Virtual Event

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Mon Sep 14 CDT - Thu Sep 17 CDT (about 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Sep 14 12:00pm - Thu Sep 17 3:30pm
Location Virtual Event
Region Americas

You’re always looking for a way to improve your business or department. Whether it’s more efficient processes, better equipment or the latest innovations to give you an edge. You want up to the minute information, the latest techniques and the know-how to max-imize your profitability. WasteExpo has been the showcase for these types of innovations for 50+ years.

It’s been said it’s not what you know, but who you know. At WasteExpo you get both. It’s the premier educational forum for every sector of the solid waste, recycling and organics industry. From finance to organics, you’ll hear from the best in the business as they share their techniques, experiences and ideas. The faculty is a veritable who’s who in the industry.

This is what real connection is all about. Not just superficial handshakes, but real one-on-one opportunities to connect with the best in the business. WasteExpo has been the ultimate industry reunion. Everyone who is someone in the waste, recycling and organics industry will be here—to share ideas, forge new relationships, cement existing ones and do some real deals.


2020 Speakers

Mallory Szczepanski
Editorial Director, Waste 360

Kristin Kinder
Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability, Wastequip

Tania Ragland
Sustainability and Food Recovery Manager, Republic Services

Andrew Rumpke
East Area President, Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Michelle Salas
President, Lady Green Miami Recycling Co.

Curtis Dorwart
Vocational Products Marketing Manager, Mack Trucks, Inc

Bill Kahn
Principal Engineer, Peterbilt Motors

Martin Mattsson
Director - Key Accounts, Volvo Construction Equipment, North America

Mark Melletat
Director, Trailer Systems, WABCO

Greg Treinen
Sales and Marketing Manager, Telematics - Detroit Connect, Daimler Trucks North America

Tom Miles
Technical Consultant, US Biochar Institute

Tim Townsend, Ph.D.
Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Florida

William Turley
Executive Director, Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

Michelle Leonard
Vice President, SCS Engineers

Mark Bowers
Solid Waste Programs Division Manager, Department of Public Works, City of Sunnyvale, CA

Michael McCoy
Executive Director, Metro Waste Authority, IA

Waneta Trabert
Director, Sustainable Materials Management Division, Department of Public Works, City of Newton, MA

Dr. Stuart Buckner
Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC

Chris Cochran
Executive Director, ReFED

Chef Tiffany Derry
Chef Ambassador on Food Waste, The James Beard Foundation

Ashley Zanolli
Founder, Emerging Possibility, LLC

Charlie Sedlock
Division Manager, Hamm, Inc.

Bob Cappadona
Vice President, Casella Waste Systems

Tim Flanagan
General Manager, Monterey Regional Waste Management District

Chris Hawn
North American Sales Manager, Machinex

Emily Coven
Founder, Recyclist

Joe Romuno
Director of National Accounts, Great Forest

Chris Ronson
Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, Re-TRAC

Brian Yorston
National Director, Environmental Group, Rehrig Pacific Company

Laura Askin Gannis
New Product Development Manager, Rehrig Pacific

Will Flower
Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs, Winters Bros. Waste Systems

Matt Lauschner
Managing Director, Wingmate

Dan Katt
Corporate Loss Control Manager, Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Gonzalo Cordova
Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Bob Norton
General Manager, All Waste, Inc.

John Rhyne
National EH&S Manager, Rehrig Pacific Company

Andrew Snyder, JD, PHR
HR Manager, Legal & Compliance, Environmental Solutions Group

Chris Cochran
Executive Director, ReFED

Kari Armbruster
Project Manager, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, The Kroger Co

Cheryl Coleman
Director, Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division, U.S Environmental Protection Agency

Darby Hoover
Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council

Kai Robertson
Lead Advisor, World Resources Institute

Carla Castagnero
President, AgRecycle Inc.

Michael Bryan-Brown
President, Green Mountain Technologies

Corinne Coe
Sustainable Generation

James Combs
Manager, Las Vegas Livestock

Patrick Sullivan
Vice President, SCS Engineers

Tony Colosimo
Sparta Waste Services

Walter Alcorn
VP, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, Consumer Technology Association

Kelly Cramer
Director of Program Management, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Brett Stevens
Global VP of Material Sales & Procurement, TerraCycle

Ben Harvey
President, E.L. Harvey & Sons

Byron Luo
Vice President, Ralison International

Kathleen Salyer
Deputy Director, US Environmenatal Protection Agency

Katie Sandoe
Chief Commercial Officer, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority

Gary Bilbro
Regional Manager, EcoSafe Zero Waste

Luc De Baere
Managing Partner, Organic Waste Systems

Euan Munro
Senior Process Engineer, SLR Consulting

Yaniv Scherson
Managing Director, Western U.S., Anaergia

Glen Tobiason
Quality and Environmental Management, Zweckverband Abfallbehandlung Kahlenberg (ZAK)

Ashley Zanolli
Founder, Emerging Possibility, LLC

Brittany Buchanan
FreshCloud Global Business Lead, AgroFresh

Steven Finn
Vice President, LeanPath, Inc

Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Professor of Economics, California Polytechnic State University

Yalmaz Siddiqui
Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, MGM Resorts International

Will Flower
Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs, Winters Bros. Waste Systems

Dan Cotter
Vice President, CellMark Recycling

Michelle Goth
General Manager, Ripple Glass

Tonya Randell
Project Manager, Moore Recycling Associates

Michael O'Connor
Managing Partner, Premier Waste Services

Kevin Atkinson
Owner, Texas Pride Disposal

BJ Harvey
President, E.L. Harvey & Sons

Bart Powell
Founder, Right Away Disposal, Division Vice President, Waste Connections

Billy Soffera
Senior Vice President of Special Projects, Advanced Disposal

Nathiel Egosi
President & CEO, RRT Design & Construction

Michael Gross
Director of Sustainability, Zanker Recycling

Will Hancock
Vice President, Operations, Plexus Recycling Technologies

Matanya Horowitz
Co-Founder and CEO, Amp Robotics

Bill Keegan
President, Dem-Con

Steve Menoff
Senior Vice President, CEC

Charlie Kimmel
President/CEO, Kimmel & Associates

Ms Valetta Wright
Director of Organizational & Talent Development, WCA Waste Corporation

James Bello
Shameless Pets

Kait Bowdler
Director of Sustainability, Philabundance

Dr. Jonathan Deutsch
Professor, Center for Food and Hospitality Management, Drexel University

Anna Hammond
Founder & CEO, Matriark Foods

Daniel Kurzrock
Co-Founder & Chief Grain Officer, ReGrained

Mike Oraschewsky
Chief Executive Boar, TBJ

Evan Edgar
President, Edgar & Associates

Kim Domptail
Environmental Engineer, GHD

Thomas Gratz
Hitachi Zosen

Bill Kosco
Anaerobic Digestion Sales Manager for the Americas, Eisenmann

Ryan Lauzon
Waste Treatment Technologies Canada Ltd

Anne Germain
Director of Waste & Recycling Technology
National Waste & Recycling Association

Pat Carroll
President, Environmental Solutions Group

Jason Gates
CEO & Co-founder, Compology

Jason Rose
Senior Executive, Waste Management

Tony Rice
Vice President, Environmental Services Department, Comerica Bank

Greg Pabich
Director of Business Development & CLFP, Northland Capital Financial Services

Rock Payne
President, Superior Advisory Group

Bill White
Market President, Commerce Bank & Co-Owner, Estes Waste Solutions, Commerce Bank, Indiana and Estes Waste Solutions, Indiana

Jeff Palutis
President, Custom Environmental Consulting

Brian Gilhuly
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, RePower South

Mike Hart
President & CEO, Sierra Energy

Mike Moran
Director of Sales, The Dow Chemical Company

Bruce Jernigan
Retired - Vice President Environmental Protection, Waste Management

Dr. Viraj deSilva
Wastewater Treatment Director, SCS Engineers

Dr. Darrin Dillah
Vice President, SCS Engineers

Marcos Elizondo
P.E., Vice President, Landfill Operations and Engineering, WCA Waste Corporation

Aron Katz
Biogas Systems Expert, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

Ron Kimble
Landfill Manager, Frederick County, VA

Monte Markley
Vice President and National Expert for Deep Well and Underground Injection Control, SCS Engineers

Frank Natau
Senior Expert, Leachate Treatment and Waste-derived Effluents, WEHRLE

Ron Wilks
Vice President, O&M Manager, SCS Field Services

George Savage
Vice President, CalRecovery, Inc

Thomas Darby
Owner / Operator, American Bioenergy / Hermitage Food Waste to Energy Facility

Bernard Fenner
Senior Vice President, Harvest Energy Holdings, LLC

Alan Johnson
Vice President, quasar energy group

Jim Miller
SE, CEO, J.R. Miller & Associates

Richard Lombardo

Carla Castagnero
President, AgRecycle Inc.

Greg Lettieri
CEO, Recycle Track Systems

Emanouel (Manny) Manatakis
National Sustainability Solutions, Cleanaway

Tracie Bills
North California Director, Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers

Jeffrey Heath
Principal, GHD Consulting Services, Inc.

Waylon Pleasanton
Sustainable Generation, LLC

Lorenzo Macaluso
Director of Client Services, RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology

Katie Sandson
Clinical Fellow, Food Law and Policy Clinic, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard School of Law

Darrell Smith
President & CEO, National Waste & Recycling Association

Bill Caesar
CEO, WCA Waste Corporation

Tracie Bills
North California Director, Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers

Ryan Cooper
Rubicon Global Waste Diversion

Tom Drake
MTU Onsite Energy / Rolls Royce Power Systems

John Hanselman
Founder & CEO, Vanguard Renewables

Michael Niederbacher
CEO, BTS Biogas

Ashley Zanolli
Founder, Emerging Possibility, LLC

Komal Ahmad
Founder & CEO, COPIA

Dr. Jonathan Deutsch
Professor, Center for Food and Hospitality Management, Drexel University

Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Professor of Economics, California Polytechnic State University

Darby Hoover
Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council

Leah Lizarondo
CEO, 412 Food Resce

Allia Saydjari
Financial Analyst, WCA Waste Corporation

Diana Cervantes
CFO, WCA Waste Corporation

Ned Coletta
Senior Vice President & CFO, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Devina Rankin
Senior Vice President & CFO, Waste Management

Chuck Serianni
Executive Vice President & CFO, Republic Services, Inc.

Mary Anne Whitney
Senior Vice President & CFO, Waste Connections

Kristy Pickurel
Vice President, Development, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Amity Lumper
Co-President & Director, Cascadia Consulting Group

David Rachelson
Vice President of Sustainability, Rubicon Global

Mark Spafford
General Manager, Municipality of Anchorage - Department of Solid Waste Services

Mark Nighbor
Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Advanced Disposal

Randy Hartmann
Senior Director of Affiliate Operations, Keep America Beautiful

Lucas Mariacher
Zero Waste Coordinator, Phoenix Public Works Department

Amy Schirf
Education Coordinator, Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority

Sally Houghton
Materials Manager, Plastic Recycling Corporation of California

Mike Dungan
Feedstock Development Director, Brightmark Energy Plastics Division

Anne Johnson
Principal & Vice President of Global Corporate Sustainability, Resource Recycling Systems

Kerry Parker
Zero Waste Program Specialist, City of Alameda

Steve Changaris
Vice President, Northeast Region, National Waste & Recycling Association

James Hurt
Director of Public Works, City of Grand Rapids

Rodney Jamison
Deputy Director of Operations, City Of Charlotte

Robert Swain
Administrative Analyst, City of Grand Rapids

Stuart MacDonald
Vice President & General Manager, Organix Solutions

Eric Herbert
Zero Waste Energy CEO, Zero Waste Energy, LLC

Lex Heslin
CEO, ENSO Infrastructure

Marieke Krompkamp
Sales Manager, Netherlands, Waste Treatment Technologies

Evan Edgar
President, Edgar & Associates

Madisen Gittlin
Global Green

Jon Koch
Director Water & Resource Recovery Facility, City of Muscatine

Richard Lombardo, Natur-Tec®

Elisa Seltzer
Senior Consultant, Resource Recycling Systems

Dan Jameson
Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Republic Services

Philip Alia
Corporate Marketing Communications Manager, Advanced Disposal Services

Chris Dixon
Senior Manager, SLED Industry Analysis, Deltek

Michael Timpane
Vice President of Process Optimization and Material Recovery, RRS

Eric Voss
Director of National Accounts, Big Truck Rental

Emily Backus
Sustainability Advisor, Certifiably Green - City of Denver, CO

Jonathan Lee
CEO & President, Gaiaca Waste Revitalization

Rich Thompson
Managing Partner, TEC, LLC

Daniel Butturini
Principal, Sterner Consulting

Richard Sterner
Managing Director, Sterner Consulting

James Thompson
Principal, Waste Business Journal

Leone Young
Principal, LTY ERC, LLC

Kirk Sander
Vice President, Safety and Standards, NWRA

Eric Brooks
Area Director, OSHA

Aaron Gelb
Partner, Conn Maciel Carey LLP

Gerald Peters
Corporate OSHA Compliance Manager, Rumpke Recycling

Lorenzo Macaluso
Director of Client Services, RecyclingWorks/Center for EcoTechnology

Komal Ahmad
Founder & CEO, COPIA

Michael Corbett
Director of Applied Science, Divert, Inc.

Leah Lizarondo
CEO, 412 Food Resce

Coryanne Mansell
Strategic Services Representative, Center for EcoTechnology

Bart Kraakman

Evan Schwartz
Head of Technology, North America, AMCS Group

Brian Giambagno
CFO, The Action Environmental Group, Inc.

Thomas Toscano
President & CEO, Mr. T Carting

Mark Vescovi
Chief Information Officer, Liberty Tire Recycling

Dr. Armin Vogel
Executive Vice President Plastics | Corporate Board Member, SSI Schäfer

William Heller
Chief Executive, Organic Waste Logistics Ltd.

Carol Jones
Environmental Law Institute

Michael Keleman
Manager of Environmental Engineering, Emerson

Lisa Coelho
SCS Engineers

David Fridland

Holly Stirnkorb
Senior Planner, Metro

Scott Barraclaugh
Project Manager, Product Segmentation, Mack Trucks, Inc.

Harland Chadbourne
Director of Purchasing, Waste Pro USA

John Gerra
Director of Business Development, BYD America

Scott Chabina
Director, Marathon Capital, LLC

Kyle Muffels
US-West Solid Waste Manager, GHD

Jeff Snyder
SVP Business Development, Aries Clean Energy

Susan Cornish
President, Insight + Action

Bill Moore
President, Moore & Associates

Ned Foley
Owner, Two Particular Acres

Charlotte Pitt
Manager, City and County of Denver’s Solid Waste Management Division

Dave Vaughn
Vice President, Senior Director of Business & Market Development, Recology

Carmen Smothers
Dealer & OE Development Manager - 3rd Eye MobileVision, Environmental Solutions Group

Kurt Fenstermacher
Deputy Director, El Paso Environmental Services Division

Cody Marshall
Chief Community Strategy Officer, The Recycling Partnership

Duane Lanoue
Principal, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Scott Burns
Adjunct Professor, Sustainability, Xavier University | Retired, Procter & Gamble

Kate Davenport
President, Eureka Recycling

Jose Davila

David Espinoza
Senior Principal Geo-environmental Engineer, GeoSyntec Consultants

Hugo Mata
Principal, Soluna Outreach Solutions

Hanna Rodriguez
Environmental Engineer, Fernando L. Rodriguez, P.E. & Associates (CHES Services)

Keyna Cory
President, Public Affairs Consultants

Scott Breen
Associate Manager, Sustainability and Circular Economy Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Maite Quinn
Managing Director, Closed Loop Funds

Susan Robinson
Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management, Inc.

Amy Stansbury
Editor-in-Chief, Austin EcoNetwork

Ryan Buhay
Account Executive, ReCollect

Jennifer Dudley
Marketing Manager, Texas Disposal Systems

Jerry Hendrix
Chief of Staff, City of Kyle

Bruce Schmucker
Vice President of Engineering & Environmental Affairs, EcoTech

Komal Charania
Project Coordinator, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Paul Dewaele
Principal, Senior Geo Environmental Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd.

David Hostetter
Regional Manager, SCS Engineers

Melissa Russo
Project Coordinator - SCS Remote Monitoring and Control, SCS Engineers

Bob Pfister
Municipal Marketing Manager, Advanced Disposal

Steve Simmons
President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc.

Hannah Cather
Program Manager, Food Recovery Network

Maen Mahfoud
CEO, Replate

Brittany Price
Director, Sustainable Operations, MGM Resorts International

Larry Scott
COO, Three Square Food Bank

Tate Moeller
Organix Solutions

Scott McGrath
Environmental Planning Director, City of Philadelphia

Veronica Pardo
Northern District Regulatory Affairs Director, California Refuse Recycling Council (CRRC)

Kimberly Scheibly
Director of Compliance & Customer Relations, Marin Recycling & Resource Recovery

Katie Evans
Government Affairs, Marketing, Best Way Disposal

Rob Hilton
President, HF&H Consultants, LLC

Michael Murphy
Principal, Beveridge & Diamond

Rachel Oster
Owner & Principal, Diversion Strategies

Louie Pellegrini
President, Peninsula Sanitary Service

Willie Puz
Director of Public Affairs and Recycling, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Randy Ellert
Loss Control Manager, Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Christopher Bergacs
Collections, Recycling & Equipment Manager, Mazza Recycling Services

Justin Ganschow
Senior Safety Consultant, Caterpillar Inc.

Dominick Mazza
Owner, Executive Vice President & CFO, Mazza Recycling Services, Ltd.

Liz Baldridge
Director of Sustainability and Food Waste Initiatives, Feeding America

Bryan Staley
President and CEO, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

JD Lindeberg
President and Managing Partner, Resource Recycling Systems

Eric Randall
Director of Recycling & Founder, Bryson Recycling | Northern Ireland

Lisa von Sturmer
Founder & CEO, Growing City

Monica Wilson
Associate Director, GAIA U.S. Office

Brandon Moffatt
Vice President, StormFisher Environmental Ltd.

Brent Belding
Partner, Sparkstone Capital Advisors

Josh Dale
Executive Director, Rabobank

John Dannan
Vice President, Generate Capital

BethAnn Taylor
Zero Waste Consultant, Taylor Environmental

Arnold Bowers
Business Solutions Director, ENGIE Insight

Anna Dengler
Vice President of Business Operations, Great Forest

Jeff Ruskowitz
Director Sustainable Operations, Caesars Entertainment

Jodi Taitt
Founder & Principal Consultant, EcoConsilium

Katie Chapman
Project Manager, Jacobs

Peter Klaich

Lyndsey Lopez

Corey Rossen
Food Waste Recycling Sales Manager, Ecoverse

Craig Shaw
CEO, Advetec Group

Mr Robert Ballantyne
Director of Research and Development, Resource West, Inc

Allan Finney
Owner, Envron Environmental Ltd.

Michael Lewis
Odor Control Specialist, BossTek

Jeremie Steward
Project Director, DRYCAKE

Rick Anthony
Principal, Richard Anthony Associates

Douglas Castro
Trainer, Global Educational Resource Alliance

Jane Dolezal
Safety and Compliance Director, Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.

Brian Haney
Vice President, Safety and Compliance, LeadPoint

Shawn Mandel
Vice President, Safety & Risk, Waste Connections, Inc.

David Michaels
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA

Jim Olson
Senior Vice President, Safety, Republic Services

Darrell Smith
President & CEO, National Waste & Recycling Association

Jennifer Smith

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• navusoft
• Rehrig Pacific Company
• Trimble

• Agility
• Can DO
• Chevron
• ComericA Bank
• C (cummins)
• McNeilus
• Perkins
• Peterbilt
• RouteSmart
• Sourcewell

• Evergreen Trading
• Gient
• hoopo
• Kinderhook INDUSTRIES
• lytx
• marlin
• Alert
• samsara
• Vermeer