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Senior Technical Advisors

  Gordon Rousseau, expert in dangerous goods regulations, is Special Advisor to The Journal of HazMat Transportation and was formerly President of HMT Associates, LLC. He has held key positions in the U.S. Coast Guard, the Interstate Commerce Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation where he managed these agencies' hazardous materials regulations development and waiver issuance programs. Mr. Rousseau was Executive Director of the Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association, where he was instrumental in developing key provisions for incorporation into DOT's final rulemaking HM-181E: Intermediate Bulk Containers for Hazardous Materials. rousseau.jpg
 Frits Wybenga has served with distinction as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety in DOT. He represented the United States at the UN Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and its Sub-Committee for fifteen years and was its Vice Chairman for eight years. He also served as the U.S. Member and Panel Vice Chairman for the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel. He may be reached at (301) 929-1668 (phone); or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. wybenga.jpg
 Edward Mazzullo, Regulatory Analyst, was formerly Director of the Office of Hazardous Materials Standards within DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (and its predecessor, RSPA).  He has over 30 years of hazardous materials regulatory experience with DOT.  The group he directed had responsibility for hazardous materials standards development and for providing assistance to shippers, carriers, and others in understanding and complying with the HMR.  Ed may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. mazzullo

Legal and Regulatory Specialists

 Geoff Leach is the Director of The Dangerous Goods Office Limited at London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom. He joined the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority in 1981. He worked in the CAA’s Dangerous Goods Office for 23 years, auditing operators, investigating incidents and providing advice to industry and other regulatory authorities. In 2002, Geoff became Head of the Dangerous Goods Office and was nominated as the UK’s ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel member having attended all meetings since 1992 as an advisor. In 2007 he was elected Chairman, a position he held until 2014 when he left the CAA. He was also Chairman of the Dangerous Goods European Liaison and has chaired the 3 lithium battery workshops hosted by IATA. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. leach
 Jean-Pierre Gagnon worked for the National Transportation Agency of Canada and Transport Canada TDG Directorate since 1989. A chemical engineering graduate, he began his career with the Canadian Transport Commission in 1980, and since then he has held various positions including regional and headquarters dangerous goods inspector, means of containment, cylinder, and rail tank car specialist. He has been actively involved in all government regulatory changes and programs affecting rail tank cars in North America as well as those of the Association of American Railroads’ Tank Car Committee.  In particular he has been the Transport Canada representative on the recent Next Generation Tank Car Project (NGRTC) and the Advanced Tank Car Cooperative Research Project (ATCCRP). He has also been active in the ADR/RID working group on BLEVEs, various ISO standard committees on tank containers and pressure drums, and has audited a number of international facilities performing tank container impact testing. Mr. Gagnon retired in March 2013. He may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. gagnon
 James Rader is the Senior Vice President, Watco Compliance Services, a subsidiary of Watco Companies. He has over 35-years of experience in railroad transportation, with an emphasis on hazardous materials transportation and the operation, maintenance, and use of tank cars. Jim currently provides compliance services, focused at standardizing Watco’s internal environmental, health, and safety processes for its diversified railroad portfolio, rail car repair network, and its transloading operations. He was formally the Staff Director, Hazardous Materials Division, FRA. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. You may reach Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 630-946-3516. rader
 Edward W. Pritchard is a Senior Partner in the Railroad Services Division at Paladin Consulting Group, Inc. Prior to that he served as Director of Safety, Assurance, and Compliance at the Federal Rail Administration, where he established polices and guidelines for the enforcement of regulations regarding rail transport of hazardous materials issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). He is a former DOT representative on the World International Union of Railways (UIC) Committee and a former member of the Hazardous Materials Committee for the National Academy of Science. He may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. pritchard
 Wade Winters is the President/CEO of Regulatory Resources, Inc., a consulting and training company dedicated to the domestic and international hazardous materials packaging and transport regulations, and domestic environmental waste management regulations. Wade specializes in radioactive materials and hazardous wastes. RRI’s client list has included domestic government agencies and their contractors, the United Nations, and numerous international and domestic public and private companies. Wade can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 Glenn P. Wicks, Esq. is President of the Wicks Group, PLLC. a Washington, D.C. firm that provides legal and consulting services to transportation interests on regulatory and commercial matters. He also advises The Journal of HazMat Transportation on legal issues relative to the transportation of dangerous goods by air. Mr. Wicks has advised and represented clients in transportation matters for 14 years. He has successfully handled numerous hazardous materials related enforcement actions on behalf of air, ground, and other shippers and has the presented to the Virginia Bar Association on related topics. Mr. Wicks is an honors graduate of the George Washington University Law Center where he served on the editorial board of the Journal of International Law and Economics. He is currently a member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association forum on Air and Space Law. He may be reached at (202) 457-7790 or via fax at (202) 457-7799 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. wicks.jpg
 Ronce Almond is a partner at the Wicks Group PLLC.  His practice encompasses regulatory, commercial and litigation matters as well as related international consulting.  Mr. Almond regularly assists clients with hazmat-related proceedings and enforcement actions before the U.S. Departments of Transportation and its modal agencies.  He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of The Air and Space Lawyer, a journal of the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law.  Mr. Almond graduated with honors, cum laude, from Duke University School of Law. He also received a Master of Arts in Political Science from Duke.  He may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 457-7790. almond
 Arielle Pacer is an associate at The Wicks Group, PLLC. She assists clients in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and other government agencies, as well as in judicial proceedings. pacer
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