The Compliance Assurance Team

Knowledge. Experience. Training Expertise.
 

Arthur Eberle, President and CEO, Compliance Assurance
Office: 901-381-9960 Ext.301
Cell: 901-335-6331
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Arthur Eberle

President and CEO

Arthur Eberle holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Christian Brothers University and MBA from University of Memphis. He has more than 30 years of experience as a Chemical Engineer and has had over 10 years experience in the Fortune 500. Arthur was previously the marketing director for RAMCON Environmental, a source emission testing company.

Arthur has worked in the environmental arena since 1983 and has performed a number of 40 CFR 60 Appendix A Methods and conducted numerous visible emissions reading projects over the course of his career. Arthur has consulted on several legal cases, beginning in 1982 at RAMCON providing research for litigation defense for Dr. George S. Buck, RANCOM's president.

Mr. Eberle developed the unique approach which Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc. applies to the process of training your employees to conduct compliance monitoring at your facility in an effective and efficient manner.

Joseph Spivey, Eastern Division Manager, Compliance Assurance
Office: 901-381-9960 Ext. 305
Cell: 919-830-7682
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Joseph Spivey

Eastern Regional Manager: Proctor, Operator, Lecturer

Joe Spivey studied Biology and Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and holds a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biology.

He has worked in the environmental field most of his adult life. Since 1989, Joe has provided Method 9 training for thousands of students. He worked at Eastern Technical Associates (ETA) for 22 years before joining CAA. He is skilled at navigating facilities with compliance issues into compliance and assisting the facility personnel in resolving issues with the regulatory agency in a non-adversarial way.

Joe provides support for Notice of Violations; he is the most knowledgeable technical expert in Method 9 currently practicing in the U.S. and is qualified to do all aspects of Method 9 training, including defense of readings and challenging reading observations in court.

Joe has spearheaded the development of the www.VEO-APP.com and has made significant contributions in its development. The VEO-APP improves the administrative processes of visible emissions requirements and of keeping multiple facilities in compliance.

Anthony Ferro, Western Regional Manager, Compliance Assurance
Office: 901-381-9960 Ext. 302
Cell: 702-449-3046
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Anthony Ferro

Western Regional Manager: Proctor, Operator, Lecturer

Anthony Ferro studied electrical technology and information technology (IT) administration at MCC Penn Valley. He began his career with Opaque Smoke School in 2004 and quickly rose to the position of operations manager in 2006. He has conducted Method 9 certification training for over 12 years and spent over a decade in operations at Opaque before joining CAA in 2017.

Anthony has developed visible emissions training curriculum and has conducted numerous lectures. In his management of the Method 9 training program, he provided both field operations and training.

Anthony has a deep understanding of Method 9 and its requirements which he can clearly communicate to others. He is well versed in smoke generator principles and operations, design, and maintenance.

Operators and Instructors

Mike Martin

Mike Martin

Operator

Mike served in the Army for six years as a Signal Support System Specialist (25U). He has numerous years of mechanical, electrical and radio experience. Mike holds EPA certifications for refrigerant handling and is an HVAC maintenance technician.

Jason Williams
Phone: 256-808-4736

Jason Williams

Operator

Jason joined CAA in 2015. As an operator, he maintains and operates the smoke generating equipment. He is trained in visible emission observations and maintains a certification. Jason fills many job functions, including lecturing, proctoring and ensuring orderly operation of smoke schools.

Merph Causey

Charles "Merph" Causey

Operator

Merph is from Louisiana and has held positions for the City of Baton Rouge and in various industries. Merph is an Environmental Technician with CAA. He also handles inventory and ensures we have everything we need to keep our smoke schools running smoothly.

 

Office Staff

Deanna Pyle
Phone: 901-381-9960 Ext 303

DeAnna Pyle-Shaddix

Comptroller

DeAnna has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and office management. She manages the human resources functions and financial affairs of the company under the direction of the CEO. She is responsible for all accounts receivable, invoicing and accounts payable.

Kerri Hargrave
Phone: 901-381-9960 Ext 304

Kerri Hargrave

Registrar - Administrative Office

Kerri arranges travel and public school locations, coordinates private school schedules, registers those smoke school attendees and reviews training files to assure complete documentation of each session.

David Crockett

David Crockett

Information Technology (IT)

David works on IT issues in the Alabama office and does video production. He also performs various duties including keeping Pogo the cat fed and happy!

Janet Geist employee of CAA

Phone: 901-381-9960 Ext 306

Janet Geist

Registrar

Janet handles the smoke school setup and ensuring the smoke school calendar is correct. Janet makes travel arrangements for the CAA crews as well as confirming private schools.

Pogo the Office Cat

Pogo the Cat

CFO*

Pogo is known on social media as the CAAT - the CAA Cat. Pogo assists in office administration and is our public relations manager. Pogo helps with miscellaneous tasks and occasionally brings the office staff treats that he discovers on his outside prowls.

*Chief Feline Officer

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