Team

TEAM
  • Greg Zoeller | General Counsel

    Greg Zoeller is the General Counsel for Golars. He joined the organization in April of 2017.

    His past career has been in leadership and management roles that serve a worthwhile mission. Mr. Zoeller has been very active in State and Federal government and politics for most of his career focusing on causes and issues to serve the people of Indiana. His career encompasses over 35 years of service, which includes:

    • Past Attorney General for the State of Indiana (2009- 2017)
    • Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana (2001-2009)
    • Director of the World Trade Center of Indiana from 1996 to 2001
    • Partner in a law firm from 1991 through 2001
    • Assistant to Vice President, Dan Quayle, from 1989 to 1991 and
    • Served in the United States Department of Justice prior to 1989
    Education:
    • Indiana University School of Law; Bloomington, Indiana JD 1982, BA 1979
      Purdue University; West Lafayette, Indiana (1975)
    Registrations/Certifications:

    Certified and Licensed Mediator
    Currently Serving on the Board of Directors of:

    • Truth Initiative
    • The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
    • The Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault
    • The Indiana Prevention of Abused and Trafficked Persons
    • The Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana
    • The Catholic Charities in Terre Haute.

  • Karla McDonald | Department Manager

    Ms. Karla McDonald is an Environmental Professional with over 30 years of environmental due diligence; risk-based closure; site investigation and remediation; and project management experience. She currently serves as the Department Manager for Golars in a position that oversees all Environmental Investigations and Remediation activities for the company. She is instrumental in helping to establish consistency in all processes for Golars.

    Ms. McDonald has previously conducted and completed Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) investigation and remediation projects; RCRA investigation and remediation projects, and conducted emergency response actions at various types of projects. Ms. McDonald has also been a Branch Manager over a five-state region for a national petroleum service company, been a Director of Redevelopment Services and spent 10 years working for IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management). Ms. McDonald has specific project experience in the following categories:

    • Brownfield Development
    • Risk-Based Closure
    • Petroleum Emergency Response
    • Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
    • UST / LUST Management and Closure
    • Voluntary Remediation Program Closures
    Education:
    • B.S. in Environmental Health Science
      Indiana State University- Terre Haute, IN
    Registrations/Certifications:
    • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM #12214)

  • Ajit T, Joseph, Ph.D., P.E., | Senior Project Manager

    Ajit Joseph is a Senior Project Manager with over 27 years of experience in remediation, client development, marketing, and process engineering. His primary experience is in design and implementation of remediation processes, design and implementation of risk based remediation processes and site closures. He is also experienced in the application of innovative treatment technologies. He has expertise in estimating subsurface vapor transport through the vadose zone and into buildings and other structures. He is experienced in analyzing the fate of chemical vapors in the subsurface, and is an expert in the design and installation of sub slab vapor depressurization systems to prevent vapor intrusion into buildings. Ajit is also experienced in analyzing the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment (Chemodynamics). While overseeing several LUST projects, Ajit currently oversees the Chlorinated Division of Golars.

    Education:
    • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    • M.S., Civil Engineering
      University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    • M.S., Chemical Engineering
      University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering
      National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India
    Registrations/Certifications:
    • Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Utah and Kentucky
    • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
    • Served on the Board of Directors for MSECA (Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association)
    • Associate Faculty Member (Adjunct Assistant Professor) and External Advisor Committee Member at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Worldwide Campus.

  • Russell J. Schlukebir | Senior Project Manager

    Russell Schlukebir is a Senior Project Manager with more than 24 years of experience in various aspects of environmental investigation and remediation. Mr. Schlukebir also has extensive experience in OSHA health and safety standards, quality assurance/quality control, and compliance and training. His expertise includes environmental due diligence, subsurface investigations, and implementing corrective action plans for petroleum-product-contaminated sites, industrial and manufacturing projects, buried drums, medical waste, and landfill projects in Indiana and other states. Mr. Schlukebir currently oversees the Investigative Group for Golars. He also serves as the Health and Safety representative of Golars.

    Education:

    Bachelors of Science in Biology with a Double Major – Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

    • Natural Resources Management
    • Earth Science

    Associate of Art in General Liberal Arts, 1984 – Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Registrations/Certifications:
    • OSHA 40-Hour CFR 1910.120 Training – (1991)
    • OSHA 8-Hour 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) Training for Supervisors (July 1993)
    • OSHA 8-Hour 29 CFR 1910.120 Annual Update – (2016)
    • Transportation Course/DOT Shipment
    • National Safety Council – Defensive Driving Course

  • Jason E. Shriner II, CHMM, CPSS | Senior Project Manager

    Jason Shriner is a CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), CPSS (Certified Professional Soil Scientist) and a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Shriner has over 13 years of experience in environmental remediation. His experience includes performing numerous subsurface investigation and remediation projects throughout Indiana. Prior to joining Golars, Mr. Shriner was an Assistant Director of Operations for an environmental remediation company where he gained immense knowledge managing up to 20 projects at various stages, supervising and mentoring Field and Project Manager staff, establishing and overseeing the company Safety Department, and overseeing Phase I Environmental Sites Assessments. Mr. Shriner has developed an understanding of investigatory and remedial costs associated with various contaminants, understands the regulations that drive cleanup, and manages costs to deliver the best solution to obtain regulatory closure. Mr. Shriner oversees Corrective Action Plan Group for GOLARS.

    Education:

    Bachelors of Science in Environmental Soil Science, 2005

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    Registrations/Certifications:
    • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM #14838)
    • Indiana Registered Professional Soil Scientist (RPSS #138)
    • Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS #36255)
    • Licensed Indiana Water Well Driller (#2158 WD)
    • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training with annual 8-hour refreshers