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C. Joseph Touhill, Ph.D., P.E., DEE
President, Touhill Technology Management


1964    Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1961    S.M., Sanitary Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1960    B.C.E., Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1970    Executive Development Program, University of Washington, Graduate School of Business Administration

Professional Registrations and Certification

Diplomate, American Academy of Environmental Engineers (1970),
Professional Engineer:  Maryland (1973), Pennsylvania (1974), Washington (1969)

Honors and Professional Recognition

1992 Kappe Lecturer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
1994 Thomas W. Phelan Fellow Award, Rensselaer Alumni Association
2000 American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Institute Fellow
Life Member and Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Life Member, American Water Works Association
Life Member, Water Environment Federation
Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Sigma Xi Honor Societies
Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Engineering and Science, American Men and Women of  Science,
Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, and Dictionary of International Biography

Selected Career Highlights

bulletHired and mentored people who became chief executive officers of twelve research and engineering companies.
bulletEarned first environmental engineering Ph.D. in the United States.
bulletCo-discovered the process that uses the naturally occurring zeolite, clinoptilolite, to selectively remove ammonium ions from wastewater.
bulletAssessed the Torrey Canyon and Santa Barbara oil spills for the U.S. Coast Guard and federal environmental agencies, helped define state-of-the-art oil spill remedies, and assisted in establishment of the National Contingency Plan.
bulletServed as Trustee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers for nine years.
bulletTaught Water Resource Management for six years at the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the University of Washington Center for Graduate Study.
bulletSupervised and managed three major areawide waste treatment management plans for Southwestern and Northwestern Pennsylvania, and the Southern Tier of New York State.
bulletConducted a detailed assessment of the environmental problems of the steel barrel and drum industry for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
bulletManaged the national groundwater monitoring and remediation program for U.S. Steel Corporation.
bulletManaged the restoration of twelve properties contaminated by radium and radon gas in Montclair and Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
bulletSupervised a major U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asbestos abatement project involving work in 18 countries on three continents.
bulletSupervised design of high-level radioactive waste tanks at the Idaho National Laboratory.
bulletServed on the Senior Management Advisory Team at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado.
bulletServed as Board Member, Rocky Flats Environmental Review Board.
bulletServed as Member, Mound Laboratory (Ohio) Safety Review Team.
bulletExperienced in performing due diligence for five major acquisitions, conducting negotiations, and formulating and implementing merger strategies.
bulletManaged more than 50 diverse industrial water and waste management projects.
bulletServed as engineering manager for nearly 44 years:  36 years as a corporate officer, 27 years as CEO, and 10 years as an outside director of a publicly traded company (the last two as Chairman of the Board).
bulletExperienced as an expert witness in legal proceedings, including arbitration.
bulletServes on technical evaluation panels for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation.
bulletHas written nearly eighty published technical articles, books, and reports.
bulletServes as a senior consultant to many of the largest international environmental engineering consulting firms.
bulletOrganized the highly successful Colloquium to Celebrate Fifty Years of Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, March 2005. 
bulletAuthor, together with Gregory J. Touhill and Thomas A. O'Riordan, of the book Commercialization of Innovative Technologies:  Bringing Good Ideas to the Marketplace, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., March 2008. 
bulletHe is proud to be an Eagle Scout. 


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Touhill Technology Management
2269 Sunrise Way. Jamison, PA 18929
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