Biz Buzz (Sept. 5)
HIRES AND PROMOTIONS * Barr Engineering Co. announced the following hires: Bruce Browers as a senior consultant, who will work primarily with power industry clients. A longtime Duluth resident, Browers has 35 years of experience in engineering, o...
HIRES AND PROMOTIONS
* Barr Engineering Co. announced the following hires:
Bruce Browers as a senior consultant, who will work primarily with power industry clients. A longtime Duluth resident, Browers has 35 years of experience in engineering, operations, development and construction, specializing in electric power generation and process steam industries. He also has 20 years of experience in the design and construction of combined heat and power plants.
Browers worked for Minnesota Power from 1977-2003. For the past five years, he served as president of Browers Consulting, assessing the feasibility of prospective U.S. power industry investments in developing nations. He earned his master's degree from UMD.
Karl Everett as a senior environmental consultant who will assist clients with mine planning, regulatory analysis and permitting and compliance projects.
Everett has 30 years of experience with the mining industry during which he managed environmental and health and safety compliance, conducted long- and short-term mine planning, negotiated state and federal land-use permits, developed environmental management systems and conducted site assessments and audits.
Tom Holstrom as a senior environmental engineer, specializing in environmental auditing; air-quality and stormwater permitting; spill prevention, control, and countermeasure and storage-tank management; development of environmental management systems; industrial-wastewater pre-treatment; and hazardous waste management.
He previously worked for Hormel Foods Corp., for a national manufacturer of medical devices, and for nine years reviewed air and wastewater permit applications for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
* Bridget Seeland, an outreach student worker for Country Care Adult Foster Care Home in Saginaw, received the 2008 Age and Disabilities Odyssey Service Award from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Seeland received the award for being a leader, supporter and advocate for adult foster care. She helped one resident lose more than 100 pounds, which ended his social isolation. She also encourages residents to take horseback riding lessons and makes sure women residents receive beautician services.
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