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Wendy Pontefract Joins Partner’s Growing Florida Practices

Wendy Pontefract Joins Partner’s Growing Florida Practices.Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner) has brought on Wendy Pontefract, CIH, CSP, CIEC as a Senior Project Manager for the Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health and Safety division. Ms. Pontefract has over 20 years of experience managing industrial health and safety and asbestos/lead programs internationally. Her knowledge in these technical areas has spanned industries including industrial construction, power generation (fossil and nuclear), and testing and verification (laboratory) services in both field settings and corporate program management.

Pat Lorimer, Director of Operations, said “We are excited about Wendy’s reputation in the environmental health and safety space and what she can bring to the growth of this practice. Her presence in Florida will give us an even stronger foothold in the southern Florida region. Her technical expertise in both health and safety and industrial hygiene are a unique combination and we feel she will be a very valuable member of the team.” 

Prior to joining Partner, Ms. Pontefract spent approximately seven years working for one of the largest engineering, construction and procurement firms in the world, where she managed health and safety for field projects, as well as worked in the corporate HSE department developing global training and the HSE Management system. While working for a large utility, Ms. Pontefract managed the all asbestos and lead abatement and management for one of the oldest and largest nuclear power facilities in the United States and later worked on integration of the HSE management system for the entire nuclear fleet. One of her most memorable jobs was while preforming health risk assessments in a coal testing facility in the Ukraine. A new area had been built to grind and pulverize the coal but there had not been any measures to provide proper ventilation. “I felt like it was the perfect timing for me to be onsite”, said Ms. Pontefract, “I was able to intervene before it was too late for the workers in the plant”. Ms. Pontefract also has performed at least 50 health risk assessments, exposure investigations, and HSE audits for SGS in over 15 countries including Russia, Tanzania, Mexico, Canada and the United States of America.

“I joined Partner because I can see the opportunity to integrate both areas of my experience, health and safety and industrial hygiene, into a full spectrum product offering to my clients”, Ms. Pontefract remarked, “I’m excited to pursue and grow this area of Partner’s services in Florida and in the greater Southern United States”.

Ms. Pontefract holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida and is currently working towards her Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene. In addition, she is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC).

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