Speaker Bio

Joaquin Mariel

Joaquin Mariel

Vice President of Operations, Balcones Resources

Joaquin was promoted to Vice President of Operations for Balcones Resources at the start of 2018. In this role he focuses on maintaining best-in-class recycling facilities that prioritize the safety and satisfaction of its employees whole manufacturing high quality recycled commodities. Previously, Joaquin served as the General Manager for Balcones' Austin Division.  


Before coming to Balcones, Joaquin was the Executive Director of the historic Central Texas nonprofit, Ecology Action of Texas. His efforts there lead 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.


Joaquin is an Alumnus of the University of Texas where he received a BA in English. He is also an avid rugby player, competing regularly with the local Huns Rugby Club. Joaquin's favorite activities are spending time in the kitchen or experiencing the outdoors with his two sons. 


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