Don Rigger joins KEMRONDon Rigger is the most recent addition to the KEMRON team in the role of Program Manager. Don joins KEMRON from EPA Region 4 after a 31-year career in the Superfund program. For his first 12 years at EPA, Don served as an On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) in the Emergency Response program where he managed removal actions and responded to environmental emergencies. After a few years in a supervisory role in Emergency Response, Don transitioned to a program management role in the Region 4 Superfund Remedial program. In that role, Don had two primary management responsibilities: Region 4’s site assessment program which adds new sites to the National Priorities List (NPL), and Region 4’s remedial program which investigates and remediates NPL sites across the Southeast.
Don’s project management portfolio as an OSC includes the Jackson County Pesticide Site in the late 1990’s which was, at that time, the most expensive removal action in the history of EPA’s Superfund program. Under Don’s leadership, Region 4’s remedial program built a strong reputation for moving sites quickly and cost effectively through the Superfund pipeline from Remedial Investigation to cleanup completion.
Prior to joining EPA, Don served brief stints in the oil/gas exploration business and geotechnical consulting. He hold a BS degree in geology from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Georgia State.