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WESTON expands life cycle assessment consulting practice.

WEST CHESTER West Chester, borough (1990 pop. 18,041), seat of Chester co., SE Pa., W of Philadelphia; inc. 1799. Primarily residential, West Chester was long the trade and processing center for an agricultural region that is now mainly suburbs. , Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 1994--Three noted authorities on product and process life cycle assessments have joined Roy F. Weston Inc. (WESTON), leading international environmental consultants, it was announced Wednesday.

Life cycle assessment, or LCA LCA Life Cycle Assessment
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, is an emerging science for helping industry and government prevent pollution and reduce environmental costs. LCA thoroughly evaluates each stage of a product, process or service from initial concept and design through use, recycling and decommissioning Decommissioning is a general term for a formal process to remove something from operational status. Some specific instances include:
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 to minimize environmental burdens present throughout the entire cycle.

Prior to joining WESTON, all three LCA specialists served with Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. (SCS), Oakland, Calif., a prominent environmental certification and labeling company.

Derek Augood, Ph.D., formerly Director of Certification at SCS, brings nearly 40 years of management experience in the chemical environment, serving with both DuPont Polychemicals Division and Kaiser Aluminum Kaiser Aluminum (NASDAQ: KALU) is an American aluminum producer. The company was founded in 1946 by American industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. Kaiser entered the aluminum business by purchasing two government-owned aluminum facilities in Washington state. .

At SCS, he spent five years developing and executing programs for certifying single attribute claims and LCA calculations for several products and industries. Augood earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of London For most practical purposes, ranging from admission of students to negotiating funding from the government, the 19 constituent colleges are treated as individual universities. Within the university federation they are known as Recognised Bodies  and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge.

William Smart William Smart (10 April 1853 – 19 March 1915) was a British economist. Originally a conveyor of the thought of the Austrian School, Smart was increasingly won-over to the neoclassicalism of Alfred Marshall.  adds 8 years of strategic business planning and information systems management experience. As Business Development Manager at SCS since 1991, he initiated environmental certification programs for hazardous pollutants in paints and coatings, and for resource and energy efficient durable goods durable goods

Goods, such as appliances and automobiles, that have a useful life over a number of periods. Firms that produce durable goods are often subject to wide fluctuations in sales and profits. Also called consumer durables.
. In addition, he has made technical and operations contributions to more than a dozen life cycle studies.

Smart received a master's degree in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in geology and geophysics from the University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. Commonly referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley and Cal .

Cho Nai Cheung has eight years of chemical process engineering and computer modeling experience.

During her three years at SCS as an Environmental Certification Engineer, she conducted life cycle assessments on basic materials such as plastics, paper products steel and glass, as well as on products made from these materials. She was graduated from the Colorado School of Mines Colorado School of Mines, at Golden; state supported, coeducational; chartered 1874. It was one of the first mineral engineering schools in the United States.  with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.

Also joining WESTON's LCA practice is Agis D. Veroutis, a recent graduate of Cranfield University in the U.K. with a master's degree in life cycle analysis. Veroutis also received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and manufacturing systems from Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens is known for its rigorous engineering, science, and technological management curricula. Among the prominent research centers of Stevens is the Davidson Laboratory, Wireless Network Security Center, Keck Geotechnical Laboratory, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Nicoll Environmental , a leading technical university.

According to James A. Fava, Ph.D., WESTON's Director of Product Stewardship and Management Systems, the four new specialists increase WESTON's dedicated LCA practice to ten professionals with more than 22 years of combined experience in the rapidly growing discipline.

Fava said that WESTON has conducted 50 preliminary and comprehensive life cycle inventory assessments for corporations and government agencies and is committed to expanding its leadership in the international LCA arena.

"We are confident our proven LCA track record, coupled with our pollution prevention experience, design-for-environment services and fate and effect testing operations, position WESTON solidly at the forefront of this emerging market," he said.

Pioneering the industry since 1957, WESTON (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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:WSTNA) has become a leading international environmental management, design and consulting firm working in the public and private sectors to preserve, protect and restore vital air, land and water resources.

More than 2,700 WESTON people specialize in strategic pollution prevention counsel, analytical laboratory services, engineering, facility construction and operations, on-site remediation and large-scale turnkey programs.

WESTON has 55 offices and laboratories across the U.S. and international operations based in Ireland, Italy, Taiwan and the Peoples' Republic of China. -0- WESTON is a registered trademark of Roy F. Weston Inc.

CONTACT: Roy F. Weston Inc., West Chester

Wayne Adams, 800/522-4019
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