Greg Lorton P E

Greg Lorton P E

Greg Lorton retired in 2015 after a 42-year career as a chemical engineer, environmental engineer, and environmental manager.  From 1973 to 1986, he worked as a process engineer designing chemical, oil, mineral, and energy processing facilities for a large engineering company in Alhambra, California.  In 1986 he began working in the environmental field for several environmental consulting companies and then in 2000 the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in San Diego.  He worked in many different facets of the environmental field, including waste minimization and pollution prevention, hazardous waste treatment, hazardous materials, water and wastewater treatment, contaminated site investigations and remediation, and air quality.  He was the project manager and primary author of the EPA’s first guidance manual on waste minimization, the Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual.

In 1997, he began working as an adjunct college instructor, eventually teaching course in strategic management, general management, financial analysis and cost accounting, project management, environmental management, environmental science, and chemical engineering design and economics.

Greg has combined his chemical engineering and business experience with an avocation with homebrewing to build an expertise in craft brewing and distilling processes.  He has operated brewing and distilling processes at commercial businesses in San Diego county.  He is also a member of the advisory council of the EngiBeering brewing credential program at California State University San Marcos.

He holds Bachelor of Scienceand Master of Science degrees, both in chemical engineering, a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in management, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in strategic management.  He also holds a professional certificate in finance.

He holds active professional chemical engineering registrations in California (since 1977), Colorado (since 1980), Hawaii (since 1990), and Arizona (since 1991).

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