John (Cliff) Harper is a corporate leader and goal oriented strategic planner who has been involved with the development of environmental oriented businesses for over 25 years. Today he is the head of Certified Coating Specialists Inc. a leading industrial-marine hazardous abatement and painting contracting team that has delivered upwards of $100,000,000 in corrosion protection services for clients in the oil and gas, power generation, marine, heavy industrial facilities and infrastructure markets. After working for 15 years developing Certified into a consistent seven figure revenue generator he and the Certified team look forward to continued growth in the abatement and corrosion protection sector through ongoing refinement of systems and programs that deliver quantifiable value to their customers. As CEO his responsibility is to provide the strategic vision, assemble the right people and lead this group of dedicated professionals who share his belief that through safe, environmentally responsible management they can protect owner’s assets without exposing the public or their workers to unnecessary risks. As a team they achieve this through sound planning, investment in leading technologies and training programs intended to ensure that everyone that works at Certified earns a decent living and returns home safely at the end of each shift.