Vernon C Burrows, Vice President
BASF The Chemical Company
Remediation Specialist Sr II
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932, USA
Vern Burrows is currently employed by BASF Corporation (Florham Park, New Jersey) as a Remediation Project Manager. Vern supports site acquisition and divestiture related projects including plant idling, post acquisition manufacturing redundancy consolidation, asset identification and transfer, site demolition and property divestiture (redeployment). Specifically, Vern supports corporate surplus property divestiture objectives via pro forma analyses, applicable redevelopment and rezoning initiatives, and redeployment strategies aligned to minimize remediation expenditures and risk.
Vern began his career in the oil industry in Calgary after graduating in 1985 from the University of Alberta with a BS in Geology. Vern elected to pursue a MS in Geology from Kent State University, and upon graduating worked for an environmental engineering consultancy, where he progressed from a staff geologist to a group manager. In early 2000, AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International, Inc) approached Vern about supporting their industrial surplus property and Superfund property programs. Vern worked as a remediation project manager out of Honeywell’s corporate headquarters in Morristown NJ supporting projects throughout the United States and Europe. In early 2007, during the decommissioning of the former Honeywell defense plant in Teterboro, New Jersey, Vern was approached by ProLogis, the developer that had purchased the property.
Prior to joining BASF in January 2010, Vern worked as a Development Project Manager for Catellus, then the wholly owned mixed use subsidiary of the world’s largest industrial REIT, ProLogis. At Catellus, Vern managed redevelopment projects throughout the United States and had global responsibility for tracking, analyzing, interpreting and providing implementation guidance on environmental remediation and associated liability laws. Vern was a corporate resource regarding development related insurance projects (such as Cost Cap and PLL), Brownfield program redevelopment incentives (PILOTs, TIFs, sales tax reimbursement programs), and interpreting regulations or standards impacting redevelopment objectives or remedial obligations.