Ecogene EHS. Our Story.

Started in 1996 when our first customer asked us to help them with waste minimization and EHS regulatory compliance, Ecogene EHS has grown to serve clients across the US and also in Canada. Projects have ranged in size from standard pre-acquisition site assessments for small businesses to large corporate GHG emission reduction projects. About two thirds of Ecogene’s projects are with repeat customers.

While building growth through great client service, we take advantage of being a small, privately held company. This enables Ecogene to provide process engineering and compliance services to our clients nimbly, responsively and cost effectively. We work constantly to stay abreast of the rapidly evolving regulatory and technology landscape, and are experts at applying technological innovation to clients’ waste management, compliance and sustainability projects. Ecogene is headquartered in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, serving North American clients from this location. We can be at your location tomorrow if you need us. We’ll make it happen.

Russell A. Seybert, PE

COO / Principal Engineer

Russell Seybert holds BS & MS degrees in Chemical Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer in Kansas and Missouri. He began his career developing hazardous waste thermal treatment processes at a USEPA Center for Hazardous Substance Research, then took the role of Project Manager for a national environmental engineering firm. Russ then spent a number of years as an EHS Manager for petroleum refining and petrochemical facilities, including what was the largest refining and petrochemical complex in the Western Hemisphere on St. Croix in the USVI. Mr. Seybert returned to the Kansas City area and started Ecogene in 1996.

With a career spanning 30 plus years as an environmental engineer, Mr. Seybert has managed hundreds of projects in numerous industries, including: Utilities & Energy Storage, Chemical & Petrochemical Manufacturing, Oil & Gas Production, Petroleum Refining, Metallurgical Processing, Food Packaging, Paint & Coatings, Aircraft & Automotive Manufacture and others.

Mr. Seybert has extensive experience working with federal, state/province and local government agencies; both as a provider of environmental engineering, training and project management services, and in the role of agency interface for industrial client EHS regulatory permitting and compliance.