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: Washington (1969), Maryland (1973 retired)
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 James M. Caird Prize Listed in: 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
Hired and mentored people who became chief executive officers of twelve research and engineering companies.
Earned first environmental engineering Ph.D. in the United States.
Co-discovered the process that uses the naturally occurring zeolite, clinoptilolite, to selectively remove ammonium ions from wastewater.
Assessed 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.
Served as Trustee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers for nine years.
Taught 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.
Supervised and managed three major areawide waste treatment management plans for Southwestern and Northwestern Pennsylvania, and the Southern Tier of New York State.
Conducted a detailed assessment of the environmental problems of the steel barrel and drum industry for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Managed the national groundwater monitoring and remediation program for U.S. Steel Corporation.
Managed the restoration of twelve properties contaminated by radium and radon gas in Montclair and Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Supervised a major U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asbestos abatement project involving work in 18 countries on three continents.
Supervised design of high-level radioactive waste tanks at the Idaho National Laboratory.
Served on the Senior Management Advisory Team at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado.
Served as Board Member, Rocky Flats Environmental Review Board.
Served as Member, Mound Laboratory (Ohio) Safety Review Team.
Experienced in performing due diligence for five major acquisitions, conducting negotiations, and formulating and implementing merger strategies.
Managed more than 50 diverse industrial water and waste management projects.
Served as engineering manager for nearly 46 years: 38 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).
Experienced as an expert witness in legal proceedings, including arbitration.
Serves on technical evaluation panels for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation.
Has written nearly eighty published technical articles, books, and reports.
Serves as a senior consultant to many of the largest international environmental engineering consulting firms.