Technical Director

Paul Lear, Technical Director for Great Lakes E&I, has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental remediation industry.


He has led multidisciplinary teams in the completion of over 300 projects in the arenas of bioremediation, chemical oxidation, dewatering, soil washing, stabilization/solidification, thermal desorption and water treatment for hazardous, toxic, and radioactive wastes. Paul’s responsibilities include management in a technical, fiscal, and personnel capacity. He is an expert on coal combustion residuals (CCR) and has developed unique in situ stabilization and dewatering solutions for CCR impoundments.


Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Soil Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and his Master of Science & Doctorate in Soil Chemistry/Mineralogy from the University of Illinois.