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Management Team

Our management team shares more than just a company name. Together, we bring a deep breadth of experience and a wide perspective to each client and every project.  We work hard to deliver value and reliable, responsible solutions for our customers.

James Mraz – President and CEO

Mr. Mraz started his career in the solvent recovery business in January of 1982 after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS Degree in Business. Prior to entering the industry professionally in 1982, Mr. Mraz worked as a chemical operator. He was a plant manager and Sales Manager from 1982-1988, the early years of what is now known as the Environmental Industry. Mr. Mraz founded Capitol Environmental Services in the fall of 1989 with the purpose of providing customers a comprehensive and reliable approach to managing their off-site disposal needs. Since that time he has overseen the expansion and development of Capitol into one of the most respected materials management companies in the country.

Eric Palm – Risk and Contracts Manager

Mr. Palm earned a BS in Environmental Resource Management from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. While working at Capitol he received a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, MD. Prior to joining Capitol Environmental in 2001, Mr. Palm was the General Manager for an industrial services company in the greater Washington DC area. Mr. Palm maintains direct oversight of contract review, credit management, customer service, operations and logistics in addition to acting as Capitol's General Counsel.

Christopher Ward - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ward graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD with a BS in Accounting and is a CPA. Prior to joining Capitol Environmental in 2015, Mr. Ward was CFO for an environmental services contractor on Long Island, NY and before that spent many years at National Response Corporation (NRC) where he served as Senior VP and CFO. Mr. Ward helped grow NRC and its affiliates from inception both organically and by acquisition to be the leading commercial oil spill response organization in the U.S. and a global provider of environmental emergency response, industrial, and remediation services. Mr. Ward has executive management responsibilities over all finance and accounting related functions including audit, tax, treasury, and business planning.

Mike Schubert – Technical Director

Mr. Schubert graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA with a BS Degree in Bioscience and a MS in Biochemistry. Mr. Schubert entered the Environmental Industry in 1989 working for OH Materials and since that time has worked for other major companies involved in managing industrial wastes. Mr. Schubert joined Capitol in 1997 and since that time has overseen and managed Capitol’s largest and most complex projects. He currently coordinates the labor, logistics and management of shipments of a wide variety of materials on major projects from over 30 states.