Recommendations

Unparalleled Integrity

“John’s integrity, commitment to utilization of efficient solutions and his honesty distinguish him from his peers.”

“John is a true professional with the highest integrity and professional commitment. He is a natural born leader who is respected and admired by his direct reports. John’s tireless work ethic and top-notch technical skills allowed him to foster excellent working relationships with all of his clients, many of whom followed him to ENSR from previous experience with him. During his tenure with ENSR, John proved to be the backbone of the southeast region’s long-term success both with his client groups and employees he was entrusted to lead.

I would recommend John for any project, particularly if he were leading the project. His integrity, commitment to utilization of efficient solutions and his honesty distinguish him from his peers.”

George Rico

Market Leader/Owner at StaffingForce (formerly Human Resources Manager, ENSR/AECOM)

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Impeccable Knowledge

“The best thing about John is his trustworthiness and his ability to look at complex issues from a regulator’s standpoint as well as from a practical standpoint.”

“I have worked with John for several years and his knowledge of environmental issues and his hands-on experience in the field as well as with the regulatory authorities is impeccable. The best thing about John is his trustworthiness and his ability to look at complex issues from a regulator’s standpoint as well as from a practical standpoint when it comes to testing, cleanup and courtroom consulting.”

Tim Smith

Vice President Business Development, Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc.

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Good Value, On Time

“He always puts a good team together and then diligently oversees the work through the end.”

“Working with John was always a pleasure. He always puts a good team together and then diligently oversees the work through the end. He knows his stuff, but he never oversells himself. If he says he can do a project, you know you will get a quality product, on time and on budget. I look forward to the next time I can work with John.”

Darrell Shier

Supervisor – Environmental Services at SCANA

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RCRA Expertise

“Having started his career as a regulator, he understood the culture and internal processes of the regulators and maintained excellent contacts within the agencies.”

“I had the privilege of working with John on RCRA permitting issues when his
company and mine operated hazardous waste management facilities together. John
consistently demonstrated thorough understanding of not only the regulations, but
also the regulatory process. He had keen insight regarding the impact of various
issues on operations, community relations and the business strategy. Having started
his career as a regulator, John understood the culture and internal processes of the
regulators and maintained excellent contacts within the agencies. John was
particularly adept at keeping issues in perspective and maintaining progress in a
complex and challenging environment.”

Rex Jameson

Vice President, Cement Development at Ozinga Bros., Inc.

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Repeatedly Exceeded Expectations

“My familiarity with John’s work assures me he can apply significant knowledge and experience to your environmental and project management needs.”

“I strongly recommend John Cain and Novesis for your consulting and service needs.
I worked with John for several years and he repeatedly accomplished and exceeded
expectations in a number of significant environmental projects. My familiarity with
John’s work assures me he can apply significant knowledge and experience to your
environmental and project management needs. The quality services he provides
almost assuredly integrate:

  • Thorough analysis and good sense of direction toward cost-effective
    solutions;
  • Strong execution and follow-through;
  • Great interaction with regulatory agencies; and,
  • Effective management of resources and external contractors and
    subcontractors.”

Stan Walczynski

former North America Senior EHS Manager-Process Operations, Safety-Kleen Corp.

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Expert Advice

“Our staff regularly called upon John to give us expert advice on how certain environmental regulations and legislation debated by the General Assembly would affect the business community.”

“John is a true professional who is considered an expert on environmental issues within South Carolina. When I worked at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, our staff regularly called upon John to give us expert advice on how certain environmental regulations and legislation debated by the General Assembly would affect the business community. I look forward to working with John again in the future and would certainly call upon him again.”

Mark Sweatman

Lobbyist, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

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Skilled Communicator

“John has great technical ability and very strong communications skills.”

“I have worked with John on numerous occasions and have found him outstanding. He has great technical ability and very strong communications skills. He has a very practical approach and the regulators like him – he’s just a great guy. I recommend him very highly.”

James Levine

Attorney, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

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Respected by Peers

“I greatly respect his abilities as an environmental professional.”

“John was project manager working for a common client. I was hired by the client to conduct peer review of John’s work. John was always professional, technically competent, and responsive to requests from me and the client. He was effective at communicating complex issues to the client, the state regulators and the USEPA. John was a joy to work with and I greatly respect his abilities as an environmental
professional.”

Craig Savage

Vice President & Regional Manager, Gannett Fleming of Michigan, Inc.

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Highly Recommended

“You can count on him to do what he says he’ll do.”

“I highly recommend John with complete confidence. He is a real environmental professional earned from years of experience in working in both government and commercial settings. John is also a man of honor and integrity. You can count on him to do what he says he’ll do.”

Jay McIntosh

Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Safety-Kleen

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Honest and Hard Working

“John was always able to figure out a win-win result in the toughest situations.”

“John Cain is simply a great guy and a very talented individual. He knows his
business and is fun to be around. I worked with him when we were both at Safety Kleen. John was always able to figure out a win-win result in the toughest situations.
He is one of the most honest and hard-working people I have come across. It is
always a pleasure to work with John.”

Bryon Heineman

Principal, Supply Chain Vision

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RCRA and CERCLA Problem Solver

“John is without a doubt the most knowledgeable and experienced RCRA and CERCLA expert with whom I have ever worked.”

John is without a doubt the most knowledgeable and experienced RCRA and CERCLA expert with whom I have ever worked. As a former regulator and effective communicator, he can consistently take the most technical and complex environmental challenges and create thoughtful, well-reasoned and cost-efficient solutions for his clients. I served and as a vice president and chief counsel for the world’s largest environmental services company and have never met a more accomplished problem solver than John Cain.

Thomas S. Mullikin

Attorney, Mullikin Law Firm

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