Robert Foye, Phd, PE

Phone: (512) 699-6487

Dr. Foye provides litigation support consulting services as an expert witness. Property contamination liability issues and site remediation are his primary areas of expertise. With over forty years of professional experience including some twenty-two years in environmental management, Dr. Foye is a true hands-on experienced expert. He has an ability to analyze and explain complex environmental conditions and concepts in clear and uncluttered terms so that everyone can understand the regulatory, legal and cost implications associated with practical investigations and remedial alternatives. He can provide litigation support by formulating positions on issues involving cross-contamination, due diligence, cost effectiveness, site remediation and liability apportionment for property contamination. Please call or email for an initial consultation at no cost.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VICE PRESIDENT & FACILITY MANAGER; VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION, 2003 - Present, US ECOLOGY TEXAS, Corpus Christi, TX.

P&L General Manager of permitted TSDF for treatment and disposal of hazardous waste and contamination; responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, capital expenditures, and day-to-day operations of $7 million revenue business. As VP of Engineering & Construction, responsible for new major projects and repairs/upgrades to existing facilities. 

∑ - Developed Program for New Major Projects and Repairs/Upgrades to Existing Facilities: Program included project planning, definition and development, ROM cost estimates, and selection and oversight of engineering, design and construction firms for new Cap X facilities ($1.5 million rail transfer facility, $1.5 million outdoor stabilization & remediation facility) and repair/upgrades to existing property and facilities (lab and receiving facility, containment building treatment facility, clean/dirty facility, lunchroom facility, drum storage facility).

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, 2000 - 2003, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, INC., Houston, TX. 

P&L General Manager and property contamination expert  for geotechnical, drilling, engineering, consulting, environmental, construction materials testing, and NDE services with offices in Houston, La Porte, Victoria, and Clute, Texas. Responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, capital expenditures, and day-to-day operations of $10 million revenue business consisting of 10 profit centers and 7 offices. Started as VP, P&L General Manager over Central Texas Region with offices in Austin, Belton, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Harlingen, Texas ($6 million revenue business with 8 profit centers and 5 offices); promoted to Sr VP Houston Region after 3 months. 

∑ - Improved Performance: Re-organized P&L business units by service lines (SLís) resulting in improved resource utilization, operating efficiencies, profitability, and client satisfaction. Closed out two unprofitable P&L units. Rebuilt Business Development staff from scratch. Grew net fees by 7% and profitability by 43% to win Company Championship Award for 2001 as the 2nd largest PSI City Region exceeding budgeted net fees, profitability, and collection goals. Received management performance bonuses for both 2001 and 2002.

DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS, 1998 - 2000, THE WCM GROUP, INC., Humble, TX. 

Planned and conducted environmental site assessments and investigations, risk assessments, remediation alternatives, compliance audits, and due diligence real-estate transactions; consulted on regulatory, property contamination, environmental, legal, and liability issues to various industrial, manufacturing, and commercial clients. 

PRESIDENT & CEO, 1996 - 1998, FOUR SEASONS ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., Greensboro, NC. 

P&L General Manager for three business units (Environmental Consulting, Remediation/Construction, Industrial Services), including strategic planning, budgeting, capital expenditures and day-to-day operations of a $70-million revenue company with seven offices in five states ( NC, LA, OH, TX, WV) and 400 full-time employees.

∑ - Improved Performance: Re-organized regional P&L units into national P&L service centers resulting in improved management, resource utilization, operating efficiencies, profitability, and client satisfaction. Focused on core competencies, upgraded infrastructure, reduced non-billable overhead headcount, and divested under-performing assets. Grew revenue by 36%, operating income by 57%, and backlog by 76%.

∑ - Closed Discontinued Operations: Profitably closed discontinued operations (thermal treatment) by negotiating disputed claims in excess of $2 million without litigation and selling of thermal assets.

∑ - Expanded Profitable Operating Facility: Initiated $1.8 million capital upgrade and expansion of most profitable operating industrial facility resulting in increased operating efficiencies, revenue, and profitability. 

∑ - Established New Service Line: Added landfill construction SL; grew revenue by $13 million in one year.

VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, 1988 - 1996, RUST REMEDIAL SERVICES, Houston, TX.
(Formerly CWM-ENRAC; CWM-Remedial Services Group; Merged with OHM 4th QTR 1995)

P&L General Manager Southern Region (11 states and Puerto Rico) for $75 to $110 million revenue at risk Lump Sum (LS) civil/specialty remediation / construction business. Projects ranged from $100,000 to over $40 million employing various on-site and off-site treatment technologies. As Senior VP of Operations, organized 5 regional P&L business units into national $400 million revenue company; as VP Regional General Manager, led Southern Region in transition to Rust International Inc. (Rust Remedial Services), and follow-on OHM/Rust merger. 

∑ - Streamlined/Enhanced Organization: Established and managed new SW Region (OHM/Rust merger).

Exceeded Financial Goals - Exceeded 1st Qtr 1996 budgeted revenues by $3 million (116% of budget) and budgeted operating income by $1 million (206% of budget). Only region of five to exceed quarterly financial goals following the OHM/Rust merger.
Sales - Re-organized sales and assigned key client accounts to increase revenue and profitability, win ratios, sales coverage, and client satisfaction.
New Consolidated Facility - Located, designed layout, contracted for, and oversaw $500,000 build-out of 50,000 square feet facility at below market value (5 yr. lease). Relocated 85 personnel to facility.
Personnel Titles and Compensation - Personally reviewed job titles and compensation for 400 personnel and made adjustments as warranted for standardization and improved employee morale.

∑ - Established New Service Line: Added landfill construction SL; increased revenue by $9 million and operating income by $1.4 million in first year.

∑ - Organized Regional Business Units into National Company: Promoted to Senior VP of Operations. Organized regional P&L units (CWM-ENRAC) into $400 million revenue national company (CWM-Remedial Services Group, Inc.) and led company for 3 months during outside search for company President & CEO. 

∑ - Met Clientís Specialized Requirements: Met clientís specialized contamination treatment requirements by development, procurement and operation of mobile thermal treatment unit. Gained profitable revenue base of $750,000 - $1,000,000 per year for five years while enhancing companyís technology and treatment capabilities.

∑ - Managed Major Projects and Programs: Won, staffed and/or managed following major projects and programs. Project Director for Old Midland, Brio, Metro-Dade; Program Manager for Tinker AFB and Kelly AFB; Principal Managing Partner (70%) for Pine Bluff. 


$4.7 million Phase 1 USACOE Slidell, LA Superfund Project for Pre-construction work;
$28 million Old Midland Superfund Project (on-site treatment of 100,000 tons of dioxin-contaminated soil at the nationís first large dioxin remediation project); 
$42 million Brio Superfund Project (on-site incineration);
$24 million Pine Bluff Arsenal Project (on-site cap, closure of 24 sites);
$28 million Metro-Dade County Project (300 acre landfill cap and closure);
$10 million Bailey Superfund Project (on-site stabilization and closure);
Tinker AFB and Kelly AFB ID/IQ Contracts ($190 million each over 5 years);
USACOE TERC 3 Program (70% of $200 million over 5 years);
Ciba-Geigy On-site Incineration Project ($40 million);
Sangamo Thermal De-sorption Project ($25 million).

∑ - Developed Independent Business: Grew small, single service, subcontractor dependent business into a large stand-alone, self-performing, multiple services business with operations in 11 states and Puerto Rico. 

Eliminated Subcontractor Dependence Ė Acquired construction subcontractor for $3 million; expanded sales resources and coverage; added bid and proposal group, project controls, operational, technical, and support resources, systems, and procedures necessary to win and execute the work.
Exceeded Financial Goals - Grew revenues from $25 to $75 million in two years and sustained revenues at $75 to $110 million for six years thereafter. Increased average win ratios from 20% to 30 -35% based on bid numbers and bid dollars and exceeded profitability goals by 125% for four consecutive years.

∑ - Established Region as Benchmark: Established Southern Region as benchmark based on results of internal and external audits and inspections over an 8-year period without any major deficiencies, citations, fines, contract terminations, or litigation resulting in client alliance contracts with two major corporations. 

VICE PRESIDENT & ASSOCIATE, 1981 - 1988, WOODWARD-CLYDE CONSULTANTS, Houston, TX.

P&L General Manager of geotechnical - environmental division. Managed engineering projects (anchorage systems, foundations), environmental projects (Superfund closures, commercial/industrial sites) and laboratory. Grew annual revenues from $0.5 to over $3 million; awarded sole source contracts for $1.9 million based upon performance and client satisfaction; increased market coverage for property outside Houston; and expanded laboratory capabilities and capacity. Led startup of the new Tallahassee office and proposal efforts for major projects. Established and managed the WCC Design Group for eastern operations, providing in-house design and increased profitability. Expert litigation witness. 

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ARMY OFFICER, 1960 - 1981, Various World-wide Locations. 

Progressed from 2nd LT to LTC (P). Selected for promotion to Colonel. Held various management, staff, teaching, research, engineering, and construction positions. Served in Airborne, Construction, Armor, Engineer, and Advisory units. Hardship tours in Thailand, Vietnam (2), and Korea. Assistant Professor (6-yrs) at the United States Military Academy, teaching a variety of college courses (soil mechanics and foundation engineering, structural analysis, steel design, engineering fundamentals, graphics, computers, and surveying).

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1972, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
M. Eng., Civil Engineering, 1966, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
BS, Engineering, 1960, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS 

Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia and Texas

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