CITADEL CARES BEYOND MEASURE

Our Environmental, Health, and Safety expertise is top of the line, but it’s our approach that sets us apart: Mission First. Profit Second. Like any for profit company, reasonable profits are essential, but we see beyond that—we care about what we do. We choose to work on projects that reflect our ethos for ensuring the health and safety of the people we meet and the places we go. We minimize politics and maintain a high degree of morale, productivity, and low turnover, always. We even placed our company’s ownership where it belongs—in the hands of our hardworking team.

Our expert team is our biggest strength—we possess an integrative knowledge base of Architecture, Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Geology, Engineering, Environmental Compliance, Construction, Sustainability and more that together ensure comprehensive strategies and solutions. Citadel EHS consultants deliver expert Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability advice and support on a wide range of EHS issues to a diverse and growing base of private and public clients, both large and small.

Our talented staff has generally seen it all, and pretty much done it all, at a level of quality that is uncommon. We are dedicated to making exceptional service and results possible, and that includes places outside our office locales. Citadel EHS may be headquartered in Southern California, but we can be anywhere that our clients are.

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Our Values

At Citadel, we strive to have a positive social and environmental impact not only through the work we do for clients, but also in how we treat our employees and how we conduct our business. Our culture is the foundation of who we are and how we work, and is shaped by these shared beliefs:

We’re committed to doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons. Honesty and ethics are what build every relationship, and that includes the relationship we have with our clients and work.

We look at every project as a way to build long-lasting, meaningful, and honest relationships with our clients—because we believe in people first, always. Our corporate-client relationships are no different.

We maintain high expectations of ourselves as we strive to deliver innovative, comprehensive, sustainable solutions to our clients. We take pride in delivering outstanding results.

Corporate profit and societal benefit are not mutually exclusive. We develop solutions that decrease costs, reduce risk exposure, and create shared value for stakeholders, employees, clients, the environment, and the community at large.

Our commitment to our employees goes beyond a paycheck. We care about their safety, wellbeing, and financial success. We nurture a culture that empowers our employees, because they are integral to our success.

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment while simultaneously looking out for the clients we serve and the businesses they hold. We practice what we preach and we lead by example.

Our Leadership

100% employee owned, 100% committed to client satisfaction

  • Leadership Team
  • Board of Directors

Glenn Fishler

With 30+ years of leadership and board room experience, Glenn Fishler brings extensive experience in operational excellence, building leadership teams, sales & marketing, growth strategies, and board room governance to Citadel.  Glenn served as Chairman, President & CEO of EORM, a leading EHS management and technical consulting firm.  Over a 25-year span, Glenn led the growth of EORM to $30M/year in revenue with 165 employees.  In 2015, London-based BSI Group acquired EORM forming BSI EHS Services and Solutions. Between 2015 and 2017, Glenn led a buy + build growth strategy for BSI, which resulted in more than doubling the size of BSI’s EHS consulting business, before he retired from BSI in August 2017.

Brad Mishlove

Brad Mishlove is the Founder and CEO of Catapult Groups. He also serves as executive coach, mentor, and senior advisor to entrepreneurs. Brad began his career in his family’s travel business before establishing Landscape Services, Inc., (LSI) a residential and commercial landscape company. Started with a used pick-up truck and $4,000, LSI grew to become the largest landscape firm in the state of Nevada. While managing his own entities, including a multi-million dollar concrete contracting firm, Brad joined a CEO peer advisory board. After selling LSI in 2006, he began coaching and mentoring other Presidents and entrepreneurs. Inspired by this experience, Brad formed Catapult Groups in 2011 to provide leadership training to CEOs, Business Owners, and entrepreneurs in a confidential and collaborative environment.

The Citadel Advantage

We set our standards high, and so should you. Here’s what you can expect from Citadel EHS’ trusted team of experts:

Citadel is committed to responding to the needs of our clients immediately, because time is often of the essence. We routinely provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Citadel maintains an in-house staff of multi-disciplinary professionals, including architects, engineers, industrial hygienists, geologists, safety specialists, and environmental scientists, because we know projects within our industry often require a number of disciplines.

Citadel’s staff is committed to ethical business practices, acting with integrity is one of our core operating values. Our actions are not governed by what is most profitable or expedient for us, but what is right for the client, the environment, and the community at large.

Citadel leverages the experience of our in-house team, each of whom averages 15 years of experience or more in their field of expertise, servicing Fortune 100/500 firms as well as high-profile public entities. Chances are, we’ve been there and done that.

Citadel is committed to providing exceptional service. As employee-owners, our staff is empowered to work seamlessly with one another, to exceed the needs of our clients.

Citadel is committed to continually improving its effectiveness through a comprehensive Quality Assurance review process, which contributes to providing clients with accurate and timely data and deliverables.

Citadel maintains the latest, top-of- the-line monitoring and diagnostic equipment and business management software, which assures accurate and reliable results.

Citadel is fully insured with a+xv coverage to protect the interests of our clients – some of the world’s largest public and private organizations.

Citadel regularly services our national clientele throughout the greater U.S., and our international, multilingual staff has serviced many of our clients abroad.

Citadel’s operations are guided by a sustainability policy committed to reducing our impact on the environment that informs the way we conduct business. We practice what we preach and we lead by example.

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Loren Witkin, CAC, CDPH, LEED AP

CEO

Loren founded Citadel with the goal of creating an employee- and client-focused consulting firm that fused a thorough understanding of the built environment within the fields of environmental, health, and safety.

As part of his vision to bring all employees into ownership roles, Loren drove the formation of the firm’s ESOP in 2003 while simultaneously overseeing all phases of corporate development, client management, and complex project management across multiple disciplines.

A creative and focused leader, Loren has 30+ years of experience in the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) industry, both in the public and private sectors, with numerous state, federal, and industry accreditations and certifications to his name. During his career, Loren has served as a panel member, speaker, and presenter on various EHS matters to universities, public agencies, cities, school districts, and industry conferences nationwide. He held tenure at UCLA as one of the first asbestos/lead program managers in California, where he developed policies relating to the identification and remediation of environmental contaminants for 17+ million square feet of property. He is also a founding member of both the California Medical Association Ad Hoc Committee on Lead and the California Chapter of the National Lead Abatement Council, where he currently takes an active role in the advancement of community awareness for lead poisoning.

Aside from his current CEO duties, Loren devotes his time to sitting on the City of Hope’s LA Real Estate Council, the Downtown Breakfast Club, AJU’s Real Estate Executive Council, and the Central City Association.

You can reach Loren at: lwitkin@citadelehs.com.

Scott Brehmer, MPH, CIH, CSP

Principal, Industrial Hygiene & Safety

Scott joined Citadel in 2017 to lead our Industrial Hygiene and Safety practice areas. With over 20 years of consulting experience, serving in both technical and leadership roles, Scott adds important strategic and management consulting capabilities to the team. As the department leader, Scott provides vision for the future and inspires excellence in the present. He is particularly focused on delivering purpose-driven quality work, ensuring client satisfaction, and supporting the professional growth and well-being of his staff.

As a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Scott is best known for his ability to assess “all things safety” including culture, management processes, and safety performance of organizations. He supports all industries but is widely respected for his expertise in higher education including the University of California and California State University systems. Much of his career has been dedicated to improving laboratory safety and chemical hygiene on California college campuses.

As a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Scott is an expert in protecting worker health. He excels in hazard recognition, industrial hygiene program development, exposure assessment, control strategies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) determinations. Scott believes in providing practical solutions that reduce employee exposure and have minimal impact on business operations and productivity.

Scott seeks out clients that value employee health and safety and is passionate about helping companies improve performance and gain or maintain compliance.

You can reach Scott at: sbrehmer@citadelehs.com.

Nalinna Rasu, CAC, CDPH, CHMM, LEED AP

Principal, Engineering & Environmental Sciences

An expert in the environmental industry since 2004, Nalinna has a broad range of technical specialties that focus on maintaining and promoting the health of those within a built environment, including environmental compliance; hazardous materials and waste management and inventorying; storm water sampling; air emissions reporting and permitting; asbestos and lead materials management; indoor air quality testing, both non-LEED and LEED; chemical exposure sampling; microbiological investigations; and NPDES permitting.

She has extensive experience in developing business and contingency plans for hazardous materials management (CUPA) and spill prevention (SPCC), as well as overall project management experience in conducting surveys for environmentally-regulated materials such as asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, PCBs, universal wastes, and Ozone Depleting Substances. A key component of this includes conducting on-site environmental compliance investigations to identify and assess existing hazardous materials that may be impacted by renovations and/or demolition projects.

You can reach Nalinna at: nrasu@citadelehs.com.

Mark Drollinger, M.Eng, CSP, CHMM, EiT

Principal, Engineering & Environmental Sciences

As Principal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Mark has a level of expertise and experience accomplished by few, with a strong knowledge of EPA, AQMD, OSHA, and DOT regulations. He brings 35 years of managing Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) projects to the team.

A key negotiator for local, state, and federal agencies, Mark is accustomed to coordinating a complex array of multi-disciplinary project teams, while also taking on various high-level responsibilities: developing and implementing health and safety protocols; overseeing all engineering and geological science projects; and coordinating with his project managers and staff to solve the sometimes typical, but often complex and specific needs of each client.

You can reach Mark at: mdrollinger@citadelehs.com.

Kier DeLeo, CHMM

Principal, Building Sciences

Kier joined Citadel in 2015 as the leader of Citadel’s highly regarded Building Sciences group. Kier has over 20 years of experience in the environmental industry, holding management positions with both consulting and contracting firms. He has extensive experience in Building Sciences related work, Industrial Hygiene, moisture intrusion, and environmental due diligence.

He is a recognized business leader, growing companies and practices through increased sales and client focus, process refinements and efficiency, new market penetration, and staff recruiting and development. Kier drives organizational change through a collaborative leadership style.

You can reach Kier at: kdeleo@citadelehs.com.

Anthony Price, CAC, CDPH

Principal, Business Development

With 18+ years of technical and sales experience in the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS) industry, Anthony brings a proven track record of business development to the Citadel team. His passion is evident through his client relationships—his ability to clearly translate technical jargon and analyses establishes a level of trust and transparency with clients of all backgrounds.

Anthony’s own diverse experience in areas ranging from project and operation management to Environmental Site Assessments to remediation projects gives him a deep insight into complex client needs. Anthony thrives on building relationships and has spent the better part of the last decade collaborating with sales teams to better understand client requirements—as a result, he’s able to deliver the most effective consulting strategy.

You can reach Anthony at: aprice@citadelehs.com.

Lynn Eckes

Principal, Accounting & Administration

Lynn has more than 40 years of financial management experience in the environmental and professional services industry. Her responsibilities range from corporate planning, budgeting, and accounting, to payroll, employee benefits, and human resources management. Lynn oversees the day-to-day stewardship of Citadel’s finances to the benefit of all of our stakeholders. She also understands the company’s culture, always looking to assist Citadel’s newest talented professionals to assimilate quickly and enjoy job satisfaction while being part of a recognized “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

You can reach Lynn at: leckes@citadelehs.com.

Natasha Stratton, MS

Associate Principal, Industrial Hygiene & Training

A dedicated leader, Natasha cultivates a motivating and empowering team environment that encourages everyone to exceed expectations. In her day-to-day, she ensures that Citadel’s strategic vision is properly implemented, always pushing the core values while managing operations and logistics for the Industrial Hygiene and Safety team.

Natasha has 18+ years of experience in the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) industry, including over 12 years as a Citadel consultant. She leverages her skill and expertise as Associate Principal Industrial Hygienist to partner and collaborate with clients on a wide range of projects including: developing industrial hygiene sampling strategies; conducting health and safety program gap assessments; designing wildfire assessments and sampling strategies; performing occupational safety compliance audits; developing and implementing occupational safety programs; overseeing large-scale moisture investigation and mitigation efforts; and performing office and industrial ergonomic evaluations.

You can reach Natasha at: nstratton@citadelehs.com.

Michael Roy, CAC, CDPH

Associate Principal, Building Sciences

Michael is a graduate of the Global Sustainability Certification Program at UCLA and currently leads a diverse team of Project Managers, Field Representatives, and Project Assistants. With 27+ years of extensive environmental-industry-related experience, Michael’s core responsibilities include managing various clients, negotiating contracts, developing and implementing project programs, reviewing architecture strategy, and much more.

You can reach Michael at: mroy@citadelehs.com.

Jack Samuels, CAC, CLC

Associate Principal, Building Sciences

Jack’s expertise spans 29+ years in the hazardous materials and construction sphere, where his primary responsibility has always been consulting services. He manages a diverse staff of Certified Asbestos Consultants, Certified Site Surveillance Technicians, and Certified Lead Consultants who work together on client communication, project evaluation and design, project cost and scheduling, contract administration, and the overall management of environmental issues that come up through renovation and demolition construction projects.

Jack has managed numerous high-profile projects for clients like Macy’s, Hines, CIM Group, the Port of Los Angeles, Topa Management Company, and CBRE (United States Commercial Real Estate Services). He is regularly involved in hazardous materials surveys; scope preparation; bid specification plus plan preparation; environmental construction management; environmentally-regulated materials building surveys; supervising and managing projects; operations and maintenance projects; report writing and reviews; and project engineering.

You can reach Jack at: jsamuels@citadelehs.com.

Jeff Klein, CAC, CDPH

Associate Principal, Refinery & Industrial Programs

Since 2003, Jeff has been the point person for a large Refinery located in Torrance, CA, managing the daily operations of the on-site Industrial Programs Team from Citadel. From technical and personnel oversight to advocating for his client, he also manages site audits, site investigations, expert witness testimonies, hazardous materials surveys, air monitoring management, and abatement project design.

Jeff has overseen all facets of asbestos, lead, Industrial Hygiene, SCAQMD Rule 1166 and moisture intrusion projects. Moreover, he has assisted in SCAQMD audit compliance, Procedure 5 responses, waste management and the supervision of refinery turnaround. As a result, is a crucial member of Citadel’s Emergency Response Team.

You can reach Jeff at: jklein@citadelehs.com.

Michelle Torres

Manager, Business Development/Marketing - Corporate Branding

A part of the Citadel team for 18+ years, Michelle honed her skills as an administrative assistant, eventually growing into her current role as manager. Her role is a vital one—she manages all corporate branding, marketing, social media and the planning plus execution of company events. She also oversees all IT support issues and communication.

You can reach Michelle at: mtorres@citadelehs.com.

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