Cushnie has conducted numerous projects for private industry
and government agencies that have involved the development
of innovative process designs. The majority of his work has
included an emphasis on pollution prevention through design
substitution, other source control methods, and recycle technologies.
His experience encompasses most metal finishing processes,
including: hard and decorative chrome plating, other electroplating
of metals, electroless plating, phosphating, brush plating,
conversion coating, printed circuit board manufacturing,
degreasing, and precision cleaning. He also is experienced
with machining and painting processes. His prior experience
includes employment by EPA's Effluent Guidelines Division,
two engineering firms, and management of Chrome Applications
Incorporated. He has authored or co-authored three books
and served as a contributor/technical editor on two books.
Cushnie is an active member of the American Electroplaters and
Surface Finishers Society (AESF) where he serves as Vice Chairman
of the Pollution Prevention Committee and a Member of the Research
Board. He writes a monthly column in the AESF's Plating and Surface
Finishing journal. Mr. Cushnie is an active volunteer in the
Common Sense Initiative program for which he serves on the Metal
Finishing Research and Technology Workgroup.
Mr. Eelman is responsible for the day-to-day management
of projects involving the study, design, installation, and
monitoring of industrial pollution prevention and control
processes and technologies. These projects are mostly performed
for the metal finishing industry and U.S. military. Mr. Eelman
has developed training modules and provided instruction on
the operation of metal recovery technologies. He has also
worked extensively on an EPA subcontract for the development
of effluent guidelines for the Metal Products and Machinery
subcategory. Presently, he serves as the Webmaster for the
National Metal finishing Resource Center and several other
websites. Also, he serves as the key investigator on a project
conducting a nation-wide survey of the printed circuit board
Eelman was previously employed as Operations Manager for a printed
circuit board manufacturing company in New Jersey. In this position,
he was responsible for the management of all production related
activities and waste management.
has extensive computer programming and networking capabilities.
He works routinely with the following programming languages:
Lisa Day has served as the graphic artist for CAI Resources since
July of 2001. She has designed and helped manage over 10 active
websites, including redesign of the NMFRC. Her responsibilities
design for web sites and brochures
documents for inclusion in compliance tools and technical directories
archives of listserve and Ask the Expert features
relating to state regulatory tool content
training module design
has over 13 years experience in the graphic arts field. She worked
for the American Electroplaters
Surface Finishers Society’s
in-house art department for over 10 years. Lisa
has extensive knowledge of the printing process. She organized
the design, layout & pre-production
of Plating & Surface Finishing, AESF’s
monthly magazine. She was also responsible for
design & layout of educational
course materials. Promotion of 5 major conferences,
including logos, brochures, newsletters, newspapers & catalogs.
Scanning & retouching
photos. She designed AESF’s website www.aesf.org.
She also provided technical support and software
instruction for AESF staff.