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February 1, 2017

KERAMIDA's New Client Portal

KERAMIDA's New Client Portal K-Port, the KERAMIDA Client Portal, is a proprietary web-application, custom-built to meet the needs of our clients. K-Port is now available to all KERAMIDA clients, enabling secure and efficient task management and file sharing. Please read the PDF below for a detailed description of K-Port. (more)
January 30, 2017

Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program - February 20-24th, 2017

Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program - February 20-24th, 2017 Join KERAMIDA in Indianapolis the week of February 20, 2017 for lively, expert-led courses in the most prominent disclosure approaches... (more)
January 17, 2017

KERAMIDA Partners with FS&D to Assist Clients with Respirable Silica Reduction Program

KERAMIDA Partners with FS&D to Assist Clients with Respirable Silica Reduction Program Two of the most respected names in the foundry industry, KERAMIDA and FS&D, have partnered to provide the full range of services to assist our clients in compliance to the new OSHA Silica Regulations, as well as other Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Regulations. (more)
November 17, 2016

RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule The final RCRA hazardous waste generator improvements rule will soon be published by EPA. According to the prepublication version of the rule, it will include more than 60 revisions and new requirements with the goal of improving compliance understanding through increased user-friendliness, improved flexibility, gap closure, clarifications, and technical corrections. (more)
November 17, 2016

OSHA Proposed Lockout/Tagout Rule

OSHA Proposed Lockout/Tagout Rule On October 4th, 2016, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule (81 FR 68504) to revise outdated, unnecessary, or redundant requirements that govern 18 standards concerning record keeping, general industry, maritime, and construction. (more)
September 23, 2016

Vicky Keramida Awarded as Outstanding Educator at Purdue University

Vicky Keramida Awarded as Outstanding Educator at Purdue University This past November, Dr. Vicky Keramida was instrumental in helping the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University to develop the Senior Design Course for the Spring 2016 Semester. The outcome of the course was a Conceptual Design for Tippecanoe Sanitary Landfill (TSL) Superfund Site's Reuse, a Superfund site that KERAMIDA has managed since the 1990's. (more)
September 14, 2016

Pamela Griesemer, M.S. to Present at the 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit

Pamela Griesemer, M.S. to Present at the 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit KERAMIDA's Vice President of Sustainability Services, Pamela Griesemer, M.S., will present "Value Creation from Innovation in Supply Chain and Logistics Processes: Making the Business Case for Sustainability Reporting" at the 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on November 16-17. (more)
September 14, 2016

Christina Wildt, M.S., to Present on Sustainability Reporting at Two Upcoming Conferences

Christina Wildt, M.S., to Present on Sustainability Reporting at Two Upcoming Conferences Christina Wildt, M.S., Sustainability Analyst at KERAMIDA, has been selected to speak with Laurie Counsel, Environmental Strategy & Compliance, of Cummins on Sustainability Reporting at two upcoming conferences in Central Indiana. Ms. Wildt and Ms. Counsel will present "Sustainability Reporting: What to Report and How to Report it"... (more)
September 14, 2016

OSHA Update to Workplace Safety Rules Limits the Use of Post-Incident Drug Testing

OSHA Update to Workplace Safety Rules Limits the Use of Post-Incident Drug Testing OSHA's interpretation of its new rule calls into question the widespread use of mandatory post-accident drug testing programs. (more)
September 9, 2016

New ISO Standard for Sustainable Procurement to be Published in Early 2017

New ISO Standard for Sustainable Procurement to be Published in Early 2017 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO has issued the second draft of the new standard in development, ISO 20400: Sustainable Procurement - Guidance. Comments on this draft can be submitted by the end of the business day on Thursday, November 17, 2016. (more)
July 14, 2016

OSHA Issues Final New Rule for Reporting Workplace Illnesses and Injuries

OSHA Issues Final New Rule for Reporting Workplace Illnesses and Injuries The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule on reporting workplace illnesses and injuries. Under the new rule, organizations with 250 or more employees, in industries that are covered by the recordkeeping regulation, must electronically submit... (more)
July 13, 2016

Sustainability Reporting Framework Comparison

Sustainability Reporting Framework Comparison There are countless sustainability reporting frameworks available to help organizations standardize and improve their sustainability reports. (more)
July 7, 2016

KERAMIDA Opens a New Office in Chicago, Illinois

KERAMIDA Opens a New Office in Chicago, Illinois KERAMIDA is thrilled to announce the recent opening of a new office in Chicago, Illinois. This fourth Midwestern office will enable the company to better serve clients' needs, as the firm already provides services for many clients in the greater Chicago area. (more)
July 7, 2016

Fred Kohloff, CSHM joins KERAMIDA as a Senior Health & Safety Specialist

Fred Kohloff, CSHM joins KERAMIDA as a Senior Health & Safety Specialist Fred Kohloff, CSHM has joined KERAMIDA as a Senior Health & Safety Specialist. Mr. Kohloff has over 30 years of experience in health & safety, the majority of which were spent with The American Foundry Society, helping member companies maintain compliance with health and safety regulations. Mr. Kohloff is a Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) and will be working out of KERAMIDA's new office in Chicago, Illinois. (more)
July 7, 2016

Silpa Varanasi joins KERAMIDA as a Staff Engineer in the Environmental Compliance Division

Silpa Varanasi joins KERAMIDA as a Staff Engineer in the Environmental Compliance Division KERAMIDA has the pleasure to announce the Silpa Varanasi recently became the company's newest Staff Engineer. Ms. Varanasi graduated from Purdue University in May of this year with a degree in environmental engineering. (more)
July 7, 2016

Mike Devir, P.E., M.S. joins KERAMIDA as a Senior Engineer/Senior Manager in the Land Division

Mike Devir, P.E., M.S. joins KERAMIDA as a Senior Engineer/Senior Manager in the Land Division Mike Devir, P.E, M.S has joined the company as a Senior Engineer/Senior Manager in the Land Division. He holds BS and MS degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Mr. Devir brings over twenty five years of engineering experience and a diverse background in all type of land assessment, investigation, and remediation, including many MPG sites. (more)
July 7, 2016

Eric Cothern joins KERAMIDA as Project Manager in Health, Safety, & Security Division

Eric Cothern joins KERAMIDA as Project Manager in Health, Safety, & Security Division KERAMIDA has the pleasure to announce that Eric Cothern has joined the firm as a Project Manager in the Health, Safety, and Security Division. Mr. Cothern brings a wealth of experience in health & safety, construction safety, and training. (more)
July 25, 2016

KERAMIDA Presents 2016 South Bend Day at the Park Conference

KERAMIDA Presents 2016 South Bend <em>Day at the Park</em> Conference KERAMIDA's technical experts discuss relevant topics and their significance to business and industry. Following the presentation, attendees are treated to an South Bend Cubs vs. Peoria Chiefs game. A buffet lunch will provided at the game. (more)
May 23, 2016

KERAMIDA Welcomes John Young, Staff Scientist in Indianapolis Office

KERAMIDA Welcomes John Young, Staff Scientist in Indianapolis Office KERAMIDA is pleased to welcome John Young, MS as a Staff Scientist at the Indianapolis office. With a master's degree in plant, environmental, and soil sciences, Mr. Young will be a valuable addition to the company. In addition to his technical expertise and experience, Mr. Young is an excellent written communicator, with a background in science writing and journalism. We are thrilled to apply his skills to KERAMIDA's continuing excellence at communicating science and technical information effectively to clients and audiences of all types. (more)
May 23, 2016

KERAMIDA Welcomes Debra Lake to Sustainability Services Division

KERAMIDA Welcomes Debra Lake to Sustainability Services Division KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Debra Lake, MLA, has joined the firm's sustainability services division as a Planner. Ms. Lake had been working part-time for KERAMIDA as she finished her master's degree in Landscape Architecture, and we are thrilled that she has chosen to join the company full time. She will be a valuable addition our sustainability services team. (more)
April 29, 2016

How Does the New "OSHA Silica Rule" Impact Your Business?

How Does the New The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. (more)
April 20, 2016

KERAMIDA Presents 2016 Indianapolis Day at the Park Workshop

KERAMIDA Presents 2016 Indianapolis <em>Day at the Park</em> Workshop KERAMIDA's technical experts discuss relevant topics and their significance to business and industry. Following the presentation, attendees are treated to an Indianapolis Indians vs. Toledo Mud Hens game. A buffet lunch will provided at the game. (more)
April 13, 2016

Hazard Communications Deadlines - Are you Ready?

Hazard Communications Deadlines - Are you Ready? Do you have chemicals at your workplace? If so, are you OSHA compliant? OSHA revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012) in March 2012 to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemicals (GHS). The program has a phased in... (more)
April 4, 2016

KERAMIDA Welcomes Cheryl Wise as Project Manager in Environmental Compliance Group

KERAMIDA Welcomes Cheryl Wise as Project Manager in Environmental Compliance Group KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that as of April 4, 2016, Cheryl Wise has joined the company as a Project Manager in the Environmental Compliance Group. Ms. Wise will focus mainly on air permitting and compliance. Her areas of expertise also include regulatory assessments & strategy and regulatory negotiations. Ms. Wise's commitment to excellence will be a valuable asset to our clients as KERAMIDA continues to grow.
March 4, 2016

Steven Sittler, P.G. Selected to Present at 2016 Battelle Chlorinated Conference

Steven Sittler, P.G. Selected to Present at 2016 Battelle Chlorinated Conference KERAMIDA Senior Project Manager and Technical Advisor, Steven P. Sittler, P.G., has been selected to give a presentation at the Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, presented and organized by Battelle and scheduled for May 23-26, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (more)
February 26, 2016

2016 TSCA CDR Reporting; It's Not Just for Chemical Manufacturers By John Wellspring, Senior Project Manager

2016 TSCA CDR Reporting; It's Not Just for Chemical Manufacturers By John Wellspring, Senior Project Manager The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, established as part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and codified in 40 CFR Part 711, requires chemical substance manufacturers, producers, and importers to report, during the 3rd quarter of 2016, information on chemical substances manufactured, produced, or imported by any single site for introduction into commerce. (more)
February 22, 2016

KERAMIDA Welcomes Jurate Virkutyte, Ph.D., VAP CP, as Technical Advisor

KERAMIDA Welcomes Jurate Virkutyte, Ph.D., VAP CP, as Technical Advisor It is a pleasure to announce that Dr. Jurate Virkutyte has joined KERAMIDA as a Technical Advisor. Dr. Virkutyte will be based out of KERAMIDA's Cincinnati office. With an extensive background in investigation and remediation, including research and development of new technologies, Dr. Virkutyte will be a valuable addition to KERAMIDA's remediation experts. Dr. Virkutyte holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Electrochemistry... (more)
February 18, 2016

KERAMIDA Welcomes Ed Joniskan, LPG, as Senior Manager

KERAMIDA Welcomes Ed Joniskan, LPG, as Senior Manager KERAMIDA is pleased to welcome Ed Joniskan, LPG, to the Land Division as a Senior Manager. Mr. Joniskan has 25 years of experience in both the private sector and IDEM, where he co-wrote significant parts of the original RISC Guidance Manual. With a background in design and implementation of soil and groundwater investigations and remediations, along with extensive regulatory... (more)
February 18, 2016

KERAMIDA Service Highlight - PSM and Department of Homeland Security Requirements By Dan Engling

KERAMIDA Service Highlight - PSM and Department of Homeland Security Requirements By Dan Engling Process Safety Management (PSM) is a systematic, investigative tool, used to prevent the release of any material defined as a "highly hazardous chemical" by OSHA.

PSM is a part of the wide variety of compliance services offered by KERAMIDA, Inc. within our Security, Health and Safety Division. Our experienced PSM team... (more)
February 15, 2016

"What it Takes to Be An Outstanding Consultant" Training Provided to All KERAMIDA Employees

What it Takes to Be An Outstanding Consultant KERAMIDA is providing a 4-session training program in February-March 2016 to all employees, including field and administrative staff. This custom-made course will highlight the pleasures of a job well done focus on how to achieve professional satisfaction through excellent service.
February 15, 2016

Professional News - Effluent Limitation Guidelines By Laura Duket, M.S.

Professional News - Effluent Limitation Guidelines By Laura Duket, M.S. On September 30, 2015, the U.S. EPA finalized its Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) for the Steam Electric Power Generating point source category. The new rule focuses on fossil- and nuclear-powered steam generating plants whose primary purpose is to generate electricity for distribution and sale, and who discharge to surface water via an NPDES... (more)
February 11, 2016

Michael May, P.E., to Speak on VAP at the Ohio Brownfields Conference

Michael May, P.E., to Speak on VAP at the Ohio Brownfields Conference Michael May, P.E., C.H.M.M., C.P., Senior Project Manager at KERAMIDA's Cincinnati Office, has been selected to speak at the Ohio Brownfield Conference, organized by the Ohio EPA (OEPA). Mr. May will be co-presenting with Martin Smith, the VAP Manager in the Division of Environmental Response & Revitalization at the OEPA. Their talk, titled "Urban Revitalization-Streamlining the VAP Path in Ohio," will detail the new VAP accelerated review... (more)
January 29, 2016

Christina Wildt, M.S., Will Speak on Wastewater Management at Craft Brewer's Conference

Christina Wildt, M.S., Will Speak on Wastewater Management at Craft Brewer's Conference Congratulations to KERAMIDA Sustainability Analyst, Christina Wildt, M.S., who has been selected to speak at the Craft Brewer's Conference on wastewater management for small to midsize craft breweries. The Craft Brewer's Conference... (more)
January 28, 2016

Jim Schifo, P.E., Leads AFS Advanced Foundry Air Seminar

Jim Schifo, P.E., Leads AFS Advanced Foundry Air Seminar KERAMIDA technical expert, Jim Schifo, P.E., has been selected to facilitate a 3.5-hour session at the American Foundry Society (AFS) Advanced Foundry Air Seminar. Mr. Schifo is a recognized air expert in the industry, with 35 years of experience, and during his session, he will be teaching professionals from around the country about best practices in air emissions... (more)
January 22, 2016

Mark Flick Volunteers for National Traffic Incident Management Training

Mark Flick Volunteers for National Traffic Incident Management Training KERAMIDA Vice President, Mark Flick, has donated 18 hours of his time to be a co-trainer for the National Traffic Incident Management Training in Morgan County on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Traffic incidents... (more)
January 19, 2016

KERAMIDA Welcomes John Wellspring to Compliance Services Group

KERAMIDA Welcomes John Wellspring to Compliance Services Group KERAMIDA has the pleasure to announce that John Wellspring has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager in the Compliance Services Group. With 35 years of experience in environmental engineering services, both in industry and as a consultant, Mr. Wellspring's specialties include environmental permitting, auditing, and reporting, due diligence, training, and management systems. Mr. Wellspring shares... (more)
January 11, 2016

Three Talks Accepted for the MEC Conference in March

Three Talks Accepted for the MEC Conference in March Congratulations to KERAMIDA associates Mark Flick, Wesley Fleming, and Christina Wildt who were chosen to give talks at the Manufacturer's Education Council (MEC) conference in Cincinnati in March. (more)
January 8, 2016

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Paris Agreement on Climate Change On December 12, 2015, in Paris, 195 countries signed a global agreement that sets out an action plan that the signatories believe has the potential to curtail future climate change by limiting the increase in global warning to below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels. (more)
December 9, 2015

KERAMIDA Develops Design Course for Purdue Civil Engineering Seniors

KERAMIDA Develops Design Course for Purdue Civil Engineering Seniors KERAMIDA is helping Purdue's School of Civil Engineering to develop a first-of-its-kind Senior Design Course for the Spring 2016 Semester, focusing on the TSL Superfund Site Reuse. (more)
November 11, 2015

KERAMIDA Helps POI Win $10 Million TIGER Grant

KERAMIDA Helps POI Win $10 Million TIGER Grant Congratulations to the Ports of Indiana (POI) and the KERAMIDA grant-writing team on a $10 million dollar TIGER Grant for new rail infrastructure! (more)
August 28, 2015

KERAMIDA's Ann Reiter Wins Praise from IDEM

KERAMIDA's Ann Reiter Wins Praise from IDEM KERAMIDA's Ann Reiter wins praise from IDEM for securing Continuing Education Units (CEU) for the 18th Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show. Ms. Reiter prepared and submitted applications on the behalf of Partners for Pollution Prevention (P2) and completed CEU eligibility sheets for each type of credit category by session. IDEM's commendations: "Thank you! Fantastic! (more)
June 11, 2015

Members of KERAMIDA Executive Committee Join Vicky Keramida on trip to Greece

Members of KERAMIDA Executive Committee Join Vicky Keramida on trip to Greece It is our great pleasure to announce that three members of the KERAMIDA Team and their families will be joining Vicky Keramida in Greece this summer. Brian Harrington, Pamela Griesemer and Tim Higgins. It is a dream come true for Dr. Keramida to be able to show Greece... (more)
June 8, 2015

Navigators Environmental Webinar

Navigators Environmental Webinar As a follow up to KERAMIDA's Day at the Park Workshop, the insurance company Navigators will be hosting a Webinar for KERAMIDA, on June 23, 1:30-3:00 EST. There will be with a technical discussion guided by Steve Sittler, who will presenting remediation successes. (more)
June 5, 2015

KERAMIDA's ACEC Appointments

KERAMIDA's ACEC Appointments KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that four of our associates have been selected to serve on American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Indiana subcommittees for the 2015-2016 term. ACEC Indiana is a trade association representing the business interests of the consulting engineering profession and offers knowledge and services to enhance the quality of life for every citizen in Indiana. KERAMIDA is proud... (more)
June 1, 2015

KERAMIDA's Summer Internship Program Recipients

KERAMIDA's Summer Internship Program Recipients KERAMIDA's Summer Internship Program enhances classroom learning by integrating academic curriculum with real-work experience and enabling students to apply classroom theory to actual work situations. Our program provides a more meaningful work experience by... (more)
May 30, 2015

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KERAMIDA founder, CEO, and Chief Technical Officer, Vicky Keramida, Ph.D, shares some words of wisdom with the Indianapolis Business Journal about innovative thinking and how to move towards a more livable planet while preserving economic prosperity.

PDF CHAMPION OF INNOVATION: Consultant helps companies see green in 'green'
May 30, 2015

Christina Wildt Selected as Dartmouth Fellowship Recipient

Christina Wildt Selected as Dartmouth Fellowship Recipient KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Christina Wildt, M.S., Sustainability Analyst, has been selected for a summer fellowship by Dartmouth College, after which she will return to her position at KERAMIDA. (more)
May 29, 2015

KERAMIDA Welcomes New Hire Matt Wright, Director of Business Development

KERAMIDA Welcomes New Hire Matt Wright, Director of Business Development KERAMIDA has the pleasure to announce that Matt Wright has chosen to join the firm as the Director of Business Development. He starts on June 1, 2015. Mr. Wright comes to KERAMIDA from Asian Nexus, LLC, where he was the Managing Director... (more)
May 29, 2015

M.S. Degree in Environmental Policy Awarded to Christina Wildt

M.S. Degree in Environmental Policy Awarded to Christina Wildt KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Christina Wildt, Sustainability Analyst, has received her M.S. degree in Environmental Policy from the Bard College Center for Environmental Policy (CEP). Ms. Wildt also holds a B.S. degree from DePauw University with dual majors in Geology and Economics. (more)
March 30, 2015

KERAMIDA Elects New Managing Principal

KERAMIDA Elects New Managing Principal It is our great pleasure to announce the election of Mr. Brian Neilson, P.E., LEED AP as Managing Principal of KERAMIDA. (more)
January 13, 2015

KERAMIDA Welcomes First New Hires of 2015

KERAMIDA Welcomes First New Hires of 2015 KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Seth Hensley and will be joining the company on January 5th, as a Sales Associate. Mr. Hensley has a Bachelor's Degree in Rhetoric and a minor in Philosophy from Wabash College. KERAMIDA is also pleased to announce that Christina Wildt will be joining the company on January 5th... (more)
January 7, 2015

Vicky Keramida Nominated to the LISC Advisory Board

Vicky Keramida Nominated to the LISC Advisory Board KERAMIDA is proud to announce that Vicky Keramida has been nominated to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Advisory Board. LISC Indianapolis is the local office of the country's largest community development corporation. LISC is dedicated to transforming distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities. LISC has an increasing focus on the key role brownfields and urban infill... (more)
January 4, 2015

KERAMIDA's New LEED Certified Solar-Powered Cincinnati Office

KERAMIDA's New LEED Certified Solar-Powered Cincinnati Office KERAMIDA's Cincinnati Office has moved to 5011 Kenwood Road. The new office now occupies the second floor of a solar-powered building with LEED Certification. Go Green! (more)
October 21, 2014

KERAMIDA's Land Division Welcomes New Staff Geologist, Austin York

KERAMIDA's Land Division Welcomes New Staff Geologist, Austin York KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Mr. Austin York will be joining KERAMIDA on Monday October 27th, as a Staff Geologist in our Land Division. Mr. York has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology with a minor in Environmental Management from Ball State University. (more)
October 5, 2014

KERAMIDA Welcomes Lou Meschede as Vice President for Client Relations & Solutions

KERAMIDA Welcomes Lou Meschede as Vice President for Client Relations & Solutions KERAMIDA Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Lou Meschede has joined the firm as Vice President for Client Relations & Solutions. He is starting on October 6, 2014. Lou is a hydrogeologist with degrees from Purdue and the University of Arizona and has over 30 years of experience... (more)
September 3, 2014

KERAMIDA Welcomes Mitch Roob as Executive Vice President

KERAMIDA Welcomes Mitch Roob as Executive Vice President KERAMIDA Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Mitch Roob has joined the firm as Executive Vice President. Mr. Roob's impressive career path includes serving in key roles in both Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' and Indianapolis Mayor Steve Goldsmith's Administrations. (more)
August 28, 2014

KERAMIDA Welcomes Donna Jaques as Health & Safety Project Manager

KERAMIDA Welcomes Donna Jaques as Health & Safety Project Manager KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Ms. Donna Jaques will be joining KERAMIDA on Tuesday September 2nd, as a Health & Safety Project Manager. Donna has a Master's of Science in Applied Health Science with a major in Safety Management from Indiana University... (more)
July 23, 2014

Superfund Site Assessed for Reuse and Delisting

Superfund Site Assessed for Reuse and Delisting KERAMIDA, representing the TERF Board, is working with the US EPA and IDEM to change a Superfund Site, the old Tippecanoe Landfill, from a locked up site to a beautiful park, and to delist it from the Superfund classification and delete it from the Superfund List. (more)
July 14, 2014

KERAMIDA Announces Two New Hires

KERAMIDA Announces Two New Hires KERAMIDA Inc. has been experiencing substantial growth over the past year and this momentum has been achieved by focusing on client needs and key markets. Essential to our continued success is the hiring of passionate and qualified personnel... (more)
June 11, 2014

KERAMIDA Announces Three New Hires

KERAMIDA Announces Three New Hires KERAMIDA is growing and continuing to satisfy our client expectations by ensuring we provide the best quality of service in the industry. We are pleased to announce the recent additions to our professional staff: Jin Wang, Ph.D., Technical Associate, 11 years EXP... (more)
January 7, 2014

KERAMIDA Welcomes New Staff Engineer, Nick Brehm

KERAMIDA Welcomes New Staff Engineer, Nick Brehm KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Nick Brehm will be joining the KERAMIDA organization on Tuesday, 1/7/14, as a Staff Engineer in the Compliance Services Group. Mr. Brehm is a 2010 graduate of Marquette University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental... (more)
October 23, 2013

KERAMIDA Welcomes Jaclyn Sigmon as Director of Health and Safety Services

KERAMIDA Welcomes Jaclyn Sigmon as Director of Health and Safety Services KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Ms. Jaclyn Sigmon will be joining the company on Monday, November 4th as the Director of Health and Safety Services in the Compliance Services Group. Ms. Sigmon has a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety... (more)
September 4, 2013

KERAMIDA's Mack Overton Contributes Article to IMA Environmental Forum

KERAMIDA Hires Michael May as Senior Engineer Mack Overton, KERAMIDA's Vice President of Industrial Services, contributed the following article which was published in The Indiana Manufacturers Association Environmental Forum, September 2013... (more)
August 30, 2013

KERAMIDA Hires Michael May as Senior Engineer

KERAMIDA Hires Michael May as Senior Engineer KERAMIDA is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Michael May as Senior Engineer in the Cincinnati, OH office. Michael is a 1985 graduate of the University of Cincinnati in Chemical Engineering. Michael has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting... (more)
August 28, 2013

Valued Employees Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary with KERAMIDA

Valued Employees Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary with KERAMIDA Congratulations to Doyle Flory, Kristen Belcredi, Julie Baker, Brian Harrington, and Cheryl Apple on their 20th Anniversary with KERAMIDA Inc. These honored guests were given certificates of appreciation and bonuses, and a 20th Anniversary Luncheon was held for the entire company. If the past is any indication of the future, we know their contributions will continue to inspire new ideas... (more)
August 16, 2013

KERAMIDA Announces Hiring of Two Senior Professionals

KERAMIDA Announces Hiring of Two Senior Professionals KERAMIDA is pleased to announce the hiring of two senior professionals. Mr. Willis M. (Mack) Overton IV, C.H.M.M., CIAQs, has joined KERAMIDA as Vice President for Industrial Services. Mr. Overton has over 20 years of experience in consulting with a focus on EHS compliance and particularly air permitting and compliance... (more)
March 12, 2013

KERAMIDA is Pleased to Report Continued Growth and Success

KERAMIDA is Pleased to Report Continued Growth and Success With the beginning of 2013, KERAMIDA is pleased to report continued growth and success. To support our growth, the following professionals were hired in February 2013... (more)
December 3, 2012

In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck

In Memoriam: Colonel Noble Leslie Beck In honor of Colonel Noble Leslie Beck, who passed away on November 27, 2012, KERAMIDA is publishing photos from the Colonel's retirement reception that were taken at their Indianapolis headquarters on July 7, 1998. The pictures show that the Colonel had many close friends in the environmental community. (more)
July 11, 2012

KERAMIDA Sustainability Division Welcomes Rod Lammers

KERAMIDA Sustainability Division Welcomes Rod Lammers KERAMIDA welcomes Rod Lammers, EIT, as a Staff Engineer. Rod previously worked for KERAMIDA as an intern in 2009. He is a 2012 graduate of Purdue University's School of Environmental and Ecological Engineering. (more)
July 6, 2012

Kristen Belcredi Given New Title at KERAMIDA

Kristen Belcredi Given New Title at KERAMIDA Following Kristen Belcredi's recent leadership role in projects across KERAMIDA's spectrum of services, her title has been changed to reflect her work across divisional expertise: Kristen Belcredi, P.E., C.H.M.M., Q.E.P., Senior Vice President, Engineering Division.
April 23, 2012

KERAMIDA Compliance Division Welcomes Brenda Mathew

KERAMIDA Compliance Division Welcomes Brenda Mathew KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Ms. Brenda Mathew has joined the company as an Air Project Manager in the Indianapolis Compliance Division. Ms. Mathew's educational background and prior work experience will certainly be of value to KERAMIDA and our clients. (more)
March 21, 2012

Issuance of Covenant Not to Sue for the Former JISCO Property

Issuance of Covenant Not to Sue for the Former JISCO Property The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued a Covenant Not To Sue (CNS) to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners for the former Jackson Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) property... (more)
March 6, 2012

Promotions at KERAMIDA

Promotions at KERAMIDA KERAMIDA is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior professionals to the position of Vice President.

- Kathy Moore, Vice President of Air Services

- Pamela Griesemer, M.S., Vice President of Operations, Sustainability Division

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February 28, 2012

KERAMIDA is an Official Emerging Business Participant

KERAMIDA is an Official Emerging Business Participant The Emerging Business Program is a business development program designed to prepare minority and women owned business for opportunities associated with the Super Bowl and beyond. Emerging Businesses have an official logo as part of the program designating their status as a member of the NFL Emerging Business Program and the Emerging Business Resource Guide. (more)
February 15, 2012

KERAMIDA Hires Steve Gray as Vice President in Land Division and Business Development

KERAMIDA Hires Steve Gray as Vice President in Land Division and Business Development KERAMIDA is pleased to welcome Mr. Steve Gray, L.P.G., who has joined the firm as Vice President. Mr. Gray is a licensed professional geologist with 22 years of experience in the areas of investigation and remediation of contaminated properties. His experience spans to all types of sites and contaminants, from Superfund and RCRA sites to Brownfields and gas stations.
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January 20, 2012

Indy Partnership and KERAMIDA

Indy Partnership Why Keramida Continues to Invest in the Indy Partnership

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Vicky Keramida, Ph.D., was featured in a video for The Indy Partnership's January 2012 newsletter. The Indy Partnership is the authoritative source for data and resources on the 9-county Indianapolis region... (more)
January 13, 2012

City of Dayton Selects KERAMIDA Inc.

City of Dayton Selects KERAMIDA Inc. The Commission of the City of Dayton selected KERAMIDA Inc. for their environmental services retainer contract based on their strategic plan, CitiPlan Dayton: The 20/20 Vision ("CitiPlan 20/20"). The purpose of the Plan is to eliminate slums and blight and revitalize neighborhoods in the City of Dayton. As the designated Consultant, KERAMIDA Inc. will provide the City with environmental consulting and testing services... (more)
December 7, 2011

KERAMIDA Awarded as Finalist in Indiana Chamber's Small Business of the Year

KERAMIDA Awarded as Finalist in Indiana Chamber's Small Business of the Year KERAMIDA Inc. was a finalist for the Indiana Chamber's Small Business of the Year Award. KERAMIDA was honored at the Indiana Chamber's Annual Awards Luncheon on November 17, 2011. (more)
November 30, 2011

KERAMIDA Hires Tony Kunkler as Senior Project Manager

KERAMIDA Hires Tony Kunkler as Senior Project Manager KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Tony Kunkler will be joining KERAMIDA on November 21st as a Senior Project Manager in the Compliance Division. (more)
November 30, 2011

KERAMIDA Hires Sharon Laylock as Air Permitting Project Manager

KERAMIDA Hires Sharon Laylock as Air Permitting Project Manager KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Sharon Laylock will be joining the company as an Air Permitting Project Manager in the Compliance Division on December 5th. Sharon will be reporting through the Indianapolis office, however, she will be primarily based in the KERAMIDA - Cincinnati, OH office. (more)
November 22, 2011

MSD Was Awarded $1,279,354 for the Beekman Early Success Project -
Another Successful KERAMIDA Project


MSD Was Awarded the Beekman Early Success Project KERAMIDA Inc. is pleased to announce that MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District of Cincinnati) was awarded a grant for $1,279,354 for the Beekman Early Success Project. KERAMIDA performed extensive Phase I and Phase II Assessments for this property, as well as a Remediation applicability evaluation and design, all under Ohio's VAP requirements. KERAMIDA also prepared the winning Grant Application. (more)
September 9, 2011

KERAMIDA Is Growing

KERAMIDA Is Growing KERAMIDA is growing and continuing to satisfy our client expectations and ensuring we provide the best quality of service in the industry. We recently added the following professionals: Dale Price, C.P.E., Ph.D., Senior Project Manager, 35 yrs. Exp.,... (more)
July 26, 2011

Jim Schifo Receives 2011 Childress-Loebler Award

Jim Schifo Receives 2011 Childress-Loebler Award KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that the Environmental, Health & Safety Division 10 of the American Foundry Society has selected Jim Schifo as a recipient of the 2011 Childress-Loebler Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented for exceptional service and contributions to AFS and the metal casting industry. (more)
July 21, 2011

KERAMIDA Featured on US EPA Website

KERAMIDA Featured on US EPA Website Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND) & Southeast Community Services (SECS) Awarded Grant
The Southeast Neighborhood Development CDC and Southeast Community Services were awarded a $300,000 Environmental Workforce and Brownfield Training Grant. (more)
May 27, 2011

KERAMIDA Purchases New Geoprobe®

KERAMIDA Purchases New Geoprobe® KERAMIDA Inc. has purchased the Geoprobe® Model 7822DT, a highly-sophisticated direct push machine with a narrow platform for limited access areas. This high-capacity machine is equipped with many new advantages for flexibility in all types of field conditions. (more)

April 5, 2011

Article Published in Indiana A&WMA Newsletter

Article Published in Indiana A&WMA Newsletter The article "The Weight of Evidence Is Favorable for Site Closure" was contributed by Frank D. West, L.P.G., Senior Project Manager, KERAMIDA Inc. It was published in the April 2011 issue of Indiana NEWS, the newsletter of the A&WMA, Indiana Chapter. (more)

March 21, 2011

Article Published in IMA's Environment and Energy Forum Newsletter

Article Published in IMA's Environment and Energy Forum Newsletter The article "Wastewater Treatment - Going Beyond Compliance" was contributed by Mark Flick, Vice President, Compliance Services, KERAMIDA Inc. It was published in the March 2011 issue of the Indiana Manufacturers... (more)

January 3, 2011

Mark Flick Joins KERAMIDA as Vice President of Compliance Services

Mark Flick Joins KERAMIDA as Vice President of Compliance Services I am pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Flick is joining KERAMIDA as Vice President of Compliance Services. Mark is a Purdue graduate in Environmental Health Sciences with 12 years of experience serving in the industrial sector. He was formerly employed by Honeywell, RR Donnelly, General Electric and, most recently, Ingersoll Rand where he served as EHS Manager for 36 global manufacturing facilities. (more)
June 21, 2010

Article Published in IMA's Environment and Energy Forum Newsletter

Article Published in IMA's Environment and Energy Forum Newsletter The article "Regulatory Update on the Management of Coal Combustion Products" was contributed by Perre Burns, Ph.D., P.E., of KERAMIDA and Sue Shadley, Esquire, of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP. It was published in the June 2010 issue of the Indiana Manufacturers... (more)
June 3, 2010

Kristen Belcredi's Article Published in Indianapolis Chamber's Magazine, Catalyst

Kristen Belcredi's Article Published in Indianapolis Chamber's Magazine, Catalyst Kristen Belcredi, Senior Vice President of KERAMIDA's Sustainability Division had her article "Shades of Green" published in the Spring issue of the Indianapolis Chamber's magazine Catalyst. (more)
April 22, 2010

KERAMIDA Assists City of Indianapolis to Secure $10M Energy Efficiency Grant

KERAMIDA Assists City of Indianapolis to Secure $10M Energy Efficiency Grant Indianapolis, IN has been selected as one of 25 U.S. projects to receive a federal grant to support large-scale retrofits and make energy efficiency accessible to homeowners, businesses, schools, and community centers. KERAMIDA Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, wrote the grant application and led the 25 member... (more)
March 12, 2010

KERAMIDA Presents Four Upcoming Green Networking Events

KERAMIDA Presents Four Upcoming Green Networking Events Environmentally responsible? The Greater Indianapolis Chamber's green networking series gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals interested in sustainable business practices. Attendees will learn the latest in green industry trends and grow their business prospects. (more)
December 12, 2009

KERAMIDA Attends Carbon Colors Celebration

KERAMIDA Attends Carbon Colors Celebration It may have only been 22 degrees outside, but that didn't keep crowds away from the Carbon Motors - Carbon Colors Celebration, held at the National Guard Armory in Connersville, IN. KERAMIDA's Vicky Keramida and Doug Zabonick attended the holiday celebration and had their photo taken with the E7. (more)
November 9, 2009

KERAMIDA Becomes Member of Green Business Initiative

Green Business Initiative KERAMIDA is now a member of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce's Green Business Initiative.
The mission of the Green Business Initiative is to promote the interest of businesses that are committed and engaged in environmentally responsible operations and practices, also known as "green" business practices. www.indygreenbusiness.com
November 3, 2009

KERAMIDA in Green Economic News from the Delta Institute

KERAMIDA in Green Economic News from the Delta Institute KERAMIDA's Anna Jetmore-Vargas worked with the Delta Institute and New Day Group to conduct research into the needs and wants of green businesses in the Indianapolis area. This project was featured in the Delta Institute's Green Economic News Fall 2009 Newsletter. (more)
September 16, 2009

KERAMIDA Inc. Inducted as Newest Partner in Partners for Pollution Prevention

KERAMIDA Inc. Inducted as Newest Partner in Partners for Pollution Prevention For the past twelve years, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention have sponsored a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. KERAMIDA Inc. was inducted as a Partner at Partners for Pollution Prevention's 12th Annual Conference and Trade Show. (more)
July 6, 2009

Anna Jetmore-Vargas Joins Sustainability Division

Anna Jetmore-Vargas Joins Sustainability Division KERAMIDA is pleased to welcome Anna Jetmore-Vargas as the new Director of the Sustainability Division. She will be based in KERAMIDA's Indianapolis headquarters, with a focus on Sustainability Services for governmental organizations (municipalities, counties, etc.) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs; i.e. non-profits, libraries, museums, etc.). (more)
June 24, 2009

Vasiliki Keramida Receives 2009 Childress-Loebler Lifetime Achievement Award

Vasiliki Keramida Receives 2009 Childress-Loebler Lifetime Achievement Award KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that the Environmental, Health & Safety Division 10 of the American Foundry Society has selected Vasiliki Keramida as a recipient of the 2009 Childress-Loebler Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented for exceptional service... (more)
June 4, 2009

Pamela Griesemer Promoted to Director of Management Systems Services

Pamela Griesemer Promoted to Director of Management Systems Services KERAMIDA is pleased to announce the promotion of Pamela Griesemer to the position of Director of Management Systems Services. Pam will be responsible for developing and managing KERAMIDA's services for Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Management Systems, including ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and Green Supply Chains. (more)
May 28, 2009

New Boot Camp Sessions Give Environmental Professionals Insight Into Key Regulations

New Boot Camp Sessions Give Environmental Professionals Insight Into Key Regulations Recently, environmental professionals from Cummins met to delve into environmental regulations during the first ever compliance boot camp session. During the WebEx meeting, environmental representatives learned highlights of the U.S. Clean Air Act from Phil Perry, Chief of the Air Compliance Branch of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and industry expert Paul Dubenetzky from KERAMIDA. (more)
May 4, 2009

Changes in TRI Reporting Rules Limit the Use of Form A's

Changes in TRI Reporting Rules Limit the Use of Form A's There have been recent changes in the TRI (Form R) reporting rules that may change how you report this year.

Form R reports are due July 1 of every year. On March 11, 2009 the EPA limited the ability of facilities to report using the alternate Form A, which is a shorter and streamlined version of the Form R. For several years the eligibility for using the Form A had been broadened. (more)
October 29, 2008

KERAMIDA Offers Employees New Work-Life Balance Workshop

KERAMIDA Offers Employees New Work-Life Balance Workshop KERAMIDA is proud to offer employees a variety of work-life balance benefits and assistance. On October 29, 2008 Mathias Counseling & Consulting will be offering an optional Brown Bag Presentation entitled "How to Talk to Your Kids So They Will Want to Talk to You!"... (more)
October 21, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: KERAMIDA Inc. Hires New Employees

PRESS RELEASE: KERAMIDA Inc. Hires New Employees Indianapolis, IN, October 21, 2008: KERAMIDA Inc., a global provider of environmental, health and safety, and sustainability services, with headquarters in Indianapolis, has hired the following professionals: Dr. Perre Burns as Director of Remediation Services... (more)
September 15, 2008

Pamela Griesemer Joins KERAMIDA as Project Manager

Pamela Griesemer Joins KERAMIDA as Project Manager KERAMIDA is pleased to announce that Pamela Griesemer has joined the firm as a Project Manager. Pamela will have double focus - land and compliance.

Pamela holds a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State. She has worked in consulting for 6 years... (more)
September 9, 2008

KERAMIDA's First Webinar a Great Success

Patrick Brady Joins KERAMIDA as New Assistant Project Manager KERAMIDA had its first Webinar, with great success. The Webinar was on Asbestos Awareness Training for SIMON and it has received fantastic feedback from all participants. (more)
September 9, 2008

Patrick Brady Joins KERAMIDA as Assistant Project Manager

Patrick Brady Joins KERAMIDA as Assistant Project Manager KERAMIDA is pleased to announce the hiring of Patrick (Pat) Brady. Pat will join KERAMIDA as an Assistant Project Manager with a focus on Management Systems and Audits, as well as Marketing. (more)
August 20, 2008

KERAMIDA Forms New Green Partnership with Allegiant Global Services

KERAMIDA Forms New Green Partnership with Allegiant Global Services KERAMIDA has partnered with Allegiant Global to provide Sustainability services to Allegiant's industrial customers, internationally. Allegiant is a global industrial in-plant services provider focusing on waste management under zero waste disposal principles. (more)
August 1, 2008

Debra Chelf Hired as New Director of Compliance Services

Debra Chelf Hired as New Director of In-Plant Compliance Services KERAMIDA welcomes Debra Chelf as the new Director of Compliance Services. Ms. Chelf brings with her over twenty years of environmental, health and safety experience.

Before joining KERAMIDA, Ms. Chelf spent the last 13 years in leadership positions for major automotive parts manufacturers, most recently serving as the corporate EHS manager for ArvinMeritor. (more)
July 20, 2008

KERAMIDA Forms New Green Committee

KERAMIDA Forms New Green Committee KERAMIDA has formed a Green Committee whose purpose will be to identify, discuss, and implement green initiatives that can be carried out by the company for the benefit of our employees, the community, and the environment. (more)
July 3, 2008

Dr. Perre Burns joins KERAMIDA as Director of Remediation Services

Dr. Perre Burns joins KERAMIDA as Director of Remediation Services KERAMIDA welcomes Dr. Perre Burns, new Director of Remediation Services, with a reception on July 7, 2008 in the KERAMIDA Museum.

Dr. Burns comes to KERAMIDA with extensive experience in the design, construction management, and... (more)
June 26, 2008

KERAMIDA Environmental Inc. Announces New Corporate Name

KERAMIDA Environmental Inc. Announces New Corporate Name KERAMIDA Environmental Inc. is proud to announce the change of its corporate name to KERAMIDA Inc. (more)
March 25, 2008

KERAMIDA Conducts 2-Day RCRA Training for Heritage's Industrial Clients KERAMIDA Conducts 2-Day RCRA Training for
Heritage's Industrial Clients

January 17, 2008

GREEN MANUFACTURING: KERAMIDA Consolidates Sustainability Services

GREEN MANUFACTURING: KERAMIDA Consolidates Sustainability Services KERAMIDA has formed a new Sustainability Strategies (S2) Advisors Group, consolidating all its Green Manufacturing expertise into one formidable team. The engineers and scientists of KERAMIDA's S2 Advisors Group are senior professionals with several years of experience advising industry and cities, both nationally and abroad, on sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions strategy, carbon footprint assessment... (more)
January 4, 2008

KERAMIDA Client Receives Covenant Not To Sue From Ohio EPA

KERAMIDA Client Receives Covenant Not To Sue From Ohio EPA KERAMIDA's client received a Covenant not to Sue from the director of the Ohio EPA in response to a No Further Action letter prepared by KERAMIDA. The Site is a 2.7-acre parcel that was formerly a portion of a larger parcel on which manufacturing activities occurred from the 1940's through 1970's. (more)
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