing of earthwork and concrete construction, as well as inspection of drilled and driven piles installation. Mr. Masland received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 1981. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts.
Scott A. Wendling, P.G.Vice President – Geophysics
Mr. Wendling has over 22 years of experience in the environmental consulting and engineering market. Mr. Wendling has worked for a broad base of commercial, federal, and state and local government clients. His technical experience includes geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, energy, and engineering support. A summary of his project experience includes Brownfields Assessment/Redevelopment, RCRA and CERCLA-related studies, Environmental Assessments, Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program (Act 2), storage tank assessments, and environmental restoration services. Mr. Wendling is responsible for supporting ARM’s environmental operations and managing the ARM Geophysics Division. Mr. Wendling received his MS degree in Geology from Southern Illinois University and he is a registered Professional Geologist in the State of Pennsylvania.
Kim A. Nelson, P.E.Vice President – State College Operations
Mr. Nelson joined ARM in 2007 when ARM opened the Company’s State College, Pennsylvania office. Mr. Nelson has over 30 years of environmental engineering experience with proven expertise in project management, engineering design, and development of unique site-specific solutions for environmental and oil and gas projects. Mr. Nelson is experienced in OSHA, EPA, and state regulatory requirements, environmental permitting procedures, and compliance requirements. He is a licensed professional engineer, and received his B.S in Biology and M.S. in Environmental Pollution Control from The Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Nelson is responsible for supporting ARM’s State College operations.
Bryan M. Wehler, P.E., P.G.Vice President – Solid Waste Management
Mr. Wehler has 10+ years of experience in solid waste engineering, geotechnical engineering, and renewable energy engineering. Mr. Wehler has been working at ARM Group Inc. since 1998 and is currently the Vice President of the Solid Waste Management Business Unit. In addition to providing a broad range of permitting and construction support services to the solid waste industry, Mr. Wehler is actively involved with the natural gas industry in the Appalachian Basin as it relates to geotechnical engineering needs pertaining to fluid storage impoundments, water pipelines, and well pad and access road design optimization. Mr. Wehler also directs ARM’s numerous renewable energy projects involving wind and solar energy installations, including the patented design and construction of an 85-kW solar system on the face of a mechanically-stabilized earth berm at the South Hadley Landfill, which received the 2012 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Excellence Award for Landfill Re-Use (Bronze Medal). Mr. Wehler was also the Engineer-of-Record for the Frey Farm Wind Energy Project, a 3.2-MW wind project along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, PA developed by a partnership between Turkey Hill Dairy, PPL Renewable Energy, and the Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority. This project, which provides 25% of the electricity to Turkey Hill Dairy, was completed in January 2011 and received the 2012 SWANA Excellence Award for Landfill Re-Use (Silver Medal). Mr. Wehler holds professional engineering licenses in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, and Kentucky and graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Geology, Bucknell University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Michelle CohenVice President - Natural Resource Services
Ms. Cohen oversees all aspects of ARM’s Natural Resource Service line, including wetlands, stream and aquatic resources, threatened and endangered species, wildlife/habitat assessments, impact analysis, mitigation, monitoring, and permitting.
Ms. Cohen has more than 27 years’ experience as an environmental consultant and is responsible for leading ARM’s Natural Resource Services, including administration, management, technical studies, and quality oversight for broad range of projects with various degrees of complexity. She possesses expertise related to natural resource investigations, wildlife habitat management and monitoring, threatened and endangered species studies, wetland assessments, regulatory requirements, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures, and resource agency coordination.
Professional commitments include serving as past-president for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society and “friend” to the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation & Ecology Committee. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology, Society of Wetland Scientists, Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals and the Women’s Energy Network. Ms. Cohen is an active member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and participates in the Midstream (including the Threatened and Endangered Species Work Group), Land Affairs and Surface Water Use Committees.