William W. Cooch, P.G.
Billy Cooch founded Highland Technical Services, Inc. in 1998 after 15 years as an environmental and geologic professional. Prior to that, he served with several environmental services and engineering firms in a range of roles including principal geologist, vice president and manager of environmental services and environmental geologist.
Billy specializes in groundwater investigation, hazardous waste management, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act investigations, voluntary cleanup programs, remedial systems design and implementation, Environmental Site Assessments, erosion control and underground storage tank management.
Billy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Billy currently serves on the the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists and as the President of the Alabama Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Cullman and serves on the Board Camp Fire Alabama.
Judith A. Pike, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer
Judith Pike joined Highland Technical Services in 2012. She has worked as a civil/environmental engineer since 1993, and has broad experience in hazardous and special waste, construction management and oversight, soil and groundwater investigations for underground storage tanks, United States Army Corps of Engineers programs, and industrial, municipal and commercial facilities.
Judith also has extensive experience in environmental due diligence for commercial real estate investment trust portfolios, industrial acquisitions and other real estate concerns. She is a licensed asbestos inspector, management planner and abatement designer. She also holds credentials as a lead-based paint project designer. She holds training credentials as both a lead-based paint and asbestos supervisor.
Judith attended Tulane University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is licensed to practice engineering in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina and holds a current National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying record.
Judith is also an instructor for the University of Alabama in the Continuing Studies Environmental & Industrial Programs. Her responsibilities include development of classroom materials, classroom instruction and hands-on training.
Phil Davis, P.E.
Senior Engineer – Regulatory
Phil served in various capacities during his more than 28 years with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) including with the Water Division, Air Division, Solid and Hazardous Wastes Branches and for the past 5 years, as the Chief of the Land Division. In that position, Phil was responsible for the implementation of Alabama’s regulations governing all aspects of waste management and remediation, including solid and hazardous wastes, underground storage tanks, and brownfields/voluntary cleanup program site redevelopment. Phil also authored numerous ADEM regulations and drafted the 2008 amendments to the State’s Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act. In 2016, Phil was chosen to serve on the Governor’s Solid Waste Management Task Force and participated in the development of new, statutory landfill siting requirements which took effect in 2017.
Phil graduated from Auburn University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, and has been active in a number of professional organizations including Alabama’s Water Environment Association, the Air & Waste Management Association and the Solid Waste Association of North America.
Barry Robison, P.E.
Barry Robison began working as a Consulting Engineer with HTSI in 2010 after practicing in the environmental field for over 40 years. He began his career with the US Public Health Service designing, installing and operating air pollution monitoring systems throughout Alabama and in New Orleans, Louisiana. He spent approximately 10 years as the Director of the Jefferson County Air Pollution Control Program before going into private practice as a Consulting Environmental Engineer where he assisted numerous clients with air, waste water, and solid and hazardous waste issues. Barry has drafted permits, designed waste water treatment systems, and air pollution control equipment as well as written numerous Best Management Practices and Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasure Plans. He was the President of Robison and Layton Engineers and was then hired with McWane, Inc. as the Vice President for Environmental Affairs. He conducted due diligence on potential acquisitions, prepared Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Water Pollution Control, Air Pollution Control and Solid Waste permit applications, drafted Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasure and Best Management Practices Plans and provided environmental guidance, assistance, and advice to all the McWane facilities in the United States and Canada.
Barry studied Mechanical Engineering and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University and his Masters degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama.
David M. Davis, P.G.
Senior Project Geologist
David Davis has been working at Highland Technical Services since 2005. He has worked as an environmental geologist since 1991, and has broad experience in soil and groundwater investigations for underground storage tank, landfill, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Energy, industrial, municipal and commercial facilities.
David also has extensive experience in environmental due diligence for real estate investment trust portfolios, industrial acquisitions and other commercial real estate matters.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alabama and a Masters degree in Environmental Management from Samford University. He is licensed to practice geology in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida.
David Wall, REM
David Wall joined Highland Technical Services in 2008 and has worked as a Project Environmental Scientist since 2005. He is experienced in managing on-going remediation activities for post closure Resource Conservation and Recovery Act facilities, soil and groundwater assessments for Brownfield and Underground Storage Tank sites, Alabama Risk Based Corrective Action Evaluations, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, threatened and endangered species assessments, and wetland and stream delineations.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Montevallo. He is a Registered Environmental Manager.
Lori K. Norton, P.G.
Lori Norton has been employed with Highland Technical Services since 2011. She is experienced in Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure field work and plan preparation, voluntary cleanup projects, Alabama Risk Based Corrective Action evaluations, and management of Subtitle D landfills including semi-annual statistical analysis and reporting. She also has experience managing Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank assessment and remediation projects and has successfully brought sites in the Alabama Tank Trust Fund to No Further Action status.
Lori earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Georgia Southwestern State University and is a Registered Professional Geologist in the State of Alabama.
Staff Environmental Scientist
Stephen Acreman began working at HTSI in 2008 and has worked in the environmental consulting industry since 2006. Since that time, he was involved in several projects including the sampling, remediation and disposal of mercury contaminated soils from residential neighborhoods, and the cleanup, categorizing, manifesting and transportation of hazardous waste from clandestine methamphetamine production labs. Upon joining HTSI, he has supported a broad range of projects, including underground storage tank monitoring and remediation, wetland delineations, management of Subtitle D landfills including semi-annual statistical analysis and reporting, soil and groundwater sample collections, storm water National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System inspections and sampling, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act remediation operation and maintenance activities, Geographic Information Systems, and American Society for Testing and Materials Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments. He is also a Certified Accredited Asbestos Inspector and Asbestos Management Planner, Lead Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor, and Wetlands Delineator.
Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Auburn University in 2006.