Ron Chinn, PE, CHMM – President, CEO


With leaders in the environmental industry Mr. Chinn founded the company as Closure Solutions, Inc. in 2002.  As the Closure Solutions’ clients and services expanded beyond providing site closure assistance the company was re-branded in 2013 to INNOVEX Environmental Management, Inc.  Mr. Chinn is a civil and environmental engineer with over 20 years of experience in the investigation and cleanup of contaminated lands.  His past petroleum experience includes managing portfolios of retail petroleum sites and terminals in northern California, Oregon, and Washington for BP, and in California and Alaska for Chevron. Mr. Chinn also has significant experience with regulatory advocacy and conducting strategic research into the policies, practices, and direction of various environmental boards in the State of California, including Cal EPA, the State Water Boards, and others. In 2009, Mr. Chinn published the California Independent UST Case Closure Study: A Quantification of Cases Potentially Closable Under Low-Risk Criteria, which has been used to direct policy for cleanup of UST sites throughout California.


Representative Experience

  • Commissioner on the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission
  • Advocacy and Policy Development, California UST Program
  • Research and Policy Development, California UST Policy Study
  • Western Regional Program Manager, BP/ARCO Environmental
  • Regulatory Program Manager, California UST Case Closure Study
  • Regulatory Program Manager, Expedited No Further Action System (eNFAsys)
  • Program Manager, Environmental Portfolio Management, Bulk Fuel Terminals and Retail Gasoline Stations
  • Project Manager, MtBE Biodegradation Research Program
  • Project Manager, Spill Pollution Control and Countermeasures Plan Preparation, Pipelines and Terminals
  • Lead Engineer, Litigation Review Stream Channel Widening
  • Project Manager, Air Quality Permitting, Bulk Fuel Terminals
  • Project Manager, Spill Pollution Control and Countermeasures Plan Preparation, Retail Gasoline Facilities