Staff

Michael (Joe) Bolick - Communications and Public Relations Manager
319-273-6577

  • Marketing and public relations coordinator for IWRC services
  • Conducts STAR4D training
  • Involved in curriculum development for painter training certifications
  • Co-inventor for HVLP, airless and blasting virtual reality simulators
Matt Cox

Matt Cox - Waste Reduction Specialist 
319-273-7225

  • Conducts site visits and assists clients with environmental compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Provides technical assistance with SWPPP, SPCC, MSEI, air permitting, hazardous waste, waste reduction and pollution prevention
  • 15+ years of safety and environmental experience in industry

Brian Gedlinske - Environmental Specialist 
319-273-6581 

  • Provides environmental compliance and technical assistance with air quality, storm water,
    wastewater and waste management regulations
  • Provides on-site technical assistance with painting, powder coating, metal finishing and
    wastewater pretreatment
  • Performs case study and applied research projects that typically focus on process
    efficiency improvements and their environmental/economic implications, particularly in
    regard to surface finishing

Tom Giblin - Senior Research Technician 
319-273-5355

  • Conducts STAR4D training
  • Provides on-site assistance and outreach for military bases and STAR4D satellite sites
  • Handles on-site facility management

Lea Hensel - Marketing Coordinator 
319-273-6576

  • Manages strategic marketing for IWRC and individual programs
  • Handles conference coordination
  • Involved in curriculum development for painter training certifications
  • Writes reports, web content, copy, press release, articles and reports

Glee Kidder - Office Coordinator I 
319-273-5353

  • Directs office staff and coordinates daily office operations
  • Maintains purchasing and accounting records for all IWRC services and products
  • Handles records and budgetary needs for all IWRC services and products
  • Completes VirtualPaint demonstrations and set ups at client facilities

Rick Klein – Program Manager
319-273-5351

  • Program Manager for the STAR4D painter training program
  • Provides technical assistance to military facilities
  • Co-inventor for HVLP, airless and blasting virtual reality simulators

Chris Lampe - Process Research Reduction and Education Specialist 
319-273-5354

  • Conducts STAR4D training as Lead Instructor and oversees STAR4D activities on-site
    and at military installations
  • Provides technical and environmental assistance to small businesses and military
    installations
  • Co-inventor for blasting and airless virtual reality simulator
  • Involved in curriculum development for painter training certifications

Dan Nickey - Associate Director
319-273-6588 

  • Manages the Iowa Air Emission Assistance Program (IAEAP) funded by the Iowa Air Quality Bureau
  • Assists small business compliance with air quality regulations and reduce air emissions
  • Coordinates IAEAP activities with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and other
    government agencies

Jim Olson - Director 
319-273-6589 

  • Has managed the Small Business Technical Assistance On-Site Review program for the
    past 15 years
  • Conducts site visits at small businesses and applied research projects
  • Provides environmental assistance, workshops and presentations

Julie Reinitz - Graphic Artist 
319-273-6591 

  • Designs all marketing materials for all IWRC services and products
  • Assists with development of design materials for IWRC websites
  • Works with staff to design manuals, newsletters, annual reports and other publications

Jeremiah Treloar - Program Manager 
319-273-5352

  • Conducts STAR4D training
  • Conducts research, development, and testing on new software and hardware for Virtualpaint
  • Co-inventor for HVLP, airless and blasting virtual reality simulators
  • Involved in curriculum development for painter training certifications

Jennifer Trent - Environmental Specialist
319-273-6584

  • Implement and coordinate Solid Waste Alternative Program grant for food waste recycling and diversion
  • Research other solid waste and recycling projects and opportunities
  • Conduct site visits and compliance assistance to Iowa small businesses

John Whiting - Waste Reduction Education/Research Specialist 
319-273-5357

  • Conducts STAR4D training
  • Provides on-site assistance and outreach for military bases and STAR4D satellite sites
  • Co-inventor for airless virtual reality simulator
  • Involved in curriculum development for painter training certifications

Jennifer Wittenburg - Environmental Specialist 
319-273-6580 

  • Helps small businesses in understanding and complying with air regulations
  • Develops multimedia tools for use in MSEI website and IAEAP
  • Conducts site visits and provides compliance assistance for hazardous waste, solid waste,
    stormwater, industrial wastewater and air emissions

 

Student Interns

 

Josiah Bottelman

Josiah Bottelman - Information Technology Intern

  • UNI Computer Science major
  • Provides technical support for the IT department
  • Researches new technologies and software
  • Assists with systems administration, web programming and VirtualPaint technical support
Mallory Feeney

Mallory Feeney - Public Relations Intern

  • UNI Public Relations Major
  • Creates and edits website content and press releases for the IWRC (and BCS)
  • Manages IWRC social media pages (Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook)
  • Writes educational and promotional blogs about environmental practices and sustainability revolving around the IWRC