St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 12, 2011
The Doe Run Company welcomes Chris Neaville, originally of Herculaneum, Mo., to the role of asset development director. This new position will support the transition of the company’s Herculaneum lead smelter site into a potential industrial park. (As previously reported, Doe Run has agreed to close its Herculaneum smelter at the end of 2013 and is pursuing approval to commercialize its proprietary, new lead metal production technology. The new process nearly eliminates sulfur dioxide and lead emissions, and would be the first commercial application of the technology in the world.)
Located on property owned by Doe Run, the proposed industrial park could support a port development and innovative, renewable technologies to create jobs, increase regional commerce and promote environmental stewardship. Neaville will work on the long-term repurposing plan and supervise overall development of the site.
“Chris’ depth of knowledge in industrial park development and site remediation, as well as his passion for the Herculaneum community, make him an ideal fit for this new role,” said Aaron Miller, vice president of environmental affairs. “He will be pivotal in helping us create a unique development that attracts businesses focused on sustainability.”
Neaville returns to his hometown of Herculaneum with more than 25 years of experience involving the redevelopment of industrial properties including ten years with Shell Oil Company dealing with closure and repurposing of major sites worldwide. For the past 10 years he has focused on renewable energy applications, such as biomass and solar, for site reuse. In 2009, Neaville founded ReVenture Park, LLC., a renewable energy eco-industrial park in North Carolina. A recognized leader in his field, Neaville has written numerous publications and protocols on remediation topics and often conducts training workshops on remediation technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla), and a master’s degree in hydrology from the University of Arizona.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit http://sustainability.doerun.com.