Tipping Point Resources Group, LLC is a partnership of nationally and internationally recognized experts in civil and environmental engineering, dredged material and contaminated sediment management, sediment stabilization, beneficial use, and upland brownfield development. Our collective expertise includes proprietary in-situ and ex-situ sediment treatment technologies, geotechnical engineering, applied materials science, structural engineering, regulatory permitting, transportation logistics, and innovative treatment technology development.

Eric A. Stern
President, Sediment Management

Eric is a Founding Partner and the President of Strategic Operations and Sediment Management for TPRG. Eric has over three decades of sediment management experience having spent nearly 25 years in the US Government, both with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2.

Robert Miskewitz, PhD
Chief Science Officer

Robert Miskewitz is the Chief Science Officer at Tipping Point Resources Group. Robert coordinates Tipping Point’s innovative sediment stabilization project design, geotechnical binder testing and Pneumatic Flow Tube Mixing sediment stabilization research. His expertise lies in the area of upland beneficial use program for sustainable applications of sediments. He has a great deal of experience conducting treatability studies for numerous industrial and governmental clients to assess the feasibility stabilizing sediments for a variety of upland beneficial uses. These treatability studies are required to understand the chemical and geotechnical characteristics of the stabilized sediment prior to a project so that a proper mix design can be determined to meet the client’s requirements for both construction and environmental site requirements.

Ali Maher, PhD, F.ASCE
Senior Technical Consultant

Ali Maher has been director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, since the center’s inception in 1998. Since that time, he has been responsible for building the center into an active and successful transportation infrastructure resource program operating at the national level. Under his leadership, CAIT has grown into a program of excellence for multimodal infrastructure asset management that is engaged in research, education, and technology transfer initiatives. He has also led the center through two successful national competitions in retaining its status as a U.S. Department of Transportation-designated University Transportation Center (UTC).

Alfred Kovalik, PE, LEP, LEED-AP
Partner and Chief Engineer

Al has been actively engaged in the construction and engineering fields for 30 years specializing in contaminated water, soil and sediment management and remediation. As a founding member of Tipping Point, his responsibilities include engineering services and design, asset development and acquisition, and resource deployment.

Alex Freimuth
Project Coordinator

Alex plays a key role in project implementation and team organization as Project Coordinator for Tipping Point. As a tech savvy planner with a decade of experience in the events and AV industries, Alex brings a keen attention to detail and human touch to project coordination, execution, and delivery. His experience with project/program management logistics, team administration, and graphic design elevate the problem-solving and creative capabilities of the Tipping Point group.

Stephen Matic
Investor/Board Member

For more than 20 years, Stephen’s business pursuits have encompassed acquisition, financing, leasing and sales, property management, building services, and construction management across a broad spectrum of real estate sectors such as raw land, multifamily, retail, and office development. His goal in all of his endeavors is to ensure continued quality growth and to provide thoughtful and creative administrative oversight.