The National Industrial Sand Association (NISA) awarded Mark Krumenacher, a senior principal and senior vice president of GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., with its Recognition of Excellence Award at the Industrial Minerals Association 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The award is NISA’s highest honor and typically recognizes a lifetime of achievement and contributions to the industrial sand industry.
“It was both an honor and humbling to be recognized by my peers with this award,” said Krumenacher. “Active participation in organizations like NISA is critical to advancing our field and to our collective ability to operate in a way that supports environmental health and safety.”
Based in Waukesha, Wis., Krumenacher is widely recognized as a leading expert on aggregate and industrial mineral mining, providing testimony before a wide range of state and federal boards, local environmental groups and community advisory councils on issues associated with non-metallic mining.
A member of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association board of directors and the Minnesota Silica Sand Rule Making Advisory Panel in 2014-15, Krumenacher is actively involved in NISA; the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association; Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers; Industrial Minerals Association – North America; and Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration.
“It is no surprise that Mark was chosen for this recognition,” said William Hadge, CEO of GZA. “He offers both expert insights and a practical, hands on knowledge that is valuable to clients and the entire geotechnical community. We are enormously proud of his accomplishments.”
Krumenacher has served as principal, project manager and project hydrogeologist during the past 30 years with GZA, focused on environmental, geologic, hydrogeologic and engineering projects throughout North America. A professional geologist and a certified hazardous materials manager, he has managed and conducted geologic, hydrogeologic and engineering studies, remedial investigations, environmental assessments, pre-acquisition environmental due diligence and hazardous waste management at various properties including surface and underground mines, large industrial, commercial and urban redevelopment projects, federal Superfund sites and state-lead environmental projects. Mining-related services include more than 100 properties throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Australia.
Krumenacher has also been a featured speaker at Rock Products’ Frac Sand Insider Conference.