Neundorfer Purchases APCO Services, Inc.
Expands ESP and Baghouse Knowledge and Services
CLEVELAND, OHIO - May 1, 2007 - Neundorfer purchased Hopkinsville, Kentucky-based APCO Services, Inc., a leading firm in environmental consulting and specialized testing services that include in situ and laboratory dust resistivity testing, physical scale gas flow modeling, precipitator performance modeling and gas flow distribution measurements. The APCO acquisition also enables Neundorfer to expand its range of particulate air pollution control expertise to include baghouse (or fabric filter) dust collection equipment as well as consulting and technical field services. The extensive experience of the APCO staff, including founders Dr. Marlin Anderson and Jim Parsons, is now available under the Neundorfer Particulate Knowledge umbrella.
Dr. Marlin Anderson holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Auburn University as well as a B.A. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Huntingdon College. Marlin will continue as a consultant to industry customers providing technical services ranging from analysis and optimization of pollution control systems performance to on-site training and specialty testing. Marlin employs mathematical modeling as a diagnostic and predictive tool in his work to evaluate precipitator performance and the impact of fuel changes. Most recently, he has engaged with utilities and other heavy industries to assess alternative responses to changes in clean air legislation. Marlin also provides expert witness services in litigation involving ESP performance and other pollution control matters. He has also authored or co-authored papers and reports related to the evaluation of new technologies and particulate control device performance.
Jim Parsons, co-founder and principal of APCO, has worked extensively in R&D, consulting and product development in the worldwide environmental field for more than 30 years. After earning his Civil Engineering degree from Idaho State University, Jim worked with the Puget Sound Air pollution Control Agency (PSAPCA). Since that time, he has held positions as a project manager for Air Pollution Systems; resident operating manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) air pollution test facility; chief engineer with ERS Inc.; and project manager for Envirocare International. Over the last 20 years with APCO, Jim has traveled the world to provide his expertise in the design, evaluation and technical troubleshooting of ESP and baghouse equipment and applications. With Neundorfer, Jim will focus on new technology development along with his continued field consulting services while also expanding the company’s knowledge and expertise in baghouse/fabric filter operations. Jim has authored, co-authored and presented numerous papers at various air pollution control conferences on the design, operation and maintenance of baghouses and ESPs. In addition, Jim holds three patents on APC equipment, including the AH series of acoustic horns.
“We are very excited with the addition of Marlin, Jim and the rest of the APCO team,” said President Mike Neundorfer. “Not only does it enhance our core business by allowing us to offer a greater breadth and depth of services and expertise, but it extends our abilities as a company to provide honest, innovative, genuine added value to our customers.”