About PMI Ash
As one of the first companies to commercialize an environmental solution for fly ash, PMI has the experience, resources and expertise to allow companies to meet the dynamic market demand for high-quality fly ash. Integrating our problem solving skills, engineering, permitting and power plant expertise, our team offers the financial strength, knowledge and flexibility to effectively fit ash management into your company's overall environmental strategy.
The PMI Team
Lisa I. Cooper is a graduate of Syracuse University and Syracuse School of Law. She joined Nixon, Hargrave, Devans
& Doyle, currently Nixon Peabody, directly from law school in 1993 where she practiced environmental law in the
Rochester, New York and the D.C. offices. In 1993, Ms. Cooper joined Carolina Power
& Light Company, currently Progress Energy, Inc., in Raleigh, North Carolina, as Associate General Counsel
of environmental, health and safety matters. She remained in that position for over ten years. Ms. Cooper
then became the Director of Environmental Health & Safety for the Progress Energy unregulated companies.
After 18 months as Director of EH&S where she assisted in instituting
standard environmental, health and safety management systems across all of the unregulated companies,
Ms. Cooper joined PMI.
Joe W. Cochran has approximately 40 years
in the power industry and has been with PMI since the company was formed in 1986. He was instrumental in the development
of the CBOï¿½ process and is holder many international patents, as well as author of numerous technical papers. Joe is a
registered Professional Engineer and instructor for the Thermodynamics portion of a Fundamentals of Engineering review
course. He was the recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy Award for Innovative Development in Reduction of Unburned
Carbon on Utility Fly Ash in 2003.
Robert Oliva has approximately 20 years of strategic, financial, and commercial experience. He has overall responsibility for the Accounting and Finance functions. He is also responsible for commercial aspects of CBO transactions, including deal structuring, financial modeling, contract negotiations, and account management. Robert co-led the development of the strategic business plan for PMI. He has a BBA from Baruch College, the City University of New York and a MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC, both with honors.
Charlene White has over 20 years experience in Accounting, Treasury Management, Financial Planning and Financial Analysis. Ms. White manages all of the Accounting, Financial Reporting and Financial Planning for PMI. Ms. White graduated with a BBA in Accounting Summa cum Laude from Southeastern University, and an MBA from Virginia Tech. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and North Carolina.