Philip J. Lagas, R.G.

Vice President, Brown and Caldwell

Mr. Lagas has more than 24 years of experience managing multidisciplinary waste management and environmental projects, including geologic and hydrogeologic characterization studies, environmental permitting and compliance assessments, and remedial response studies. He earned a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Resource Management – both from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
As Environmental Services Practice Leader, Mr. Lagas provides oversight on environmental projects throughout the southwestern United States. For commercial and industrial clients, he has conducted remedial response investigations, developed and implemented contingency, pollution prevention, and closure/post closure plans, prepared applications for hazardous waste, wastewater discharge, and air quality permits, and conducted audits to evaluate compliance with environmental regulations.
An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Lagas serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Manufacturers Council of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), he is an active member of several stakeholder committees providing ADEQ with recommendations for improving its environmental regulatory programs. Two of those committees, the Groundwater Cleanup Task Force and the Soil Remediation Standards Task Force, resulted in legislation and rules that significantly changed the way remedial response projects are conducted in Arizona.
Established in 1947, Brown and Caldwell is a multi-disciplined environmental engineering and consulting firm that provides scientific and engineering services to government and industry. The employee-owned company has headquarters in Walnut Creek, California, and has more than 1500 employees in offices throughout the United Sates. Engineering News Record ranks Brown and Caldwell 6th largest among engineering firms providing sewer/waste systems design and 55th among the nation’s top 500 environmental engineering firms.