About Us

About Trident Environmental

Trident Environmental has an experienced staff of environmental scientists, biologists, geologists, engineers, Licensed Site Remediation Professionals, GIS professionals, planners and landscape architects. Trident routinely provides on-time and cost effective environmental consulting and remediation services from our East Coast and Mid-West regional offices. Since its establishment in 2000, Trident has completed several thousand projects throughout every region of the country.

Trident offers a full range of environmental consulting, remediation, and planning services that concentrate on the following areas:

OUR MISSION

Trident Environmental is committed to providing our clients with the highest standards of quality and performance at a competitive cost. Through our broad-based experience and technical expertise, we promise to deliver practical solutions to oftentimes complicated environmental liabilities. We believe that constantly updating our technical knowledge of ever-changing environmental regulations and policies enables us to deliver the most reliable advice and predictable outcomes to our clients.

Our services are vital to residential, commercial, and industrial planning and remediation

Our Leadership Team

Bill Schmitt - Director of Environmental Services

Bill Schmitt, M.S., LSRP

Director of Environmental Services

Bill currently directs the firm’s environmental services in the Toms River, NJ office. In that capacity, he directs and coordinates project personnel during the execution of the firm’s environmental work, which includes providing senior technical oversight, developing investigation and remediation strategies, conducting proper due diligence environmental site assessments, reviewing and editing client and regulatory reports, assessing remediation designs, managing and removing underground storage tanks, as well as reviewing field and lab analysis of soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment. He also provides LSRP services for the firm’s clients.

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Bill has completed a wide range of site investigations and remediations involving contaminated soil, groundwater, surface water and air. He has demonstrated experience in investigating and remediating petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals and chlorinated solvent impacts at landfills, defense facilities, industrial plants, commercial properties and residential sites. In addition, Bill has directed numerous bioremediation and chemical oxidation remediations, has designed and managed a variety of groundwater plume delineations and vapor intrusion surveys, and has directed the cleanup of historic pesticide impacted sites.

Bill also has extensive experience working with insurance carriers, their insureds and counsel on matters involving claim causation and origin, loss allocation and subrogation as well as remediation and regulatory compliance. He has assessed cleanup strategies, negotiated investigation and remediation agreements with regulators and developed technical proposals. He is a court-admitted expert and has provided testimony at trial.

Bill received a B.S. Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Delaware in 2000 and an M.S. in Environmental Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2008. He is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional in the State of New Jersey and has received government certificates in Emergency Management, Hazardous Materials Operations and First Responder activities.

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Kyle Weise - Director of Land Use Services

Kyle Weise

Director of Land Use Services

Kyle directs the firm’s Land Use services, and in that capacity he prepares and executes environmental reports, land use permits, as well as environmental site investigations and assessments. Kyle is an expert in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Coastal Zone Management Rules, Freshwater Wetland Protection Act Rules and Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules.

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Kyle has prepared and received approval for hundreds of applications submitted to the NJDEP, Pinelands Commission and United States Army Corps of Engineers for Freshwater Wetlands, CAFRA, Waterfront Development, Tidelands and Flood Hazard. He also prepares Environmental Impact Statements (E.I.S.) for local Township Approval and has provided expert testimony to municipal boards and environmental commissions. Kyle is an experienced wetlands scientist who has performed numerous wetland delineations and has designed and received regulatory approval for wetland mitigation sites and banks throughout New Jersey. Kyle has conducted numerous threatened/endangered species surveys for Bog Turtles, Northern Pine Snakes, Barred Owls, Red Shouldered Hawks and Indiana Bats in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. These activities include direct visual surveys as well as the implementation of various trapping methods in a variety of habitats and radio-telemetry projects. Additionally, Kyle is well versed in geographical information systems (GIS), habitat assessments, ecological evaluations, wildlife surveys, laboratory testing and analysis, soil sampling and characterization, wetland delineation and mitigation, and river, pond and sediment sampling. Kyle received a B.S. Degree in Environmental Science from the Western New England College in 2002.

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Matthew Martello, M.S., C.H.M.M.

Director of Environmental Engineering

Matthew has over 20 years of environmental consulting experience and has conducted or directed a broad range of complex remedial and compliance projects, site investigations, due diligence, forensic investigations and regulatory assessments. Over the course of his career, Matthew has been responsible for assisting clients that have ranged from industrial manufacturers with global assets, to insurance companies with a wide range of pollution liabilities, to individual business owners with specific environmental needs. In his current position, Matthew supports Trident’s various clients by helping them navigate their routine operational compliance issues as well as their unanticipated environmental complications. By providing senior technical expertise in the design and application of effective and efficient remedial strategies, Matthew has consistently provided his clients with the best possible option for reducing costs or eliminating long tail liabilities and never ending regulatory compliance or oversight altogether.

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As a senior operational leader he works closely with Trident’s diversified professional staff and its varied clients to develop and execute successful strategies for assessing and/or remediating a wide range of property conditions. Matthew has demonstrated experience all over North America in investigating and remediating soil, groundwater and indoor air impacts involving chlorinated solvents, lead, dioxins, PCBs, heavy metals including hexavalent chromium and mercury, methamphetamines, asbestos and petroleum hydrocarbons.

Matthew received a B.S. degree in Geo-Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and an M.S. in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University in 2009. He is also a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).

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Kenneth McGill, C.P.G., P.G.

Director of Geologic Services

Mr. McGill brings over 30 years of extensive technical and regulatory experience working on USEPA CERCLA, TSCA, NPDES, and RCRA projects, PADEP Act 2, and NJDEP ISRA/LSRP projects in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. He has completed site investigation and remediation projects involving contaminated soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment and has experience investigating and remediating petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metal and chlorinated solvent impacts at lagoons, landfills, defense facilities, industrial plants, commercial properties and Superfund sites. In addition, Ken has directed numerous hydrogeologic evaluations; soil, surface water, and groundwater sampling; site characterizations; extent of contamination studies; removal alternatives evaluation; and remediation at manufactured gas plants and other hazardous waste sites.

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As a senior hydrogeologist and Client account project manager, Ken has managed and conducted hydrogeologic investigations, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) assessments, groundwater studies, hazardous waste site investigations and feasibility studies, removal and remediation projects, and subsurface investigation drilling programs. He has assessed cleanup strategies, negotiated investigation and remediation agreements with regulators and developed technical proposals. He is a court-admitted expert and has provided fact and expert testimony at trial.

Ken received his B.S. Degree in Geology from the Upsala College in New Jersey and has completed Graduate Studies in Hydrogeology from Wright State University in Ohio and Groundwater Modeling from Drexel University in Pennsylvania. He is a Licensed Professional Geologist (PG) in the State of Pennsylvania, the State of New York, and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

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We recently engaged Trident for Bank due-diligence on two complicated projects. Trident responded with solutions, not open-ended questions. They tackled all environmental issues with ease, and our Bank now has two new clients.Andrew M., Banking Professional