Schedule of Events

MRF Operations Forum 2021

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM ET

Understanding AI
General Session
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.
Laura Chiticariu
Speaker Laura Chiticariu Chief Architect, Watson Core Language IBM View Bio

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM ET

Robotics: The Supplier Perspective
General Session
Sponsored By
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.
Nat Egosi
Moderator Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio
Matanya Horowitz
Speaker Matanya Horowitz CEO AMP Robotics View Bio
Thomas Brooks
Speaker Thomas Brooks Chief Technology Officer Bulk Handling Systems View Bio
Mark Neitzey
Speaker Mark Neitzey Director of Sales VAN DYK Recycling Solutions View Bio

02:30 PM – 03:30 PM ET

Robotics: The Operator Perspective
General Session
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.
Nat Egosi
Moderator Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio
Andrea Rodriguez
Speaker Andrea Rodriguez Director of Engineering FCC Environmental Services View Bio
Speaker Tim Horkay Corporate Manager, Recycling Operations Waste Connections View Bio

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM ET

Compressor Maintenance
General Session
As MRF’s rely more on optical sorters and robots a consistent, clean stream of compressed air is vital to their operation. This session will demonstrate how plant operators can ensure their compressor systems deliver day in and day out with minimal downtime.
Nat Egosi
Speaker Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio
Bob Safford
Speaker Bob Safford Senior Key Account Manager Kaeser Compressors USA View Bio

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM ET

Feeding Your System
General Session

Often overlooked, but the introduction of your materials stream into the plants processing system is vital to smooth operations. This panel discussion will cover the importance of properly introducing materials into the stream from the tipping floor through the type of equipment used at each stage.

Mark Henke
Speaker Mark Henke Manager, Recycling Republic Services View Bio
David Marcouiller
Speaker David Marcouiller Executive VP Sales Engineering Machinex View Bio

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM ET

Optical Sorters: The Supplier Perspective
General Session
Sponsored By
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.
Nat Egosi
Moderator Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio
Felix Hottenstein
Speaker Felix Hottenstein Sales Director MSS Optical Sorters View Bio
Jeff Fountain
Speaker Jeff Fountain Director of Sales Pellenc ST America View Bio
Alex Wolf
Speaker Alex Wolf Director of Technology Van Dyk View Bio

02:30 PM – 03:30 PM ET

Optical Sorters:The Operator Perspective
General Session
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.
Nat Egosi
Moderator Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio
Jeffrey Nella
Speaker Jeffrey Nella Recycling Operations Manager Winters Bros. Waste Systems View Bio
Speaker Casey Vaccarezza Director of Operations Cal-Waste View Bio

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM ET

Baler Sizing
General Session
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.
Nick Davis
Speaker Nick Davis Product Design Engineer CP Group View Bio
Rob Taylor
Speaker Rob Taylor Area Manager Plant Operations Republic Services View Bio
John Sacco
Speaker John Sacco President and Co-Owner Sierra International Machinery View Bio