Val Garner has served as the Senior Vice President of Operations of ERTS since July of 2018. Prior to working in this capacity Mr. Garner served for 18 years for a national environmental services provider in various roles associated with project management, organizational risk and business management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational, Safety and Health Management from the University of Findlay and Master of Business Administration Degree from Auburn University. Furthermore, Mr. Garner has been credentialed as a Hazardous Materials Manager by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and identified as a Certified Industrial Hygienist by American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Mr. Garner is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and is the past chairman of the associations committee on Protective Clothing and Equipment. Mr. Garner is also a member of the Spill Control Association of America where has served as an alternate board member and chairman of the association’s health and safety committee.
Rob MacDonald is a business development specialist in the environmental field for nearly 25 years. Rob has worked hands on in the field as a technician and supervisor for cleanup and remediation work and has extensive knowledge of the industrial and emergency response services. Rob has been on all sorts of cleanups from small fuel leaks to multi-million-dollar industrial cleanups. Rob served on the board of directors for the Hendricks County LEPC.
Pernell Johnson has served as Waste Services Director of the Damaged Goods Response Management Program at ERTS since August 2019. Mr. Johnson has 20 years of professional environmental experience in project assessment, remediation, compliance testing, and hazardous waste management and disposal. Mr. Johnson also has experience in business development and account management. Mr. Johnson has an undergraduate degree from Savannah State University and graduate degree from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University in Environmental Science. Mr. Johnson has been credentialed as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.
Cal Rainey joined the ERTS team as an intern in 2014 and gained much experience while holding several positions within the company. He earned an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management & Homeland Security from the University of Akron. Originally from Cleveland, OH, he relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2017. Through managing thousands of emergency responses at ERTS, Cal has developed strong relationships with both our clients and contractors. Cal is certified as a Highway Emergency Response Specialist by SERTC in Pueblo, CO and has extensive knowledge in all areas of HAZWOPER.