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Executive Team

Basil Skelton, P.E. – President of the SES Group of Companies

Mr. Skelton founded the SES group’s predecessor company, Solutions to Environmental Problems, Inc. (STEP) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1992. In 2006 STEP was acquired by SpecPro Environmental Services LLC (SES) with Mr. Skelton initially assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer and ultimately becoming President/CEO. Under his leadership, SES has experienced significant growth in general and civil construction while also maintaining steady growth in environmental services, primarily for Department of Defense clients. Concurrently, Mr. Skelton has expanded the SES group of companies through the development of sister companies, SES Construction and Fuel Services LLC, SES Civil Contractors LLC, SES Energy Services LLC, and SES Electrical LLC, as well as Aerostar SES LLC (ASL)—an 8(a)-certified company in the SBA’s business development program. With a hands-on managerial style, Mr. Skelton continues to play an active program and project management role in many company projects. Mr. Skelton is a sustaining member of the Society of American Military Engineers with National and six other Posts. Mr. Skelton obtained a Masters of Science degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1976.

Jim Madaj, P.G. – General Manager

Mr. Madaj, PG, joined ASL’s sister company, SpecPro Environmental Services (SES) in 1998 and has served as Senior Environmental Program Manager of SES for 12 years, and General Manager of ASL’s sister company, SCF, for 6 years. During the past 17 years he has primarily managed base-wide environmental programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District (since 2004), and at Fort Campbell for the USACE Nashville District (since 1999). He has managed 15 major indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) task order contracts valued at approximately $190M since 1999 for Department of Defense (DoD) customers, in addition to running environmental programs for other DoD and private clients. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.

G. Scott Hughes, PSSC – Jacksonville Operations Manager

Mr. Hughes joined ASL in 1999 and is currently serving as Operations Manager responsible for managing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Petroleum Restoration Program in addition to serving as the Project Manager for emergency response projects throughout Florida. Mr. Hughes has 22 years of experience as an environmental scientist. Mr. Hughes has extensive and varied experience related to industry with a wide range of environmental applications. He has managed environmental projects for private industry and the public sector. His experience includes design, construction and installation of underground utilities, including water and electrical service. He has experience in supervising and scheduling field personnel, supervising subcontractors, collecting and compiling field data, and preparing a wide range of technical reports. Mr. Hughes has participated in the installation of underground utility systems at over 60 commercial facilities located in the southeastern US. He is a member of the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Associations and the Northeast Florida Builders Association. Mr. Hughes received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Applied Physics in 1992.

Leon J. Carrero, P.G. – Senior Program Manager

Mr. Carrero joined ASL in 1993 and has over 28 years of specialized experience in the field of hydrogeological investigations, remediation system design, and remedial construction. Mr. Carrero serves as Senior Program Manager for many of ASL’s remediation and construction projects and is an expert in the use of proven remediation techniques such as source removal, vapor extraction, air sparging, air stripping, carbon absorption, and biological degradation.  Mr. Carrero is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and has served his community in various capacities including former Chairman of the Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board, Past-President of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Past President Rotary Club of Southpoint, various task forces, and community volunteer. Mr. Carrero obtained a Masters of Science degree in geology from Wright State University in 1989. 

Tiffany Seibt – Senior Program Manager

Ms. Seibt is the Senior Program Manager of Aerostar SES’s Mobile, Alabama office and specializes in the area of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects. She has over 22 years of experience and is an expert in conducting watershed assessments, wetland delineations, forest inventories, wildlife management and monitoring, wildfire management plans, cultural assessments, and Phase I ESAs. Ms Seibt has worked directly with various City leaders managing federal grant and matching fund tracking systems for environmental conservation projects and is heavily involved in the New Orleans U.S. Army Corps of Engineers levee reconstruction projects providing dredge material classification, debris disposal management, and NEPA documentation. She also manages health and safety personnel providing oversight of construction firms rebuilding the levees and pump stations. Ms. Seibt is the first female President of the Society of Military Engineers, Mobile District, a former Board Advisor to the Mobile Chamber of Commerce, and a two-year Chair of the American Cancer Society Chili cook-off. Ms. Seibt obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in natural resources from North Carolina State University in 1994.

M. Chris McNees – Senior Program Manager

Mr. McNees serves as Senior Program Manager of quality assurance and quality control for a wide range of technical deliverables produced by the firm and has over 20 years of experience. Mr. McNees has a thorough understanding of environmental reporting standards, including those applicable to environmental risk management, due diligence related assessments (Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments [ESAs]), contamination screening evaluations, state agency site assessment reports, Brownfields investigations, environmental compliance audits, industrial hygiene related investigations, NPDES permitting and stormwater management, and water quality monitoring.  He regularly serves as Quality Control Manager for Aerostar SES’s larger scale remedial investigation and feasibility studies and is frequently called upon to perform technical review on reports prepared by third party professionals. Mr. McNees was recognized as a “Top 40 under 40 Business Professional” by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2009 and is an active member of the Environmental Banker’s Association, the National Association of Office & Industrial Properties, the Urban Land Institute, and various state Brownfields associations.  He is a past Chairman of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) Board of Directors and a past President of the Orange Park Sunrise Rotary Club. Mr. McNees obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Florida in 1997.

Frank Redway – Senior Project Manager

Mr. Redway obtained a Masters of Science degree in environmental engineering sciences from the University of Florida in 1993 and serves as the Program Manager of Aerostar SES’s environmental site assessment and industrial hygiene services.  Mr. Redway has over 22 years of experience delivering Phase I/II ESAs, HUD assessments, Department of Transportation Contamination Screening Evaluations (CSEs), asbestos and lead-based paint surveys, indoor air quality surveys, mold remediation, site assessment reports, remedial action plans, and associated cost estimates. Mr. Redway also serves as the Independent Technical Review Team (ITRT) leader for many of Aerostar’s federal projects and conducts Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews for federal and non-federal projects.  Mr. Redway has a thorough understanding of the environmental risk underwriting standards applicable to private sector financial institutions as well as those of federal, state, and local agency programs involving land acquisition, access, disposal, and inter-agency transfers.  Mr. Redway has supported large scale land acquisition programs for private and public sector clients by providing environmental expertise as well as other support including lease validation, database management, and verification of licenses, permits, and property surveys.