Meet the Team | Paul French, Project Manager

by Pam Jackson
Feb 24, 2016

Paul French_Meet the Team

Born and raised in Western Kentucky, Paul arrived in Michigan in 1986 after attending Murray State University. He graduated with a Geology degree and had visions of going to work for one of the dominant industries in his home state: coal, oil or gas. Paul started his career as a field geologist exploring reserves for a coal mining operation in southern Indiana. When the industry took a downturn, he became a draftsman for an oil and gas land company which lead him to Michigan. As he progressed in his career, Paul was given opportunities to work in his chosen field as a geologist. The years he spent as a draftsman serve him well in his present job; understanding the importance of correctly mapping sites and calculating distances for sampling purposes is keenly important for our projects.

When Paul joined Envirologic in 1992, things were certainly different than they are today. As the areas of regulatory oversight have dramatically increased, Paul's job has become focused on ensuring our team and clients understand the state and federal regulations concerning Underground Storage Tanks and other types of hydrogeologic and remedial investigations. By regularly reviewing Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) updates, and attending conferences, workshops, and presentations, he stays up-to-date on all regulatory changes that affect our industry and clients. Paul has a lengthy list of advanced technical training courses he has attended and a myriad of professional certifications. He also belongs to a number of professional organizations and sits on the Michigan Petroleum Association's Environmental Issues Committee. Truly the word "expert" applies to Paul's knowledge of the industry; he spends considerable time exploring the environmental regulations that affect our work. With 24 years experience working for Envirologic and 30 years in the industry, you can be assured he has the expertise necessary to provide our clients with the highest level of competence.

In this spare time, Paul has some personally fulfilling interests and hobbies. He and his wife Kim have started running with the Borgess Run Camp, preparing for the May 8th Kalamazoo Marathon | Borgess Run for the Health of it! event. They plan on participating in the 5K Run this year; we'll see what they decide to do next, perhaps a half-marathon, although Paul seems more inclined to do the Kalamazoo Beer Run. Paul also enjoys being the DIY guy at home and recently remodeled their kitchen and relocated a laundry. One thing I've learned about the scientists on our team, they really can do anything they put their minds to. The last fun fact I found out while talking with Paul--he has taken up drumming. Since his last of five children is off to college, he has claimed a set of drums left at home. If I can get a video clip of his efforts, I'll be sure to share it with our readers!

Paul is part of the Envirologic family; he is one of many valued staff members who have worked for the company over 20 years. We are proud of the retention of our team and appreciate the good work they do for our clients. Thank you, Paul, for your expertise, dedication, and the humor you bring to the office every day. We are proud of your work ethic, the client relationships you have built, and your representation of our company.

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