Waste360 Announces the Next Generation of Leaders in Waste and Recycling

March 07, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Second Annual 40 Under 40 List Announced; Winners will be Celebrated at WasteExpo in May in New Orleans

New York, March 7, 2017 Waste360, the leading information, event, commerce and education provider to the solid waste, recycling, organics and sustainable communities, today announced their second annual 40 Under 40 awards list. This list showcases the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry.

"We're delighted that the 2017 class is once again the top of their respective crafts. From technology and innovation to grassroots growth and vast professional achievement, these 40 young professionals give the entire waste, recycling and organics industry a great deal to be proud of. The future is bright thanks to the thinking and hard work of these rising stars. We look forward to celebrating them at WasteExpo in May," said Mark Hickey, VP & Market Leader, Waste360.

The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in many different aspects including hauling, composting, policymaking, sustainability, and municipal initiatives.

The 2017 40 Under 40 award winners (in alphabetical order by company) include:
  • Peter Kombouras, Managing Director, Alkemy Environmental
  • Spence Davenport, Process Improvement Manager, Athens Services
  • Ranjith Annepu, Co-Founder, be Waste Wise
  • John Fenn, Co-Founder, Budget Dumpster
  • Michael Casella, Market Area Manager, Casella Waste Systems
  • Kellie Kish, Recycling Coordinator, City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste and Recycling
  • Jim McKay, General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto
  • Jason Gates, CEO and co-Founder, Compology
  • Mayra Cordero, Environmental Specialist, El Paso Community College
  • Richard Schofield, Project Development Manager, Enerkem
  • Geoff Aardsma, Vice President of Client Services, Enevo
  • Nate Davis, Director, ESG Parts, Environmental Solutions Group
  • Nicholas Yafrate, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Patrick Dovigi, Founder, President and CEO, Green For Life Environmental
  • Mike Classen, Solid Waste Project Engineer, HDR
  • Josh Cohen, Founder & CEO, The Junkluggers
  • Ross Fields, Risk Management Professional, The Leavitt Group
  • David Marcouiller, Executive Vice President Sales Engineering, Machinex Industries
  • Holley Sides, Director of Business Operations & Systems, Meridian Waste Solutions
  • Jenny English, Account Executive, ReCollect Systems
  • Gregory Lettieri, CEO, Recycle Track Systems
  • Sarah Vared, Interim Director, ReFED and Principal, MissionPoint Partners LLC
  • Mark Armen, Founder, Replenysh
  • Cody Humphrey, Operations Manager, Republic Services
  • Beth Coddington, Consultant, Resource Recycling Systems
  • Fern Gookin, Director of Sustainability, Revolution Recovery
  • James Contreras, Jr., Manager, RJ Waste & Recovery
  • Mitch Davis, Waste & Recycling Permits Coordinator, Salt Lake City Waste & Recycling Division
  • Josh Bray, President, Sanitation Solutions
  • Solavann Sim, Regional Manager, SCS Engineers
  • Adam Winfield, Founder & President, Simple Recycling
  • Kevin Atkinson, Owner, Texas Pride Disposal
  • Martin Mattson, Director of Key Accounts Waste & Recycling, Volvo Construction Equipment NA
  • Ted Habets, General Manager, Waste Industries
  • Amanda Fairley, Sustainability Manager, Waste Management
  • Dulymus (Deuce) McAllister, President, Waste Pro of Louisiana, Waste Pro USA
  • Colleen Foster, Senior Management Analyst, Solid Waste and Recycling, Water Utilities Department, City of Oceanside, Calif.
  • Matt Spencer, Vice President of Operations, WCA Waste Corp.
  • David Dominguez, Fleet Director, WCA Waste Corp.
  • Pranav Jampani, Director of Sustainability, The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo

  • To read the complete story on Waste360, visit: http://www.waste360.com/waste360-40-under-40

    A panel of expert judges from Waste360 evaluated the nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners.

    The 40 Under 40 awards list is sponsored by CP Group.

    The winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at WasteExpo, North America's largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, May 8-11, 2017, in New Orleans. WasteExpo brings together the crème de the crème of the industry, gathering key buyers and decision makers-making it the ideal place for Waste360 to recognize these rising stars.

    For more information and to register to attend, please visit WasteExpo.com.

    For more information on WasteExpo, please visit WasteExpo.com or follow WasteExpo on Twitter at @Waste_Expo.

    About Waste360 Group

    Waste360 Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the solid waste and recycling industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of websites, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more. The Waste360 Group includes: Waste360.com, WasteExpo, the Global Waste Management Symposium, the Healthcare Waste Conference, and topical and timely e-newsletters. For more information, visit www.waste360.com.

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