John Baker has over 32 years experience in studying environmental impacts of landfills and remedial sites. His expertise in innovative landfill technologies includes bioreactors, leachate treatment, alternate landfill caps, groundwater assessment and corrective action, and site closure. He previously worked 23 years for Waste Management, Inc. most recently as the Director of New Technology. In this role, Mr. Baker was responsible for developing innovative methods for environmental assessment, remediation, and proactive management of active and closed landfills. He assisted in development and management over 18 bioreactor landfill demonstrations and full scale operations. He also assisted in the initial phases of the Outer Loop Landfill bioreactor in Louisville working with the State of Kentucky and USEPA on a cooperative research basis. Mr. Baker is a recognized expert in bioreactor landfills, alternate caps, groundwater quality, hydrogeology, and landfill operational efficiencies. He has lead numerous State and Federal workshops for groundwater monitoring and assessment techniques, bioreactors, and innovative technologies for groundwater remediation. He has a BS in Biology/Chemistry and MS in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana. He belongs to NGWA, SWANA Bioreactor Committee, ITRC, and serves on the Steering Committee of Waste Tech.