Meet Our Executive Team

Fernando CrosaFernando Crosa

President & CEO

Born in Uruguay, Fernando Crosa grew up in the United States and developed a lifelong passion for achieving the American dream.

From age two through high school graduation, Crosa and his family lived in Manchester, New Hampshire. He later attended Syracuse University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and speech communication and a minor in business administration. He also played on the Orange’s Division I soccer team. After college, he began a career in petroleum product services, specializing in underground storage tank (UST) testing and cleaning. After a few years with a national petroleum services corporation, he rose to the position of corporate vice president of compliance.

When the company’s future seemed uncertain, Crosa took action by founding his own consultation firm. Three years later, his small business bloomed to become US Tank Alliance, a leading provider of UST testing and cleaning services.

Crosa, who has had a lifelong interest in professional and amateur sports, is a member of the Columbus Blackhawks minor league professional football team, handling the kicking duties.

Kiawa KrzcuikKiawa Krzcuik

Regional Vice President - Northeast

Kiawa’s 20 years of experience in the Petroleum industry include testing, installation, maintenance  and State Regulatory.  His tenure at US Tank Alliance began in 2001 as an Operations Manager in the Northeast Region.  Currently, he is the Northeast Regional Vice President and is responsible for managing all operations in the Northeast Region; including customer relations, State and Federal environmental compliance, emergency and annual compliance testing and environmental compliance training for the regulated community.  He also schedules field technicians to fulfill customer testing requests and provides technical support for the technicians as they encounter challenging situations on the job site.  

Kiawa holds several industry certifications, including ICBO, OSHA 40, Hasstech Acurite Line Testing, Tank Installation/De-commissioning, US Test Tank Testing, Veeder Root, Incon, Omntec, Red Jacket, OPW, Xerxes and API Work Safe.  He is also a member of environmental rule-making and technical advisement committees in multiple New England States.  His continued education include a variety of engineering and computer courses at the New Hampshire Technical Institute.

Kathy PasternakKathy Pasternak

Regional Vice President - Midwest

Kathy’s expertise stems from her 26 years in the industry and four years as a US Tank Alliance employee. She has also received API Work Safe and Smith School of Safe Driving Certifications.

Kathy’s responsibilities at US Tank Alliance include managing client requests for emergency and annual state and federal compliance testing and scheduling the field technicians to fulfill these client requests.  She is also US Tank Alliance's focal point for Speedway.  Before moving into the regional vice president - Midwest position, Kathy worked on tank cleanings and divestment testing. 

Doug LacountDoug Lacount

Regional Vice President - Southwest

Doug has over 17 years experience in the tank cleaning and testing industry.  He currently oversees all operations in the Southwest region for US Tank Alliance.  His daily responsibilities include answering customer questions, scheduling tank testing with customers and US Tank field technicians, and offering technician assistance for field technicians.  Doug is also the US Tank focal point for the national testing program with Shell Oil Company.

In 1989, Doug graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and has since obtained several industry certifications to help him further his career with US Tank.  Some of those certifications include: Acurite Line Testing, Tank Installer De-commissioning, CP Installer, Red Jacket, Field Tight, OPW Bucket Installers, HassTech/Veeder Root Level 4, and API Work Safe.

Mike HankinsMike Hankins

Vice President - Waste Transporting Business Unit

In December 2006, Michael became the waste transportation manager for US Tank Alliance. His primary responsibility is to oversee the removal, transportation and disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste material.

Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Purdue University in 1994. 

Mike SeveriniMike Severini

Vice President - Lighting Business Unit

Since February 2007, Michael has been responsible for the lighting unit that provides lighting maintenance services to more than 2,000 service stations in nine states. He ensures that not only are highest customer service standards achieved, but most importantly, that the process is completed in the safest manner possible.

Michael grew up in Patchogue, New York (on Long Island) and attended Suffolk County Community College where he earned an associates degree in criminal justice studies. He continued his education at Syracuse University acquiring a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice studies.

Christy StandifordChristy Standiford

Reports Manager

Christy joined US Tank Alliance in April 2007. In her capacity she ensures customer satisfaction by making sure the paper trail on every account is well documented. She manages a seven-person report entry team enters reports (entry time, test reports, etc.) that is key in managing US Tank client paperwork responsibilities.

Miryam CrosaMiryam Crosa

Safety Manager

Miryam is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure and healthy work environment for all employees.  She manages US Tank’s safety program, purchases personal protective equipment, and assists with meetings to ensure the company is in compliance with all OSHA and industry specific safety regulations. 

Miryam is originally from Uruguay, South America, where she graduated from medical school with a specialization in optometry and eye surgery.  She attended the School of Safety and Hospital de Clinica in Uruguay and various trainings for safe driving, first aid, and CPR in the United States. Miryam is a certified Smith System Safe Driver Instructor.

Scott PareseScott Parese

Fleet Manager

Since September 2005, Scott has managed maintenance and safety of over 50 US Tank Alliance vehicles.  He ensures that all vehicles operate efficiently and is responsible for any budgetary issues that arise.  He also maintains accurate records of all vehicles including registrations, quarterly inspections, title work, and all repair invoices.

In 2005, Scott obtained an Automotive Service Excellence Certificate from Bob King Automall, a General Motors dealership, where he worked for seven years before US Tank Alliance.

David PasternakDavid Pasternak

Quality Control Manager

David has over 24 years experience in tank tightness testing and EPA superfund remediation.  He has a plethora of testing certifications including: US Test Tank Tester, Petro-Tite Line Tester, Acurite Line Tester, Cathodic Protection Tester, and API Work Safe.

David’s role with US Tank Alliance requires him to work with the regional and safety managers on many projects.  He is responsible for training and managing all field technicians to ensure that they comply with company procedures for tank testing and safety precautions. 

Before taking on the quality control manager role in 2003, David was a senior field technician, a role in which he was responsible for testing underground storage tanks, product piping, leak detection systems, and stage II vapor recovery testing.

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Awards & Accreditations

  • 2007 Honorable Mention, Columbus District of the Small Business Association Small Business Person of the Year–Fernando Crosa
  • 2007 Shell Safety Award (three years for perfect safety record)
  • 2007 Small Business Leader Award Finalist, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006 Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award, South Central Ohio Minority Business Council (SCOMBC)
  • 2006 Marathon Oil Co. “Living Our Values” MBE of the Year Runner-Up
  • 2005 Speedway SuperAmerica Business Partner of the Year
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