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Dean Barrett, Plant Manager, CPI Packaging Inc., Lincolnton, North Carolina 

Guy has worked with Dean since he became Plant Manager of CPI’s Lincolnton, North Carolina facility in 2001.  Dean and Guy have worked together on Title V air quality permitting, stormwater permitting and OSHA Process Safety / EPA Risk Management regulatory compliance.

Dean can be contact at (828) 217-5023 or [email protected].

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Michael Benson, Permit Engineer, NC Division of Air Quality, Mooresville and Raleigh, North Carolina

Between 1995 and 2009, Mike reviewed air quality permit applications, engineering analyses and compliance reports developed by Guy.  Mike left employment with the State in 2009.

Mike can be contacted at (919) 671-2627 or [email protected].

Reference Letter from Mike Benson


Harry Bussey, Jr., Vice President – Partner, International Cushioning Company LLC, Marlboro, New Jersey

Harry and his son, Buddy, own and operate ICC.  Guy has worked with the Bussey’s since 1995.  Guy is involved in many aspects of government regulatory compliance going beyond environmental.  Sometimes he called upon to provide support in manufacturing and new product development.

Guy serves as the North Carolina Registered Agent with the Secretary of State’s Office for ICC.

Harry can be contacted at (866) 311-9600 X103 or [email protected].


Elmer (Al) Metzger, Director of Operations, Southern Steel Company, Charlotte, North Carolina

Al contracted with Guy to manage environmental compliance for  Southern Steel’s Charlotte, North Carolina structural steel fabrication plant in 1995.  Guy worked with Al in ensuring compliance with Air, Solid and Hazardous Waste, and Stormwater compliance.  Guy prepared Tier II and Toxic Release Inventory reporting.

As Southern Steel’s parent, Beta International, acquired new facilities, Guy also became responsible for promoting environmental regulatory compliance in their South Carolina rebar and two Virginia fabrication plants.

Al retired in 2007. Guy continued to work with Beta International until the Jordanian management decided to divest its position in the steel fabrication business. 

Al can be contacted by calling (704) 552-5609.

 Reference Letter from Al Metzger

 Joe Mormando

Joseph G. Mormando, President, CPI Packaging Inc., Somerset, New Jersey

Guy began working with Joe when he came to CPI Packaging Inc. in 2000.  When CPI Packaging Inc. was acquired by Sealed Air Corporation in 2001, Joe became the Chief Operating Officer and later President.

Joe entrusted Guy to promote and maintain environmental compliance for their North Carolina and Illinois (as Guy Lee IV, PE) packaging manufacturing plants.  Work primarily involved Air Permit, OSHA Process Safety – EPA Risk Management, and Stormwater Permit compliance programs.  Guy developed CPI’s Tier II reporting and helped CPI in addressing solid and hazardous waste issues.   Guy had also been called upon to provide technical and regulatory assistance in responding to environmental spills.

Joe resigned from Sealed Air in August 2013.   Joe can be contacted at (732) 904-7318 or [email protected].

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Steven Whittington, Warehouse Manager, Progressive Furniture, Inc., Claremont, North Carolina

Guy was contracted by Progressive to obtain a PSD avoidance air emissions permit in 1996.  Within a  year he managed all of PFI’s environmental compliance programs.  Guy quickly realized that by the time Progressive complied with the Wood Furniture MACT requirements, their emissions would be below regulated thresholds.  With management support, Progressive avoided the MACT regulations.

Guy managed air permit, hazardous waste large quantity generator, stormwater permit and spill prevention, control and countermeasures compliance along with developing Tier II and Toxic Release Inventory reports.  He oversaw the removal of two USTs including a minor remediation.  He helped Progressive become a major player in the Furniture Manufacturing Market while typically billing less than 15 hours a month.  At its peak, PFI employed 500 to 700 people in the Claremont manufacturing facility.

In October of 2007, Progressive shut down its North Carolina manufacturing facility and began converting the facility into a distribution warehouse.  Guy continues to work with Steve in providing Tier II and Stormwater Program compliance.  Steve can be contacted at (828) 459-2695 or [email protected].