FRANCISCO 'FRANK' JAVIER MARTINEZ is a well-known Instructor at Construction Teamsters Training and Upgrading Fund of So. Cal; known by the IBT Grant Program as the So. Cal. Training Center. He first became affiliated with the Teamster Worker Training Program through the HAZWOPER training in 2000.
His entire professional career has been in the trucking industry. First as a mechanic, he was able to advance to Fleet maintenance supervisor with the responsibility of managing 3 maintenance facilities and 23 shop personnel with a yearly budget of 1.3 million dollars. Afterwards he moved to the hazardous waste industry and owned or managed companies that handle hazardous waste, including developing and maintaining clients.
Frank oversaw many large projects where we moved many tons of waste to various disposal sites all over the country. To name a couple, the cleanup of 3200 tons of heavy metal waste at Familian Pipe and Supply where, and another was the Maxwell communications site in Van Nuys CA where 32 underground tanks and 1600 tons of soil contaminated with hydrocarbons were removed.