Executive Team

The ESG Executive Team’s unmatched level of industry experience in engineering planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance provides a unique perspective especially geared to solving complex utility system challenges. ESG consistently develops innovative solutions that fit the unique and highly specialized needs of our clients.

Our client/partners have the assurance that their environmental affairs are in the hands of a management team that has earned the confidence of key regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and numerous state environmental agencies.

J. CLAY SYKES, P.E.

Principal and Founder

Principal and Founder 
has served in the utility operations and consulting engineering arena for nearly 25 years. He brings an in-depth knowledge of master planning, design, startup, and operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment facilities, and is an expert in the areas of biological nutrient removal and wastewater process design.

Sykes received his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. Sykes is active in numerous professional and technical societies, and is a registered professional engineer.

DANIEL E. GROSELLE, P.E.

Principal and Founder

Principal and Founder
 has nearly 25 years of hands-on experience in utility design, operations, and management, in addition to extensive experience in the planning, design, implementation, and operation of effluent and biosolids reuse and disposal systems for municipal and industrial treatment and processing facilities.

Groselle received his MS and BS in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia. Groselle is active in the field, and is a registered professional engineer.

JOHN F. EDDLEMON P.E.

Senior Vice President and Partner

Senior Vice President and Partner
 has over 15 years of experience in utility design, construction, operations and management, in addition to extensive experience in the fields of hydraulic modeling and analysis. He has also worked with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of personnel and financial management.

Eddlemon received his BS and MS degrees in water resources management and engineering from the University of Connecticut and holds an MBA from the University of Georgia. Eddlemon is active in the field, and is a registered professional engineer.

PAUL TICKERHOOF

Vice President and Partner

Vice President and Partner 
has over 25 years experience specializing in solving operational and maintenance challenges. His areas of expertise include supervision and management, computerized process control, compliance monitoring, personnel training, budgeting and cost savings, solid processing, land application of sewage\ sludge, pumping station operation, and interfacing with regulatory agencies.

Tickerhoof received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University and holds operator certifications in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

MIKE HILYER

Vice President

Vice President has over 30 years experience in State, County and Municipal Government, specializing in management, design, operations and construction. His areas of expertise include time management, purchasing, scheduling and disaster mitigation. Previously a City Administrator, City Public Works Director, and City Building and Zoning official, Hilyer managed the largest biosolids operation in the Southeast United States.

Hilyer has extensive coursework study from the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Albany State and Faulkner University.

THE ESG DIFFERENCE

The ESG approach to the professional contract operations concept generates rate stability, significantly improved system reliability, increased efficiency, and a guarantee of the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

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CONTACT US
  • ESG Operations
  • 6400 Peake Road
  • Macon, Georgia 31210
  • 478-474-5025
  • 478-474-5045 Fax
  • info@esginc.net