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Martinez Brings Military And State Government Environmental Expertise to AMEC

19 March 2003

Phoenix, Arizona, United States(19 March 2003): Virgil G. Martinez, the chief of pollution prevention programs at Luke Air Force Base, has joined AMEC’s Earth & Environmental office in Phoenix as a senior environmental scientist.

Martinez brings 15 years of technical and management experience in the environmental arena to AMEC’s military, governmental and private sector clients. Specifically, Martinez will help clients in Arizona and the Southwest achieve hazardous waste regulatory compliance and implement pollution-prevention programmes.

Martinez served the past twelve years at Luke Air Force Base, where his responsibilities included the management of hazardous materials, air and water program environmental compliance, recycling and pollution prevention programs. His waste-minimization and pollution-prevention initiatives helped reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated at Luke from a record high 180,000 pounds in 1991 to less than 30,000 pounds in 2001.

Prior to his work with the Air Force, Martinez served as an environmental programmes and regulatory affairs specialist with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and as a microbiologist and chemist with several private laboratories.

Martinez is a member of the Arizona Partnership for Pollution Prevention, the American Defense Industries Association and the Arizona Recycling Coalition. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and graduate-level courses in Management from Arizona State University, plus numerous certifications and special training in the areas of health and safety; hazardous materials handling, management and minimization; resource conservation and recovery; and emergency planning.

AMEC operates 90 Earth & Environmental offices in North America that offer environmental, geotechnical, materials testing and water resources engineering services to governmental and private-sector clients. Environmental services include permitting, site assessment and cleanup, water-quality and water-supply engineering, asbestos and mold surveys, emergency response planning, and hazardous waste management.

AMEC, an international engineering services company, provides design, project delivery and maintenance support to clients in the oil and gas, transportation, industrial and infrastructure sectors. The company generates revenues in excess of U.S. $8.5 billion, employing 50,000 people throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and some 40 countries worldwide.

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