Our Leadership Team

ESE has a multi-disciplined team of world-class environmental professionals

Robert Thornton

Central Texas Regional Manager

Mr. Thornton is the Central Texas Due Diligence Business Unit Leader and has over 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Mr. Thornton has worked extensively within the Environmental Due Diligence sector, completing over 2,000 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, as well as other limited assessments for commercial real estate acquisitions, commercial and residential development, telecommunications, oil and gas, industrial, and renewable energy clients. He has conducted scientific sampling for soil, groundwater, and open-water media encompassing a wide range of techniques from the surf zone to the high desert. Mr. Thornton has also participated and led teams conducting natural resources reviews including water resources evaluations, endangered species reviews and habitat surveys, nest surveys, biological specimen collection, and Waters of the U.S. consultation and permitting. Additionally, Mr. Thornton has experience in building materials testing for asbestos containing material and lead-based paint. In total, his projects have taken him to work on the ground in 48 states and 253 of 254 Texas counties.