The Environics, Inc. Post
A reminder that we will be closed tomorrow and Friday as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our loved ones.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
We are celebrating not only Halloween today, but our Champion Red Sox!
As 2012 winds to a close, we wish to thank all of you for being a part of a great year for Environics. We look forward to continuing to serve you going forward!
As a reminder, we are closed from December 24th to January 1st, returning on January 2nd.
From everyone here, we wish you
It's hard to believe that we are quickly nearing the end of 2011! It has been an exciting year at Environics. We are now fully owned by Cathy and Terry Dunn, and we are a certified Woman Owned Small Business. Environics was granted a GSA contract, which simplies the purchase of the ROBD2 for government purchasers. Our website was overhauled and we introduced the ability to request quotes and ask service related questions directly through the site.
In terms of our product line, several new options have been made available to our customers, including the first release of the Environics Mobility Suite, the option of a third flow controller in the Series 9100 and a visual moisture detector in the front panel of the Zero Air Generator.
As part of our continuous improvement process, we would appreciate it if you could spare a few moments and share your feedback with us. It is our goal to evaluate how we are exceeding your expectations as well as where we could improve our service to you. The link to our BRIEF survey is below.
As we wrap up 2011, we are already hard at work on new and powerful systems that are on the horizon. A new version of the ROBD2, new software capabilities for the Series 4000 and Series 6000 and additional functionality for the Environics Mobility Suite are but a few of the exciting advances we plan to begin rolling out in 2012. To make sure to stay up to date on Environics news, subscribe to the blog (on the right).
We are grateful for your business, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future!
Today, we'll return to our peek into the people who are Environics with Janice.
Janice joined Environics in June 2005 as a part-time assembly technician. In 2007, she joined production full-time. Then, in 2008, she became an administrative assistant, a position she still holds. Recently, Janice took on the added responsibilities of Incoming QC Inspection as well as serving as our ISO Management Representative.
Prior to her time with us, Janice worked in a number of interesting fields. She was a Wholesale Nursery Supervisor and then worked for 20 years as a Travel Manager. During that time, she was Director of Travel and Tourism for the Moore School of Business, where she created the curriculum, taught courses and assisted students in locating positions after graduation. Most recently, Janice was the owner and operated of a Curves Fitness Franchise. She brings a wide variety of skills to the table, and her attention to details is a huge asset to us.
In her spare time, Janice has a wide and diverse set of interests. She is very active member of her church's Haitian Ministry team, which supports a village in Les Palmes, Haiti. She is a huge NASCAR and NY Giants fan, and is a member of SASS, Single Action Cowboy Shooting Society. She enjoys participating as the Historian of American Legion Women's Auxiliary Unit #52, and Janice is an avid reader of mysteries, especially of authors James Patterson and Diane Mott-Davidson.
Stay tuned for more stories about the people who are Environics!
Today, we'll return to our peek into the people who are Environics with Terry, our President.
Terry graduated from Boston College in 1964 and joined Sylvania Electronics as a Management Trainee. He has worked with a variety of companies, improving sales and promoting growth and diversification. He was President of American Communications, a company that focused on providing communication technology to the deaf community. He was Executive Vice President of Eastern Electronics, an electronic sub-contracting company, and President of National Patent Analytical Systems, which manufactures the Datamaster, a breath alcohol analyzing device.
In 1994, Terry joined Environics. Since then, he has helped to double our annual revenue and triple our stockholder's equity. His focus is on our goal of long term growth by satisfying our customers’ needs for precise gas mixing and calibration systems. This includes overseeing the development of new systems as well as enhancemenets to current systems. Currently, Terry is investigating new opportunities for growth for Environics both through new applications and new products.
When asked about his favorite part of his job, Terry said, "I truly enjoy my interaction with our customers and our employees. To be able to provide job security while providing innovative products to our customers brings me great satisfaction."
In his spare time, Terry enjoys being outside and spending time at Cape Cod. He is also a big sports fan, with his favorites being the Red Sox and UConn Women's Basketball.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the next look into the people who are Environics!
One of our favorite times of year is fast approaching, the annual Air & Waste Management Association's Conference & Exposition (ACE). The conference takes place in Orlando, FL from June 21-24. This is the 104th annual conference for AWMA and it is the 25th year that Environics has participated in the meeting.
This year, the focus in "Beyond All Borders" and "will focus on how environmental challenges often stretch beyond political, regional, and cultural lines, and involve diverse communities in working out solutions. Regional topics will include the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill; air quality modeling; carbon dioxide; environmental management of ports, marinas, and shipyards; waste disposal on the Gulf Coast; and environmental issues related to transportation." (from the ACE website).
The keynote speakers, Admiral Thad Allen and Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming will be discussing the Gulf Oil Spill as well as the EPA's role response to the spill. Both should be very interesting. We are also eager to see the projects of The Environmental Challenge International. In this program, students participate in teams from all over the country to prepare an optimal solution to a complex “true-to-life” environmental problem.
It looks like it will be a terrific meeting, as always!
We look forward each year to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Our team is looking forward to discussing our gas flow instruments with you at our Booth, #417.
Today, we'll return to our peek into the people who are Environics with Sandy, our Accounting Manager.
Sandy joined Environics over 15 years ago and brought with her 35 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Her responsibilities include managing our accounting and HR departments.
Currently, in addition to her normal duties, she is preparing for a computer upgrade to our current inventory and accounting system. She will be reviewing and revising all procedures as they relate to the new software. After Sandy becomes our resident expert, she will be helping to make sure the rest of the team is up to speed.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, knitting and needlepoint. Sandy loves when the camping season opens in April. She owns a 38’ travel trailer which is located at a co-op campground nearby. She spends April – October living at the campground. The other six months, Sandy spend with her sister and her family.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the next look into the people who are Environics!
Today, we continue our series of profiles on the people who are Environics with a look at Phil, our Mechanical Designer.
Phil joined Environics in June 2005 as an assembler. Phil has been a key player in a number of important projects during his time. In 2009, he was assigned the task of managing the Power of the Sun project at Environics. Under his watch, Environics designed and built three solar power and water purification systems that were delivered and installed in the Congo of Africa for the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Currently, Phil is focused on creating complicated custom systems with Tom, designing prototypes for our next generation of systems and working with our production department to enhance our existing systems.
|A left front view of a Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) F-14A Tomcat aircraft parked on the flight line. Source
Phil, a native of CT, joined the US Navy and was trained as an Aircraft Electronic Technician assigned to a fighter squadron (VF-211) stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar. He was responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining electronic systems on the F-14 Aircraft. During that time, VF-211 was deployed on two six month cruises and Phil had the highly dangerous assignment of working the flight deck during flight operations at sea. In the following years, he went to Intensive Aviation Electronics “C” school, and he served as an instructor, teaching others to maintain the F-14 aircraft. Phil was assigned to another fighter squadron (VF-41) based in Virginia Beach VA where he served as the Integrated Weapons Team Shop Supervisor, Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) and eventually the QA Supervisor. The VF-41 deployed on two Med Cruises onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and was heavily involved in combat during the liberation of Kuwait in the early 1990’s. During his time in the Navy, Phil received many medals and awards including five Battle Efficiency ribbons and a Navy Commendation Medal from the Secretary of Defense for performance of my duties associated with the liberation of Kuwait.
In his spare time, Phil enjoys hiking, diving and spending time with his son. They are avid Patriots fans. Phil says, "I was born a New England Patriots fan and have been well rewarded for my faith during the last decade." Last year, his son won them free tickets to a game by winning the NFL Punt Pass & Kick Competition for the northeast region.
Stay tuned for more profiles of the people who are Environics!