Tom Laubenthal (US Training & Regulations) is the Director of Operations for the Southeast Region for AirQuest Environmental, Inc in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Many know Tom from his many years of work in the classroom with The Environmental Institute in Marietta, GA.
He has more than 37 years of industry service and is considered a nationally recognized expert within the asbestos and lead-based paint control industries.
He has worked as a Technical Expert for the NIST/NVLAP PLM laboratory accreditation program since 1988; held a variety of leadership roles, including as a past National President of the Environmental Information Association; served on a variety of national-level professional association committees and boards; including managing the complete revision of the EPA’s 1985 document “Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Materials in Buildings” known as the “EPA Purple Book.”
He has served on EPA, NIOSH and NVLAP regulatory review panels, published extensively in print and e-media, and is regularly invited to speak at technical meetings on asbestos detection and control.
He received his B.S. in Geology from Georgia State University.