After receiving a Masters in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of Connecticut, Thomas Stark began working in the environmental field in Connecticut in 1977.
He spent 9 years with Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection performing both permitting and compliance enforcement for solid and hazardous wastes, directing State-funded clean-ups of abandoned industrial properties, drafting remediation criteria guidance which remained in effect prior to promulgation of the Remediation Standard Regulations and directing the compilation of the Inventory of Hazardous Waste Disposal sites which was subsequently published after his departure from the DEP in 1986.
In 1986, he joined GZA as a project manager. Drawing on his DEP experience at GZA, Mr. Stark initially specialized in projects involving RCRA and related state hazardous waste and hazardous materials management issues. With time his practice grew and Mr. Stark has managed a wide variety of projects including: Phase I and II property assessments, multi-media environmental management consultations, environmental compliance audits, RCRA groundwater monitoring, closure and corrective action, and remedial investigations and implementation. He twice served as Chairman of the Waste Management Task Force for Connecticut Business and Industry Association where he directed the evaluation of proposed environmental regulations for industry and provided input to the DEP. He was on the DEP list of Interim Licensed Environmental Professionals in 1996 and obtained his license in 1997 and continues as an LEP today. From 2004 to 2007 he chaired the Environmental Committee of the Construction Institute affiliated with the University of Hartford and authored two environmental primers for the construction industry. Mr. Stark currently manages GZA’s Connecticut Valley Operations with offices in Fairfield and Glastonbury, Connecticut.