Tanknology Inc. announced today that the company has created a new operating unit focused on Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Inspections and Assessments; Underground Storage Tank (UST) Monthly/Periodic Inspections and Operator Training; and Compliance Management Services.

The new Inspection Services Division will be led by Brian Derge, currently Tanknology’s Vice President, Eastern Division. Derge’s management team will consist of Jason Bloch; UST Inspections; Ed Deichmiller, AST Inspections; and Geoff Brock, Account Management.

According to Allen Porter, Tanknology’s President and CEO, expected growth in these inspection markets makes this the optimum time to establish a dedicated operating division.

“With the widely-expected revisions to the EPA 40 CFR 280 regulations coming next year on the UST side and an anticipated regulatory focus in years ahead on the AST side,” Porter said, “Now is the time for us to put our dedicated team in place to focus on providing our customers with best-in-class solutions and service in these important and growing inspection arenas.”

In Tanknology’s Field Services Division, which is dedicated to the company’s core UST compliance testing business, three operations managers have been promoted to Vice President of Operations within their regions. These include Eddie Campbell in the Southeast, Kevin Callaway in the Gulf Coast and John Sieger in the Northeast.

Campbell, Callaway and Sieger will report to Kevin Keegan the company’s Chief Operating Officer, whose management team also includes Todd Ferguson, Senior Vice President Central Division; Jerry Belloli, Vice President Northwest Region and Mark Lindsey, Vice President Southwest Region.

“These gentlemen are the operational leaders of our Field Services Division,” Porter said. “Each of them has extensive experience managing our nationwide field operations team and our customers are well served every day with their leadership, technical and operational expertise. There is no finer team in this industry.”

Based in Austin, Texas, Tanknology operates across America and around the world, providing environmental compliance testing and inspection services at more than 50,000 petroleum fueling and storage facilities per year, offering more than 15 compliance-related service offerings. Internationally, Tanknology licensees span more than 30 countries, providing services to the largest petroleum operators in the world. For more information visit Tanknology.com.