Our Team

Michael Schluter­busch

Michael Schluter­busch is Vice Pres­i­dent of AEM. He began his Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices career over thir­ty five years ago work­ing as a per­mit hand with Local 28 Heat and Frost Insu­la­tors, in a very hot, crawl­space at the Den­ver Vet­er­ans Admin­is­tra­tion Hos­pi­tal, remov­ing and bag­ging asbestos con­tain­ing pipe insu­la­tion, still steam­ing from the sur­face water applied to reduce fiber release. Since that day, he had devel­oped a resume of ser­vices and respon­si­bil­i­ties unequaled in the indus­try. He has hands-on expe­ri­ence with asbestos mold, meth, haz­ardous mate­ri­als too numer­ous to men­tion, emer­gency response, reme­di­a­tion, sam­pling, super­vi­sion, project man­age­ment, project design, man­age­ment plans, scope of work, tru­ly exe­cutable, own­er-pro­tect­ing spec­i­fi­ca­tions, and is one of the most respect­ed envi­ron­men­tal train­ers in the state of Col­orado and Wyoming. He’s will­ing to bet that a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of the folks respond­ing to this RFQ have sat in one or more of his class­es.

Kath­leen Flana­gan

Kath­leen Flana­gan is Pres­i­dent of AEM and cer­ti­fied as WBE, SBE, DBE, and EBE. She is a sea­soned vet­er­an of the legal field, hav­ing assem­bled teams of para­le­gals to exam­ine and devel­op research into the com­plex worlds of oil and gas pro­duc­tion. She has over nine years of expe­ri­ence in cre­at­ing reports and sam­ple data­bas­es spe­cif­ic to the envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices indus­try. This vast expe­ri­ence includes help­ing devel­op sam­pling pro­to­cols, exe­cut­ing the event, and gath­er­ing the field and oth­er research to devel­op exten­sive, cus­tomer-ori­ent­ed, use­ful reports in a time­ly man­ner.

Bruce Del­Gras­so

Over 30 years of expe­ri­ence in Safe­ty and Risk Man­age­ment, enhanced by a firm com­mit­ment to con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion, have result­ed in a career marked by suc­cess­ful projects of increas­ing com­plex­i­ty, with a con­sis­tent record of dra­mat­i­cal­ly reduced or zero acci­dents. have result­ed in a career marked by suc­cess­ful projects of increas­ing com­plex­i­ty, with a con­sis­tent record of dra­mat­i­cal­ly reduced or zero acci­dents.

Bruce has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in the Col­orado area, aug­ment­ed by assign­ments through­out the Unit­ed States and over­seas, giv­ing Bruce a unique under­stand­ing of work­ing with diverse cul­tur­al val­ues and dis­parate objec­tives. 

Through­out a career encom­pass­ing a wide vari­ety of projects and indus­tries (com­mer­cial con­struc­tion, infra­struc­ture, oil & gas, schools, hos­pi­tals), cou­pled with an approach based on coach­ing rather than polic­ing, train­ing rather than hop­ing, Bruce fos­ters a prag­mat­ic approach; keep­ing every­one safe while con­trol­ling costs, ensur­ing qual­i­ty, and main­tain­ing sched­ules.

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Wen­dell Rahorst

Wen­dell Rahorst was chair of the Amer­i­can Indus­tri­al Hygiene Nation­al Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee On Haz­ardous Waste for ten years (1995–2005) and was Chair (1998–2002) of the com­mit­tee for four years.

He was the Haz­ardous Mate­ri­als Man­ag­er for the Col­orado School of Mines from 1991 to 1998. Dur­ing these years he over site of sev­er­al Nation­al Pri­or­i­ty List waste site. He man­aged a Haz­ardous Mate­ri­als Pro­gram for 10 years that aver­aged over 100,000 kilo­grams of reg­u­lat­ed TSCA, Haz­ardous Wastes, and radionu­clide waste.

Since 2002 he has been involved with cleanup actions locat­ed in Col­orado, oth­er parts of the Unit­ed States and Inter­na­tion­al­ly. These cleanups involved PCB, PBB, Asbestos, organ­ic and inor­gan­ic haz­ardous waste, NORM and high lev­el radionu­clide waste.

He has a full range of tal­ents and abil­i­ties to design, man­age, pro­vide over-site and pro­vide final evi­dence of cleanup for sites that are con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed with bio­log­i­cal, radionu­clide, chem­i­cal, and phys­i­cal haz­ards.

Mr. Rahorst has been a Cer­ti­fied Indus­tri­al Hygien­ist since 1996 and has served as Pres­i­dent of the local Rocky Moun­tain Sec­tion of the AIHA, Pres­i­dent of the Col­orado Indus­tri­al Hygiene Coun­cil for six years. and many nation­al posi­tions.