Bill Witts is Vice President of Compliance Services for Environmental Operations, Inc. (EOI) with principle responsibility for environmental and safety compliance services. Mr. Witts possesses over 35 years of technical and management experience in environmental and safety fields. Mr. Witts’ is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a licensed asbestos inspector, and a certified Project Management Professional.
Mr. Witts has managed over $35,000,000 in contracts for soil and groundwater remediation work on utility industry legacy sites in Illinois and Missouri. He served as the project principal managing $15,000,000 of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation work for the 550-acre NorthPark redevelopment project in north St. Louis County, and over $5,000,000 of similar work on the 50-acre River Roads Mall redevelopment in Jennings, Missouri.
Mr. Witts is also involved in environmental transactional due diligence activities for corporate buy-outs, risk assumptions, and environmental liability transfers. In this role, he focuses on the environmental compliance status, permitting and compliance requirements, asbestos containing materials, long-term monitoring and maintenance requirements, and health and safety issues associated with a property and its industrial operations.
Prior to joining EOI, Mr. Witts worked for 18 years in the electric utility industry serving in various environmental technical and management roles. His responsibilities included contaminated site investigations and cleanups, solid waste management, groundwater and surface water sampling and analysis, and environmental compliance auditing.
He has served in various technical and administrative roles in his 17 years with EOI, and currently manages the Compliance Services Group providing consulting services in the fields of environmental permitting, monitoring and compliance, asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, indoor air quality, and industrial hygiene and safety. Mr. Witts is directly involved in the writing and submittal of environmental permit applications and compliance plans. He serves as the lead technical project manager for environmental compliance audits for a wide range of commercial and institutional customers.