Staff

At CK, our most valuable asset is our personnel. Our principal Mike Kelley is involved in all aspects of project performance. In addition to managing the firm, he is involved in all test programs performed by CK staff. Our Senior Project Managers average over 20 years of emissions testing experience. Our experience and knowledge of testing methods, and excellent working relationships with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, enable us to offer cost-effective testing strategies that less experienced firms cannot.

Alvaro Rodriguez

Project Manager / Field Team Leader

Alvaro Rodriguez started his first Co-Op program with CK in 2001 and has twenty-years of experience in environmental testing and engineering in the air quality market. As a CK Project Manager, Alvaro is responsible for preparing proposals, managing, and executing them. His focus is everything related to Continuous Emissions Measuring Systems.

Alvaro has extensive experience in the air quality market from sales to technical engineering both national and international (Asia, Europe, South America).

Alvaro graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

He loves spending time with his family, the beach, biking, camping and musical concerts.

Esther Durex

Project Coordinator

Esther Durex was welcomed to the team in 2020. She comes to us with a wealth of project management and customer service skills and methodologies. Her primary project responsibilities include managing the quality of CKs document production, including the review of data generated during testing programs for completeness and accuracy. She also prepares protocol and reports for all testing programs as well as data reductions. Ms. Durex earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Karen Ciriello

Office Manager

Karen Ciriello has been the office manager of CK since 2001 and is experienced in administrative management, collections, customer service, and human resource management. Prior to joining CK Environmental, Inc., Ms. Ciriello worked with financial institutions such as Bank Boston and Putnam Investments. Ms. Ciriello earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Kevin Kelley, QSTI

Project Manager & Technical Manager

Kevin Kelley has been with CK since 2006 and had twenty-five years of prior experience in environmental testing and engineering. As a CK Project Manager, Kevin is responsible for preparing emissions testing protocols for regulatory agency approval prior to compliance test programs, he performs and manages testing programs and prepares final reports. In addition, Kevin develops air emissions testing opportunities and prepares proposals for clients throughout the northeast U.S.

As CK’s Technical Manager, Kevin has overall responsibility for the technical operations of CK. He is knowledgeable of all test methods that CK performs and oversees CK’s employee training program.

Kevin is a Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI #2008-253) for:
Group #1 – Manual Gas Volume Measurements and Isokinetic Particulate Sampling Methods
Group #2 – Manual Gas Source Sampling Methods
Group #3 – Gaseous Pollutants Instrumental Sampling Methods
Group #4 – Hazardous Metals Measurement Sampling Methods

Kevin holds an M.S. in Applied Management from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA. His program thesis was entitled "Development of a Proposal to Improve the Quality of Service and Reduce Costs within a Professional Services Organization." He graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Technology from Norwich University, Northfield, VT, in 1980.

Kevin Kwedor

Field Engineer

Kevin Kwedor joined CK in 2017 as a Field Engineer. He is responsible for performing emissions testing using EPA reference test methods and is responsible for assisting with equipment maintenance and calibrations. Kevin graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2017 with a degree in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection. Kevin serves as a Platoon Leader in the Vermont Army National Guard.

He is currently activated and serving in the UAE.

Michael Kelley, QSTI

President & Cofounder

Michael Kelley founded CK in 1994 and had over 6 years of prior experience in air quality engineering. Mr. Kelley’s responsibilities include scheduling and overseeing projects for continuous emissions monitoring audits, electronic data reports (EDR), NOx budget plans, and monitoring system audits and repairs. Mr. Kelley has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

Michael is a Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI #2008-260) for:
Group #1 – Manual Gas Volume Measurements and Isokinetic Particulate Sampling Methods
Group #2 – Manual Gas Source Sampling Methods
Group #3 – Gaseous Pollutants Instrumental Sampling Methods
Group #4 – Hazardous Metals Measurement Sampling Methods

Michael Unterweger, QTSI

Project Manager

Michael Unterweger has been with CK since 1995 and has experience building, operating, and auditing continuous monitoring systems. He schedules and supervises source assessment services: certifications, custom designs, and installations, cylinder gas audits (CGAs), maintenance and repairs: cleaning & refurbishing, opacity monitor calibrations, particulate matter (PM) determination, relative accuracy test audits, and visible emissions opacity determination. Mr. Unterweger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

As CK’s QA/QC Manager, Michael has overall responsibility for all quality control procedures at CK. He is in constant contact with the highest levels of management to ensure that all staff is following all quality control measures set forth by EPA and CK.

Michael is a Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI #2008-259) for:
Group #1 – Manual Gas Volume Measurements and Isokinetic Particulate Sampling Methods
Group #2 – Manual Gas Source Sampling Methods
Group #3 – Gaseous Pollutants Instrumental Sampling Methods
Group #4 – Hazardous Metals Measurement Sampling Methods

Robert Ciriello, QSTI

Environmental Specialist

Robert Ciriello has been with CK since 2010. Mr. Ciriello has experience in stack testing and analyzing air quality. He regularly performs U.S. EPA source sampling methods and the EPA methods for continuous emissions monitoring, as well as, oversees in-house equipment maintenance. Mr. Ciriello earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Management at Westfield State University.

Bob is a Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI #2016-949) for:

Group #1 – Manual Gas Volume Measurements and Isokinetic Particulate Sampling Methods
Group #3 – Gaseous Pollutants Instrumental Sampling Methods