When Raymond E. List looks across the street at the World Bank from his new office in the ICF Inc. building, he sees market opportunities abroad.
As the new chairman and chief executive of ICF Technology Inc., a subsidiary of ICF Inc., List is responsible for tapping into overseas markets as well as some closer to home.
The Environmental Protection Agency is the traditional market for ICF, a large Washington consulting firm specializing in the environmental, health and energy fields. But it only "addresses one part of the hazardous waste problem that plagues this country," List said.
"DOE has plutonium production plants with radiation waste. DOD has to contend with disposing of hazardous waste at its arsenals. Western Europe is just starting to come to grips with its waste problems. And the World Bank is now taking into account the environmental impact of its development projects," he said.
For ICF, these concerns for the environment translate into money. List's job is to find those concerned and sell them ICF's solutions.
ICF Technology, the largest and fastest-growing subsidiary of ICF, is the engineering and technology arm of the company. It generates annual revenue of about $30 million by conducting engineering analyses of hazardous waste sites.
The division studies soil samples from waste sites and recommends clean-up options to its clients.
"List will be moving ICF Technology from feasibility studies and recommendations into the actual clean-up of the sites," said James R. Janis, senior vice president of ICF Inc.
List initially performed consulting work for ICF Technology. When ICF was looking for an acquisition, he located SRW Associates Inc. -- a Pittsburgh-based company that investigates and designs hazardous waste sites. ICF bought it in 1985.
One year later, he founded American Venture Investments Inc., a merchant banking company owned in part by ICF Inc.
List intended to take a management position in a growing business while at American Venture. "I just never expected it to be ICF," he said.
The company approached him two months ago about taking over as chairman and chief executive of ICF Technology. Previously, Janis was chairman of the subsidiary as well as senior vice president of ICF Inc.
"I was spending full time on ICF Technology and no time on the corporate end of things," said Janis. "We needed List's management expertise, his access to world markets, and his knowledge of financing."
List is applying his knowledge of world markets, gained while working at American Venture Investments, List and Associates Inc., Arthur D. Little Inc. and Planning Research Corp., to cleaning up the world using ICF's answers. But he doesn't pretend to be the white knight of hazardous waste clean up.
"We have the technical expertise, but we have to work through local companies in foreign countries in order to reach their markets. The World Bank knows those local companies," List said.
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The National Telephone Cooperative Association named Donald J. Clark director of personnel and administration.
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The National Bank of Washington named Phillip J. Walter vice chairman of the company's board and chairman of the bank's credit policy committee.
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Contel Corp. named Jay R. Hern vice president of program management for Contel Federal Systems' applied systems division and Paul K. Wickre director of the eastern regional sales organization for Contel Business Networks.
Ted J. Christensen has been named assistant vice president for GW Television at George Washington University.
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RJO Enterprises in Lanham appointed William F. Webster human resource administrator for the company's Oak Ridge office.
Martin Marietta Corp. appointed James A. Tegnelia vice president of engineering and Albert R.C. Westwood vice president of research and development.
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D. David Richman has been appointed vice president of quality assurance for Giant Food Inc.
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Joseph A. Turner III, president and chief operating officer of Sigal Corp. in the District, has been named president of th Easter Seal Society for Disabled Children and Adults.
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LaPierre Associates Inc. appointed Paxton Holt Jordan and David Carl Sandburg associates of the firm.
Michael W. Klass joined ICF Inc.'s antitrust practice as a vice president.
Ronald T. Boguski joined Brault & Associates Ltd. as vice president in charge of the contract search division.
The law firm of Michaels & Wishner named Andrew J. Sherman an associate. Sherman formerly handled small business legal issues for the Alexandria law firm of Smith Rollinson.
Jeff Hotek is a new partner in the public accounting firm of Louis C. Grossberg Co.
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Dennis M. Couture joined Dewberry & Davis, an architectural and engineering firm in Fairfax, as an associate and director of landscape architects.
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Stephan E. Leonard has been named commercial leasing specialist for the commercial brokerage division of Shannon & Luchs in Maryland.
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Delta Air Lines promoted Joan F. Bailey to district director of marketing in Washington.