Consultants & Laboratories

Piotr Chmielinski, MS, CIH, President

Mr. Chmielinski received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Poland. He has practiced as an industrial hygienist for over 20 years and is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). Since 1991, Mr. Chmielinski has directed HPE as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  

Mr. Chmielinski has successfully directed hazard abatement for numerous major and high profile projects, including complete demolition of Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA and the Casco Industrial Complex, Bridgeport, CT and has directed the complete renovation of Union Station, Kansas City, MO and the Postal Square building in Washington, DC. Mr. Chmielinski is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and holds major certifications and licenses associated with asbestos and lead hazards.  In addition to his professional career, Mr. Chmielinski has achieved international recognition for his expedition leadership, including the first navigation of the Amazon River and the Colca Canyon in Peru, and the first descent of thirteen whitewater rivers in North, Central, and South Americas. His accomplishments have been recorded in numerous publications including the National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, and the Guinness Book of World Records.

R. Hugh Granger, Ph.D. [CIH Retired 1992-2008], Vice President

Dr. Granger has practiced and conducted research in the areas of clinical, forensic and regulatory toxicology for more than 25 years evolving into his current professional focus on applied environmental hygiene and laboratory science. During this period, Dr. Granger investigated numerous public health incidents ranging from poisoning to chronic exposure to environmental pollutants. On several occasions, Dr. Granger participated or lead health hazard investigations following major catastrophic events (e.g., World Trade Center, New York, NY).

Dr. Granger holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of West Florida and a Doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Granger has served as a consultant or advisor to many private and public agencies including architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and managers, insurance companies, attorneys, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Defense Logistic Agency (DLA), and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), to name a few. After completing a 15 year term as a technical expert and laboratory assessor for the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), Dr. Granger assumed the position of Toxicology & Laboratory Director for HPE. Dr. Granger has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and is a Diplomate and/or member of numerous professional societies.

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