Dave Oliver


After his first year of college at University of Delaware, Dave was searching for a summer job. His father was an educator and one of his former students was a VP at an environmental cleanup firm called American Industrial Marine Services (AIMS). AIMS looking for summer help, so instead of cutting lawns, bartending or living at the beach, Dave spent his summer wearing a respirator, standing waist deep in oil spills and working at chemical plants.

When he graduated from college in 1990, the firm offered him the first full-time, outside sales position. He worked for AIMS from 1990 to 1994 as an Account Representative and built many strong customer relationships, some of which are serviced by IEC today.

AIMS had been sold a few times over the years, and shortly afterwards, Mike, Dave and another partner started IEC in 1994. The goal was to create a company with enough diversity of services that it would be less susceptible to the impulses of the real estate market, weather and other factors.

As President, Dave prides himself on fostering trustworthy relationships based on this principal idea:

“Whatever is good for the customer’s bottom line, is ultimately good for ours.”

Mike Pennington

VP of Operations

After graduating from Rutgers in 1989, Mike was hired by an environmental contractor as a sampling technician and was later promoted to Transportation Manager. Years later, Mike was promoted to the position of Operations Manager after the company was purchased by a public corporation. He continued as Operations Manager until leaving to join IEC in the Fall of 1994.

Mike initially split his time at IEC between fieldwork and office operations, but now that IEC has grown, he continues to maintain his position as VP of Operations. Mike holds a closure license for underground storage tanks issued by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and has a TWIC Card issued by the US TSA.

In addition to working for IEC, Mike is also a volunteer fireman and enjoys working as a first responder.