James “Mike” Lee
Mr. Lee joined PELA in 1981 and served as the company’s Vice President of Administration and Comptroller until beginning his tenure as President of the company in 2009. PELA’s methods of project accounting and quality control established by Mr. Lee have been verified and accepted by numerous federal, state, and local governments and agencies. His experience with contract and subcontract negotiation and maintenance of high quality accounting and quality control measures, ensures PELA continues to thrive upon a solid foundation of sound management practices.
Outside the office, Mr. Lee has received emergency management training, including certifications by FEMA and training required to participate in the Southern Baptist Emergency Response Team (SBERT).
Dr. Bashir Memon, PhD., P.G.
At PELA, Dr. Memon is responsible for senior management of hydrogeologic investigations, characterizations, and interpretations at sites relating to water resource development, karst hydrology, sanitary and hazardous wastes landfills, hazardous materials facilities, and secure chemical residue facilities in both carbonate and non-carbonate aquifers. He is in charge of technical aspects of projects; project coordination; and client relations.
Dr. Memon has written numerous technical publications and has authored or contributed to three books: Environmental Hydrogeology; Field Methods for Geologists and Hydrogeologists; and Springs of the World.
Dr. Memon’s career in hydrogeology has truly taken him across the globe. Before serving as PELA’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Memon was an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at King Abdulazaia University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Associate Professor at Sindh University Pakistan; and was an Associate Research Assistant in the Department of Geology at University College, London, England.
Lois D. George, P.G., CEA
In her position as PELA's Vice President of Environment and Ecology, Mrs. George's responsibilities include supervision and coordination of project personnel, subcontractors, and scheduling of work; proposal and cost estimate preparation; research and data collection and interpretation; service as PELA's Corporate Safety Officer; supervision of field investigations; report preparation and review; and expert testimony.
Vice President of Environment and Ecology
Throughout her years at PELA, Mrs. George has developed an expertise in karst terrane and in environmental issues. She is a Certified Environmental Auditor.
Dr. James “Jim” LaMoreaux, PhD.
Chairman of the Board and Vice President
Dr. Jim LaMoreaux is Chairman of PELA GeoEnvironmental (formerly PE LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.), an international consulting firm providing services in hydrogeology, geology, environmental sciences, engineering and archaeology. He also serves as Editor in Chief of the international journals Environmental Earth Sciences and Carbonates & Evaporites published by Springer Science & Business Media of Heidelberg Germany.
Dr. LaMoreaux is a member of the Advisory Board for Springer Briefs; Editor of the Environmental Earth Sciences Book Series; and Editor of the Geoenvironmental Section of the International Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Science and Technology published by Springer.
Dr. LaMoreaux has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) for over 30 years. He served as President and State Director of the Alabama Water Environment Association (AWEA) and as a member of the Program, Industrial Waste, Groundwater, Hazardous Waste and Public Education Committees of WEF.
He served as Editor of the AWEA Newsletter as well as Editor of the newsletters for the American Institute of Hydrogeologists and the Environmental Institute for Waste Management Studies
Dr. LaMoreaux serves on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Hydrogeologists US National Committee. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the American Ground Water Trust.
He is the author and/or editor of numerous technical publications including the following books: Environmental Hydrogeology; Legislative History of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act; Survival and Sustainability-Environmental Concerns in the 21st Century; Advances in Research in Karst Media.
He received his MS and PhD degrees from Syracuse University in 1970 and 1976 respectively and his BA from the University of Alabama in 1968.