Chris Meeks provides assistance in ISO management systems, Lean implementations, Lean Six Sigma classes, pollution prevention assistance, energy efficiency improvements and compliance assistance. Chris has experience in providing assistance through an on-site, hands-on approach or through presentations in a classroom or workshop atmosphere.
Areas of Expertise:
Chris provides assistance with the implementation of Lean, Lean Six Sigma, management systems, cost reductions from effective waste management and money savings through energy efficiency.
Scope of Experience:
In just four years with TMAC, Chris has obtained his Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Practitioners’ Bronze certification and an AS 9100 Lead Auditor certification. Chris currently delivers Lean Implementations, Lean Six Sigma courses, ISO Management System Implementations, compliance and regulatory understanding and assistance and project management assistance.
Chris worked with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for approximately six years before joining TMAC. Chris’s main focus during his time with the TCEQ was providing assistance to companies throughout the state on pollution prevention, waste management cost reduction opportunities, environmental management systems and sustainability through site visits and training workshops. Chris also served as a compliance assistance specialist through the Small Business and Local Government Assistance department and as an Environmental Investigator in the Field Operations department while at the TCEQ.
During his time with TCEQ, Chris worked with over 70 companies to provide on-site assistance for environmental regulations, pollution prevention and money-saving strategies.
Chris also conducted over 75 waste management and environmental cost reduction presentations throughout the State of Texas.
Chris worked with his facility contacts to develop 12 case studies that can be viewed at The Zero Waste Network at http://zerowastenetwork.org/. Specifically, Chris’ work includes collaboration with a manufacturing company in Lancaster, Texas, to identify tremendous savings from an inefficient air-compressor unit. That story can be viewed at http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/success/story.cfm?StoryID=1079&RegionalCenter=.
Education and Training:
Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Earth Resources from Texas Christian University.
Honors, Awards and Special Accomplishments:
Chris received his Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification through the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) in September 2009, at the conclusion of a training program Texas A&M University conducted by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Chris completed the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course.
Chris spent his time prior to the TCEQ managing QA operations and inventory management activities for a materials management company that provided services to mainly defense industry companies.
Chris also spent time immediately after his college career as an Environmental Consultant performing phase 1, 2 and 3 remediation projects and GIS mapping functions.