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Jan 17, 2019

Michael J. Novak

Michael Novak has been the President of Atlantic Environmental Solutions, Inc. (AESI), located in Hoboken, New Jersey, since 1997. Michael was one of the first group of individuals to be issued a license by the State of New Jersey under its Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program. Michael has 30 years of experience in the management and implementation of environmental consulting and remediation services. Mr. Novak has directed over $70 million in environmental projects at over 5,000 client locations across 45 states. His areas of expertise include: environmental due diligence, wetlands, brownfields redevelopment, soil and groundwater remediation, underground storage tank compliance, hazardous waste management, asbestos and indoor air quality, and regulatory compliance.

Notably, a $3MM remediation project performed under his direction by AESI was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, a 24,000 member organization. Recently, Michael was honored by NJBIA as Executive of the Year for the 2018; and AESI was listed on Inc. Magazine’s INC 5000 list of top growing firms, NJBIZ Fast 50 list of top growing firms and NJ BIZ 250 list of Top Privately Held Firms.

Michael is active in regional professional groups including the Advisory Boards of publicly
traded banks, Investors Bank and ConnectOne Bank. Michael also is on the Rutgers Business School Advisory Board of its Center for Real Estate and he is on the Board of Governors of the 70 year old, NYC-based National Realty Club. Mr. Novak is an Associate of the Society of Industrial and Office Realty (SIOR) association, and on the Government Affairs Committee of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) New Jersey Chapter. Locally, Michael has served on many Boards including the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, the North Hudson YMCA, Stevens Cooperative School, the Hoboken Rotary, the 200 Club of Hudson County, and the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment. Additionally, Michael completed a two year term as President of the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Novak received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1987 from Lehigh University located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Some of his certifications include:

  • NJDEP Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)
  • NJ Redevelopment Agency, Redevelopment Training Institute (NJRA-RTI)  – Redevelopment Planning Process 4-day Workshop
  • NJDEP Certified Subsurface Evaluator
  • NJDEP License UHOT
  • OSHA Certified: 40-hour Health & Safety Hazardous Waste Operations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association (LSRPA)
  •  New Jersey Highlands Council’s Brownfield Technical Advisory Council Work Group
  •  New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA): Environmental Network Committee
  •  Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ): Environmental Business Council
  •  National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP): Regulatory Committee
  •  Urban Land Institute (ULI): Member

Memberships and Affiliations

  •  Rutgers Business School, Center for Real Estate, Advisory Board Member (2017-Present)
  •  Investors Bank Advisory Board (2017-Present)
  •  ConnectOne Bank Ambassadors Board (2017-Present)
  •  Hoboken Chamber of Commerce (1998-Present), President Board of Directors (2009-2012)
  •  Hoboken City Zoning Board of Adjustment, Member 2009
  •  Michael J. Novak, LSRP
  •  Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA, Board of Directors (2005-2010)
  •  Hoboken Rotary: 2003-2011 (Club President ‘05/’06, Foundation President ‘06/’07)
  •  Stevens Cooperative School, Board of Trustees 2005-2009
  •  200 Club of Hudson County, Board of Directors (2007-Present), President (2011-2013)
  •  Park Performing Arts Center, Union City, Hudson County, Board of Directors (2007-2009)
  •  Jubilee Center of Hoboken, Board of Directors (2010)
  •  Hudson County Chamber of Commerce (1998-Present), Board of Directors (2010-2017)

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