Ron Schales is an environmental services industry professional with over 30 years of diverse experience including managing high hazard chemical, biological and petroleum releases, Emergency Marine Response and Disaster Response.
He has served US Ecology as the Director of Operations for the New England region since November 2002 and oversees our branches in Franklin, MA and Portsmouth, NH. His responsibilities include the oversight of personnel and contract management for large or technically complex emergency response projects, proposal development, client satisfaction/quality assurance and site-specific health and safety. Additionally, he takes care of maintaining the state of readiness on a regional basis and works with our Global Emergency Response Team on initiatives and standardization.
During his time at US Ecology, Ron has completed many certifications and has been part of the “International Association of Emergency Managers”, the “Best-in-class Operations Initiative for Emergency Response Services”, as well as served on the Board of Directors of the “Environmental Business Council” of New England between 2014 and 2017.
Over the years he has been involved in many large scale, multi-year projects, helping our customers with services including Remediation and site cleanup of hazardous waste, Emergency Response and Oil Spill Response. He has been the Senior Response Manager/Incident Commander during countless COVID-19 Decontamination Responses and Disaster Responses during Hurricane Florence (2018), Harvey (2017), Sandy (2012) and Irene (2011), as well as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast in 2010.
Ron’s expertise and knowledge of the Environmental and Emergency Response industry is well-known and respected across the organization and appreciated by our customers.