John Kollmeier

Sr. Vice President, CHMM
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3157 Limestone Road
Cochranville, PA 19330
(610) 593‐5500



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Second only to “Dad,” the most satisfying thing that I’ve ever been called is “Coach.”

I grew up in the 1970s riding my dirt bike in what later was deemed the #1 Superfund site in the US (Lipari Landfill, Pitman, NJ).  We used to refer to the area as “polluted” and weren’t supposed to swim in the lake. My desire to do something about the pollution took me through the University of Delaware and then into a field scientist job at Groundwater Technology in the 1980s. Fast forward 30 years and I’m still at it. Doing something that matters really holds my attention.

In the early days at BSTI, I was involved in almost everything around here. I especially loved running remediation projects because I could see the progress we were making for our clients. I soon learned the immense benefit of hiring great people who are much smarter than me. My love for the technical side has never left me, but surrounding myself with top talent has allowed me to step back from the details and focus on the overall objectives of our clients and the quality of service that we provide them.

My wife Debbie and two terrific daughters are the center of my world.  I have a soft spot for all animals, especially big dogs. My passions are many.  I love to coach young athletes, care take our old farmhouse, grow veggies, golf and fish. My favorite vacations involve whitewater, hiking boots, or often both.

latest blog

  • Environmental Tracers: An Underutilized Tool in Environmental Consulting?

    I consider myself lucky to have come to environmental consulting through a couple of academic research detours; first at Columbia University in NYC then Southern Methodist University in Dallas. During my time at Columbia I worked with the Environmental Tracer Group within the Geochemistry department a Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO).  This was a great… Read More

News & Events

  • BSTI promotes Tony Finding to Vice President

    BSTI has promoted Tony Finding to the position of Vice President from his previous position of Director of Remediation Strategies. Debbie Kollmeier, BSTI President and CEO: “Tony’s promotion to the position of Vice President is an acknowledgement and recognition of his growth as a company representative in new business development alongside his continued involvement with… Read More