About Chris S. Gates
Chris joined SME’s Phoenix, Arizona office in 2019 to support our firm’s expansion in the southwestern U.S.
As a Senior Industrial Hygienist, Chris consults with clients to provide professional services that focus on protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people in workplaces, schools, hospitals, and other public places.
Chris has over 20 years of experience in environmental, industrial hygiene, and construction consulting, including oversight of inspection and abatement activities for asbestos, lead, and mold at large commercial, military, and industrial sites throughout the country.
Chris has performed and overseen numerous complex environmental projects and has served as an expert witness on several asbestos legal cases and regulatory hearings.
He is a Cal-OSHA Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) in California and is approved by the U.S. EPA and Cal-OSHA for course instruction and certification of asbestos professionals. He also serves on the Board of Directors and is the Immediate Past President of the Environmental Information Association (EIA).
Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Northern Arizona University.
In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, camping and playing guitar. He is also a licensed private pilot.