Senior Associates

Our Senior Consultants hold a number of professional certifications, as well as licenses in various states to conduct building inspections, air monitoring, project design, and project management for asbestos, lead, and/or mold. With over 120 years of combined experience and a wide-range of technical capabilities, our team is well-equipped to help solve your specific problem in a reasonable, efficient, and professional manner.
John P. Jurgiel

St. Charles, MO

Robert A. Jurgiel

St. Charles, MO

J. Dylan Romo

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Gregory K. Young

St. Charles, MO

John P. Jurgiel CIH, CSP, PE

Principal

With 34 years of experience, John P. Jurgiel serves as the main industrial hygiene consultant for several corporations and manufacturing companies across the U.S. His experience encompasses a wide variety of scenarios.

Biography

Education:
Master of Science (MS), Industrial Hygiene
Harvard University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Civil Engineering
University of Missouri-Rolla

Certifications:
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Professional Engineer (PE)
Air Sampling Professional
Asbestos Inspector
Asbestos Project Designer

Affiliations:
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Experience:         34 years

John Jurgiel has served as a Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant on numerous projects, conducted exposure assessments, qualitative risk assessments, Industrial Hygiene program development, air and surface monitoring, employee training, emergency response, auditing, indoor air quality investigations, mold surveys, and surveys addressing occupational safety issues. His experience encompasses a wide variety of scenarios, including manufacturing facilities, maintenance shops, laboratories, field locations, schools and universities, offices, residential units, and chemical manufacturing ranging from small specialty operations to large-scale, integrated facilities.

John serves as the main industrial hygiene consultant for several corporations and manufacturing companies that have facilities in the Midwest and throughout the US. In this role, he conducts routine onsite industrial hygiene surveys, advises on corporate policies, and responds to OSHA inquiries, litigation complaints, and other upset conditions that arise.

John started his career as a corporate industrial hygienist in the chemical industry in central Michigan and as a field industrial hygienist on the Texas Gulf Coast. In these roles, he conducted in-depth exposure assessments of, and developed control methodologies for, a variety of chemical and physical stressors for chemical plants that manufactured chlorinated ethanes, chlorinated methanes, acetone, phenol, and diphenyl oxide, as well as for the Pipeline and Aviation departments.  John was also a member of the Emergency Response team, and provided industrial hygiene support to the team and the Fire/Security departments.  During his tenure at one of the world’s largest chemical companies, John served on various technical committees for noise and hearing conservation, engineering controls, respiratory protection, and personal protective equipment program development. He also served on the Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) audit team, and contributed to two successful OSHA VPP certifications/re-certifications.

With his combined engineering and industrial hygiene background, John has also become an expert in indoor air quality and mold-related issues in both commercial and residential settings. He has a tremendous amount of experience to efficiently assess these issues in a complete manner – allowing for a quick resolution to the problem.  John has worked with numerous construction companies, property management firms, insurance companies, remediation contractors, and individual homeowners, and is familiar with the potential added complexity of these arrangements. When required, he has provided litigation support, and conducted numerous depositions serving as an expert witness for these types of projects.

Clients have included large Fortune 500 organizations, small-to-mid sized firms, insurance companies, management companies, and individual homeowners, with a focus on the following industries:

  • Chemical/Petrochemical/Oil Refining/Terminal Operations
  • Manufacturing/Assembly
  • Foundries and Metalworking Facilities
  • Medical/Healthcare
  • Education (Schools and School Districts)
  • Construction and Remodeling
  • Food Production
  • Hotel/Hospitality (IAQ and Mold)
  • Commercial and Residential Buildings (IAQ and Mold)

John has previously taught an Introduction to Industrial Hygiene course at a community college, and has given numerous presentations on indoor air quality/mold issues and various other industrial hygiene topics to various associations and trade groups.

Robert A. Jurgiel PE, CSP

Principal

Serving as a Senior Consultant, Rob Jurgiel has 29 years of field experience. His expertise is evident as he easily simplifies complex issues in communication to management and employees.

Biography

Education:
Master of Public Health (MPH), Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Health
University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science (BS), Civil Engineering
Northwestern University

Certifications:
Professional Engineer (PE)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Air Sampling Professional
Asbestos Inspector
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor
Asbestos Project Manager

Affiliations:
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Experience:         29 years

Rob Jurgiel is an experienced Industrial Hygienist and Safety Professional who services a wide range of fields including Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Indoor Air Quality, Asbestos, Lead, and Mold.  Through his project experience and combined engineering/industrial hygiene background, he has developed several long-term clients in the construction and heavy industry fields. As Senior Consultant, Rob has the experience to make decisions and recommendations in the field, and the ability to simplify complex issues when in discussions with management and employees.

Having begun his career at the advent of the asbestos industry, Rob has significant expertise in the abatement and remediation fields, and has the extensive knowledge related to the different types of abatement methods, regulations, and interpretations that vary from state to state.  Rob has managed and coordinated numerous multi-discipline (asbestos, mold, and industrial hygiene) projects for a wide variety of clients in both private and government sectors. He has the oversight capacity to lead a team of other industrial hygienists and technicians to perform tasks for an efficient and cost-effective project.

Clients have included large Fortune 500 organizations, as well as small-to-mid sized firms, with a focus on the following industries:

  • Steel Making
  • Power Generation/Transmission/Distribution
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Multi-Family Residential

Rob has also conducted multiple presentations on industrial hygiene and mold-related issues for various professional associations including, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri, Safety Council of Greater St. Louis, and the Mid-America Safety Council. Since the development of the hexavalent chromium standard, Rob has been a part of the Hexavalent Chromium Consortium, a group of professionals that provides presentations and guidance related to the OSHA hexavalent chromium standard throughout Missouri and the Metro St. Louis area. This group includes an industrial hygienist, mechanical engineer, laboratory representative, and an expert in respiratory protection.

Rob currently sits on the City of Olivette Planning and Community Design Committee and the Board of Appeals Committee.

J. Dylan Romo

J. Dylan Romo CIH, CSP, ARM, CRM

Senior Consultant

Providing 29 years of broad field experience, Dylan specializes in multiple areas of occupational health & safety (both General Industry & Construction), as well as loss analysis and risk control related to all lines of property & casualty insurance.

Biography

Education:
Master of Science (MS), Occupational & Environmental Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Bachelor of Science (BS), Zoology
University of Oklahoma

Certifications:
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
Asbestos Management Planner – Texas
Mold Assessment Consultant – Texas

Affiliations:
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

Experience: 29 years

Dylan Romo began his career as a field industrial hygienist and, subsequently, as an industrial hygiene supervisor in the chemical industry on the Texas Gulf Coast. In these roles, he conducted in-depth exposure assessments of, and developed control methodologies for, a variety of chemical and physical stressors, including: molten metals, organopesticides, chlorinated solvents, amine-based products, and naturally-occurring radiation.  During his tenure at two of the world’s largest chemical and petrochemical companies, Dylan served as a technical specialist for noise and hearing conservation, established decontamination procedures for an on-site treatment, storage, & disposal (TS&D) facility, assisted in the development of a site-wide ergonomics medical-management program, served on a corporate Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) audit team, and contributed to two successful OSHA VPP certifications/re-certifications.

In 1999, Dylan transitioned to the commercial insurance arena where, for 17 years, he served simultaneously as a practicing field industrial hygienist, a coordinator of third-party industrial hygiene consulting services, and an occupational disease subject matter expert. Over time, Dylan’s role expanded to the broader areas of worker safety, fire prevention, premises security, fleet safety, general liability, product liability, food safety, and business continuity.  Dylan completed his tenure as Vice-President of Loss Control with a major insurance broker (agency) where his responsibilities included the ongoing identification of risk factors and the development of customized mitigation strategies aimed at reducing the overall cost of risk.  Clients have included large Fortune 500 organizations, as well as small-to-mid sized firms, with a focus on the following industries:

  • Oil & Gas (Production, Well-Servicing, Pipeline, Refining, and Retail)
  • Power Generation/Transmission/Distribution
  • Chemical/Tank Farms/Terminal Operations
  • Food Production/Food Service
  • Hotel/Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Multi-Family Residential

In addition to occupational health, Dylan’s areas of technical expertise center around:

  • Loss History Analytics
  • Job Hazard Assessment
  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Program Development
  • Property Risk Assessment
  • Construction Site Safety

Dylan currently serves as immediate Past President of the Southwest Chapter of the ASSP as well as the Deputy Regional Vice President for Region III. Dylan is also the Treasurer of the North Texas Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NT-AIHA).

Gregory K. Young

Gregory K. Young

Senior Project Manager

Contributing 34 years of experience, Gregory holds an extensive knowledge of abatement methods, regulations, and interpretations. He holds certifications and licensures for asbestos and lead in multiple states.

EMAIL: gyoung@jurgiel.com

Biography

Education:
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Missouri State University – Springfield

Certifications:
Air Sampling Professional
Asbestos Inspector
Asbestos Management Planner
Asbestos Project Designer
Certified Mold Inspector
Certified Residential Mold Inspector
Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor
Lead Project Designer
Missouri Safety Council

Affiliations:
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Experience:             34 years

Greg Young is a Senior Project Manager/Supervisor for Jurgiel & Associates, who began his career in the early years of the asbestos abatement industry, providing abatement oversight as both an asbestos inspector and an air sampling technician. Prior to joining Jurgiel & Associates, Greg was employed as a Quality Control Manager – first by an environmental engineering firm in St. Louis, Missouri and later by an industrial fabrication facility in Springfield, Missouri.

Greg has extensive knowledge related to the different types of abatement methods, regulations, and interpretations that vary from state to state. He currently holds certifications and licensures for asbestos and lead in multiple states and is an expert in conducting asbestos and lead identification surveys, developing operations and maintenance plans, and delivering turnkey abatement management consulting services, which include:

– Designing and coordinating abatement procedures
– Preparing bid documents
– Assisting in bid selection
– Providing project management and air monitoring support during abatement

As a Senior Project Manager/Supervisor, Greg supervises a staff of asbestos and lead inspectors, air sampling professionals, and technicians. He also acts as Client Manager, supervising asbestos- and lead-related projects in approximately 10 states throughout the Midwest. Greg has been involved with numerous long-term projects, some of which have lasted a year or more.

Over the years, Greg has developed multiple proficiencies, that extend beyond asbestos to other areas of environmental, health, and safety. These include mold investigations; the evaluation of noise, welding fumes, and respirable dust; and OSHA regulatory compliance. His clients have included large organizations, as well as small-to-mid sized firms, with a focus on the following industries:

  • Retail Stores
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools and Higher Education
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hotel/Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Multi-Family Residential
Gregory K. Young