Back in 1990, Bob Elliott and Scott Noland were an unlikely duo: a businessman with no background in science and a chemical engineer without business experience. Today their company, RPI, and its groundbreaking in situ Trap & Treat® products are synonymous with groundwater remediation.
Through the years, the pair has managed to tackle the growing field of environmental remediation, identifying its limitations (expensive and ineffective long-term treatment) and developing a better solution through their revolutionary Trap & Treat® remediation products.
Bob and Scott spent years in environmental laboratories and environmentally-oriented contracting groups, taking part in hundreds of injection-based remediation projects and gaining firsthand knowledge of the field’s many challenges. Frustrated by the unsustainable, dangerous, and ineffective route the industry had taken, the pair’s fiercely entrepreneurial spirit took over.
The result? A remarkable breakthrough. In 2002, Scott Noland discovered a way to impregnate activated carbon with materials proven to assist in environmental remediation. A series of telling laboratory tests convinced both men that they had landed on nothing short of an in situ remediation revolution.
The evolution of Remediation Products, Inc. was swift: the company was formally founded in 2002 and by 2004, the company had registered trademarks and a U.S. Patent. Production capacity was quickly established with a major manufacturer of activated carbon products, and the RPI Group was formed. RPI has facilitated a remarkable number of NFAs, helping their customers completely clear up their soil and groundwater pollution, comply with regulations, and sell their property without liability, stress, or danger.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Bob Elliott holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has over 34 years of business development expertise. For the past two decades, Bob has focused on innovative environmental technologies, gaining standing in the environmental community and participating in thousands of remediation projects. A pioneer in Direct Push Technology (DPT) drilling, Bob has seen many ideas born on his watch become standard practice in on-site investigations. In addition to his work with Remediation Products, Inc., Bob has held market development positions with companies such as Capital Cities Communications and URS Corporation, one of the world’s largest environmental engineering firms.
A graduate from the Colorado School of Mines with a chemical engineering degree, Scott is a fierce entrepreneur whose career has focused on savings, efficacy, and innovation. His drive to find a better way led to the development of Remediation Products, Inc.’s revolutionary Trap & Treat® remediation approach. This expertise has not gone unnoticed: In 2001, he was selected by the prestigious Battelle Bioremediation Symposium to share his specialized knowledge and techniques with the scientific community. RPI isn’t Scott’s first brush with innovative thinking—over the past three decades, Scott has provided scientific solutions and research for companies such as DOW Chemical, Eastman Kodak, Englehardt Metals, Abbott Laboratories, Gates Rubber, and Hamilton Beach.