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Appendix E Biographical Sketches of Committee Members RAYMOND C. LOEHR is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Engineering and professor of agricultural engineering and civil engineering at Cornell University. His research interests include industrial waste management and land treatment of waste. Loehr is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served on several NRC committees. He currently chairs the Environmental Engineering Committee of the EPA Science Advisory Board. Loehr received a Ph.D. in sanitary engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1961 and an M.S. in 1956 and a B.S. in 1953 from Case Institute of Technology. WILLIAM M. EICHBAUM is the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Programs, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State of Maryland. He previously served with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Environmental Resources, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Eichbaum is the chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Hazardous Waste Initiatives for the State of Maryland. He received an L.L.B. from Harvard Law School in 1966. ANTHONY O. FACCIOLO, JR. (deceased) was the owner of a small business, Alexandria Metal Finishers, Inc., in Alexandria, Virginia. He was active in the American Electroplaters' Society, where his responsibilities on the Board of Directors included research and development in hazardous waste management. His training was in law; he had received an L.L.B. and J.D. from Georgetown University in 1964. 74
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75 SAMUEL GUSMAN is a private consultant in Taos, New Mexico. He was formerly a senior associate with the Conservation Foundation, where his work included research, analysis, and facilitation of policy dialogues on environmental issues related to chemicals Previously, he was on the staff of a chemical company, Rohm and Haas, and director of research and president of a subsidiary pharmaceutical company. Gusman served as the chairman of the Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Technologies and Management Strategies for Hazardous Waste Control. He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Brown University in 1950 and an M.S. in 1947 and a B.S. in 1946 in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ROBERT A. LEONE is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Previously, he was associate professor at the Harvard Business School. His research interests include government regulation and operating policies of private firms. Leone received a Ph.D. in 1971 and an M.A. in 1968 from Yale University in economics and a B.A. from Harvard University in 1967. MICHAEL R. OVERCASH is professor of chemical engineering and professor of biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University. His research is on technologies for hazardous waste management; the terrestrial (soil and groundwater) impacts of chemicals; and on the structure and economics of waste reduction across all industrial categories. Overcash has conducted many in-plant investigations for specific industrial facilities, and recently completed a major pollution prevention study for the U.S. Air Force. He currently has a research grant from the State of North Carolina to implement waste reduction technologies. Overcash received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1972, an M.S. from the University of New South Wales in 1967, and a B.S. from North Carolina State University in 1966. PHILIP A. PALMER is a senior consultant on solid waste management with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. in Wilmington, Delaware. He has worked with du Pont in many capacities since 1964, including assignments in
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76 air pollution control and hazards engineering. Palmer has been chairman and member of the RCRA Regulations Task Group for the Chemical Manufacturers Association. He received an M.S. in environmental engineering in 1972 from Drexel University, an M.Eng. (chemical) in 1966, and a B.Ch.E. in 1964 from Cornell University. STEFFEN W. PLEHN is vice-president of Fred C. Hart Associates, Inc., in Washington, D.C. He works in the areas of policy, technical, economic, and environmental issues in solid and hazardous waste. Previously, Plehn was the deputy assistant administrator for solid waste at EPA and was responsible for the agency's implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. He received an M.P.A. from Harvard University in 1961. ROBERT B. POJASEK is manager of the Hazardous Materials Group at Chas. T. Main, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts. He works in the area of managing the use of industrial chemicals. He has consulted with government and industry in hazardous waste management and has conducted studies on the opportunities for waste reduction. Pojasek is active in similar efforts in the American Chemical Society, World Health Organization, and U.S. Air Force. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts in 1973 and an A.B. in chemistry from Rutgers University in 1970. MICHAEL E. STREM is the president of a small chemical company, Strem Chemical, Inc., in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He serves as chairman of the DiViS ion of Small Chemical Businesses of the American Chemical Society. He is a former president of the Newburyport, Massachusetts, Chamber of Commerce and a former chairman of the Peabody, Massachusetts, Environmental Control Commission. Strem received a Ph.D. in 1964 and an M.S. in 1961 from the University of Pittsburgh in chemistry and an A.B. in 1958 from Brown University.