The Strength of Our Organization is Our People

It is always our hope to provide the best possible solutions and service. In order to attain this goal, we must have the best possible employees. Our employees have many decades of combined experience in the CEMS industry.

David Martin, P.E.


Dave is the principle owner of Trace Environmental.  He is responsible for operational, financial and the human resources management of the company.  Mr. Martin has extensive experience in data acquisition and Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems.  With over 15 years of experience, he has implemented a wide range of projects of varying scopes and complexities.  He is a graduate of Lehigh University, BS Chemical Engineering, and The Johns Hopkins University, Masters Environmental Engineering.

During his time away from work, Dave enjoys the outdoors, hunting, skiing, playing soccer and enjoying time with his wife and four kids.


Charles “Buck” Franke


Buck is one of the founders of Trace Environmental.  He is responsible for front-end data acquisition programming as well as project management and customer support.  For 15 years he was the Director of Research and Development at the Brooks Instrument Division of Emerson Electric.  After leaving Brooks in 1993, Buck formed a small company; Linear products, Inc. designing and building custom process control systems.  In 1995, he co-founded Trace Environmental Systems, Inc. 

He is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Mechanical Engineering.


Jim Toolen

Sales Manager

Jim has been with Trace since our inception in 1995 and currently heads up the sales and marketing efforts for Trace Environmental. Jim’s efforts focus on securing new business and developing new markets while also supporting the needs of Trace’s existing client base.

Since 1985, Jim has been involved with engineered solution sales such as process control instrumentation and control systems as well as with the environmental monitoring and reporting systems that Trace offers.

His time away from Trace is spent with his wife and three young children, being involved in community improvement projects and organizations, and playing golf.


Kevin Sullivan

Sr. Project Engineer

Kevin has been at Trace for almost 6 years.  He is a Senior Project Engineer specializing in setting up the DAS 2000 Configuration/Reporting software and managing our PEMS Projects.  He has BSME from University of Rhode Island and has 15 years experience with CEMS DAS software and reporting regulations.  He has extensive knowledge of all the major EPA regulations including: Part 75 Acid Rain Program, NOx Budget Program, 40 CFR Parts 60, 63 and 503.  He was involved with the recent software upgrades required for the P75 (XML) ECMPS and PADEP EDR (CSMM Rev. 8) reporting revision. In addition, he is Trace’s resident surfer boy and is an ardent fan of all of the Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Eagles, Flyers and 2008 World Series Champions Phillies.


Frank Pearson

DAS Support Specialist

Frank is the DAS support person who assists customers with configuration, reporting and PC issues.  He is also a programmer responsible for writing code for our Data Explorer and Automatic Report Agent products.   In addition, Frank is our EDR and PADEP expert.  He also makes the coffee at the Trace NJ office! 


David Strain

Air Quality Systems Engineer

With over 20 years in IT, David was the NY Metro Area PC/LAN Manager at TD Bank prior to joining Trace.  His responsibilities at Trace involve all aspects of the technology side of the Emissions Monitoring industry in addition to managing some of the local projects.  David also serves as Trace's sole in-house PC/LAN/Telecomm consultant for all Trace personnel as well as many of our clients.


Joe Munson

Field Service Technician

Joe has been working as a Field Service Technician for Trace Environmental Systems for nearly three years now. His responsibilities include scheduling and performing quarterly audits and preventative maintenance for many different ethanol plants throughout the Midwest. He also takes care of any emergency service issues that might come up.

Before working for Trace, Joe was an electronics technician for Munson Mechanical. He was in the Touchplay division and provided service and install assistance for video lottery machines all around Iowa.


Joe Wolfe

Field Service Technician

After 4 years behind a desk for Konica Minolta in PCs and networking, Joe decided a desk wasn’t for him. He returned to the trades and service industries, where he had worked for 20 years, starting with Trace in June 2005. He now uses both his computer and trade skills to support Trace’s growing client base. He holds Novell and Microsoft certifications and was licensed in NJ for boiler, water and wastewater treatment. As of the beginning of the year, Joe and his wife moved to Nebraska to enhance Trace's commitment to clients in the Midwest. In his spare time Joe works on small projects in his shop and rides his Harley around the Midwest looking for this country’s history and oddities.


Rafael Rodriguez

Mechanical Fabricator

Prior to coming to Trace, Rafael worked for 26 years in molding Technology. His focus at Trace is the mechanical fabrication of CEMS and CEMS FLOW 500 stack monitoring systems. He enjoys performing the mechanical work, modifying and fabricating to ensure customer satisfaction.  


Connie Sibona-Foster

Purchasing Agent

Constance Sibona-Foster has an extensive career in the field of process measurement and control having worked for major corporations. Her area of expertise is in purchasing and project coordination with Project Management to insure that our customers are served in a timely manner. Connie is past-President of ISA – Instrument Society of America – New Jersey Section.


John Vincent

Draftsman & Technical Manual Writer

John Graduated from La Salle University in 2008 with a B.A. in Mathematics.  He began working for Trace in September 2010 creating drawings and assembling Equipment Manuals specfic to each customer's product and site.



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