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Lowell Kessell (MS with Cathy)


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Lowell G. Kessel, P.G.
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
500 South Kraemer Blvd. Suite 370
Brea, California 92821
Office: (714) 984-2103
Mobile: (714) 709-368
E-mail: lkessel@hotmail.com


Responsiblities and Experience

  Mr. Kessel’s professional experience as a hydrogeologist includes planning, conducting, and supervising geologic and hydrogeologic investigations and evaluation of remediation alternatives for a variety of contaminant problems. His experience with contaminants includes petroleum fuel hydrocarbons, solvents, PCBs, 1, 4 Dioxane, and Chromium for clients such as oil companies, attorneys, and private industry. Mr. Kessel also has experience in development and management of Phase I assessments, Phase II investigations, and Phase III and IV remediation programs including groundwater monitoring programs, remedial excavation projects and remedial system implementation. During the course of active remediation projects, he has become experienced in air sparge and soil vapor extraction design; dual-phase extraction; pilot testing and design; bioattenuation mechanisms including monitored natural attenuation and enhanced bioremediation such as Hydrogen Releasing Compound (HRCTM) and Chemical Oxidation evaluation, design, and implementation using permanganate, ozone and peroxide.

He has served as lead field geologist, assistant project manager and project manager on numerous site investigations for feasibility studies and construction-related projects with hazardous environmental conditions. Mr. Kessel’s project management experience includes (1) preparation of work authorizations/proposals; (2) preparation of work plan reports or remedial action plans; (3) project set up, field personnel coordination and supply inventory; (4) preparation of technical reports summarizing previous and recent investigations; (5) contractor bid and expenditure comparison for project budget management; and (6) preparation of successful site closure/ “No Further Action” request reports.


Selected Publications with Cathy Busby


Busby, C.J., Kessel, L., Schulz, K., Foose, M., and Slack, J., 2004, Volcanic setting of the Ordovician Bald Mountain Massive Sulfide Deposit, Northern Maine: in, W. Goodfellow, S.R.McCutcheon and J.M. Peter (eds.), Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick and Northern Maine: Economic Geology Monograph 11, p. 219-244 plus 2 large plates in back pocket.



Busby, C.J., Kessel, L., Schulz, K., Foose, M., and Slack, J., 2003, Volcanic setting of the Ordovician Bald Mountain Massive Sulfide Deposit, Northern Maine: Economic Geology Monograph 11, 51 ms pp. Plus 2 large plates in back pocket. pdf file


  Kessell, L. and Busby, C.J., 2003, Analysis of VHMS-Hosting Ignimbrites Erupted at Bathyal Water Depths (Ordovican Bald Mountain Sequence, Northern Maine), in, J. White, J. Smellie and D. Clague (eds)., Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism: American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph Series, v. 140, p. 372-392.


Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


Registrations / Certifications
Professional Geologist (PG) CA 7924
40 hour Hazwoper and Supervisor Training

University of California, MBA Candidate, Completion in May 2008
University of California, M.Sc. Geological Sciences, 2000 (4.0 GPA)
University of California, B.S. Geological Sciences, 1998 (3.7 GPA)

Post Graduate Supplemental Education (4.0 GPA)
PSMJ Project management Training (Summer 2005)
Supplemental Graduate Courses Cal State Fullerton, CA
Engineering Hydrology (Fall 2003)
Hydrogeologic Modeling (Fall 2003)
Advanced Aquifer Characterization and Hydrology (Spring 2003)
Well Hydraulics and Hydrogeology (Fall 2002 audit)
*Business Management (Spring, 2001) *Pasadena City College, CA

Work Experience
Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Brea, CA
Senior Hydrogeologist / Project Manager June 2002 to present
Promoted from staff to senior scientist in technical and project management capacity over a 3-year period.
Responsibilities include: Project manager and management assistance on large multiphase investigation and remedial projects in the greater Los Angeles area; staff management; Client relationship building and client support for business fiscal and time-wise objectives; Business development and proposal preparation for local county agencies and private industry; Professional presentations at professional conferences on investigation and remedial approaches and technologies; geotechnical and hydrogeologic investigations; and remediation design and implementation.

SECOR International Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA
Project Geologist April 2001 to June 2002
Promoted to Project Manager prior to separation
Responsibilities include: Project management assistance with ARCO/BP retail petroleum group on investigation and remedial projects in the greater Los Angeles area, Bakersfield, Mojave Desert, and Ventura County.

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