Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Environmental Quality Management, Inc. (EQM) provides a wide range of services including:
● Environmental Remediation & Construction
● Emergency & Rapid Response
● Environmental Consulting for All Medias
● Emission Measurement
Our Engineering & Consulting Group guides clients in all aspects of air quality permitting, compliance outsourcing, water quality management, waste management, chemical reporting, industrial hygiene, stack testing, and other EHS services.
The Remediation & Construction and Emergency & Rapid Response groups execute environmental remediation and construction projects for federal and commercial clients, including projects with complex scopes of work and challenging contaminated waste streams.
Our clients span the country and industry types — industrial, manufacturing, and many arms of the United States government and military. EQM’s professional staff consists of engineers, chemists, hazardous waste managers, site superintendents, operators, and safety experts.
Environmental Quality Management Services (EQMS) is the 8(a) certified federal government contracting division of EQM, and a wholly owned subsidiary of AIS. Learn more about EQMS here. For assistance on your next project, contact EQM today.
Our Parent Company
Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, ASRC Industrial (AIS) is a people-centric organization that has grown quickly to become a leading provider of industrial, construction and environmental services throughout the United States and select international locations. Unified by Purpose, the ASRC Industrial family includes a collective of exceptional operating companies that comprise more than 250 years of operations and are aligned by a shared enterprise purpose – to leave things better than we found them.
The AIS family provides a variety of safe innovative solutions spanning from specialty craft services including painting, insulation and scaffolding to industrial cleaning, specialty demolition and dismantlement, environmental remediation and emergency response to professional services including program management, characterization, long term stewardship and non-destructive testing. We serve clients across the industrial services spectrum including power generation, pulp and paper, agriculture/food, petrochemical, technology, and federal agencies. Our suite of services is delivered by our operating companies in both maintenance and new construction environments.
ASRC Industrial is wholly owned by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC). By virtue of ASRC ownership, the AIS family is eligible to participate in the SBA 8(a) Disadvantaged Business Program and the Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Additionally, all AIS companies are considered Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) when subcontracting with a prime contractor on a federal procurement. These attributes allow us to partner with clients to meet their diversity contracting goals without requiring them to assume additional performance risk and concurrently provide benefits for the over 13,000 Iñupiat owners of ASRC.
Our parent company, ASRC, was established in 1972 when the United States Congress passed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), which settled claims made by Alaska Natives. ASRC represents over 13,000 Iñupiat and works toward enhancing Iñupiat cultural and economic freedoms. Today, through expansion and diversification, ASRC and its family of companies operate six diverse major business segments: government services, energy support services, industrial services, petroleum refining and marketing, construction, and resource development.
President and General Manager
Thomas C. Gerstle, P.E. is the President and General Manager of Environmental Quality Management, Inc. (“EQM”) and oversees all aspects of EQM’s business operations. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring EQM provides safe, compliant, quality and cost-effective services to our government and industrial clients.
Thomas has worked at EQM since 1990. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, with a wide variety of source and ambient air sampling experience across many different scenarios, and he is a Qualified Source Test Individual with over 30 years of experience in emission measurement.
In his previous role at EQM, as the Vice President of Engineering and Consulting Programs and Emission Measurement Program Manager, Mr. Gerstle developed extensive experience in air compliance and specialized in emissions measurement and evaluation, emission factor development, source apportionment, and regulatory compliance.
Previously, Thomas served as Project Director for numerous source emission testing projects. These projects included compliance determination with EPA requirements and operating permit limits, emission factor development to support emission inventory efforts, process analysis, control equipment evaluation, and hazardous waste trial burn scenarios.
Mr. Gerstle was responsible for conducting many projects involving emission source permitting, emission control equipment design and installation, pollutant deposition studies, and ambient air monitoring programs at industrial and government facilities. Mr. Gerstle has managed several comprehensive air emission inventory projects involving several hundred-point sources and varying process types including mobile sources. For a number of industrial and government clients, Thomas has managed emission inventory surveys to support Clean Air Act permitting activities. For example, Mr. Gerstle was the project manager for a multi-year study to determine emission factors for criteria and select hazardous air pollutants for seventeen aircraft jet engines, two helicopter engines and two auxiliary power units. The project involved several Air Force bases across the country to support the emission test program.
Thomas is a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati from where he attained both a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering.