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Kenneth K. Hekimian

Founder & Principal Engineer


Over 45 years of diversified professional experience in a variety of phases of civil and environmental analysis, planning and engineering.  Pioneered engineering design and environmental studies for transfer/recycling centers, sanitary landfills and underground tank facilities.  Last thirty years have concentrated on environmental engineering, primarily associated with hazardous waste, dry cleaning facilities and underground fuel tank regulatory compliance, and expert testimony associated with recycling of hazardous materials, surface and subsurface soil and water contamination, including planning and supervision of site assessment of soil and groundwater, remediation by excavation and treatment, bio-remediation and restoration of petroleum-contaminated and PCE-contaminated aquifers.  Designed/installed many methane gas barriers in Los Angeles City and Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

B.S.   –    Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

M.S.  –    Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

M.S.  –    Operations Research/Business Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Ph.D. –   Systems and Environmental Engineering (Management Minor), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
(Thesis: “A Systems Engineering Approach to Environmental Quality Management; with Emphasis on Solid Waste Management”)

Mary Ann Arias

Senior Project Manager / Environmental Geologist

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Over 20 years of diversified professional experience in a variety of phases of subsurface investigation, planning and site closure for privately-owned or federally-owned sites throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.  Specialized in site preparatory work for sites earmarked for development. Expert in aquifer fluid dynamics, soil chemistry, engineering soil properties, and health and human risk assessments.  Able to advance sites rapidly through all phases of the site closure process.  Managed to closure sites with petroleum distillates and additives, chlorinated solvents, chromium plating by-products, and pesticides.  Managed over 100 contaminated sites within Los Angeles County.

B.S.   –   Geology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

P.G.  –   California Licensed Professional Geologist #8109


Emilia Der Sarkissian

Project Engineer

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Specialized in groundwater and water resource engineering.

B.S.   –   Civil Engineering (Environmental Option), Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

E.I.T.  –   California Licensed Engineer-in-Training