I graduated from
Saint Michael's with a double major in environmental science and
biology. My Saint Michael's education has served me well! There were
many professors who challenged me and made me learn how to problem
solve, think independently and communicate effectively. These
professors included Dr. Van Houten (chemistry), Dr. Bean (biology),
Dr. Bolduc (sociology) and Dr. Zeno (philosophy). This liberal arts
education, combined with a strong scientific background has enabled
me to compete successfully in the business world.
Upon graduating from Saint Mike's I married my wife, Michele Wood
'87, and started my career as an environmental scientist at a
regionally located engineering consulting firm. We have three great
children Jon (17), Jaycie (16) and Jared (14). My children are very
active in sports including ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse.
In 1995 I started Vertex Engineering Services, Inc., with two
business partners and served as its president. This business
provides environmental consulting, construction management, and
technical support to insurance companies.
In 2001, we sold the
business and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Tetra Tech. For
various reasons the original partners purchased Vertex Engineering
back from Tetra Tech in 2004 and formed the following subdivisions:
Vertex Environmental Services, Inc., Vertex Construction Services,
Inc., Vertex Environmental Insurance Services, Inc., Vertex
Government Services, Inc., Vertex Air Quality Services, Inc., and
Vertex Ingenieros Consultores (our Mexican Company). We provide all
of our services nationally and internationally and I continue to
serve as managing partner of the organization.
I was also fortunate to start a company called Consolidated
Packaging Company (CPC) with my family in 2005. CPC is a true family
company owned by myself and my two brothers in-law, Tim Wood and Ed
Wojciechowski. Tim graduated from Saint Mike's in 1998 and Ed's
wife, Keryn Wood Wojciechowski, graduated from Saint Mike's in 1992.
This company provides contract packaging services, distribution
services and industrial supplies to major corporations.
I look forward to hearing from current students and alumni!