Schedule of Events
MRF Operations Forum 2021
07:30 AM – 07:00 PM
07:30 AM – 08:30 AM
Networking Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM
Jim Keefe & Nat Egosi will kick off the forum and welcome attendees.
Speaker James Keefe Executive Vice President and Group Publisher Recycling Today Media Group View Bio
Speaker Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio
08:45 AM – 09:45 AM
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is making lots of headlines in the recycling industry these days. This session will help operators understanding precisely what the term means and how A.I. powered technologies might enhance MRF operations.
09:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Networking Refreshment Break
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Optical Sorters: The Supplier Perspective
These units have become the workhorse for many MRFs. Optimizing their efficiency is essential to effective materials separation in today’s facilities. This unique session encompasses two panels. In this session, a panel of industry suppliers provides insight into today’s technology and optimizing it within plant operations.
Speaker Felix Hottenstein Sales Director MSS Optical Sorters View Bio
Speaker Jeff Fountain Director of Sales Pellenc ST America View Bio
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Optical Sorters:The Operator Perspective
These units have become the workhorse for many MRFs. Optimizing their efficiency is essential to effective materials separation in today’s facilities. This unique session encompasses two panels. In this session, a panel of industry operators provides their insights into how their operations are benefiting from and leveraging the power of optical sorters.
Speaker Jeffrey Nella Recycling Operations Manager Winters Bros. Waste Systems View Bio
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Feeding Your System
Often overlooked, but the introduction of your materials stream into the plants processing system is vital to smooth operations. This panel discussion will cover drum feeders, loaders, material handlers, tipping floors and more.
Speaker Mark Henke Manager, Recycling Republic Services View Bio
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Robotics: The Supplier Perspective
Today, everyone is talking robots. Again, we’ll use two panels to help operators understand what they are, what you can expect and how they deliver in a plant environment. A panel of industry suppliers will discuss the newest robotic technology, how it has evolved and how to generate the greatest success and return.
Speaker Matanya Horowitz CEO AMP Robotics View Bio
Speaker Thomas Brooks Chief Technology Officer Bulk Handling Systems View Bio
Speaker Mark Neitzey Director of Sales VAN DYK Recycling Solutions View Bio
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Robotics: The Operator Perspective
Today, everyone is talking robots. Again, we’ll use two panels to help operators understand what they are, what you can expect and how they deliver in a plant environment. A panel of industry operators using robots will discuss the lessons they have learned implementing robotics into their sorting lines.
Speaker Andrea Rodriguez Director of Engineering FCC Environmental Services View Bio
Speaker Thomas Reed Director of Process Engineering GFL Environmental View Bio
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Networking Refreshment Break
04:00 PM – 04:45 PM
As MRF’s rely more on optical sorters and robots a consistent, clean stream of compressed air is vital to their operation. A panel of industry experts will discuss how plant operators can ensure their compressor systems deliver day in and day out with minimal downtime.
Speaker Bob Safford Senior Key Account Manager Kaeser Compressors USA View Bio
04:45 PM – 05:30 PM
Ensuring you have the proper baling capacity for your facility is vital. This panel will share critical insights to the selection of balers, the variety and what plant operators need to understand to ensure their ongoing operation and peak performance.
Speaker John Sacco President and Co-Owner Sierra International Machinery View Bio
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM