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 (1956-2017)


Buck was one of the key members and founders of Trace Environmental. His keen intelligence and ability to build solutions for complex problems was an integral part in the early success of Trace, its products and solutions. His impact will be felt for years to come thru the continued use of his baby, the DAS2000 data acquisition software.


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

DAS Support Manager

Kevin has been at Trace since 2006.  He is the DAS Support Manager 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.


Charles Dick

Senior Project Manager

Charles Dick has over 40 years in computer systems engineering, with an emphasis in real time controls and communications. Charles co-authored a patent for communications over multiple, dissimilar wireless transmission methods (Method and apparatus for routing data over multiple wireless networks, ref EP1334587A1, US20060203804, WO200219636A1) He has over 12 years specifically in CEM systems, with the last six years being with Trace Environmental System, Inc., performing produce design, system design and project management. Charles has been instrumental in interpreting EPA regulations in order to determine project applicability. And he has a strong ability to break them down into understandable terms. His degree is in Computer Science with a minor in Electronics. Charles started his career at UNIVAC (1974) and has provided consulting/design services to companies such as E.I. DuPont, Honeywell, Betz Laboratories, Spitz Space Systems and more.


John Vincent

Project Manager, 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.


Frank Pearson

DAS Support Specialist

Frank is the DAS support person who assists customers with configurations, 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 25 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 serves as Trace's sole in-house PC/LAN/Telecomm consultant for all Trace personnel as well as many of our clients.


Ken Ezell

DAS Support Engineer


Nancie Walker

Office Manager


Louis Jones

Service Manager

Over 20 years servicing and maintaining electronic equipment with a wide range of experience from building Gulfstream jets to servicing CEMís analyzers. A former soldier of the US military, where he repaired Apache, OH-58, and Blackhawk helicopters. His accomplishments include several military and industrial industry awards. As Service Manager , he strives in improving the customerís experience. In his spare time he enjoys refurbishing and modifying cars.


Joe Munson

Field Service Technician

Joe has been working as a Field Service Technician for Trace Environmental Systems since 2006. 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.

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 2009, Joe 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.


Ted Webb

Field Service Technician

Ted is based in Iowa and comes to Trace with years of valuable experience in the stack monitoring industry. He has been in the field working with CEM Systems and has provided numerous stack tests and RATA certifications over the years. Additionally, Ted has worked extensively in the Ethanol Industry and has worked with Trace CEMS and Software for many years. Before joining Trace, Ted spent 13 years with Comprehensive Emission Services as a Project Manager and 8 years with Nationwide Electronics as a Xerox Installation Tech. In his spare time Ted enjoys traveling and antiquing with his wife and going hunting, fishing, and golfing.


Tom Ryan

Service, Parts


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.  


Ricky DelCarpio

Electrical Fabricator


Bob Moser


Bob Moser has been working for trace since 2000 out of our Orlando Florida office. His primary responsibilities are to identify potential new project and support opportunities plus to maintain and build the sales database with up to date client & project information. Prior to working for Trace he owned a small IT business in the suburbs of Philadelphia. When he's not working he enjoys spending time with his teenage son playing tennis and going to the Florida beaches. In the winter months he enjoys heading north to do some snow skiing.


Cindy Luxenburg




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