Eric Kovich has more than 20 years of professional experience supporting clients in the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, and manufacturing industries with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital projects planning/permitting/execution, regulatory compliance, operational risk management, emergency preparedness/response, and environmental liability management.
Eric spent 11 years directing the Corporate Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (HSSE) programs for a leading midstream oil and gas company and leverages this experience to quickly understand his client’s business drivers and deliver value-added, strategic consulting services.He has applied his expertise across a broad range of sites and for a wide range of clients from industrial sectors that include chemical and pharmaceutical manufacture, downstream oil refining and distribution, large scale ferrous and non-ferrous metal industries, broader large scale manufacturing and engineering facilities, mining and waste management sites. Contaminants of potential concern at such sites have included chlorinated solvents, other volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, mineral acid and alkali, trace metals and metalloids.
Eric's experience includes leading HSSE-related efforts on M&A activities for over $8 billion in assets within the U.S. and international locations, ranging from large single industrial facility locations to 30+ location asset portfolios. Responsibilities for these projects included detailed due diligence, environmental liability valuation, OPEX/MCAP/RCAP budget development, transactional support, transition planning, environmental permitting, and asset integration services. Eric has been recognized for his ability to identify business risks, negotiate favorable transaction terms to mitigate those risks, and implement effective risk management strategies in order to facilitate completion of multiple high profile and competitive M&A projects.
Eric also has extensive experience providing HSSE support to maintenance and growth capital project portfolios ($600 million annual spend) in the areas of planning, permitting, public/government/media relations, construction, waste management, project commissioning, and compliance obligation management. Eric has worked with organizations to develop and implement risk-based evaluation criteria and processes to prioritize allocation of annual maintenance capital expenditures.
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