PM Environmental Promotes New Regional Managers of Retail Petroleum Services

PM Environmental (PM) is pleased to announce the promotions of William Wagner and Christie Santiago to Regional Managers of PM’s Midwest Retail Petroleum Services group.

Wagner, who joined PM in 2017 as a Project Manager in PM’s Retail Petroleum Services group, earned his Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management and his Associate of Arts in Natural Resources Technology from Lake Superior State University.

Wagner specializes in leaking underground storage tank (LUST) projects, risk evaluation, remediation, and corrective action projects. He has managed hundreds of projects and has received regulatory closures on dozens of LUST sites.

“Bill has worked very hard during his time at PM and this promotion is well deserved. I am looking forward to seeing Bill grow in his new role at PM,” said National Manager of Retail Petroleum Services, Curt Lichy.

Santiago, who joined PM in 1999 as a Staff Engineer, earned her Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University and her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Albion College.

Santiago specializes in Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), investigation and remediation of LUST projects, and development of conceptual site models for non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) and a wide range of contaminants. She has received regulatory closure on over 200 LUST sites and managed thousands of Phase II ESA projects.

“With 25 years of experience, Christie’s technical background and knowledge is an asset to our group and will help continue to expand the LUST footprint. I am looking forward to working with Christie in her new role,” said Lichy. 

In their new roles, Santiago and Wagner will oversee and manage select activities and staff of the Midwest Retail Petroleum Services group. They will be responsible for ensuring high-quality management and technical services, as well as providing effective professional leadership within the department. Wagner will concentrate on the development and training of junior staff, maintaining and updating Part 213 procedures and state/federal standards, as well as sharing his vast field knowledge with the department. Santiago will continue to be the point of contact for large LUST clients, serve as a Part 213 and MUSTA technical resource, and manage the regulated Part 211 UST work for the department.

Santiago and Wagner will continue to enhance PM’s team of experts who have in-depth experience in managing environmental projects with a constant focus on helping our clients clearly understand their risks, allowing them to make sound, well-informed business decisions.