Operations Team


JONATHON FRANCISCO

JONATHON FRANCISCO

Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic

Jonathon Francisco’s managerial responsibilities include the oversight of daily operations of six offices (including personnel and equipment), bidding/cost proposal, scheduling, permitting, subcontractor oversight, health and safety, budgeting, contract acquisition, invoicing, and customer relations. In addition, he carries the role of ER Manager during large scale emergency response incidents. His duties include personnel and subcontractor oversight, acquisition and procurement of equipment and materials, operational oversight, and primary point-of-contact for client and consultants. Jonathon brings more than 20 years of fire service experience and training, which allows him to work closely with clients and governmental agency representatives to ensure that all emergency response operations run smoothly, especially across jurisdictional boundaries. He held rank of Training Officer, Lieutenant, Captain, Hazardous Materials Team Leader, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, and Fire Chief. Mr. Francisco partners with clients and governmental agencies to ensure effective and efficient response to hazardous materials emergencies through countless hours of training provided through seminars, workshops, tabletop exercises, and full-scale exercises.

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JAMES KESSLER

JAMES KESSLER

Regional Vice President, Carolinas

James Kessler has more than 25 years of experience in the environmental cleanup industry, with a focus on remediation and industrial services such as cleaning, removal, and disposal of storage tank vessels and related systems; installation of groundwater and soil vapor remediation systems; and facility decommissioning. He has additional experience in soil remediation using technologies including landfarming, bio-remediation, micro encapsulation, and on-site stabilization. His responsibilities include project management, oversight of operations, safety compliance, estimating, administration and purchasing. Additional responsibilities include oversight of operations for HEPACO’s Carolinas Regional offices located in Charlotte, Cary and Morehead City, NC; and Charleston and Greenville, SC. 

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DAVID KLOTTER

DAVID KLOTTER

Regional Vice President, Southeast

Dave Klotter has more than 20 years in the environmental services, transportation, emergency response and industrial services business.   He has successfully served in roles ranging from Business Development, General Manager, Regional Director of Sales, Regional Manager and Regional Vice President.

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Eric Montgomery

Eric Montgomery

Regional Vice President, Mid-Central

Eric Montgomery has more than 30 years of experience providing services for the emergency response and site remediation. He has served as a field technician, site supervisor, project manager, division manager and now Regional Vice President. 

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