Staff

Picture 002 John G. Smith, Partner
John's experience with financial responsibility, personnel, and organizational skills has enabled him to adapt to the many challenges of the erosion industry. His past experiences include ten years in Golf course management and over eighteen years in the construction industry. John has also served on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association and the Berks County Conservation District, and has held the position of President for the Board of Directors for six Homeowner Associations. In addition, John serves as the Vice President for the Forino Company, a privately held residential Home Builder. He is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association. John has a grown son and daughter. john@eastcoasterosion.com
Picture 001 Anthony Forino, Partner
Tony is founder and President of Forino Company, which is honored as number 204 of the top United States Builders for 2008. His 40+ years of experience in business and personnel management has provided a basis for the East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC's current values. Tony loves work but most of all loves spending time with wife, Sandy, three grown daughters and six grandchildren. tony@eastcoasterosion.com
Picture 003 Diane Hitt, President
Diane has been with East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC since the company's inception. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright University in Business Management. She has over 20 years' experience in all areas of manufacturing including management, sales, operations, accounting, and customer service. Diane currently serves as the company's liaison and is a committee member on many industry associations including the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) and the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). She has held various Board of Director positions on several community not-for-profit organizations. She has two boys. diane@eastcoasterosion.com
John Ravert John T. Ravert CPESC, Director of Technical Services
John graduated from Grove City College with a bachelor's degree in Biology. He was an erosion and sediment pollution control technician with the Pennsylvania Berks County Conservation District for nine years and served as the District manager for an additional twelve years. While managing the Conservation District, he administrated the Pennsylvania DEP delegated Erosion & Sediment Control and NPDES programs in Berks County. He is a NICET certified Erosion and Sediment Control engineering technician. He is an active member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the International Erosion Control Association. jravert@eastcoasterosion.com

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