Our Staff

A brief introduction to some of ECM's key personnel

Michael F. Minogue

A graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point NY, Michael has headed ECM Maritime Services since its formation in 1990. His maritime experience prior to that includes sea service aboard several US flag vessels as a deck officer, as well as NYK Line’s Port Captain on the US East Coast. His extensive knowledge of US regulatory requirements as well as spill response in the maritime arena make him one of the most qualified and highly-regarded people in the field of OPA 90 compliance.

When not plundering the local striped bass population from his boat in Long Island Sound or elbowing the opposition on a basketball court at Wilton, Mike can be found at our Company Headquarters.

Location: ECM Norwalk, Conn.

Nishit Kapoor

A Master Mariner with over 17 years at sea including the command of product & crude oil tankers, Nishit has also served the maritime industry in the branches of shipbuilding and ship management, the latter with one of the largest shipmanagers in the world. He is a qualified Quality & Environmental (ISO 9001/14001) lead auditor with considerable experience in Emergency Response, implementation of the Maritime Security (ISPS) Code and handling of P&I claims.

Having given up the search for a proper squash court in the State of Connecticut, Nish’s abiding interest in military history and campaigns keeps him happy outside the office… when his two young sons allow such luxuries.

Location: ECM Norwalk, Conn.

Scott E. May

Scott is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and has been with ECM Maritime Services for over 14 years. His experience with both the regulatory (response plan) as well as spill management facets of OPA 90 for well over a decade make him a highly-valued asset in ECM’s repertoire. On his watch, ECM’s non-tank portfolio has seen rapid growth over the past few years, and he remains the first point of contact for the bulk of our clientele.

While there doesn’t seem to be much room for improvement in that area, Scott enjoys working on his golf handicap when time, family and New England’s weather patterns permit.

Location: ECM Norwalk, Conn.

Ryan Brunelle

At the heart of ECM’s Nontank vessel planning division, Ryan has been with us since 1999 and holds a degree in Environmental Biology. His professional responsibilities include the preparation and maintenance of Federal NTVRPs, California NTVCPs + COFRs and Panama Canal SOPEPs, which puts him in contact with the majority of our clients on a regular basis.

His pursuits outside the workplace include hiking, camping, gardening, disc golf (no, we don’t know what that is either) and keeping up with his two young daughters, while praying the New York Jets actually make the playoffs one day…

Location: ECM Norwalk, Conn.

Stephen Edinger

Steve joined ECM’s team after a 28 year career in environmental law enforcement and pollution response for the Federal Government and State of California. In 2007, he served as incident commander on the M/V Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay. For 2½ years, he was Governor Schwarzenegger’s appointee to oversee California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR).

An avid outdoorsman, Steve spends much of his free time with his family exploring California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. With a fly rod in hand, he can often be found on a remote mountain stream, searching for the perfect cast to an unsuspecting trout.

Location: ECM Sacramento, CA

Aaron Meadows-Hills

Aaron comes to us after more than 22 years as a marine safety officer in the US Coast Guard, last holding the rank of Commander. He brings extensive experience as a vessel inspector, emergency manager and exercise planner to ECM. As our Northwest Operations manager, he heads ECM's TTX and exercise program and provides support on emergency response as well as regulatory compliance issues on the West Coast.

Aaron loves hiking, camping, back country archery and bides his time every winter until he can sail his little 19 foot sailboat during the (relatively) warm summer months in the Pacific Northwest. He is also an occasional surfer, when the treacherous seas off Washington and Oregon allow such pursuits.

Location: ECM Seattle, WA

Brian R. Lincoln

Brian joins us after spending over 26 years as an officer in the US Coast Guard. He comes with a wealth of experience after serving as the Port State Control Officer and Officer-in-Charge Marine Inspections at the busy Sectors of New Orleans and Houston. Brian has played a leading role in a number of noteworthy emergency responses, such as Incident Commander for post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup operations and a major (DM932) collision and spill in the Mississippi River.

He occupies most of his spare time exercising and playing a myriad of sports such as softball, tennis, and wakeboarding. His true passion is for the game of golf, although hitting the links doesn’t happen often enough, given his active home life.

Location: ECM Houston, TX

Maiko Tahara

Maiko is a graduate of Yokohama National University. After working at non-Japanese financial institutes and assisting with a family-operated business, she joined ECM in 2011. Maiko spends the majority of her time visiting and communicating with ECM's Japanese clients.

She lives with a timid, brown tabby cat and has recently started playing golf. In her spare time she can often be found at a driving range working on her game.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Bruno Di Lascio

As the in-house representative for Europe, Bruno has served our clientele and promoted ECM’s interests since 2005. ECM Europe was established in 2007, to provide timely and localized assistance to our numerous clients in that region. Under Bruno’s stewardship, ECM Europe has rapidly expanded to become the provider of a wide range of consultancy services, with an emphasis on the development and improvement of management systems.

Bruno is a graduate of the Nautical Institute in Rome and prior to joining ECM, had spent 10 years as a Safety & Quality Auditor, DP, QSE Coordinator and Quality Manager at a leading oil and chemical tanker shipping company in Italy. During that period, he was responsible for the design and implementation of the first marine Environmental Management System (EMS) in Italy, and only the second such EMS in Europe to achieve ISO 14001:1996 certification.

When outside the office, Bruno ensures he has time to pursue his kayaking passion and cheer on his favourite soccer team, AS Roma. He lives in hope that that the two junior Di Lascios, Matteo and Marta, do not betray his soccer loyalties by becoming future Lazio fans

Location: ECM Europe, Rome, Italy.

(Visit us at www.ecmeurope.net)