Dwayne Ziegler: General Manager
Mr. Ziegler is responsible for the technical proficiency of the field methods employed on projects and for the training and efficiency of the firm’s field personnel. He also coordinates field operations with the TRG’s Controller. His duties include logistics, scheduling, operational support, quality control, resource allocation, and budget management. Mr. Ziegler coordinates the firm’s resources across Project Managers to complete projects on time, on budget and within regulatory requirements.
Representing the environmental consulting company, Mr. Ziegler has developed a positive relationship with government regulatory authorities and interacts with them on behalf of TRG’s clients. Recently, he was a member of the California Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund (USTCF) Task Force. The Task Force convened to recommend improvements to USTCF administrative procedures to help manage the current cash shortage of the USTCF. Mr. Ziegler remains an advisor to the USTCUF as it transitions to a new business model.
With a Business Management B.S. from Pepperdine University, Mr. Ziegler has advanced from an environmental field technician to a staff geologist, project geologist, and project manager over the course of his environmental career. He brings two decades of environmental engagement together with his business management skills to fulfill his current role as General Manager, overseeing millions of dollars of environmental contracting and operations and maintenance (O&M).
UST Removal at UCLA – Los Angeles, California
The Reynolds Group was contracted by a mechanical company that represented the UST owner, UC Regents, to remove three underground storage tanks at the University of California, Los Angeles. Under extraordinary physical constraints, using shoring, TRG and its own subcontractors helped UCLA remove three old UST’s in a highly trafficked, highly public area. The tight urban space constraints required the expert organizational and managerial skills to coordinate the team in a safe and efficient manner. The project was completed within the specific time frame and the UST removal resulted in regulatory closure at the site.
Removal of Contaminated Material – Upland, California
The Reynolds Group was hired by a Real Estate Property Management Company who needed assistance in removal approximately two yards of contaminated material and concrete from a former agricultural used property. The field work was completed on time and on budget.
Permit Compliance – Orange, California
The Reynolds Group was retained by a manufacturing company in Orange, California to assist in the compliance of permits with various agencies in Orange County. The Reynolds Group confirmed all monitoring and sampling were in compliance with agency requirements along with permit renewals. The Reynolds Group successfully managed the company to get back into compliance with all agencies.
Habitat Restoration at Local Pond – Silverado, California
The Reynolds Group completed a turnkey restoration project for the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). The program gives children hands-on experiences about nature and fosters their enthusiasm for the environment at the pond. Over the course of five years, the pond was overtaken by invasive plant species. During the winter, heavy rains caused debris flows to fill in much of the pond leaving it susceptible to further rapid encroachment by invasive species.
Working with OCDE’s on-site managers and TRG’s own biological resource specialist, TRG was able to scope the habitat restoration project and provide a not-to-exceed price to clear the pond of the invasive plant species and unwanted sediment. The scope and price also included training the OCDE staff to take steps to prevent and limit the return of the pesky plants. The work included clearing menacing plants and using limited access heavy equipment to create erosion control on the slopes around the OCDE property. Catch basins were constructed to slow stormwater flows and capture sediment before they reached the pond.
Environmental Site Assessment at a former Automobile Service Station – Los Angeles, California
The Reynolds Group was retained by a Japanese widow who owned a former automotive service station in Los Angeles, California. The client had removed three underground storage tanks at the site ten years ago and had not received an official closure letter. The Los Angeles Fire Department requested an environmental site assessment to be performed at the site to confirm whether or not any contamination was left from the removal of the USTs. The Reynolds Group came in and assisted in keeping the client in compliance with the LAFD and performed the assessment. The soils assessment resulted in non-detect in gasoline and its constituents. The Los Angeles Fire Department issued a no further action letter on May 28, 2013.