Steve Hieger has joined iSi as its Consulting Services Director. Hieger will oversee iSi’s entire Consulting Services department which includes management of iSi’s environmental, health, and safety consulting staff and overseeing departmental projects.
“iSi is a fast-paced, innovative, environmental services company and I was looking for a change. I want to participate and help grow the company and make it even more successful than it already is,” said Hieger.
iSi CEO, Gary Mason said, “Karma and I have known Steve for many years, mostly through various civic functions and have always admired his blend of technical knowledge and professionalism. Steve brings with him a tremendous amount of management experience along with strong background in chemical safety and engineering. This blended background makes Steve a great fit to our organization.”
Prior to joining iSi, Hieger was a Plant Manager with 38 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, research and development, and design engineering. Employers included Occidental Chemicals, Vulcan Chemicals, ERCO Worldwide and Dow Chemical. During those years, he has managed complex chemical manufacturing facilities with multiple operating plants. He also directed process engineering activities associated with design, construction and plant startup.
“Safety and environmental stewardship is the foundation of my professional career. I have spent many years dealing with federal, state and local regulations, rules and requirements, and making regulatory interpretations to achieve environmental and safety compliance. I look forward to doing the same for our clients,” said Hieger.
Hieger grew up in Andale, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering along with an MBA from Newman University. Hieger’s been married to his wife Kim for 38 years and they have four daughters. They are avid sailors and spend the majority of their recreational time sailing on Cheney Reservoir as members of the Ninnescah Sailing Association. They enjoy sharing time with family and grandchildren, traveling, and sailing in the British Virgin Islands.