In early 1996, two men – Edgar N. Putman, founder of Penn Color, Inc., and Dominic J. Spinozzi, V.P. of Sales & Marketing for The DuPont Company – met to discuss the formation of a new and different environmental consulting firm.
At the time, the future of the environmental industry was uncertain. The Superfund program was maturing, and Pennsylvania had just passed the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2).
This was landmark legislation, passed with the intent of not only defining what was environmentally clean and what was not, but also, for the first time in history, providing incentive to reclaim and redevelop old industrial land (Brownfields) rather than open farmland (Greenfields).
Edgar and Dominic had the vision to see that this legislation – the first of its kind in the Unit
ed States – would change the face of the environmental industry forever. The two convened a series of meetings with key environmental professionals and in April 1996, Penn Environmental & Remediation, Inc., was born.
Though it started with just three employees – Spinnozzi, President William Ponticello and Executive Vice President Mike Christie – Penn E&R has grown today to be a tremendously diversified full service Environmental, Engineering and Energy consulting firm with nearly 100 employees.
Despite growing and reaching new milestones, however, the company has always stayed true to its roots – helping our Clients navigate a complex regulatory landscape by providing them with cost-effective solutions.