Our People

John M. Englehardt, President
(985) 778-1934 | jeng@rellc.net

John M. Englehardt

John Englehardt (BS Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineer, Colorado School of Mines, 1973) has over 40 years of management and engineering experience in the oil and gas business both onshore and offshore in the U.S. as well as internationally.  Most of his career was with Chevron where he held a number of management positions over major projects and operations. Since the mid-90’s his work experience has been focused on managing environmental liabilities where he  served as the business unit manager for Chevron with responsibility for both large and small scale remediation/ abandonment projects including offshore platform and pipelines and offshore plants and pipelines across the US. In recent years, he has co-authored a number of environmental technical publications. He also received a number of company and industry awards for environmental remediation related work.  Since December of 2003, he has been President of Resource Environmental and has led the effort in developing the company in concert to meet its mission.

George A. Phair, Vice President & General Counsel
(713) 898-3233 | gphair@rellc.net 

George A. Phair

George Phair is a lawyer with over 40 years experience. He began his career in 1969 as a criminal prosecutor and municipal attorney in East and Southeast Texas. In 1981, he joined the U.S. Justice Department and served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas. Representing the U.S. Corps of Engineers, U.S. Park Service, and the U. S. Department of Energy, he supervised the land acquisition programs for Lake Ray Roberts, Big Thicket National Preserve, and the Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve. In addition, he tried approximately fifty condemnation suits in federal court. In 1988, Mr. Phair joined the Conoco Legal Department and managed a national docket of toxic and mass tort litigation including UST and MTBE cases. Beginning in 2000, he was the principal organizer of the five major oil companies that came together to form Resource Environmental L.L.C. In 2003, he retired from ConocoPhillips as a corporate counsel and has worked since then for Resource Environmental as it chief legal counsel. He is also a trained mediator and has worked with the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center in Houston and the Hill Country Dispute Resolution Center in Kerrville, TX.

Greg A. Vogelpohl, Vice President and General Manager
(805) 286-4076 | vogelpohl@rellc.net

Greg A. Vogelpohl

Greg A. Vogelpohl, P.E.(BS Chemical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1988) Professional Chemical Engineer in California, #CH004796, 1992) has over 25 years of environmental consulting and engineering experience for the oil and gas industry. The focus of his consulting career has been the oversight and management of subsurface investigation, design, and remediation projects as a registered Professional Engineer. He has managed large petroleum portfolios that have included resolving environmental issues at service stations, petroleum bulk distribution centers, refineries and abandoned oil field sumps. Since 2005 his primary role has been the management of large-scale multi-party projects for Resource Environmental, LLC across the US. He has been successful in resolving complex regulatory, legal, and technical issues to achieve compliance with client, regulatory and stakeholder requirements. In January 2011, he joined Resource Environmental, LLC as Vice President and General Manager.

Robert M. Wilkenfeld, Director and Chairman of the Board
Representing Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

Robert Wilkenfeld (BA Chemistry, University of Vermont, 1976; Phd Toxicology, University of Rochester, 1981) has 30+ years of technical and management experience in both toxicology and environmental issues. Initially, he managed Chevron’s toxicology laboratory and directed epidemiology and biomedical surveillance programs for the Corporation and its operating companies. Since 1995, he has been involved in environmental remediation including the management of cleanups conducted pursuant to  RCRA and CERCLA regulations. Currently, he is the General Manager, Marketing Business Unit in the Chevron Environmental Management Company and directs Chevron’s global remediation program atfuel and lubricant storage, distribution and marketing facilities.

David J. BakerDirector
Representing Exxon Mobil Corporation

David Baker (BS Civil Engineering, West Point; MBA, Averett University) has 28+ years of experience with Mobil and ExxonMobil in various engineering disciplines including Construction, Environmental Remediation, Facilities Operations, Global Real Estate. Since 1988, he has worked in 20 countries across 6 continents. His current position is the Manager of Remediation Operations across all business lines in the Western US, Central America and South America.

Daniel S. Fischman, Director
Representing Phillips 66

Dan Fischman (BS, Geology, California State University Fullerton) has 30+ years of technical and management experience in both environmental compliance and remediation. He is Certified Licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in the State of California. He worked in the environmental remediation industry before he joined Phillips 66 in 1993. He has was had a wide variety responsibilities within remediation management for Phillips 66 through his career. In August 2017, he became manager of Remediation Management for Phillip 66. In this current role, he responsible for management of remediation liability for all business lines in the company.

Timothy J. PeterkoskiDirector
Representing Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Timothy J. Peterkoski (BS Biology, Baldwin Wallace College, 1999; Juris Doctor, Michigan State University College of Law, 2007) has over 16 years of environmental and legal experience. Prior to Law School, he served as a Regional Manager for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Prior to joining Marathon Petroleum in 2013, he worked with large industrial clients on Clean Air Act, RCRA, Clean Water Act and OSH Act issues. With Marathon Petroleum, he served as ES&S Attorney for Marathon Petroleum through December 2015, specializing on environmental matters including compliance with HES&S compliance. Currently, he is Manager of Marathon Petroleum’s Corporate Environmental, Auditing and Processes Department where he is responsible for coordinating and providing strategic oversight of company-wide environmental programs.