“I am proud of and enjoy Blackstone because we have created a place where people can come and work with other innovative and creative people while practicing their crafts.”
Mike Kukuk is President, CEO and Principal at Blackstone Environmental and has overall responsibility for the company. He founded Blackstone in 2010 after retiring from Aquaterra Environmental Solutions, Inc., which he founded in 2002. He has been called a “Serial Entrepreneur” by starting two separate companies from scratch. Mike has four children and works and lives in Overland Park, Kan.
Mike enjoys playing tennis, working out, vacations, time with his kids, NFL football and NCAA basketball. He also likes a beer every now and then!
- B.S. Geology, University of Kansas, 1983
- M.S. Environmental Health Science, University of Kansas, 1987
Registrations & Certifications
- Registered Geologist in Kansas and Missouri
Known expert in Alternative Earthen Final Covers (AEFC); evapotranspiration covers utilizing native grasses; ET-tree caps, hydrogeology, phyto-remediation; leachate recirculation; bioreactor design and operation; chlorinated solvent remediation; bioremediation; odor studies; quarry reserve studies; business development; and expert witness testimony.
Member of KU Edwards Campus Environmental Industry Board, Past President of the Kansas SWANA Sunflower Chapter and International Board Member, ITRC Bioreactor Instructor, Technology Transfer Committee Member of the Hazardous Substance Research Center.