Panel of experts
Dennis N. Francoeur, Jr. CIH, CSP, CMI
Principal, RPF Environmental
Dennis has been employed with RPF Environmental since 1997 and is the Technical Director, responsible for technical review of projects and operating procedures for technical staff. He specializes in Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Compliance, Site Safety and Health Management, and Remediation HASP Development. As an occupational health and safety professional for over 30 years, his experience involves the evaluation of safety and chemical hazards in industrial, non-industrial, outdoor environments, and remediation sites. This includes the development of health and safety plans for hazardous waste site operations, performance of site safety officer duties, designing and implementing various health and safety programs, conducting in-plant and environmental audits, OSHA compliance reviews and surveys, Legionella evaluations, collecting samples for characterization of chemical hazards, evaluation of chemical handling procedures, recommendations for corrective actions, and the creation and presentation of training programs. He has overseen the development and implementation of RPF Environmental’s accredited EPA RRP training programs on a federal level and in Massachusetts. As well, he delivers Hazwoper initial and refresher training, Confined Space, and OSHA 10 and 30-hour courses. Also, as a health and safety professional, he has presented a variety of related courses for Keene State College – OSHA Institute and S&H Council of NH – Northern New England.
John C. Hobden, P.E.
Vice President, Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC
John started his career in 2002 designing coal fired boilers for power plants. In 2006, he decided to move into a more in demand industry and joined an engineering firm dedicated to the design and construction of food manufacturing plants. Over the course of the next 10 years he traveled the country designing and overseeing the construction of a wide variety of manufacturing plants. John’s specialty was process utilities, HVAC and food processes. With that experience, and a growing family, he decided to return to his roots and moved back to New Hampshire where he worked for a large food manufacturer. In this role, he met Granite State Plumbing and Heating and worked with them on several high-profile projects. He was so impressed with the people and the culture of the organization that he joined the Granite State Plumbing and Heating team in 2018. In his new role he brings his engineering, manufacturing and construction background to help lead Granite State as they strive to maintain their reputation as the premiere mechanical contractor in New Hampshire.
Industrial Sales and Business Development, Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC
Scott started his career in 1997 as an apprentice plumber. After getting his journeymen license in 2003, and masters license in 2006 he quickly moved up the ranks and was running mechanical and plumbing crews in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. With that experience, he helped start a small projects division that quickly took off. As he worked to grow that small projects division, he found his true calling, sales, and developed long lasting relationships with clients all over New Hampshire. He joined the Granite State Plumbing and Heating team in 2014 where he has implemented his sales technique and helped grow the service small projects division.
Bob is an executive entrepreneur with a passion for people and emerging technology—and more than 33 years of experience marketing and selling products to businesses and consumers. Bob currently serves as CEO of SoClean, where he has been a board member since inception. In late 2017, he led SoClean to a successful purchase by DWHP and continues to drive the company’s rapid global expansion. SoClean, originally known for its popular sleep equipment maintenance device, the SoClean 2, now proudly offers a whole line of health technology products. SoClean’s innovative line of products does the dirty work, so you can take the best possible care of yourself and your family.