7th Annual Waste, Recycling, and Environmental Services Symposium

By Tony Bancroft, and Hanna Howard
May 03, 2021

Emphasis on industry dynamics, new technologies, and company fundamentals.



- Tony Bancroft, GAMCO Investors, Inc.

8:00 - 8:30  BioHiTech (BHTG – NASDAQ)

- Tony Fuller – Chief Executive Officer

8:30 - 9:00  Sharps Compliance (SMED – NASDAQ)

- David Tusa – President & Chief Executive Office

9:00 - 9:30  Waste Management (WMI – NYSE)

- Michael Watson – Chief Customer Officer

- Brent Bell – VP of Recycling

- Ed Egl – Investor Relations

9:30 – 10:00  Waste Connections (WCN – NYSE)

- Mary Anne Whitney – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

10:00 - 10:30 Crown Holdings   (CCK – NYSE)

- Thomas Fischer – VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs

- John Rost, Ph.D. – VP, Global Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs

- Jennifer Bogs – Director, Global Sustainability

10:30 -11:00 Casella Waste Systems, Inc.  (CWST – NASDAQ)

- Ned Coletta – Chief Financial Officer

- Jason Mead – Director of Finance

11:00 - 11:30 Republic Services (RSG – NYSE)

- Brian DelGhiaccio – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

- Stacey Matthews – Investor Relations

11:30 - 12:00 Darling Ingredients (DAR – NYSE)
- Randall Stuewe– Chief Executive Officer

12:00   Break

12:15 - 12:45 Covanta (CVA – NYSE)

- Daniel Mannes – VP, Investor Relations

12:45 - 1:15 US Ecology (ECOL – NASDAQ)

- Jeff Feeler – Chief Executive Officer

- Eric Gerratt – Chief Financial Officer

1:15 - 1:45 Pyrogenesis (PYR – TSX)

- Peter Pascali – Chief Executive Officer

1:45 - 2:15 Loop Industries (LOOP – NASDAQ)

- Daniel Solomita – Chief Executive Officer

2:15 - 2:45 Greenlane Renewables (GRN – TSX)

- Brad Douville – Chief Executive Officer

- Lynda Freeman – Chief Financial Officer

2:45 - 3:15 Powerhouse Energy (LXE – PHE)

- Tim Yeo – Chairman

3:15 - 3:45 Renewable Energy Group (REGI – NASDAQ)

- Cynthia Warner – Chief Executive Officer

- Todd Robinson – Interim Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

3:45 - 4:15 good natured Products (GDNP – TSX)

- Paul Antoniadis– Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chair

4:15 - 4:45 Babcock & Wilcox (BW – NYSE)

- Kenny Young – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

- Louis Salamone Jr. – Chief Financial Officer

- Megan Wilson – Vice President Corporate Development & Investor Relations


BioHiTech Global


Company Description

BioHiTech Global, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides technological, biological, and mechanical engineering solutions for the control, reduction, and/or reuse of organic and municipal waste worldwide. Its suite of technologies includes on-site biological processing equipment for food waste, patented processing facilities for the conversion of municipal solid waste into renewable fuel, and proprietary real-time data analytics tools to reduce food waste generation. The company also markets Revolution Series Digesters, anaerobic digestion technology solution for the disposal of food waste at the point of generation; and High-Efficiency Biological Treatment Resource Recovery Technology to process waste at the municipal or enterprise level. In addition, it offers BioHiTech Cloud and Cirrus mobile applications for digester customers. Its principal customers include producers of food waste. The company serves healthcare, grocery, prison, retail food service, and hospitality industries, as well as food distributors, governments, conference centers, municipalities, and academic institutions, stadiums. BioHiTech Global, Inc. is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

BioHiTech Global

Anthony Fuller

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony (Tony) Fuller was appointed CEO of BioHiTech Global in November 2020 after serving as the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer since March 2020 and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Since his arrival at BioHiTech, Mr. Fuller has been instrumental in several key initiatives, including BioHiTech’s strategic investment in its Rensselaer, NY land venture to establish a renewable energy campus with New York state's first waste conversion facility and the execution on the Company’s growing digester platform with Carnival Corp. and others.

Prior to his arrival, Mr. Fuller enjoyed a 30-year career at Walmart where he last held the position of Senior Vice President and was instrumental in heralding Walmart’s global expansion and its groundbreaking, market-leading renewable energy efforts while leading the Walmart Energy Group. During his tenure, he also served as one of 12 executives on Walmart's Global Sustainability Steering Committee, providing innovative direction for all of the company's sustainability efforts.

Among Mr. Fuller’s accomplishments in the realms of energy efficiency and renewable projects were Walmart’s market-leading daylight harvesting, lighting conversion, and state-of-the-art wind, solar, and fuel cell applications in properties across the globe for which Walmart is still recognized as a global leader. Mr. Fuller drove the financial benefits derived from his team’s efforts in evaluating, executing, and managing the implementation of hundreds of millions of dollars in efficiency value. He also led the teams that drove Walmart’s expansion and economic development through property site selection, development, management, and maintenance for Walmart's global portfolio of over 140 distribution centers and 10,000 stores.

He also served as Chairman of the Board of Texas Retail Energy, which was initially responsible for the procurement of energy in Texas for Walmart’s retail operations. Texas Retail Energy subsequently expanded this operation to all deregulated markets in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Fuller received his B.S. in agricultural economics from Arkansas State University and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas.


Sharps Compliance


Company Description

Sharps Compliance Corp. provides medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous waste management services in the United States. It offers Sharps Recovery System for the containment, transportation, treatment, and tracking of medical waste generated outside the hospital and health care facility settings; TakeAway Recovery System to treat used needles, syringes, and other used healthcare products; Route-Based Pickup Service, a medical and hazardous waste pick-up services; and MedSafe, a solution for the safe collection, transportation, and disposal of unwanted and expired ultimate-user medications. The company also provides TakeAway Medication Recovery System that facilitates the proper disposal of unused medications; Black Pail Program for Rx, a solution with minimal segregation for the disposal of various pharmaceuticals; Inhaler Disposal to collect, transport, and destroy used pharmaceutical inhalers; Hazardous Drug Spill Control Kit for the cleanup of chemotherapy and other HD spills; TakeAway Recycle System for the collection and recycling of single-use medical devices from surgical centers and other healthcare facilities; ComplianceTRAC, Web-based compliance, and training program; and Universal Waste Shipback Systems to collect, transport, and recycle light bulbs, batteries, and other mercury-containing devices. In addition, it offers other solutions, such as TakeAway Environmental Return System, SharpsTracer, Sharps Secure, Needle Disposal System, Complete Needle Collection and Disposal System, Pitch-It IV Poles, Asset Return System, and Spill Kit Recovery System, as well as Sharps MWMS, a medical waste management system. The company serves customers in home health care, retail clinics and immunizing pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, professional offices, assisted living and long-term care facilities, and government agencies, as well as distributors. Sharps Compliance Corp. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Sharps Compliance

David Tusa

President & Chief Executive Officer

David P. Tusa was appointed President of the company in June 2010, Chief Executive Officer on September 30, 2010, and a member of the Board of Directors in November 2010. He joined the company in February 2003 as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Business Development and served in such positions until he was named President of the company in June 2010. Mr. Tusa was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Billing Concepts Corp. from August 1999 until June 2004. Prior to Billing Concepts, Mr. Tusa was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Legal Support, a provider of litigation support services, during the period from September 1997 to August 1999. Mr. Tusa also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Serv-Tech, Inc., a publicly-held provider of specialty services to industrial customers in multiple industries, from April 1994 through August 1997. Additionally, Mr. Tusa held various positions with CRSS, Inc., a publicly-held diversified services company from May 1990 through April 1994. Mr. Tusa served as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the company from October 2001 to February 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from the University of Houston. Mr. Tusa brings to the Board of Director's extensive knowledge of the company and its operations gained over his years of service as an advisor or executive of the company as well as his experience as a senior corporate executive with other high growth public companies, his financial and accounting experience, and his experience as a director of other public companies.


Waste Management, Inc.


Company Description

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned or operated 263 solid waste landfills; 5 secure hazardous waste landfills; 103 MRFs; and 348 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services, such as managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services related to the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services comprising full-service waste management solutions and consulting services, and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Houston, TX. WM earned $4.03 per share on $15.2 billion in sales and $4.3 billion in EBITDA in 2020.

Waste Management, Inc.

Michael Watson

Chief Customer Officer

As senior vice president and chief customer officer (CCO) for Waste Management, Michael J. Watson leads the customer experience sales, marketing, revenue management, and sustainability services organizations of the company. Responsible for the company’s profitable growth strategy across all sales channels, Watson ensures the delivery of exceptional experiences across the customer’s journey. He is a member of the company’s senior leadership team and reports to Waste management president and chief executive officer, Jim Fish.

Prior to his role as CCO, Watson served as area vice president of the Illinois-Missouri Valley market area encompassing six states across the Midwest. Watson joined the company in 1992 and progressed through various leadership roles across North America including corporate and field-based positions.

Watson received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University and an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

Brent Bell

Vice President, Recycling

Brent Bell has been in the waste industry for over 20 years. Brent started at USA Waste in 1997 and worked at the corporate offices during the USA/Waste Management merger in the late 1990s. Brent moved to the Recycling group a few years later and helped form Recycle America Alliance, a subsidiary of Waste Management, designed to attract regional recycling processors to join the “alliance”. Brent is currently the Vice President of Recycling for Waste Management responsible for operations of 100+ facilities and sales & marketing of 13M tons of recyclables and organics, which are sold to our customers around the world by the Waste Management export team.

Brent received a BBA with a degree in Accounting in 1995 from the Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born in Missouri, Brent was raised in Houston and currently lives in Friendswood with his wife and three kids.


Waste Connections, Inc.


Company Description

Waste Connections, Inc. provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through five segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Corporate. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive compact and/or load waste to be transported to landfills or treatment facilities through truck, rail, or barge; and intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. In addition, it provides E&P waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services for waste resulting from oil and natural gas exploration and production activity, such as drilling fluids, drill cuttings, completion fluids, and flowback water; production wastes and produced water during a well's operating life; contaminated soils that require treatment during site reclamation; and substances, which require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, the company offers leasing services to its customers. As of December 31, 2020, it owned 311 solid waste collection operations; 132 transfer stations; 57 municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills; 12 E&P waste landfills; 13 non-MSW landfills; 68 recycling operations; 4 intermodal operations; 23 E&P liquid waste injection wells; and 19 E&P waste treatment and oil recovery facilities. It also operated an additional 53 transfer stations, 9 MSW landfills, and 2 intermodal operations. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Vaughan, Canada. WCN earned $2.65 per share on $5.4 billion in sales and $1.7 billion in EBITDA in 2020.

Waste Connections, Inc.

Mary Anne Whitney

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mary Anne Whitney has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2021. From July 2018 to that date, Ms. Whitney served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Waste Connections. From February 2018 to July 2018, Ms. Whitney served as Senior Vice President - Finance of Waste Connections. From March 2012 to February 2018, Ms. Whitney served as Vice President - Finance of Waste Connections. From November 2006 to March 2012, Ms. Whitney served as Director of Finance of Waste Connections. Ms. Whitney held various finance positions for Wheelabrator Technologies from 1990 to 2001. Ms. Whitney holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.


Crown Holdings


Company Description

Crown Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, is a leading global manufacturer of aluminum beverage cans, metal food cans, and closures. Crown is one of three major players in beverage cans with roughly 20% share globally. In 2018, Crown expanded into industrial packaging with the acquisition of Signode. The company primarily generates revenue from container sales to food and beverage companies as well as packaging products and systems to industrial end markets. Crown was founded in 1892, and currently has operations in 47 countries employing over 33,000 people.


Crown has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies to reduce emissions and manage climate risks in its supply chain. CDP, a leading global environmental impact non-profit organization, has awarded the company a Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) of A as part of its annual climate change assessment of companies globally.

Crown Holdings

Thomas Fischer

Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs

Tom Fischer has been with Crown Holdings since 2002. In his current role as Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs, Tom is responsible for developing strategies to position the Company in the financial community and for cultivating relationships with analysts and investors. He is also responsible for corporate communications and branding. In a dual role, Tom also serves as the Chairman of metal packaging’s trade association, the Can Manufacturers Institute. In previous roles, Tom led Crown’s European aerosol business while based in Zug, Switzerland, and before that, he headed commercial efforts for the North American beverage can business. Earlier in his career, Tom spent seven years in Hong Kong in regional general management and business development roles. He has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science from Trinity University.

John Rost, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs

John Rost, Ph.D., currently serves as Vice President, Global Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs at Crown Holdings, where he is responsible for managing all aspects of Crown's sustainability and product regulatory efforts on a global basis. Since joining the company in 1997, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility within the Corporate Technologies group. Mr. Rost also served as Chairman of the North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc. (NAMPA), an organization focused on supporting risk-based regulations in North America, influencing regulations in other geographies, providing customers with needed information regarding well-founded technologies, and advancing risk-based decision making in technology decision, from its inception in 1997 to November 2017. He received a Ph.D. in Organic Photochemistry from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Northern State University.

Jennifer Bogs

Director, Global Sustainability

As Director of Global Sustainability with Crown Holdings, Jennifer Bogs is responsible for leading Crown’s ambitious sustainability goals through the Twentyby30 Program. Jennifer has experience in environmental compliance and sustainability program management as well as in environmental remediation and reporting. She received both a Sustainability Assessment & Planning Graduate Certificate and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Loyola University of Chicago.


Casella Waste Systems, Inc.


Company Description

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, and disposal facilities. It also markets recyclable metals, aluminum, plastics, and paper and corrugated cardboard that are processed at its facilities, as well as recyclables purchased from third parties. In addition, the company is involved in commodity brokerage operations. As of January 31, 2021, it owned and/or operated 46 solid waste collection operations, 58 transfer stations, 20 recycling facilities, 8 Subtitle D landfills, 4 landfill gas-to-energy facilities, and 1 landfill permitted to accept construction and demolition materials. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Rutland, Vermont.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Ned Coletta

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Ned Coletta has served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq CWST) since December 2012. Mr. Coletta joined Casella in December 2004 and has served most recently as the company’s Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations. From 2002 until joining Casella, Mr. Coletta served as the Chief Financial Officer and was a member of the Board of Directors of Avedro, Inc. (FKA ThermalVision, Inc.) an early-stage medical device company that he co-founded. From 1997 to 2001, he served as a research and development engineer for Lockheed Martin Michoud Space Systems. Mr. Coletta serves on the Board of Trustees for the Killington Mountain School. Mr. Coletta holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science from Brown University in Materials Science Engineering. 

Jason Mead

Director of Finance

Jason Mead serves as Director of Finance for Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST) and has been with the company since 2010. Prior to joining Casella, Mr. Mead worked for Fidelity Investments. Mr. Mead holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Vermont.


Republic Services, Inc.


Company Description

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and environmental services in the United States. The company serves small-container, large-container, and municipal and residential customers. The company's collection services include curbside collection of material for transport to transfer stations, landfills, or recycling processing centers; supply of recycling and waste containers; and renting of compactors. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated containers, old newsprint, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfill and transfer services. In addition, the company offers disposal of non-hazardous solid and liquid material and in-plant services, such as transportation and logistics. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated through 345 collection operations, 220 transfer stations, 186 active landfills, 76 recycling processing centers, 9 saltwater disposal wells, and 7 deep injection wells, as well as 6 treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities in 41 states. It also operated 75 landfill gas-to-energy and renewable energy projects and had 128 closed landfills. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2020, RSG earned EPS of $3.56 on $10.2 billion in sales and $3.0 billion of EBITDA.

Republic Services, Inc.

Brian DelGhiaccio

Chief Financial Officer

Brian DelGhiaccio is EVP, Chief Financial Officer. Brian is responsible for maximizing shareholder value by driving long-term growth and efficiently allocating capital, managing our enterprise risk and enhancing our internal control environment.

Brian oversees Financial Analysis & Planning, Accounting, Treasury, Investor Relations, Internal Audit and Tax.

Since joining the Company in 1998, Brian has held roles of increasing responsibility across the Financial Analysis & Planning, Investor Relations, Treasury and Finance organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Arizona and is a certified public accountant.


Darling Ingredients


Company Description

Darling Ingredients Inc. develops, produces, and sells natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients. The company operates through three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients, and Fuel Ingredients. It offers ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries. The company collects and transforms various animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as collagen, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstock, green energy, natural casings, and hides. It also recovers and converts used cooking oil and animal fats, and residual bakery products into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. In addition, the company provides environmental services, including grease trap collection and disposal services to food service establishments. It primarily operates under the Sonac, Dar Pro, Rothsay, Rousselot, CTH, Ecoson, and Rendac brand names in North America, Europe, China, South America, Australia, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Darling International Inc. and changed its name to Darling Ingredients Inc. in May 2014. Darling Ingredients Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas. 

Darling Ingredients

Randall C. Stuwe

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Randall Stuewe has served as Darling Ingredient Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 2003. He brings the company over 25 years of experience at various agriculture processing businesses. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Stuewe was Executive Vice President at ConAgra Foods, Inc. More recently he was President of Gilroy Foods. Prior to 1996, he spent twelve years in management, sales and trading positions at Cargill, Incorporated.


Covanta Holding Corporation


Company Description

Covanta Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides waste and energy services to municipal entities primarily in the United States and internationally. It owns and operates infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy (WtE), as well as engages in related waste transport and disposal, and other renewable energy generation businesses. The company disposes waste and generates electricity and/or steam; sells ferrous and non-ferrous metal recovered during the WtE process; and offers waste management solutions, such as site clean-up, wastewater treatment, pharmaceutical and healthcare solutions, reverse distribution, transportation and logistics, recycling, and depackaging. As of December 31, 2020, it owned and operated 41 WtE operations, 13 transfer stations, 20 material processing facilities, 4 landfills, 2 wood waste energy projects, 1 regional metals recycling facility, and 1 ash processing facility. The company was formerly known as Danielson Holding Corporation and changed its name to Covanta Holding Corporation in September 2005. Covanta was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.

Covanta Holding Corporation

Daniel Mannes

Vice President, Investor Relations

Dan Mannes was appointed as vice president of Covanta investor relations in December 2016.

Prior to joining Covanta, Mr. Mannes was a managing director at Avondale Partners, a boutique investment bank where he wrote institutional equity research on Clean Energy, Industrial and Engineering & Construction companies.  Previously, he was an analyst in the treasury group of Constellation Energy Group, a utility holding company that was subsequently purchased by Exelon Corp.

Mr. Mannes is a CFA charter holder, and earned a BSBA from Washington University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from The University of Maryland.


US Ecology


Company Description

US Ecology is a leading provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The company addresses the complex waste management and response needs of customers, offering treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, leading emergency response and standby services and a wide range of complementary field and industrial services. Its focus on safety, environmental compliance and best-in-class customer service enable it to effectively meet the needs of customers and to build long-lasting relationships. With over 65 years of experience serving as an industry leader, the company seeks to provide safe and compliant solutions each and every day.

US Ecology

Jeff Feeler

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey R. Feeler joined the Board of Directors in 2013, was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2015 and is the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined the company in 2006 as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer and Controller. He was promoted in 2007 to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; positions he held until his promotion to senior executive in October 2012. Prior to 2006, Mr. Feeler held financial and accounting management positions with MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (a distribution company), from 2003 to 2005 with Albertson’s, Inc. (a grocery retailer) and from 2002 to 2003 with Hewlett-Packard Company. From 1993 to 2002, he held various accounting and auditing positions, including the position of Sr. Manager, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Feeler is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA of Accounting and a BBA of Finance from Boise State University.

Eric Gerratt

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Eric Gerratt is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and is responsible for the Company’s finance, treasury, accounting and reporting functions. Eric joined US Ecology in August of 2007 and has over 15 years of experience in financial reporting and accounting. Previously he served as Vice President of Accounting for SUPERVALU, Inc. Prior to SUPERVALU, he held various director-level accounting and finance positions at Albertsons, Inc., after 6 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he provided audit, accounting and business advisory services. Eric is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Idaho.


PyroGenesis Canada Inc.


Company Description

Based in Montreal, Canada, PyroGenesis Canada Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and commercializes advanced plasma processes and systems in Canada and internationally. It offers DROSRITE, a sustainable process for enhancing metal recovery from dross targeting primarily metallurgical industry; plasma atomized metal powders; PUREVAP, a process to produce high purity metallurgical grade silicon and solar grade silicon from quartz; plasma fired steam generator, which directly generates steam suitable for steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) for the oil and gas industry; and custom reactors and furnaces for use in advanced materials, metallurgical, environmental, and chemical fields. The company also provides plasma torches, including APT for waste treatment, gas heating, research and development, and advanced materials production applications; Minigun, which offers a solution for thermal treatment of metals, nanotechnology, and material fabrication; reverse polarity torches for use in the production of high purity materials and nanomaterials, research and development, waste treatment, and thermal spray coatings; and SPT plasma torches for use in the destruction of refrigerants and other substances. In addition, it offers plasma arc gasification and vitrification system; plasma arc waste destruction system for land; plasma arc waste destruction system; PRRS, a plasma waste-to-energy solution; SPARC, a process for the destruction of ozone depleting substances and other environmentally noxious chemicals; and tactical PACWADS system that destroys chemical warfare agents. The company serves defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials, oil and gas, and environmental industries.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

Peter Pascali

President & Chief Executive Officer

After graduating with an MBA from McGill University, Montreal in 1983, Mr. Pascali became an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions and then public offerings. He initially worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia and then, in 1987, joined Westpac Banking Corporation. In 1989, he was recruited by DeGeorge Financial Corporation as a strategic advisor. Mr. Pascali joined the corporation in 1992 where he has been responsible for developing the business strategy and marketing focus for commercializing the corporation’s technologies and running the business. Mr. Pascali continues to develop the corporation’s strategy and oversee the operational management as the President and Chief Executive Officer. In his leadership role, Mr. Pascali spearheads the Strategic Management Team which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the company’s business plans.


Loop Industries


Company Description

Loop is a technology company whose mission is to accelerate the world's shift toward sustainable PET plastic and polyester fiber and away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Loop owns patented and proprietary low-energy technology that depolymerizes no and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber, including plastic bottles and packaging, carpets and textiles of any color, transparency or condition and even ocean plastics that have been degraded by the sun and saltwater, into its base building blocks (monomers). The monomers are filtered, purified and polymerized to create virgin-quality Loop™ branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for use in food-grade packaging, thus enabling its customers to meet their sustainability objectives. Loop is contributing to the global movement toward a circular economy by preventing plastic waste and recovering waste plastic for a more sustainable future for all.

Loop Industries

Daniel Solomita

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Solomita is the Founder and CEO of Loop Industries, a technology company on a mission to transform the global plastics industry. Since Founding Loop in 2014, Mr. Solomita has driven the company’s growth and the development of its proprietary depolymerization technology, which is looking to revolutionize PET plastic and polyester fiber manufacturing and help us shift away from fossil fuels and towards a sustainable, circular plastics economy.


Greenlane Renewables


Company Description

Greenlane Renewables Inc. provides biogas upgrading systems worldwide. The company's systems remove impurities and separate carbon dioxide from biomethane in the raw biogas created from anaerobic decomposition of organic waste at landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and farms and food waste facilities for injection into the natural gas grid or for direct use as vehicle fuel. It offers water wash, pressure swing adsorption, and membrane separation technologies. The company markets and sells its upgrading systems under the Greenlane Biogas brand. The company was formerly known as Creation Capital Corp. and changed its name to Greenlane Renewables Inc. in June 2019. Greenlane Renewables Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.

Greenlane Renewables

Brad Douville

Chief Executive Officer

Brad joined Greenlane in 2017 after a 25-year career in the natural gas commercial vehicle industry. He was a founding member of Westport Innovations Inc. (formed in 1995), now Westport Fuel Systems Inc., and Cummins Westport (2001). Brad holds a MASc in Mechanical Engineering (University of British Columbia) and an Executive Program certificate from the Stanford School of Business.

Lynda Freeman

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Freeman is a distinguished financial professional with over 22 years of experience. She has held progressively senior financial leadership roles, including five years as CFO of TSX-listed Alterra Power Corp., a global renewable energy company with hydro, wind, geothermal and solar generation capacity. Ms. Freeman earned her BA Honours degree in Accountancy and Law at Oxford Brookes University and is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA).


Powerhouse Energy


Company Description

PowerHouse Energy Group Plc designs delivers and licenses plastic regeneration processes to generate hydrogen and electrical energy systems in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers Distributed Modular Generation (DMG) technology, a proprietary design which converts calorific waste streams into synthetic gas. The company also provides associated customer engineering and testing services. Powerhouse Energy Group Plc was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Bingley, the United Kingdom.

Powerhouse Energy

Tim Yeo

Executive Chairman

Tim Yeo was appointed Executive Chairman of Powerhouse Energy Group plc in 2020.

Tim is also a director of Getlink SE, the Paris listed operator of the Channel Tunnel, the undersea rail tunnel which links England to France; chairman of the New Nuclear Watch Institute, a London-based think tank which promotes recognition of the role of nuclear energy as part of the global solution to climate change; and Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for South Korea.

Tim was an investment analyst and fund manager before being elected to the UK Parliament in 1983 where he served seven terms ending in 2015. He was a Minister in Prime Minister John Major’s Government 1990/1994, latterly in the Environment Department where he handled climate change policy. He chaired the UK Parliament Environmental Audit Select Committee 2005/10 and Energy and Climate Change Select Committee 2010/15.

Since leaving front line politics Tim has focused on energy and climate change issues in his consultancy work. Tim is a graduate of Cambridge University.


Renewable Energy Group


Company Description

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. provides lower carbon transportation fuels in the United States and internationally. The company utilizes an integrated production, distribution, and logistics system to convert natural fats, oils, and greases into advanced biofuels. It operates through Biomass-Based Diesel, Services, and Corporate and Other segments. The company produces biomass-based diesel from various carbon feedstocks, including distillers corn and used cooking oils, and inedible animal fats, as well as from soybean or canola oils. It is also involved in the purchase and resale of biomass-based diesel, petroleum-based diesel, renewable identification numbers, California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits, and raw material feedstocks acquired from third parties; and sale of biomass-based diesel produced under toll manufacturing arrangements with third party facilities using its feedstocks.

In addition, the company provides day-to-day management and operational services to biomass-based diesel production facilities; and construction management and general contracting services for the construction or upgrade of biomass-based diesel production facilities. Further, it sells petroleum-based heating oils and diesel fuels, as well as operates fermentation facilities. The company owns and operates a network of 13 biorefineries, including eleven biorefineries located in the United States and two biorefineries located in Germany. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. 

Renewable Energy Group

Cynthia (CJ) Warner

Chief Executive Officer

For more than 35 years, CJ has held executive positions in the energy sector in operations, business development, strategy, technology development, and environment, health, and safety. She has led operations globally for large refiners including Andeavor and BP as well as scale-up and development efforts in novel renewable energy technologies.

Prior to REG, Ms. Warner was Executive Vice President, Operations for Andeavor (formerly Tesoro), after serving as Andeavor’s Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. Earlier roles include Chairman and CEO of Sapphire Energy, where she led the development and scaled demonstration of the end-to-end algae to oil process; and Group Vice President of Global Refining for BP, plc.

Ms. Warner serves as a member of the Board of Directors for IDEX Corporation. She is also a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.


good natured Products


Company Description

good natured Products Inc, headquartered in Vancouver Canada, is passionately pursuing its goal of becoming North America’s leading earth-friendly product company by offering the broadest assortment of eco-friendly options made from plants instead of petroleum.

good natured® is all about making it easy and affordable for business owners and consumers to switch to better everyday products® made from renewable materials and free from chemicals of concern.

Serving 500 B2B customers and pace to transaction with over 20,000 customers on its eCom stores, good natured® is part of the sustainable consumer goods market. Today good natured offers over 385 products and services through wholesale and retail channels, including its own e-commerce stores. From plant-based home organization products to compostable food containers, bioplastic industrial supplies and medical packaging, good natured® is focused on delivering a great customer experience to make more plant-based products readily accessible to more people as the path to deliver meaningful environmental and social impact.

good natured Products

Paul Antoniadis

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chair

Paul Antoniadis is currently the CEO and Executive Chair of good natured Products. He was formerly CEO of Best Buy Europe, a $5 billion joint-venture with Carphone Warehouse. Prior to that role, he was SVP, International Retail Operations and President, China within Best Buy’s multi-billion dollar sourcing division as well as VP, Sales Development for Best Buy U.S., where he was responsible for the company’s $30 billion sales strategy.


Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.


Company Description

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Babcock & Wilcox Renewable; Babcock & Wilcox Environmental; and Babcock & Wilcox Thermal. The Babcock & Wilcox Renewable segment offers technologies for waste-to-energy and biomass energy systems, as well as black liquor systems for the pulp and paper industry. This segment provides technologies support solutions for diverting waste from landfills to use for power generation and replacing fossil fuels while recovering metals and reducing emissions. The Babcock & Wilcox Environmental segment offers a range of emissions control and environmental technology solutions for utility, waste to energy, biomass, carbon black, and industrial steam generation applications. This segment provides systems for cooling, ash handling, particulate control, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxides removal, chemical looping for carbon control, and mercury control. The Babcock & Wilcox Thermal segment offers steam generation equipment; aftermarket parts; and construction, maintenance, and field services for plants in the power generation, oil and gas, and industrial sectors. This segment has an installed equipment for utilities and general industrial applications, including refining, petrochemical, food processing, metals, and others. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.

Kenneth Young

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Young is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

Mr. Young, who has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 2018 and Chairman since September 2020, has more than 30 years of operational, executive and director experience primarily within the energy, communications and finance industries, on a global basis. He currently serves as President of B. Riley Financial, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer for B. Riley Principal Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial.

Before joining B. Riley, he held executive leadership positions with Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC), which was the largest independent telecom construction and services company in the world and a recognized leader in providing network services. Initially serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas for LCC, he was named President and CEO in 2008, serving in that position until he led the company’s sale in 2015. Under his leadership, LCC’s revenues grew more than 200 percent and the company expanded its geographical presence into more than 50 countries.

Prior to joining LCC, Mr. Young was Chief Marketing and Operations Officer with Liberty Media’s TruePosition and held various senior executive positions with multiple corporations, including Cingular Wireless, SBC Wireless, Southwestern Bell Telephone and AT&T as part of his 16-year tenure within the now-combined AT&T Corporation.

Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Graceland University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Illinois.

Mr. Young has previously served on seven public company boards and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Sonim Technologies (NASDAQ: SONM).

Louis Salamone Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

Louis Salamone Jr. is Chief Financial Officer for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets.

Salamone, who joined B&W in November 2018 as Executive Vice President of Finance, has more than 25 years of experience as a chief financial officer of diversified public companies such as Nextel Communications, Applied Graphics Technologies and LCC International, Inc.; as well as with private equity-backed companies such as USi, GXS and CityMD.

Before joining B&W, Mr. Salamone served as non-executive Managing General Partner for MDx Diagnostics LLC, a medical devices provider. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for CityMD from 2013 to 2017.

He also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OpenPeak Inc. from 2009 to 2013, and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of LCC International, Inc. from 2006 to 2009.

Prior to that, from 1993 to 2006, Mr. Salamone held various key executive positions with GXS, USinternetworking, Inc., Applied Graphics Technologies and Nextel Communications. He also was previously a partner at Deloitte & Touche.

Mr. Salamone holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin & Marshall College, has successfully completed the Executive Program for Entrepreneurial Businesses at Stanford University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Megan Wilson

Vice President Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Megan R. Wilson is Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets.

Wilson leads B&W’s Corporate Development efforts including all merger, acquisition and divestiture activities, as well as government relations efforts. She also is responsible for developing and leading financial communication strategies to ensure B&W’s shareholders, potential investors, analysts and others are informed about the company’s operational performance, strategy, business outlook and investment value.

She joined B&W’s Government Relations office in late 2007 after serving as an officer with the U.S. Navy from 2000 to 2007, and in 2013 joined the Corporate Development function. She assumed responsibility for Investor Relations in September 2018.

Wilson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from The George Washington University.