Steven A. Rock

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  • OBJECTIVE

    Senior Executive with energetic leadership, innovative and strategic thinking to produce high performance teams, sustainable growth and profitability.

    PROFESSIONNAL PROFILE

    Over 33 years professional experience in highly technical work environments, accountable for strategic planning and execution, and demonstrated business leadership including profitability and growth of business, innovative solutions with particular expertise in:

    • Unparalleled leadership impacting corporate growth through effective and innovative strategic planning.

    • Development and integration of marketing, sales, and business strategies to impact revenue and growth while achieving profit and loss and cash management objectives.

    • Building and fostering lasting relationships and strong working partnerships.

    • Directing high performance global project teams in achieving/exceeding baseline and critical objectives.

    • Creating and facilitating innovative solutions and business ethics for complex problems while focusing on bottom line results.

    • Accountable for assessing company valuations, and business propositions and supporting deal negotiations and closure.

    • Creation of new ventures, value-added partnerships, and business consolidation/exit strategies and implementation.

    ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS

    LEADERSHIP

    Lead U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency post 9/11 mission in cooperation with over 80 Uzbek and Russian Government representatives in successfully destroying over 13 tons of military grade anthrax stored and tested by the Russian Government at the Vozrozhdeniya Island, Uzbekistan R&D facility. Mission success in part was attributed to strong leadership and team building competency to align stakeholders from different scientific, military, government, and business organizations.

    STRATEGIC THINKING

    Lead creation of US Mail system preparedness and response, including assessment and decontamination of Whitehouse warehouse for anthrax, obtaining fast track approvals for a new technology from U.S. EPA through diligent execution of strategic plan, and demonstrated cost and time saving method in addition to technically superior approach.

    EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

    Achieved technology transfer in Anthrax abatement technology through direct communication with U.S. Senators, a major pharmaceutical service company and U.S. Government agencies to produce collaborative demonstrations of innovative technology.

    INNOVATION

    Developed and implemented strategy to grow construction business to $25MM in revenue within a traditional engineering and consulting organization through strategic thinking, detailed planning, team building, persuasive communication, and execution.

    Executive leadership for business assessment, turnaround, and implementation of exit strategy for $130 MM waste management enterprise.

    ACTUAL EXPERIENCE

    THE LOUIS BERGER GROUP, INC., Morristown, NJ; Toms River, NJ; Galveston, TX &

    Exton, PA. Currently a DIRECTOR for this National and International Engineering and

    Construction Management Company

    • Operational lead for Berger’s Emergency Management Recovery Services group

    focused on major client programs like USPS, FEMA, VDEM/VDOT and other state and

    local agencies. Navigating FEMA recovery actions for clients in New Jersey, Virginia,

    Alabama, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana and Texas to include appeals, PA program

    management of PWs, coastal/beach re-nourishment, park and facilities restoration and all PA program related support. The Recovery group has managed several hundred resources at peak. Strength: ability to build and grow client base and optimize existing clients by gaining trust and confidence through ensuring performance and effective communications.

    • Lead the companies Brownfields and Coastal/Sediments practice focused on waterfront redevelopment opportunities and dredge material management (DMM)

    logistics both domestically and internationally.

    • Opened offices in Galveston, Texas and Toms River, NJ to support multiple clients

    for FEMA recovery actions and for supporting growth and redevelopment efforts

    for Berger.

    • Logistics Coordinator for BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill through contract with

    Bureau Veritas to provide Health & Safety and Industrial Hygiene support services

    both in the Gulf and land based EOC support.

    • Support to Prime Power division assisting in environmental review and evaluation of

    a Berger/Cummins power plant under construction in Liberia, Africa.

    • Responsible for program management and developed full service integrated team

    for a $1.6B redevelopment initiative in Pennsauken/Camden, New Jersey.

    • Provide program management and guidance for a multi-agency sediment

    remediation project on one of the most contaminated rivers in the Unites States.

    • Responsible for technology evaluations and for strategic guidance on mergers and

    acquisitions for US Domestic Operations that involve environmental components.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Yanovitch W. ; Rock, S.; Beers W., Hammond, J.; 1989, “Case History of a Turnkey Closure of a Pesticide Site,” Hazardous and Industrial Wastes, Proceedings of the 21st Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference.

    Rock, S.; Utku, M.; Lewis, T.; Sinha, R. 2008, “A Holistic Approach to Dredged Material Management (DMM) at Complex Sediment Sites”, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, Battelle Memorial Institute.

    Utku, M.; Rock S.; Lewis T. 2009, “Innovative Pre-Sampling Geo-Statistical Technique To Identify Historical Contaminant Inventory In Navigable Waterways”, Proceedings of the Western Dredge Association Twenty-Ninth Technical Conference & Fortieth Texas A&M Dredging Seminar.

    Fofanah A.; Utku M.; Burlingame M.; Rock S. 2010, “Hydraulic Modeling For Preliminary Evaluation Of Flooding For Dredging, Capping And Armoring Scenarios of The Lower Passaic River Restoration Project”, Proceedings of the Fourth

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