Mr. Reynolds is Principal and President of The Reynolds Group, a multi-disciplined, multi-lingual environmental engineering, contracting, and consulting firm founded in 1989. He is experienced and available as an expert on matters related to environmental distress or contamination, assessment, remediation, construction, and related financial matters. Mr. Reynolds holds degrees from the University of Southern California, B.S. Civil Eng., 1981; University of Houston, M.S. Civil Eng., 1984; and Harvard University, MBA., 1986. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California, School of Engineering, and a Member of its Board of Councilors. Mr. Reynolds is a California Registered Civil Engineer, responsible Managing Officer for The Reynolds Group's California Contractors License (A, B, Haz), a California Asbestos Consultant and a California Registered Environmental Assessor.
In his technical capacity, Mr. Reynolds approves or reviews most technical reports and work plans which the company produces. Mr. Reynolds has managed numerous portfolio site assessments where many properties (up to one hundred) are evaluated in a single client engagement. Significant technical experience includes complicated subsurface investigations and remediation. Subsurface investigations range from soil gas surveys for chlorinated compounds, to soil investigations, to installation of deep groundwater wells. Remediation has included excavation and disposal, vapor extraction, groundwater and pump and treat, and bioremediation of many different chemicals. Mr. Reynolds has obtained regulatory closures on more than 400 environmentally impaired properties. Mr. Reynolds leads the company in aggressively moving projects to closure while maintaining a good working relationship with the regulatory agencies. Mr. Reynolds is also responsible for pricing and executing contract work including tank removal and installation projects, remediation systems, and subsurface work.
Mr. Reynolds also cofounded TRG Biofilter, a company that specializes in manufacturing an air pollution control technology called biofiltration. Biofilters treat contaminated air biologically. Mr. Reynolds has co-hosted, with the University of Southern California, an annual international conference on biofiltration.
Mr. Reynolds served as a board investor proxy on a venture capital fund that invested in Mexican-American environmental venture opportunities.
Prior to co-founding The Reynolds Group, Mr. Reynolds was General Manager of Applied GeoSciences, Inc., an environmental consulting firm. His role was to administer the company's rapid growth. He was responsible for implementing projects and company controls, developing personnel policies and procedures, managing contracts and insurance, and assisting project managers with difficult projects. The company grew from 15 to 75 people during Mr. Reynolds tenure without outside financing. Prior experience also included ENR 500 Companies, Brown & Root and Bechtel Corporation in Mr. Reynolds early professional years.