2017 Schedule

 
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Comments

Nat Egosi will set the stage for this year’s program and sessions.

 
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Running a Retrofit

How can plant managers and operators effectively oversee retrofitting new equipment and full-scale processes? Two speakers explain how they successfully handled these installations.

Speaker: Jim Marcinko, Waste Management Inc.
Speaker: Jill Martin, Recycling & Resource Recovery Administrator, Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste
 
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Separating Do’s and Don’ts
Ensuring optimal performance of separation equipment is essential for throughput and quality assurance. These back-to-back panels, one focused on fiber and the other on containers, dig into the best practices for three key equipment classes for operators: screens, ballistic separators and optical sorters.
Co-Moderator: Nat Egosi, RRT Design & Construction
Co-Moderator: Mark Henke, Senior Manager, Recycling, Republic Services
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Fiber

Panelist: David Marcouiller, Machinex
Panelist: Pieter Eenkema van Dijk, CEO, Van Dyk Recycling Solutions
Panelist: Rich Reardon, BHS

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Containers

Panelist: Nick Davis, CP Group
Panelist: Scott Jable, Stadler America LLC
Panelist: Michael Drolet, Steinert US

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Q&A

An interactive Q&A session with all of our panelists.

 
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
War Stories

An open forum for operators to share the challenges encountered in running a plant.

 
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Figuring Out the Floor

Effectively managing a tipping floor when it comes to residential versus commercial streams is crucial. We’ll examine how plant managers can prevent mixing separate loads.

Speaker: Joaquin Mariel, Balcones Resources
Speaker: Brad Dunn, Rumpke
 
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Straightening Out Safety

Two industry safety managers, one from an independent company and one from a large corporation, review ideal practices, from getting employee “buy-in” to fostering worker retention through a safe plant environment.

Speaker: Jerry Sjogren, E.L. Harvey
Speaker: Jeff Martin, Vice - President , Waste Management Inc.
Speaker: David Lewis, Director of Safety, Recycling, Waste Management Inc.
 
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Digging into Data

This operations-focused session covers practical methodologies plant managers use to determine which materials are worth sorting - and how it can be achieved on the fly.

Speaker: Bill Keegan, President, Dem-Con Companies
Speaker: Jim Ford, General Manager, Royal Oak Recycling
 
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Examining Employees’ Efficiencies

We’ll take a look at getting the most from your plant team and developing formulas that deliver the greatest ROI and stability.

Speaker: Ted Horton, VP Operational Excellence, Leadpoint
Speaker: Todd Hubbard, Leadpoint
Speaker: Pat Hudson, VP Sales & Marketing, Leadpoint