Speakers for the 2018 MRF & Recycling Plant Forum will be added as they are confirmed.
Product Development Engineer
Nick Davis is the product development engineer at CP Manufacturing. He is a third-generation inventor in recycling equipment development with eight years of experience and multiple patents. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and quantitative economics.
Solutions Sales Manager
As solutions sales manager at Steinert US, Michael Drolet oversees the sales and project management of the company’s large-scale, full-solution projects. A 20-year veteran of industrial process and equipment manufacturing, Michael worked at his family’s business as operations manager. Following more than a decade at his family’s company, Michael entered the recycling industry as a technical sales support and outsource equipment manager for a large OEM. Joining Steinert as an application specialist in 2011, he used his years of experience in the recycling industry and system integration background to help the company build its scrap and waste business. Promoted to market manager in 2014, Michael spearheaded the solutions sales team to manage large-scope projects and now heads that department.
Recycling Manager - Cinicinnati
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Brad Dunn is Rumpke’s recycling manager for its Cincinnati operations. In his role, he oversees Rumpke’s $32 million, single-stream facility that processes more than 16,000 tons of material per month. Born on Earth Day, Brad was destined for a career in the waste and recycling industry. He joined Rumpke in 1996 as the assistant plant manager, and later plant manager for the company’s former Indianapolis recycling facility. In 2003, he moved to his current role. In addition to managing Rumpke’s (and one of North America’s) largest, fastest and most technologically advanced recycling centers, Brad also is the creator and handler of Rumpke’s mascot—Binny the recycling bin.
Van Dyk Recycling Solutions
Pieter Eenkema van Dijk grew up in the Netherlands where he received a master’s degree in economics at Groningen University in the Netherlands and an MBA from Insead Business School at Fontainebleau in France. In 1984, he founded Van Dyk Baler Corp. in North America and is the company’s current president. Now Van Dyk Recycling Solutions, the company has the exclusive distribution rights in the U.S. and Canada for Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions, Lubo Systems and TOMRA sorting solutions. He is located at the Van Dyk headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, with regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Toronto and Tampa, Florida.
RRT Design & Construction
Nathiel Egosi, P.E. is president and chief executive officer of RRT Design & Construction, a leading engineering, equipment and construction services company specializing in solid waste processing and recycling. Since 1989, Mr. Egosi has led the construction of more than 100 material recovery facilities and pioneered the development of advanced technologies for the recycling and solid waste industries. He is widely recognized as an expert in process engineering and equipment design for the recovery of materials. Mr. Egosi is a registered Professional Engineer in 20 states and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University, New York. Mr. Egosi served as chair of the executive committee of the Solid Waste Processing Division (SWPD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is also a member of SWANA, NRC, NYSAR and NYSASSM.
Royal Oak Recycling
Over the course of 23 years in the waste and recycling industry, Jim Ford has experience in a variety of roles. He began his career as an operations manager with Champion Recycling (now International Paper), and later held positions with Abitibi as a business development manager, regional manager and director of operations. Most recently, Jim filled the role of director of recycling with Global Waste Services in Houston and today serves as general manager with Royal Oak Recycling.
Senior Recycling Manager
Mark Henke is the senior recycling manager for Republic Services, where he is responsible for all recycling activities within the Midwestern states, including operations, maintenance, safety and financial results. His coverage includes recycling centers that process various materials from 20 tons per hour to 50 tons per hour. The operations include residential single stream, commercial single stream, high grades paper facilities and construction and demolition processing. Mr. Henke has been a member of the Republic Services recycling team since 2003 and in the field of recycling since 1995.
Vice President of Operational Excellence
Ted Horton joined Leadpoint Business Services in June 2016 as vice president of operational excellence. In this role, Ted leads the development of Leadpoint’s Performance Management Center with a focus on durable business processes and scalability in the company’s operations. He has nearly 20 years of experience leading large, multisite publicly traded manufacturing, distribution and recycling organizations. He has worked with Schnitzer Steel’s auto recycling division as the chief of operations and most recently with Republic Services’ recycling operations in Phoenix. Ted holds a degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Director of Business Development
Todd Hubbard brings 25 years of recycling industry expertise to the leadership team of Leadpoint, where he serves as director of business development. Todd acts as the primary customer interface within the company’s targeted recycling industry customers. His understanding of waste operations is a large driver of the innovation Leadpoint brings to the marketplace. Todd, who has been a key leader with Leadpoint Business Services since March 2010, has served in the recycling industry in some capacity since 1990. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Washington State University.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Pat Hudson joined Leadpoint in November 2015 where he currently serves as vice president of sales and marketing. Pat is a recognized leader within the staffing industry with more than 30 years of leadership experience. After college, Pat spent time in the U.S. Navy and then 10 years in retail sales leadership roles. He has worked the last 15 years in sales and marketing roles within the staffing industry. For the last eight years, Pat has been focused on cutting-edge sales and marketing strategies with a focus on productivity improvement, change management and workforce program implementation.
Director of North American Sales
Scott Jable is a 22-year veteran of the recycling industry who has designed and installed dozens of single-stream systems, and implemented a multitude of balers and optical sorters during this time. As the director of North American sales for Stadler America, Scott is helping to introduce to the U.S. market to a seventh generation company and the largest plant builder in Europe. Stadler is known for developing the original ballistic separator and installing many of the world’s most advanced waste to energy and single-stream plants, including the planet’s only completely automated system at ROaF in Oslo, Norway.
Executive Vice President
Recycling Today Media Group
James R. Keefe joined GIE Media, Recycling Today’s parent company, in 1991 in a sales and market research capacity. During his career, he has overseen the continuing development of Recycling Today magazine, which is today the leading business magazine serving the recycling industry. In addition, he has managed the launch of its website, www.RecyclingToday.com, as well as numerous publication launches. Jim currently serves as an executive vice president for GIE Media and is a member of the firm’s executive management team. He is a graduate of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Bill Keegan is a registered professional engineer and president of Dem-Con Companies, a third-generation family-owned solid waste management and processing company. One of his responsibilities include the management of the Dem-Con Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which processes mixed commercial and residential recyclable wastes. He has been in the solid waste industry for over 21 years and is active in several solid waste organizations including a current position as the chair of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association, board member of the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM), Minnesota Waste Wise Board Member; SWANA MOLO Instructor, and an instructor for the Minnesota Landfill Operator Training program.
Director of Safety
Dave Lewis joined the safety team in Waste Management’s recycling division in 2004 and currently serves as the director of safety. In his role, he leads the safety efforts for more than 100 material recovery facilities, working toward the goal of zero unsafe acts and unsafe conditions. He is an active member in the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and serves on the ANSI Z245 Sub Committees for Waste and Recycling. Dave is a graduate of Murray State University with a Master of Science in occupational safety and health
Southern Tier Recycling Director
Jim Marcinko has been in the recycling industry for the past 25 years. Having started with New England CRInc back in the early ‘90s, he has been fortunate to see the many changes the industry has gone through. From the beginning with source-separated collection, to dual stream and now to single-stream collection programs. These changes have led to many upgrades in sorting and processing equipment. Jim is currently the Southern Tier Recycling Director for Waste Management, overseeing more than 50 MRFs in the southern U.S.
David Marcouiller joined the Machinex team as a research and development draftsman in 2003 and currently resides as the executive vice president of sales engineering. He plays an integral role in the company’s success by ensuring that all quality standards of the sorting solutions are maintained. He also oversees a team of 12 sales engineers that handle all aspects of the design and building process. Marcouiller has been the lead designer on many successful projects, with a testament and pillar of his accomplishments being the Rumpke facilities in Ohio. He is a 2002 graduate of Shawinigan College with a degree in technical engineering.
Joaquin Mariel is the general manager at Balcones Resources’ Austin, Texas-based recycling division. As a member of the Balcones team, he manages the company’s flagship MRF, a secure document destruction facility, and works to develop innovative material management methods that make the recycling process more efficient and cost-effective for the company and its clients. Previously, he served as the executive director of the historic Central Texas nonprofit, Ecology Action of Texas. His efforts there have led to increased access to recycling opportunities for Austin’s residents and an expanded awareness of the importance of recycling and other landfill diversion activities across the state.
Recycling & Resource Recovery Administrator
Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste
Jill Martin has served in the Wisconsin recycling industry before recycling became law in the early 1990s. Jill began her work with no pay, as a recycling intern who watched in awe as a county-run, dual-stream MRF was being built. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, with a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and planning. As the recycling and resource recovery administrator for Outagamie County, Wisconsin, she is responsible for overseeing MRF staff and operations, as well as managing other programs related to collection, transportation, processing, marketing and public education for all resources recovered from the county landfill.
Managing Director of Max-AI
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Rich Reardon has more than a decade of leadership experience with Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). As managing director of Max-AI, Rich heads the development and implementation of BHS’ artificial intelligence technology and its applications, including robotic sorting. In his previous role of regional sales manager, Rich oversaw system development for BHS, Nihot and NRT and Zero Waste Energy. Previously, Rich held the position of director of sales and marketing at BHS. He has played a lead role in conceptualizing and realizing some of the largest and most innovative MRFs in the country. Reardon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento, and an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Gerald R. Sjogren is the safety director of E. L. Harvey & Sons Inc., a position he has held since 1991. He has built comprehensive safety, environmental and health programs specific to the waste industry, including training in HAZMAT Incident Response and Command up to Level 700. His commitment to safety extends to serving on local and national professional industry organizations, from the National Waste and Recycling Association to ANSI Z245 Sub-Committees. Sjogren serves as vice chairperson of the Westborough Local Emergency Planning Committee; chairperson of the ISRI Circle of Safety Steering Committee; and vice chairperson of the ISRI Safety Operations Committee.