Meet our EcoPeople: Cheryl Garcia

“Meet our EcoPeople” will periodically introduce one of the staff members who make up the EcoEngineers family. We’d like you to get to know us!  Read more about Compliance Auditor Cheryl Garcia below.

 

Cheryl Garcia

Cheryl Garcia

Title: Compliance Auditor Team Lead 

How long have you been working at EcoEngineers? Since July 2014

In what service areas do you work? I work in Audit Services. I am also the Team Lead for Foreign Biofuel Producer Quality Assurance Programs (QAP) and U.S. Imports. 

Where are you from? Madison, South Dakota

What degrees or certifications do you have? B.S. in Secondary Education

Why do you do what you do? I love working for an organization who values its employees, provides ample opportunity to learn and grow, and has a clear mission to improve the world we live in.

What does a Clean Energy Economy mean to you? A Clean Energy Economy is a win-win for the environment and the economy. Let’s put people to work developing ideas and implementing solutions that will help create a more sustainable future through the generation and use of renewable energy! Resources, industries, and economic incentives used to create clean energy options to reduce global GHG emissions.

What question do your friends or family typically ask about your job? What do you do? I audit production processes of foreign biofuel facilities to ensure that imported biofuel meets the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

What question does a client typically ask about your job before you begin? How can you help us to qualify our biofuel for the RFS? Answer: We will ask the questions, obtain the data and documents, and perform a complete review of all compliance criteria to ensure that USEPA registration and RFS regulatory requirements are met BEFORE the foreign producer loads a ship for US export. Monthly QAP monitoring will ensure ongoing compliance for confidence in the Q-RIN status of the foreign producers’ biofuel.

What is the biggest problem you solve? How would you describe it and your approach to fixing it? The biggest problem I solve is verifying traceability of the supply and delivery chains between multiple products, parties, storage facilities, transportation modes, and buyers before approving Q-RIN status for a 1- 2 million gallon biofuel import.

How would you describe your biggest win? Of 80 + US biodiesel imports approved for Q-RIN by EcoEngineers since 2014, no non-compliance issues have been identified by the US Importers’ auditors or by the USEPA.

What do you do you for fun outside of work and why do you enjoy it? Watching Rafael Nadal on Tennis Channel and creating art from re-purposed materials in my craft dungeon. I am an artist and re-purpose all kinds of materials to make something new and beautiful.

 

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