Trace Environmental Systems, Inc. is an innovative, problem-solving team of technical professionals dedicated to ensuring complete and reliable compliance with continuous stack monitoring and reporting regulations for clients across industries. With more than 400 installations, Trace has led the way in at least four separate industries, including ethanol production facilities, waste energy plants, marketing storage terminals, and wastewater incineration. Other industries we have extensive experience include automotive, refinery, pharmaceutical, chemical, and LNG production.

In addition, Trace has done extensive work in the power-generation market, and both DAS 2000 and WebDAS2K have full support for XML EDR reporting to ECMPS. We also install our CEMS and our Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS) at utility companies, universities, hospitals, co-gen’s, central utility plants and other sources of power generation.

To complement our CEMS, Trace has been providing Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems (PEMS) for over a decade. Our team of field support personnel are based throughout the United States and serve clients from Hoboken to Honolulu.

With our Web-based data acquisition system utilizing a browser-based user interface, users leverage the latest technology for ease of use along with reliability, security, and full regulatory compliance.

Trace provides a fully compliant (PS-6) stack flow meter (CEMS Flow-500) as well as a fully integrated, heated sample handler (HSC-101) for hot/wet CEM sample handling applications.

At our headquarters in Sparta, New Jersey, we also have a large stock of parts and components, ready for quick deliveries, to help clients on a scheduled or emergency basis. 


Formed in 1995, Trace Environmental Systems, Inc., is the result of the joining of two experts with distinct primary, technical disciplines: environmental engineering and process monitoring/control engineering. This in-house expertise has served us well in meeting the regulatory monitoring requirements of clients while also integrating our monitoring systems and software with existing plant control systems (SCADA/DCS).

From our inception we’ve provided three primary services for clients: complete CEMS (including our own DAS reporting software), upgrades to existing CEMS (e.g., component replacements, DAS replacements), and field support services (CGA’s, linearities, scheduled/unscheduled site support).


CEO/Owner: David B. Martin, P.E

As a commissioned officer in the United States Army, Dave led a team of environmental engineers in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Dave and his team were charged with monitoring the air quality subsequent to the oil fires the Iraqi Army set. They created and then monitored massive databases that predicted the flow of the resulting smoke so that American troops would be alerted and protected.

Dave oversees the administrative and engineering teams at Trace and provides leadership for the operation and growth of the company.

Dave resides in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Vice President: James J. Toolen

Having spent the first part of his career as a sales engineer for instrumentation and control systems, Jim brings a strong technical and application-based background in his position leading the Trace sales and business development team. He has been with Trace since its inception.

Jim resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children. He has also served as mayor of his community and remains active in civic efforts and volunteer organizations.

President:  Josh Benson

Josh has been with Trace since May of 2019.  Josh’s background is in salesforce and organizational management. Josh spent 10+ years in the Pharmaceutical and Information Technology industries. Josh is a graduate of Hamilton College in New York State. 
He spends most of his free time running, golfing, and playing with his two year old daughter Sydney. 

DAS Support Manager: Kevin Sullivan

Kevin has been involved in the CEMS industry since 1994 as a CEMS engineer, reporting database software programmer, and Project Manager. He joined Trace in 2004. As the DAS Support Manager, Kevin specializes in reviewing permits and configuring the DAS 2000 Reporting software to meet the reporting needs for each project. He has extensive knowledge of all the major EPA regulations including Part 75 Acid Rain Program, NOx Budget Program, 40 CFR Parts 60, 63 and 503, and most state regulations. He has been involved with CPMS and PEMS projects in addition to CEMS applications.

Kevin has a BSME from the University of Rhode Island. An ardent fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, Kevin also loves to play golf and spend time with his children and grandchildren. His favorite place to be is at the beach with good friends and family.

Service Manager: Louis Jones

Louis has spent over 20 years servicing and maintaining electronic equipment. He has a wide range of experience from building Gulfstream jets to servicing CEMS analyzers. A former soldier of the United States military where he repaired Apache, OH-58, and Blackhawk helicopters, his accomplishments include several military and industrial industry awards. As the Service Manager at Trace, Louis specializes in exceeding our customers’ expectations. In his spare time, he enjoys refurbishing and modifying cars.


Lead Project Manager: Charles Dick

Charles has over 40 years in computer systems engineering, with an emphasis in real time controls and communications. He has over 15 years specifically in CEM systems and has been with Trace Environmental Systems, Inc. since 2008. Charles performs a wide array of job functions specializing in system design and project management.

Charles resides in Quakertown with his wife, son, and daughter. He is a pilot, has his own plane and volunteers his time to perform angel flights.

Sr. Design Engineer: Bruce Trauger

Bruce has been involved with flow and instrumentation products for over 40 years. He joined Trace in 1995, designing the very first CEM system. As the Sr. Design Engineer, Bruce is responsible for producing the system drawings for the shop and the customer. His knowledge of both mechanical and electrical subsystems enables him to provide reliable products to our valued customers. He is a graduate of Keystone Jr. College (now Keystone College) and Virginia Tech.

In his free time, Bruce enjoys spending time with his family and being involved with his six grandchildren. He also enjoys watching sports and being outdoors.

Project Manager/Draftsman: John Vincent

John joined Trace in September 2010, creating drawings and assembling equipment manuals specific to each customers’ process and site. Today, John runs point on multiple projects keeping things on track.

John graduated from LaSalle University in 2007 with a B.A. in Mathematics. He resides in Stroudsburg with his wife, two daughters, and son. John enjoys spending time with his family and attending live sporting events and concerts.