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Judges Spotlight: Henry R. "Skip" Przelomski

Judges Spotlight: Henry R. "Skip" Przelomski
Hello Everyone, I would like to introduce to you, Skip Przelomski! Mr. Przelomski has been Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor of the Clean Caribbean & Americas (CCA) since 1991. His major responsibilities are to maintain and use for immediate deployment a multi-million dollar stockpile of air mobile oil spill response equipment covering all technically accepted methods of oil spill response. Hand-in-hand with the maintenance of the equipment, he is relied upon to maintain expertise and knowledge of oil spill response strategies, methods, issues and equipment developments, in order to recommend modifications and improvements in the inventory to the President and members of the CCA, and to provide technical advice on actual spills. Mr. Przelomski developed specifications and oversaw the procurement of approximately $6 million dollars of response equipment for the CCA. He has deployed to numerous spills in the Caribbean and Latin America since coming to the CCA and has been a key participant in technical seminars, conferences, and working groups in the U.S. and Latin America, particularly on the subject of dispersant use and in-situ burning. He has also participated in numerous oil spill response exercises as an advisor and controller.
Mr. Przelomski is an active member of the Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response Committee F-20 of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM is a nonprofit organization devoted to the development of voluntary full consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. The mission of the F-20 Committee is to be the foremost developer, producer and custodian of voluntary, world class consensus standards, specifications, test methods, guides, terminology and practices for the design, construction and operation of oil and hazardous substance response equipment, technology, and techniques. During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response in the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Przelomski headed up the CCA deployment team operating the CCA Airborne Dispersant Delivery System (ADDS) out of Stennis International Airport, Kiln, MS. Over 360,000 gallons of dispersant were safely sprayed on the oil slick during 81 missions. Prior to the CCA, Mr. Przelomski served twenty years in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired as a Commander in June 1991. The majority of his career was spent in the marine safety and environmental response field. His last tour of duty was as Assistant Chief, Marine Safety Division of the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, Florida. Two of his duties were to serve as the Coast Guard Alternate Co-Chair, to the Caribbean Regional Response Team and to the Region IV Response Team.
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