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|AHMP Leadership Bios|
Michael D. Maheux, CHMM
Mr. Maheux is the Leader, Environmental & Sustainability for LENOX TOOLS, (a Newell-Rubbermaid Company), located in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Mike has been employed at Lenox for over 30 years, in various capacities from production line operations, metallurgical lag technician to various roles in EH&S. He has over 26 years of experience working in the environmental field for private industry. Currently, his responsibilities cover facility wide air, water, and hazardous waste issues and compliance, leading the Green Facilities team, as well as working with the director of safety and the corporate Environmental/Energy sustainability and Green Facilities teams.
Mike has been a Master Level CHMM since 1995, is a Massachusetts DEP Grade 2 Industrial wastewater treatment operator, and a Massachusetts Toxics Use reduction Planner – Limited Practice for his facility. He received both his Associates degree in Conservation Law, and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Unity College, Unity, Maine, and received his Master’s degree in Environmental Management with an Energy Management Policy Track from the University of Maryland University College in May 2009.
Bruce Donato, CHMM, CSP
Bruce Donato is a principal with K & A First Aid and Safety providing safety consulting and emergency preparedness services for many industries. He holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and has over 30 years of industrial experience. He has worked in the federal government and for chemical, textile, and biotechnology companies including Dupont, Hoechst Celanese, and Life Technologies.
Mr. Donato is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Ergonomics Compliance Director (CECD), Emergency Responder Instructor, and Instructor Trainer for the American Heart Association,and the American Safety Institute. He is also a Zenger-Miller Instructor and trained facilitator. In addition to his safety experience, Mr. Donato has held positions as a design engineer, plant supervisor, research engineer, distribution manager, laboratory supervisor, and facilities manager.
Mark Bruce, CHMM
Mark Bruce has been in the emergency and disaster response, remediation, and hazardous waste management industry for over 30 years. He has a B.S. in Business, Management, and Economics with a concentration in Emergency Management from the State University of New York (SUNY). He is currently the Senior Manager of Business Sustainability for Environmental Products & Services of Vermont, Inc. and is based in Harrisburg, PA.
Mark has been a CHMM since 2002 and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Capital (Harrisburg), Philadelphia, and Cyber Chapters, as well as a member of the New England Chapter (NEACHMM). He has been an active member of the AHMP Finance Committee for the past year, as well as volunteering for the Government Affairs Committee. Mark is very active with volunteer work in his community through his church and recently joined the ASSE to actively pursue partnerships with both PA associations. Mr. Bruce is excited to be participating in the AHMP for positive change and growth, as well as recruiting and promoting the certification to the younger generations of future environmental and hazmat professionals.
Ron Kurtz, CSP, CHMM
Over the past 19 years, Ron Kurtz has worked exclusively in both a chemical and bulk pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, steadily striving to improve plant operations, product quality, customer satisfaction, employee communication and education, community relations, and issues of health, safety, and environmental management.
His hands-on approach to affecting change has influenced the path his career has taken over the years, including solving environmental and safety compliance problems, designing and executing training programs, resolving employee concerns and disagreements, and developing cost-effective and efficient methods of generating products. With each level of involvement, he has gained invaluable experience and contacts within the chemical manufacturing and regulatory compliance field, especially OSHA, NJDEPE, EPA, FDA, DEA, ATF, the US Chemical Review Board, Essex County, and the City of Newark.
Mr. Kurtz joined Firmenich, a flavor & fragrance company, in May 2002 as the Health, Safety & Environmental Affairs Manager. He is also a member of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Bridgewater Township in New Jersey. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Joe E. Jenkins, PG, CHMM, CPESC
Immediate Past President
Mr. Jenkins is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM, 1999), Licensed Professional Geologist (PG, 1999), and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC, 2010), with over 30 years of professional experience in petroleum, energy and environmental consulting. He is located in Denver, Colorado and is a Sr. Environmental Professional with Black Hills Corp., a diversified energy company serving customers in seven Rocky Mountain and Midwestern states.
He manages air, water, waste, hazardous and toxic materials, and NEPA compliance programs; and has been instrumental in developing the Black Hills corporate EMS. He is Six Sigma certified and has experience with other continuous business management strategies.
He actively supports the Rocky Mountain Chapter-CHMM. He served as a Chapter Board Member in 2004, 2006 and 2010, Chapter Development Committee (CDC) Chair from 2005-2007, Chapter VP in 2007 and President in 2008, and supports website management for the Chapter. Mr. Jenkins received AHMP’s Champion of Excellence award and co-developed the updated Rocky Mountain Chapter’s website in 2010 which received AHMP’s website of the year award in 2011. He has coordinated and hosted EHMM courses; one of which was taught at the EPA Region 8 Office in Denver CO with agency personnel attending.
Before serving on the AHMP's Board of Directors, he served on the National AHMP CDC as liaison for chapters in EPA Regions 5, 7, and 8 and participated on the Awards Committee. He co-hosted the CDC’s Delegate Training at the national conference and understands the many issues our Chapters must manage to be successful and vibrant resources for members across the US and online.
Kimberly "K" Hearns-Belser, CHMM
Kimberly "K" Hearns-Belser earned her BS in Chemistry from the University of Detroit and her MS in Hazardous Waste Management from Wayne State University. After several positions at the United States Tank Automotive Command, work as a chemist and ISO quality documentation specialist she joined L-3 Vertex in Madison, MS (formerly Raytheon Aerospace) where has been the corporate EH&S specialist for nearly 15 years. In addition to developing corporate policy and procedures particularly in the area of dangerous goods transportation, she has been L-3 Vertex's liaison for regulatory issues concerning US DOT, OSHA and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
She has managed the Hazardous Material/Dangerous Goods Program for hundreds of items and has personally trained approximately one hundred certified shippers. With locations all over the globe, domestic, international and military shipments of dangerous goods are common and knowledge of all applicable regulations is imperative for regulatory compliance. She created an electronic hazardous material shipping system to facilitate compliance, uniformity and ease of dangerous goods preparation. She has been a CHMM for 8 years and received her CDGP designation in February 2014. K helped re-establish the AHMP of MS in 2008 where she has served as secretary and treasurer.
Carl W. Heinlein, ARM, CPEA, CRIS, CSHM, CSP, OHST, STS