George C. Walton, CHMM
President and Co-Owner
George Walton served as a Regular Army officer for over seven years and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. After leaving the Army, he was a field supervisor and technical director for two emergency response / hazardous materials recovery companies and was the operations manager of a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF) in New Jersey that managed explosive, reactive, and energetic materials. He founded Reactives Management Corporation in 1986. Mr. Walton's explosive ordnance disposal background became the basis for the primary services provided by RMC.
He has been involved in various church, fraternal, and professional organizations, and was a judge/referee for US Rowing.
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Cherie C. Walton, CSP
Vice President and Co-Owner
Cherie Walton joined Reactives Management in 1993 and soon discovered that working with explosives was a blast (pun intended)! After gaining several years of experience in the safety and environmental fields - and after 10.5 grueling hours of testing - she became a Certified Safety Professional and has been a safety consultant and hazardous waste specialist ever since. She became the co-owner of Reactives Management Corporation in 1997.
At RMC, Mrs. Walton performs a wide variety of tasks, such as preparing and certifying hazardous materials for transportation; developing health and safety manuals; performs on-site treatment of reactive and explosive wastes; drafts and updates training materials; and pets the cat(s). As a Qualified Person for Fall Protection, Mrs. Walton writes and reviews fall protection and prevention plans, primarily for roofing contractors. As a contractor, she is the Explosives Safety Officer at NASA Langley Research Center.
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David D. Shuster
Dave Shuster was in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1963 where he served as a training devices technician and instructor. In 1963, he joined NASA and entered an experimental facilities mechanic/pyrotechnic technician apprenticeship. He has worked on small explosive devices for flight work and testing, as well as solid and liquid fuel rocket engines-captive testing. Mr. Shuster has also worked in the full scale tunnel as test technician; in the electronics division setting up and running a plated-through circuit production laboratory; and in the microelectronics laboratory cutting circuit schematics and sputtering various substrates for flight projects.
Mr. Shuster retired from NASA in 1998 after 34 years of employment and for the past 15 years has been a museum educator with the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia and has performed many hours of volunteer teaching basic sciences to scouts, schools, and other groups.
Mr. Shuster joined Reactives Management in 2006 as an explosives technician to assist with explosives projects and training, primarily at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
Certified Activities Trainer (CAT)
At a very young age, Lucy found herself an unwed mother with a 4-month old kitten and pregnant again. Tired of wandering the streets, sleeping in storm drains, and depending on the kindness of strangers for food, Lucy decided to make her home with the people who fed her the best treats. She moved into Reactives Management in October of 2009, shortly before her kittens were born. After an 8-week maternity leave, Lucy assumed her duties as Certified Activities Trainer.
As the CAT, Lucy's primary job is to properly train all humans in accordance with CAT regulations. Her other accomplishments include training the staff to pick up everything she throws on the floor; opening the front door on command; and stopping to pet her whenever she flops over on her side. She has taught students and visitors alike to pet her on command and to bring her kitty treats. Outdoors, her primary duty is to ensure that local and migrating birds stay clear of the front door.