Fully Permitted in 42 States and 3 Canadian Provinces

Tonawanda Tank Transport, Inc. hazardous waste transportation placcards

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Key Personnel

THOMAS P. NAPIER, CEO/Owner


THOMAS P. NAPIER, CEO/Owner

CEO/Owner from 1985 to Present: Acquired company in 1985.  Expanded customer base from 19 to over 400 accounts; the company operates in 46 states from terminals in Buffalo, New York and Cincinnati, Ohio. Specializing in transportation of hazardous waste and hazardous waste management services.

  • Co-founder of Chemical Waste Transporters Institute (NSWMA).
  • DOT instructor for ICC seminars. 
  • BS degree in Economics, Niagara University
  • Hazardous Material Management Program, Certificate, University of Minnesota
  • U.S. DOT Transportation Skills Program, Certified Train the Trainer
JOSEPH J. LAWHON, President

 

JOSEPH J. LAWHON, President

Joseph J. Lawhon is the President of Tonawanda Group of Companies. Joe brings with him over 25 years of business experience of which 17 years were in the trucking and safety compliance industry. He is responsible for operations, HR Administration and compliance for Tonawanda Tank Transport Service.

BARBARA RICE, Vice President of Business Development

 

BARBARA RICE, Vice President of Business Development

Barbara Rice is the Vice President of Business Development. Barbara brings over 28 years of sales and marketing experience, 13 years of which were in the transportation industry. Barbara is accountable for all facets of new business for the Tonawanda Group of Companies.

RICHARD EICHELDINGER, Buffalo, NY Terminal Manager

 

RICHARD EICHELDINGER, Buffalo, NY Terminal Manager

Richard Eicheldinger is the Buffalo, NY Terminal Manager for Tonawanda Tank Transport Service, Inc. Rick has over 23 years of management experience in the trucking industry.

GABRIELLE LaLONDE, Controller

 

GABRIELLE LaLONDE, Controller

Gabrielle LaLonde is the Controller of the Tonawanda Group of Companies. Gabrielle has over 23 years of management experience in the trucking industry. Gabrielle has been with Tonawanda Tank for 8 years.

DOUG SPEARS, Cincinnati, OH Terminal Manager

 

DOUG SPEARS, Cincinnati, OH Terminal Manager

Doug is the Cincinnati, OH Terminal Manager. He has over 28 years of experience in the transportation industry; 18 of which is in the hazardous waste business. Doug has been with Tonawanda Tank Transport for 9 years.

MICHELLE WHITE

 

MICHELLE WHITE

Michelle brings over 15 years of accounting and administrative experience to our Cincinnati terminal.

MARK HAGEMAN, CHMM

 

MARK HAGEMAN, CHMM

Mark Hageman, CHMM is the Environmental Services Manager for Tonawanda Tank Transport Services, providing on-site technical support for special projects and lab packs. Mark is a certified hazardous materials manager, master level, with over 23 years of experience in the handling, packaging, disposal and transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

Mission

Our mission is to provide quality environmental service with a
commitment to innovative solutions in transportation, disposal and waste management.

Over 30 years of Expert & Affordable Waste Transportation Solutions.

Tonawanda Tank Transport Service Inc. was incorporated in 1978 as the first licensed waste transporter in New York State.  The Tonawanda Group of Companies was created through the purchase of Tonawanda Tank in 1985, the 1995 formation of Tonawanda Environmental Corp. (TEC), Tonawanda Leasing Corp. (TLC) and Tonawanda Tank Transport of Ohio. 

We are all very proud of the accomplishments of the Tonawanda Group of Companies over the years.  For example, in the last two years we have spent more than $1 million acquiring new tractors, new trailers for our Buffalo and Cincinnati terminals and a new computer system for both locations.  As a group of companies, we now have over 170 pieces of equipment and are permitted in 42 states and 3 Canadian provinces to transport hazardous and industrial waste.

We have accumulated numerous assets over the past 21 years, however, the most valuable asset is our staff.  TEC, has an average seniority in the waste industry of 15.8 years, with a high of 33 years and a low of 2 years.  Our professional HAZWOPER trained drivers with Tonawanda Tank Transport Service have an average of 10 years experience, hauling nothing but industrial and hazardous waste

  • Buffalo Headquarters
  • Cincinnati,
    Ohio Office

History

Tonawanda Tank Transport Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1978 to provide hazardous and industrial waste transportation services. In 1985, Thomas Napier acquired the company with the intention of growing the company by expanding the services offered by Tonawanda Tank with the goal to become a full service environmental company.

Mr. Napier created an extensive Less than Truckload (LTL) service most waste management companies. In addition to affordable transportation and disposal services, Tonawanda Tank began providing the necessary shipping documents and drum labels long before this was a standard practice among waste companies. Shipping reports were also made available to aid in regulatory reporting.

In 1995, Tonawanda Tank evolved into four companies to form the Tonawanda Group of Companies. Tonawanda Tank would continue to function as the operation sand logistics company. Tonawanda Environmental Corporation (TEC) was formed to provide sales, service and environmental expertise to our clients and better portray the full service environmental company image of the organization. Tonawanda Leasing Corporation and Tonawanda Tank of Ohio were formed to function as asset management companies for the group.

Shop Department


Our truck mechanics Tom Brayman and Joseph Martina have a combined total of over 50 years experience within the trucking industry. Both have obtained extensive maintenance certifications that enable them to handle any of our tractor-trailer maintenance needs. Patrick Leistner is our shop welder with over 20 years experience in welding and fabrication, including MIG stick and plasma equipment.

Our team recently completed an extensive refurbishing overhaul of our roll-off trailers. Our on-site, full-service repair shop is staffed with veteran heavy equipment mechanics and welders.  Each and every one has obtained extensive training and certifications that enable them to handle any of our tractor-trailer maintenance needs. In addition to overall preventative maintenance, they also perform services such as state and federal inspections, brakes, suspensions, air conditioning, steering, alignment, PTO, etc. Our shop is able to perform extensive equipment fabrications, as well as body work.

shop department

D.O.T. The Bear


I can bearly contain my excitement over my new home! Let me paws here to regain my bearings. I have been such a fixture in our halls they bearly notice me now. I have been bearing the burden of a hall monitor. I asked each customer to paws a moment and help select a name for me…

Kevin Austin, Owner and President of Global Environmental Industrial INC., a firm that Tonawanda Environmental Corporation works remediation projects with, suggested the winning name.  He also wins a $100.00 gift certificate from Home Depot.  Congratulations!

D.O.T. The Bear


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