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Key Personnel

Meet the people behind CES.

Steel Maloney

Steel Maloney began his career with CES in 1987 as a part-time hydrologist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrology and Watershed Science at Utah State University. Prior positions include the Utah Water Research Lab and Hydrologist with USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. During his tenure with CES, Mr. Maloney has held positions of Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Business Development and, since 2005, CES President. During his twenty-plus years of professional experience, he has specialized in water quality management and the development of management strategies that reuse water and wastewater from agriculture, municipalities, industry, and food processors to reduce environmental impacts and conserve resources. Mr. Maloney continues to serve as a project development advisor and facilitator for complex projects that have multiple stakeholders, funding sources, and potential solutions. He has successfully managed larger scale water conservation and reuse, and turnkey projects in the western and southern United States. Mr. Maloney also has extensive experience in regulatory permit application, negotiation and public consensus.

Dayla Rabe
General Manager

Dayla Rabe serves Cascade Earth Sciences as General Manager from the Corporate Headquarters in Albany, Oregon. Ms. Rabe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Housing Design and a Post-Baccalaureate in Accounting. She has been with CES since 1992 and has held a variety of positions including Drafting Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, Executive Administrator, Accounting Manager, and Controller/Director of Administrative Services.

Daniel J. Burgard, CPSS
Principal Soil Scientist

Daniel J. Burgard is the Principal Soil Scientist for CES and currently holds the positions of Technical Lead for Food Processing business and is the corporate Soils Disciplines Manager. He has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Soil Science, is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and has been with CES since 1991. Mr. Burgard’s project areas have focused on land treatment systems using industrial and municipal wastes and wastewaters as resources in crop production. Mr. Burgard has experience with projects that have included potato, fruit, vegetable, meat processing and municipal wastewater irrigation design, operations, and permitting, power plant and coal-bed methane produced water management, paper mill sludge management, biosolids management and permitting, monitoring and reporting. Recent special projects have focused on large-scale agricultural uses of reclaimed water and practical applications of vadose zone monitoring for land application systems. He has worked on projects in many U.S. states as well as internationally.

Greg Thurman, PE
Director of VMWG / Principal Engineer

Mr. Thurman is a graduate from Georgia Tech with a degree in chemical engineering. After spending several years overseas working on development projects, he returned to the United States to begin a career in wastewater and pollution management. With a vision for sustainable resource management, his path led him to CES in 1995 where he is now a Principal Engineer. His work is focused on the treatment and management of wastewater from municipal and industrial sources including electrical power generation, coal bed methane production, food processing and others. He has participated and completed numerous industrial water reuse/recycling projects across the United States and internationally. Mr. Thurman heads CES’ international program as the Director of Valmont Water Management Group (VWMG).

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