Key Personnel

Bob Hayes

President

CEO 
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Over 18 years of professional engineering experience, with a strong technical background in combustion, heat transfer, and emissions. Extensive experience with burners, furnaces, explosives, controls, instrumentation, and safety systems at industrial and research facilities. Extensive project management experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to develop first of a kind capabilities and successfully execute complex multi-million dollar projects. Project Engineer for rotary kiln EWI in Korea, TFF at Anniston, TFF at Talon, and several commercial contained burn systems. Project Manager for rotary explosive waste incinerator design/build projects in Ukraine and Belgium. Project Manager for large scale turnkey contained burn projects at Letterkenny Army Depot (PA) for ammonium perchlorate based rocket motors and at Camp Minden (LA) for single based propellants. Professional instructor and published author on topics including industrial burners, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, demilitarization systems, and formation and control of emissions. Holder of two patents. 

 

Rick
Frandsen,
P.E., LEED AP

Vice President
Environmental Engineer
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Over twenty-seven years of professional experience, including extensive history in environmental permitting and air quality analyses. Experienced in the NEPA process and RCRA permitting. Provided numerous renewable energy evaluations. Experienced in all aspects of project management and contract negotiations. Has had supervisory responsibility for more than 100 projects, both governmental and private. Is highly experienced with strategic planning and maintenance of budgets for both cash flow and manpower.

Ralph Hayes

Director of Business Development
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Mr. Ralph Hayes was a founder and the first president of EDE, and led the company from startup to a multi-million dollar international design/build firm. He served as project manager on several Explosive Waste Incinerator design/build projects including projects in Taiwan, Korea, UK, Germany, and Albania. He led the efforts of EDE in support of multiple chemical munitions disposal projects, including in-country work for technology transfer for the Russian facility. He led the team that characterized the emissions and downstream ground level concentrations of pollutants from the space shuttle booster.

Nathan
Glick, P.E.

Lead Electrical Engineer

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Mr. Nathan Glick has over forty years of professional systems engineering and integration experience in design, fabrication and construction, testing, installation and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment and industrial process plants in the US, Europe, and Asia. Applications include:

  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Installation of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous (Classified) Location Installations
  • Machinery and Process Equipment Instrumentation and Control
  • High Speed Data Acquisition
  • PLC/DCS Control Systems and Systemization
  • Software Development for Controls and Environmental Modeling
  • Microwave Melting of Explosive
  • Thermal Processing Equipment and Controls
Glenn
Johnson

Master Electrician
Lead Field Electrical Coordinator

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Over thirty-one years work experience as a licensed electrician.  Holds current Master Electrician and General Electrical Contractor licenses.  AAS Degree in Electrical/Apprenticeship.  Supervisory and Project Management responsibilities.  Specialization in design, fabrication, and installation of electrical control panels and system automation. Experience with PLC programming and HMI development.  Responsible for installation, integration, testing and training on EDE systems in industrial plant processes in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Jerry
Clayson, P.E.

Lead Environmental Consultant

Among the founders of EDE, over thirty-three years of professional experience in environmental and RCRA permitting areas, including the design of specialized pollution control systems for hazardous waste incinerators and a variety of specialized thermal treatment/Subpart X Miscellaneous units. Has participated in a wide variety of environmental activities on over 30 RCRA Part B Permits and Superfund sites, including system design, permit preparation, installation and start-up, trial burn plan preparation and testing, remediation and site investigation.

 

Jacob
Peart, P.E., PMP

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Senior Mechanical Engineer with extensive project management experience.  Principle Project Engineer for Contained Burn Ammonium Perchlorate Rocket Motor Demil (ARMD) facility.  Directed systemization of a 120 million dollar hazardous waste processing facility.  Conceived and developed both high volume production and custom products.  Responsible for continuously operating 24 MMBTU hazardous waste processing furnace and air pollution control abatement system.  Conducted validation activities for new processes and procedures including function testing and HAZOP studies. Has vast experience in compliance with government regulations while meeting customer requirements.  Holder of six (6) patents.

 

Mike

VanVoorhis,

P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Senior Mechanical Engineer providing analytical, design, construction, web application, architectural, civil / structural, Non Destructive Test, systems engineering and contract management experience.  Coordinated activities for ATK at US Navy Submarine Launched Missile facilities.  Designed first and second stage Trident-II grain assemblies.  Defined specifications for High Energy Computed Tomographic Inspection systems.  Holder of US patents for x-ray tube technology and published JANNAF paper on propellant grain defect structural evaluation.  Managed mechanical installation of Chemring contained burn facility, SD.  Provided structural analysis for numerous clients, including rocket lifting and handling, and data to CADRE Analytics for FE software.  Created initial site plans for ARMD facilities at the Letterkenny Army Depot.

 

Morgan

Frampton

Design Engineer

Field Engineer

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Design Engineer/Field Engineer on complex first of a kind equipment and systems used for demilitarization and other processes for energetic materials.  Mechanical installation lead for an Explosive Waste Incinerator in Belgium.  Project Engineer for a Stationary Flashing Furnace for energetic materials for a commercial client in Mexico.  Design Engineer for material handling system for first-of-a-kind explosives recovery plant for 60 mm mortar rounds. Design Engineer for a Transportable Flashing Furnace for flashing operations at Anniston Army Depot.  Provided engineering on various projects which include high purity water treatment and waterjet systems, Explosive Waste Incinerator, and accompanying pollution control, and static firing of MLRS rocket motors.

 

Kyung Jae

Park

Electrical Engineer

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Electrical engineer providing control design, data acquisition, HMI to PLC interfacing, systemization, and networking experience. Involved in design and troubleshooting of ignition systems and data acquisition systems for AP Rocket Motor Destruction (ARMD) and Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania; Contained Burn System (CBS) at Camp Minden, Louisiana; and M67 Rocket Motor Demilitarization Demonstration at Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky. Primary developer of Human Machine Interface (HMI) for ARMD and CBS projects with Rockwell FactoryTalk View SE and ME. Supported PLC and CCTV systems and network communication layout design for ARMD and CBS projects. Involved in ARMD and CBS projects instruments selection, procurement, systemization, and managed and organized shipping of sensitive instruments and ignition systems.

 

Greg

Newman

Design Engineer

Field Engineer

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Design engineer with experience in analysis, CAD design, FEA, and product development. Assisted in design of a large scale contained burn system with advanced pollution control for disposing of M6 propellant at Camp Minden, Louisiana. Designed and analyzed modifications to feed system trolley, autoclave door, burn tray, and firing shelf water cooling system at Camp Minden. Provided structural analysis to various components of the Contained Burn System (CBS) at Camp Minden. Provided heat transfer analysis and engineering support for waste heat management of small incinerators at OC Tanner Company. Designed and constructed a dynamic phantom to aid in research of how thermal energy spreads through human tissue to improve heat treatments for cancer therapies.

 

Preston

Ford

Design Engineer

Assistant Director of Business Development

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Design engineer providing analytical, design, web application, and systems engineering experience. Provided engineering on Camp Minden Thermal Treatment Chamber and Recuperator. Engineered and coded complex combustion analysis code. Aided in systemization and on-site troubleshooting at Camp Minden Contained Burn System (CBS). Provided analysis for afterburner control scheme. Aided in design and construction of Phase 2 of the Airforce PVAC. Oversaw electronics and provided engineering calculations for power consumption and vacuum capabilities on the PVAC.

 

Other Company Contacts

JON BOWERS
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Senior Drafter


ROBERT LLOYD
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Accounting


TUG SWEEDA

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Office Administration

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Suite 150
West Jordan, UT 84088


801.966.8288

 

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