Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. Promotes Key Staff

Author: James Maul, RG, LG Published: October 11, 2010

Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA — Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is pleased to announce three key promotions in its Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington offices. These promotions are part of this recently launched strategic reorganization.


_T. SilvaTony Silva

Tony has been promoted to Manager of Project Services for all of MFA’s operations; which occur primarily in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. In this role he is responsible for managing all field investigation project teams. Work by these teams typically involves soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, soil gas, and air sampling for the purpose of characterizing environmental conditions. This key role allows MFA to efficiently provide its client with high-quality data leading to rapid and cost-effective regulatory and business decisions. Tony has over 10 years of experience in environmental  consulting with MFA. Tony is a Registered Geologist in Washington and Oregon.


Alan Hughes_A. Hughes

Alan has been promoted to Senior Geologist to reflect his increasing responsibilities at MFA. He has been at MFA for over 11 years and plays a key role in project and operational management. Mr. Hughes is the project manager for the Pacific Wood Treating cleanup at the Port of Ridgefield, one of the largest industrial remediation projects in the state of Washington. Alan leads multi-faceted project teams and is recognized for his ability to successfully execute efficient and effective environmental investigations at a range of complex industrial and urban sites. He has extensive knowledge of field data collection techniques for soil, groundwater, and sediment, and has in-depth knowledge of Washington and Oregon environmental regulations. Alan is a Registered Geologist in Washington and Oregon.


_M. NovakMadi Novak

With her promotion, Madi now leads the MFA’s risk assessment section and provides critical support for developing environmental solutions for MFA’s clients. Ms. Novak has nine years of experience in environmental science and engineering, a majority of that with MFA. Ms. Novak has been involved in multiple remedial investigations and human health and ecological risk assessments, including assessments at sediment-impacted sites. She plays a key role for several MFA clients in the Portland Harbor Superfund site. Ms. Novak was the lead scientist in negotiating the extent of an 11 acre in-water sediment cap on the Willamette River. Her approach provided the DEQ with a solid decision-making framework and the result saved the client close to $1M.

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