Gary Blinkiewicz, LPG, CPG

Project Manager, Environmental

Gary joined Wightman’s Kalamazoo office in 2019 as an environmental project manager. He brings more that 27 years of experience to the role of providing practical solutions and advice to clients that minimize environmental impacts while addressing their needs. As a licensed professional geologist, he has a responsibility to uphold the public health and safety in the performance of professional services and to protect the environment. Gary has worked on numerous longer term projects which have required a higher level of hydrogeologic interpretation and analysis. 

Areas of Focus

  • Managing, supervising, and conducting: hydrogeologic remedial investigations 
  • Underground storage tank (UST) removals 
  • Soil and groundwater remediation projects 
  • Landfill investigations 
  • Building demolition 
  • Vapor intrusion (VI) assessments 
  • VI mitigation systems 
  • Preparation of the following reports: Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs); Documentation of Due Care Compliance Plans; Remedial Action Plans (RAPs); Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs); Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAPs) 
  • Knowledge of the following regulations: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Public Act 451 Parts 201, 213, 115 Programs;  Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP)

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), Geology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Master of Science (MS), Geology (Specialization Hydrogeology)
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Licensed Professional Geologist (LPG), State of Indiana, No. 2591 
  • Certified Professional Geologist (CPG), American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), No. 10406
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Training Course 
  • OSHA 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Managers and Supervisors Training Course 
  • OSHA 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Refresher Course 
  • OSHA 10-Construction Safety and Health Training 
  • First Aid and CPR Training 
  • Risk-Based Correction Action (RBCA) Training 
  • EGLE, A-1j Storm Water Management-Construction Site, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector, Certificate No. C-17466 
  • Appointed to EGLE-Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) Response Activity Review Panel 
  • Passed National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Examination, 10/17 
  • Passed ASBOG Practice of Geology (PG) Examination, 3/18

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Air and Waste Management Association, West Michigan Chapter
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists, Michigan Section
  • Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers 
  • Geological Society of America 
  • Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals
Gary Blinkiewicz Environmental Wightman

Contact Gary Blinkiewicz

Office: 269.487.9169 Cell: 269.929.1983