ness. He is a fellow of four professional societies in human factors and is a certified professional ergonomist. Dr. Drury has served on several previous NRC studies related to chemical demilitarization.
J. Robert Gibson is currently an independent consultant in the field of toxicology and occupational safety and health. Dr. Gibson graduated from Mississippi State University with a Ph.D. in physiology, and he holds a master’s degree in zoology and a bachelor of science degree in general science from that same institution. After completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in pesticide metabolism at the University of Kentucky, he joined DuPont’s Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine as a research toxicologist. During his 30-year career with DuPont, Dr. Gibson held management positions in R&D, chemical manufacturing, and corporate administration (corporate director of safety and health). He was also assistant director of DuPont’s Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine. Dr. Gibson ended his DuPont career as a director in the Crop Protection Products Division in Wilmington, Delaware, in December 2001. He was board certified in toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology from 1980 through 2005. His numerous committee assignments include eight years of service on the NRC’s Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (Stockpile Committee), which provided oversight for the U.S. Army’s chemical weapons disposal program. He was also a member of the NRC Committee on Evaluation of Chemical Events at Army Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities. Dr. Gibson is also the U.S. representative to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and is a member of the NRC standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization.
David A. Hoecke is currently president and CEO of Enercon Systems Inc. He graduated from the Cooper Union with a B.S.M.E. His expertise is in the fields of waste combustion, pyrolysis, heat transfer, and gas cleaning. In 1960 he began working for Midland-Ross Corporation as a project engineer, rising to be its chief engineer for incineration by 1972. At that time he founded his own company, and he has since been responsible for the design and construction of numerous combustion systems, including solid waste incinerators, thermal oxidizers, heat recovery systems, and gas-to-air heat exchangers. Mr. Hoecke has considerable expertise in incineration technologies employed by the Army in its demilitarization of chemical weapons.
Peter B. Lederman has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, and retired as executive director, Hazardous Substance Management Research Center and Executive Director, Office of Intellectual Property, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Roy Weston Inc., where he served for 13 years as a vice president and one of the leaders of the Hazardous Materials Management practice. He continues to teach environmental management, policy and site remediation. He is active as a consultant in the area of hazardous materials management. Dr. Lederman has over 50 years of broad experience in all facets of environmental management, control, and policy development; considerable experience in hazardous substance treatment and management; process design and development in the petrochemical industry; and over 18 years of experience as an educator. He has industrial experience as a process designer and managed the development of new processes through full-scale plant demonstrations. He is well known for his work as a professor in chemical process design. He led his company’s safety program in the early 1980s. Dr. Lederman is a registered professional engineer, registered professional planner, certified hazardous material manager, and a diplomate in environmental engineering. Dr. Lederman has also worked at the federal level (EPA) as a laboratory director and at state levels with particular emphasis on environmental policy. He is a national associate of the National Academies.
Charles I. McGinnis is currently an independent consultant in the realm of civil engineering. Previously he served in senior positions at the Construction Industry Institute in Austin, Texas. Retired from the U.S. Army as a major general, Mr. McGinnis has an M.E. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Missouri. He was a former director of civil works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and also served as the director of engineering and construction for the Panama Canal Company and later as vice president of the company and lieutenant governor of the Panama Canal Zone. As director of civil works, he was responsible for a $3 billion-per-year planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance program of water-resource-oriented public works on a nationwide basis. He has considerable experience with engineering and construction as well as unique understanding of facilities maintenance and chemical weapons demilitarization, and he has served on several NRC study committees looking at chemical demilitarization.
A. Charles Rowney is currently an independent consultant practicing in the areas of information management and organizational management as related to the technologies and practices that enable technical communities to operate effectively within an enterprise. Past activities have included a background in knowledge and information management, and he is currently active in projects that have him interacting with Chief Information Officers and their counterparts across the United States and Europe as they deal with issues related to collaboration and interoperability. Dr. Rowney holds B.Sc., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Ottawa. He has over 25 years experience in the engineering industry, and in that capacity has worked with