MRF Operations Forum 2022
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM
Attendee Meet & Greet
07:30 AM – 06:30 PM
07:30 AM – 08:30 AM
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM
Nat Egosi and Jim Keefe set the stage for this year’s program.
Speaker Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio
Speaker James Keefe Executive Vice President and Group Publisher Recycling Today Media Group View Bio
08:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Case Studies: New Approaches to MRF Processing
Many MRF operators are evolving their plants, integrating new technologies and applying older technologies in new ways. It’s all designed to increase recovery and purity while adding flexibility to manage the “evolving ton”. This session presents a series of case studies of what’s being done.
Moderator Mark Henke Manager, Recycling Republic Services View Bio
Speaker Andrea Rodriguez Director of Engineering FCC Environmental Services View Bio
Speaker Eduardo Rodriguez Operations Manager City of Phoenix, Solid Waste Division View Bio
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Opticals: The sorting workhorse
This panel explores the evolving reality that plant operators are finding optical sorters outperform other option. What does it mean to operate a plant with large numbers of optical units? What are the real-world results?
Moderator Jeffrey Nella Regional Recycling Director GFL Environmental View Bio
Speaker Jim Marcinko Vice President of Recycling Operations Waste Management View Bio
Speaker Thomas Ferretti Operations Manager SIMS Metal Management View Bio
Panelist Ronald Grinold Area Manager Plant Operations Republic Services View Bio
Speaker Joaquin Mariel Chief Operating Officer Balcones Resources View Bio
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Data & System Intelligence
From materials characterization to bale counting, what data is available? How is the data being used to improve operations and what are the real-world applications?
Speaker Matanya Horowitz CEO AMP Robotics View Bio
Speaker Thomas Brooks Chief Technology Officer Bulk Handling Systems View Bio
Speaker Jagadeesh Ambati Founder & CEO EverestLabs.AI View Bio
Speaker David Marcouiller Executive VP Sales Engineering Machinex View Bio
12:30 PM – 01:45 PM
01:45 PM – 03:15 PM
Executive Session: Supplying the Market
Hear senior executives from the major equipment vendors on how they are responding to increased manufacturing costs, reacting to supply chain issues from their OEM’s, meeting delivery schedules, managing service and installations, watching new companies enter the market because they can’t fill the void fast enough, keeping up parts inventories and more.
Speaker Chris Hawn CEO Machinex Technologies, Inc. View Bio
Speaker Pieter van Dijk President Van Dyk Baler Company View Bio
Speaker Chris Ulum Managing Director National Recovery Technologies View Bio
Speaker DJ VanDeusen President Harris View Bio
03:15 PM – 03:30 PM
03:45 PM – 04:15 PM
Plastic Sorting Systems – A Process Overview
PRFs are not MRFs. This session will share the processing cycle, identify key operational machinery, and detail its role in meeting output material specifications.
Speaker Mylinda Jacobsen Global Purchasing Director Encina View Bio
Speaker Greg Janson President and CEO Granite Peak Plastics View Bio
04:15 PM – 05:30 PM
The Next Step: Value Adding Systems
Making flake is different than making pellets. Going beyond either of those to make finished or semi-finished products requires advanced system engineering. This session will provide detailed insights into system requirements to achieve this.
05:30 PM – 05:45 PM
05:45 PM – 07:00 PM