HARRISBURG, Penn. – Members of the Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have elected Tom Lock of SCS Engineers to their Board of Directors as a Private Sector Director. In this capacity, Mr. Lock will continue to provide leadership and representation for the waste industry in the region. He assumed his new position at the SWANA Keystone Fall Conference earlier this month in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Lock, a Project Manager for SCS Engineers, has 29 years of experience in environmental field services and project management, with an emphasis in waste industry operations and maintenance. He manages the SCS Field Services’ Harrisburg office and coordinates with the SCS Engineers offices in Reading and Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lock’s expertise is in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of environmental control systems, including air, water, and soil monitoring in the waste industry.
Mr. Lock stated, “It’s rewarding to be elected by my colleagues at SWANA to a trusted position. The Keystone Chapter is an ideal resource for contributing to, and understanding how policy, technical improvements, and engineering make progressive environmental change happen in our neck of the woods and throughout the country.”
In addition to his experience with solid waste practices, Lock’s robust working knowledge of safety regulations and practices allows SCS field teams to conduct their work safely and efficiently, and sets a strong example for others in the Pennsylvania solid waste industry. Tom participates regularly at SWANA events and has been a member of SWANA for over 20 years.
Pennsylvania’s industry has diversified through the years with the state still a leader in the production of specialty steel. The major manufacturing sectors produce chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food products, and electronic equipment. Compliance with Pennsylvania and federal environmental regulations and policies is imperative to the health and welfare of the Commonwealth, where industry and manufacturing reside safely alongside nearly 8 million acres of farmland. In addition to the Solid Waste industry, SCS Engineers assists these producers to protect the population and the environment.