Stacy W. Hastie
Chairman and CEO
Stacy Hastie has 19 years of experience in the environmental industry. Mr. Hastie joined EOI in 1992 as the in-house industrial hygiene and safety manager. Six years later he was part of an investor group that purchased a majority interest in the company from its founder and, in 2002, Hastie bought out the other members of the group and assumed control of EOI.
Under his leadership as Chairman and CEO, EOI has experienced significant growth. Since 2002, staff count has more than doubled—from 60 in 2002 to more than 100 full-time employees today. Revenues have soared. The company recently relocated to its new, state-of-the-art headquarters in downtown St. Louis. Mr. Hastie’s expertise includes the strategic use of risk transfer tools—among them the purchase of environmental insurance to cap project-related environmental cleanup costs and transfer environmental liability to facilitate complex property transactions.
Born and raised in Cave in Rock, Ill., Mr. Hastie attended college at Murray State University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1990 and his master’s in occupational safety and health, with an emphasis in industrial hygiene and environmental studies, in 1992.
Matthew D. Robinson
Founding Partner and President
As a founding partner of EOI in 1986, Matt Robinson’s original responsibilities included the identification and management of environmental concerns noted during the acquisition or ownership of property. And his experience in this background continues today as Mr. Robinson focuses on assisting private developers, financial institutions and public agencies in identifying and resolving environmental concerns that arise during the transfer or development of challenging properties.From former aluminum and transformer manufacturing plants to blighted residential neighborhoods and corner gas stations, Mr. Robinson has assessed or managed the remediation of more than 3,000 such sites, including three projects that received Phoenix Awards, a national recognition for exemplary Brownfield redevelopment.
Mr. Robinson received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Tulane University.
William H. Witts, CHMM
Vice President of Consulting and Technical Services
With 29 years of experience in environmental compliance and consulting, Bill Witts leads EOI’s efforts in compliance and site remediation services for the electric and gas utility industries. He is also involved in Brownfield redevelopment, demolition, abatement, site assessment and remediation projects for EOI. EOI’s staff of environmental technicians and geologists report to Mr. Witts and he is responsible for the hiring, training, development and utilization of technical personnel.
Prior to joining EOI, Mr. Witts worked for 18 years in the electric utility industry working in various environmental compliance related fields, including former manufactured gas plant investigations and cleanups, solid waste management, groundwater and surface water sampling and analysis, and compliance auditing. Mr. Witts is an active member of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers and the Gateway Society of Hazardous Materials Managers.
Mr. Witts received his bachelor’s degrees in zoology and chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and his master’s degree in business administration from Webster University in St. Louis.
Eric J. Page
Vice President of Remediation Services
Eric Page oversees EOI’s remediation group, which performs investigations and site remediation primarily for the Missouri and Illinois Voluntary Cleanup Programs. These services include hazardous waste site assessment and remediation; UST compliance, closure, and remediation; and real estate-driven assessments.
Mr. Page also performs compliance audits on existing facilities for conformance with SPCC, SWPPP, UST, and waste regulations. He joined EOI in 2004 and has more than 25 years of experience providing environmental consulting services.
Mr. Page received his bachelor’s degree in Geology and master’s degree in hydrogeology from the University of Nebraska. He is a Registered Geologist in Missouri and a licensed Professional Geologist in Illinois, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Vice President of Operations
Marty Thomas is an accomplished construction professional with more than 30 years of experience in planning, leading, managing, and expediting major construction projects, ranging from $1 million to $4+ billion. Mr. Thomas provides effective interface for clients, regulators, municipalities, architects, engineers, contractors, trades, and EOI project managers to ensure the safe and timely completion of projects, within or under budget.