The Waste360 Awards program recognizes the waste, recycling, and organics leaders of the future. SCS Engineers is proud of all the 2021 winners for their significant contributions to our industry and society. A panel of expert judges from Waste360 evaluated over 300 nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners. Here’s the list!
Korey Jones, Solid Waste Collections Administrator, Athens-Clarke County
Mike Zukusky, CFO, Big Truck Rental
Vinnie Bevivino, Director of Organics, Bioenergy DevCo
Kristian Buur, President, Bramidan USA
Taylor Norton, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Budget Dumpster
Joanne Brasch, Ph.D., Special Projects Manager, California Product Stewardship Council
Rachel Ashworth, Director of Industrial Solutions, Casella Resource Solutions
Eduardo Rodriguez, Operations Manager, City of Phoenix
Meaghan Davis, Manager, Circular Economy & Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto
Timothy Mitchell, Senior Project Manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Brendon Pantano, CEO, Coastal Waste & Recycling, Inc.
Ben Parry, CEO, Compost Crew
Rachael Graziotto, Analyst, Sales Operations, Covanta Environmental Solutions
Stephanie C. Bolyard, Research and Scholarships Program Manager, Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)
Andrea Rodriguez-Pinero, Director of Recycling, US, FCC Environmental Services
Jennifer Guhl, Development & Marketing Director, Food Rescue US
Seth Heath, General Manager, GFL Environmental
Zebedee McLaurin VI, Sustainability Director, Goodr, Inc.
William Brinker, Managing Director, Landfill Group
Brandon D. Hurst, President/CEO, Martin Environmental Services Inc.
Michael Derr, Senior Sales Manager, McNeilus | An Oshkosh Corporation Company
Kisha Murray, Manager, Miami Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management, Code Enforcement Division
Jason Utgaard, General Manager, Momentum Recycling
Julie Raskin, Executive Director, NYC Sanitation Foundation
Renee Barker, Food System Sustainability Manager, Postmates, Inc
Rachel Perlman, Senior Associate for Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute
Brennan Madden, Senior Consultant, RRS
Elizabeth Montoya, Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations, Rubicon
Leah Tischler, Sustainability Manager, SBM
Brett Belda, Vice President, Waste Technology Division, Schaefer Systems International, Inc.
Somshekhar Kundral, Senior Project Manager, SCS Engineers
John Fearrington, Project Engineer, Smith Gardner, Inc.
Kyle O’Keefe, Director of Innovation and Programs, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
Kari Armbruster, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Program Lead, The Kroger Co.
Chance Hennig, Regional Sales Manager, Toter, A Wastequip Brand
TJ Troiano, Chief Operating Officer, Troiano Waste Services, Inc.
Celeste McMickle, Director of Client Solutions TRUE Certification, U.S. Green Building Council
Aaron Bradley, Division Vice President, Waste Connections
Katy Wong, Project Manager, Waste Management
John Winters, Route Optimization Manager, Winters Bros. Waste Systems
Waste360 Innovator and Changemaker Awards
Clark Dinnison, Head of Product, RePlenysh, has been honored with the Waste360 Innovator Award, which recognizes innovators and forward thinkers who often use technology to better the industry. His work has changed the way materials are moved and used in a way that has not been done before.
Noah Moretter, CEO, Noah’s Recycling, has been honored with the Waste360 Changemaker Award, which recognizes leaders who create real, meaningful, positive change for the waste, recycling, and organics industry. During the pandemic, this young man started his own recycling company and donated a portion of the money he makes to a local food shelf.
The winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at WasteExpo, North America’s solid waste, recycling, and organics industry event, June 28-30, 2021, in Las Vegas.
What makes Sol shine so brightly?
For Solavann Sim it’s his positive qualities as an individual and his ability to work effectively using a multidisciplinary approach with his clients. Our industry’s strongest and most respected leaders are those who are considered collaborative, not fixated on making all decisions themselves or working in a silo. On the contrary, innovation happens at the crossroads of different disciplines and that is where Sol shines brightest.
Sol’s landfill gas design-build and operations experience, along with his knowledge of hydrogen sulfide treatment programs, help prevent and mitigate potential problems quickly. His comprehensive technical and field competence, along with his clients, and his team comprised of staff in several disciplines approach solutions in various ways; each having unique perspectives but a common goal. Working collaboratively with clients the team solves complex challenges facing landfill owners and operators. Innovative solutions are often found where perspectives, ideas, and fields of expertise meet.
See SCS’s 40+ years of innovative thinking at SCS Firsts an interactive list of client solutions, underneath News, Events, and Blogs.