CAPACCIO Achieves 6th Place In ZweigWhite’s Best Places to Work Contest

July, 2014 - CAPACCIO is proud to announce it achieved 6th place - out of approximately 500 environmental firms who entered across the US and Canada - in ZweigWhite’s Best Places to Work contest. ZweigWhite provides management information and expertise to architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms worldwide. CAPACCIO, and this year's other winners, will be officially announced and honored at . ZweigWhite’s Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference on September 25-26, 2014. 

The contest, which was based on anonymous employee surveys, was conducted by ELI Research, and recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, and multidiscipline firms in the US and Canada.  The results are based on questions regarding workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more.
CAPACCIO’s vision includes being a great place to work, with a talented, energetic, and passionately engaged staff committed to the success of our clients and to each other. Toward this end, we foster an atmosphere for professional growth, innovation, teamwork, open-communication, and feeling valued, and are very excited to be recognized for our efforts toward this goal.

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TEAM CAPACCIO Competes in Annual Run of the Charles Canoe Race

CAPACCIO participated in the Run of the Charles River Canoe and Kayak Race on Sunday, April  27. The event is the signature event of the Charles River Watershed Association and the largest flat bottom boat race in New England. The Run of the Charles draws an average of 1,400 racers and thousands of spectators each year. A CAPACCIO team participated in the 24-Mile Corporate Relay and posted its best time ever: (need to get time from Travis). Professional paddler, Travis Wheeler got the team ready and each year has improved our standings. Great job team!

"CAPACCIO Employee News"

July, 2014

New Employees

Welcome to David Averill, EIT, who joins us as an Environmental Engineer. Dave comes to us after three and a half years as a Process Engineer, where he oversaw production and manufacturing processes. His experience includes designing and implementing process safety as well as troubleshooting process issues and performing root cause analysis. Dave is a 2010 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He is a certified Engineer in Training (EIT), holds a wastewater operator license (grade 5C), as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Dave will utilize his knowledge by serving as project manager for upcoming engineering projects.

New Certifications

Congratulations to Karyn Tirabassi, CPSM, Senior Marketing Manager, on achieving her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) credential. The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the individual’s professional standards in marketing and serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers.

May, 2014

New Employees

Welcome to Alex Wong Berman who joins us as an Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Scientist. In this role, Alex will assist clients with a wide range of EH&S services including reviewing EH&S regulatory and compliance issues; developing, revising and implementing written EH&S programs and policies for chemical hygiene, biosafety, radiation, hazardous waste, ergonomics, and incidents investigations. He will also provide employee training for the above programs as well as for OSHA compliant programs including bloodborne pathogens, Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), among others. Through his experience with a variety of federal and state regulations (EPA, RCRA, MassDEP/DPH, NRC, OSHA, etc.) he will also assist with EH&S permit and registration submittals.

Prior to joining CAPACCIO, Alex was an EH&S Associate at a Cambridge-based pharmaceutical company where he gained a wide range of experience in a variety of EH&S compliance areas. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College in Environmental Science and his certifications include OSHA 24 hour HAZWOPER (Emergency Response Technician); RCRA 12 hour Hazardous Waste; American Heart Association First Aid CPR AED; and DOT 8 hour Hazardous Materials.

New Certifications

Congratulations to several CAPACCIO staffers for completing various professional certifications. Jill Vernes received her Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Toxics Use Reduction Planner (TURP) certifications. Jonquil Li, Travis Wheeler and Julie Muszalski all became certified RABQSA Auditors. Great work!