Maria Coler, president of Hydrotechnology Consultants, Inc. (HCI), has more than 15 years experience in the environmental consulting field.

Ms. Coler is often retained as an expert witness and has been instrumental in obtaining large settlements in several cases involving major oil companies. She frequently appears as a speaker at industry events and authors papers for publication on issues ranging from environmental due diligence to remediation technologies.

Ms. Coler has developed and copyrighted an environmental software program which streamlines the management of personnel, projects, clients and industry knowledge, creating efficiencies and cost savings. The program equips HCI with a knowledge retention capability unsurpassed in the industry, enabling HCI to keep abreast of the state-of-the-practice in investigative and remedial technologies, as well as relevant changes in the ever-evolving regulatory, legal and accounting spheres.