JOHN M. GARDNER, P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Mr. Gardner has over 40 years’ experience at more than 200 facilities across the U.S. His work is primarily in solid waste engineering and related fields with a particular emphasis in siting, design, permitting strategies, construction, operation, closure, and post-closure monitoring of solid waste management facilities including municipal, construction/demolition, industrial, and residual waste landfills. Mr. Gardner also specializes in environmental due diligence and forensic engineering services.

OVERVIEW
CREDENTIALS
EXPERIENCE

DUTIES

PRESIDENT

2006 – Present

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2000 – Present

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Solid Waste Landfill Siting and Design
Renewable Energy Development
Landfill Gas Collection System Design & Management
Environmental Remediation
Construction Management and Administration

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Smith brings over two decades of design, construction and operational experience in all aspects of solid waste management and remediation and he provides engineering services in all of our focal areas. He specializes in unique challenges of waste recovery, special construction, renewable energy systems, and containment systems. His work includes siting, design, permitting, construction, operations and closure services.
He is a member of the Research Council at the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) and he is a member of the Industry Advisory Board with the Department of Civil Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Mr. Smith is a licensed Professional Engineer in Arkansas, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

B.S. Civil Engineering (Construction), 1992
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

M.C.E. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), 2004
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

AR, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IA, LA, MD, MI, MO, NC, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, USVI, VA, NCEES & USCEIP

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

SMITH GARDNER, INC.

(formerly G.N. Richardson & Associates, Inc.) 1996 – Present

S.T. WOOTEN CORPORATION (STW)

1995 – 1996

HAZEN & SAWYER, P.C.

1992 – 1995