Key Personnel

Management Team

Paulo Rodriguez Heyman – President and Founder

Mr. Rodriguez Heyman has 16 years of experience in environmental remediation and as a process-driven business owner. His areas of focus at Renova include remediation planning, implementation, and program management, as well as executive strategy and oversight over all operations. His certifications include OSHA 40 HazWoper; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors; CDL-A license; and from the NJDEP in subsurface evaluation, UST closure, and tank testing. He received a bachelors degree in Biology from Boston University.

Mikhail “Mick” Gutchigian – Vice President

Mr. Gutchigian has 17 years of experience in the environmental remediation, geotechnical construction, and heavy site civil fields. He is responsible for the management of the field division personnel and heavy machinery. He also serves as Estimator on key projects. His certifications include OSHA 40 HazWoper, OSHA Confined Space Entry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors, CDL-A license, CPR/First Aid, and helical pile installation.

Kevin Gawason – Client Services Manager

Mr. Gawason has 34 years of experience in the environmental industry and 28 years of Client Services experience working in several areas throughout the market, including environmental remediation/construction, consulting engineering, analytical services and water/wastewater pumping/treatment equipment. As Client Services Manager, he is responsible for managing new and existing client proposal and project expectations, cultivating new business partnerships, identifying new markets, evaluating client needs and recommending solutions to cost effectively eliminate their challenges. Within Renova, Mr. Gawason is the Client’s representative collaborating with Operations, Field, and Management to ensure projects are successfully completed. Externally, Mr. Gawason builds on existing/new relationships with engineers, consultants, utilities, energy, entertainment, contracting, developers/owners, redevelopment authorities, and other businesses to provide timely support, technical guidance, service improvements, and cost effective solutions for timely project execution. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Delaware.

Tom Bykow – Senior Project Manager

Mr. Bykow has 25 years of management experience in the construction industry, including 18 years in environmental project management. He has the proven ability to manage and track large, complex projects requiring demanding schedules, fast‐track production, and application of immediate corrective actions in response to site‐specific difficulties in execution. Mr. Bykow effectively implements quality control measures, manages risk on firm‐fixed price contracts, and interfaces between internal resources and project teams. Mr. Bykow’s projects consistently achieve a safety record of zero lost time accidents. Mr. Bykow received the distinguished Commander’s Coin for the remediation of the Chemical Insecticide Corporation Superfund Site and managed the 2010 Engineering News Record (ENR) Environmental Project of the Year Horseshoe Road project.

Matthew Vetter – Senior Project Manager

Mr. Vetter has 11 years of experience in the environmental consulting and contracting industry. He has managed complex projects involving various remediation strategies including chemical treatment, in-situ stabilization, and conventional dig and haul projects. Mr. Vetter has worked for many of the major utility and chemical companies in the Northeast with all projects having no OSHA recordables or injuries. He currently serves as a Senior Project Manager, focusing on management and development of federal and commercial projects. His certifications include OSHA 40 HazWoper, OSHA Supervisory Training, Confined Space Entry, and Trenching and Excavation Safety. He received a B.S. in Biology and Environmental & Marine Science from Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Patrice Lavanture – Project Manager

Ms. Lavanture has 13 years of experience in environmental remediation planning and implementation. She serves as a Project Manager for site remediations, leaking underground storage tank sites, regulatory compliance issues, and due diligence. Her certifications include OSHA 40-hour HazWoper, OSHA Confined Space Entry,  and NJDEP tank closure and subsurface evaluation. She received a B.S. in Biology from Athens State University, Athens, AL.

Kelly Giles – Project Manager

Ms. Giles has 5 years of experience in the environmental field, including conducting and managing field work for soil and groundwater investigations and remedial actions, work plan and regulatory report writing, proposal compilation, and oversight and management of field operations.  She has managed complex remediation and construction projects and excels in working and communicating with clients and all project stakeholders to ensure smooth logistics.  In addition, Ms. Giles serves as Renova’s Laboratory Manager and is responsible for all QA/QC measures and Standard Operating Procedures in order to maintain Renova’s certified laboratory accreditation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  Her certifications include OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER, CPR / AED / Basic First Aid, X-Ray User Safety, UXO Recognition and Avoidance, and USACE CQM Certification for Contractors.  She received a B.A. in Biology from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Kristin Scicutella, MBA – Office Manager

Ms. Scicutella has 11 years of experience in the operations division at Renova. She is responsible for managing the operations division personnel, developing and implementing Renova’s internal policies and procedures, billing coordination, and preparing and maintaining various financial reports. She received a B.A. in History from Rowan University and an M.B.A. from Monmouth University.

Eric Scholey – Foreman

Mr. Scholey has over 10 years of experience working as an environmental remediation construction superintendent/foreman and heavy machinery equipment operator on federal, commercial, and residential construction sites. He is proficient in geotechnical construction including drilled and driven piles. He is also responsible for conducting daily Tailgate Safety Meetings to address in a timely manner the safety concerns surrounding each task of a project. His certifications include OSHA 40 HazWoper, OSHA 30 Construction Safety, OSHA Confined Space Entry, and First Aid/CPR.

Anthony Denora – Foreman

Mr. Denora has 10 years of experience working as an environmental remediation construction foreman and heavy machinery equipment operator. His certifications include OSHA 40 HazWoper, OSHA 30 Construction Safety, OSHA Confined Space Entry, RCRA Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management, US DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation, CDL-A license with Hazardous Materials Endorsement, and First Aid/CPR.

Dan Wells – Foreman

Mr. Wells has over 6 years of experience working as a foreman and heavy machinery equipment operator. He is proficient in conducting field work, including UST removals, the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, and installing structural supports. As a crew foreman, Mr. Wells is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all field team members. His certifications include OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER, 30-Hour Construction, Confined Space Entry and CPR/First Aid.