Harold Garabedian Assistant Director, Air Quality Program Vermont Agency of Natural Resources/EVermont
Harold Garabedian is with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. He holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and has been employed in the field of air quality management for over thirty years. At the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Mr. Garabedian has three areas of major responsibility: he is the Assistant Director of the Division of Air Quality, Director of Laboratory Service for the Department of Environmental Conservation and is Technical Director of the "E" "Vermont" Project. E Vermont is public-private partnership of government and private entities interested in the development of electric and advanced technology vehicles. E Vermont was established in 1995 by then Vermont Governor Howard Dean to demonstrate the performance of electric and advanced technology vehicles in areas of cold climate, hilly terrain and rural settlement patterns.
Additional responsibilities have included developing and assessing energy policies and strategies, along with conventional and alternative energy generation technologies in both the transportation and electric utility sectors.
Mr. Garabedian holds an appointment to the International Joint Commission's International Air Quality Advisory Board, through which he provides analyses and advice on transboundary air pollution to the governments of the United States and Canada.