Dr. Richard Troast, is the Principal for Troast Environmental Consulting (TEC). Dr.Troast is a recognized toxicology expert in assessing the risks of lead and other hazardouus chemicals to children and adults. Dr. Troast has successfully represented clients in both State and Federal District Court and has been accepted as an expert under both Frye and Daubert standards. Dr. Troast retired as a senior scientist within the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). In the EPA program Dr. Troast chaired both the Lead and Asbestos review programs which provided technical oversight to localities conducting cleanup actions. He was the recipient of several EPA awards for outstanding contributions during his tenure with the Agency. . View Expert Witness Profile
Jennifer Morningstar, PE, CFEI, is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa and West Virginia, and an NCEES Model Law Engineer. Ms. Morningstar is a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Background Experience - Ms. Morningstar has 19 years of industrial experience. She spent 16 years working at a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturer gaining familiarity with all the unit operations. Her experience includes distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). She is an OSHA-trained Process Hazard Analysis study leader and completed Root Cause Failure Analysis training to become an Incident Investigator. Ms. Morningstar authored Lockout / Tagout Procedures and Confined Space Entry Procedures. She also managed capital expansion projects in excess of $1M and then spent 3 years as an energy management consultant in a variety of industries including mineral extraction, pulp & paper, animal harvesting & packaging (including rendering) and grain milling. Ms. Morningstar worked with both natural gas and coal-fired boilers producing saturated steam and super-heated steam for cogeneration. Other processes in her expertise include air compressors, cooling towers, chillers, multi-stage ammonia-based refrigeration systems, waste water treatment and biogas production.
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