Wastebuilt Customer Spotlight: Waste Pro’s Fred Wood

Cal Franklin’s interview with Waste Pro’s Fred Wood

Galfab’s Cal Franklin recently interviewed Waste Pro’s Fred Wood. Fred has been in the waste industry for several decades and has performed a variety of duties within the industry. He is currently is Senior Vice President of Waste Pro USA.

Franklin:           You have been with Waste Pro a long time. How has that  experience been for you?

Wood:             Fantastic!!! We have a great team of people who pull together and have worked hard to establish a great company. I am extremely proud of our employees. As we say… Waste Pro Proud.

 Franklin:         Waste Pro is getting larger each year and is claiming its share of markets in several states. Where is the company footprint established today?

Wood:             We are currently servicing the Southeast United States. We have operations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. It is quite a broad area but we have outstanding people in those areas that do a great job of servicing our customers.

Franklin:         What are your responsibilities within the company structure?

Wood:             I am a board member Senior Vice President Corporate maintenance manager. One of my duties involves giving motivational speeches to our employees. I enjoy talking to this group of dedicated individuals. They work hard every day to insure the garbage gets picked up. I’m proud of that.

 Franklin:         You have had over 20 years of experience in the waste industry. How did it get started and why did you make it a career?
Wood:             My parents owned a garbage company. Also, my grandparents owned a garbage company in the late sixties. I remember my  father worked in a factory and made $100.00 per week. My  mother ran the garbage route and made $100.00 per day. That has always stuck in my head. I also realized garbage is very consistent work. It has always been very important to me to provide the best possible life-style for my family.

Franklin:         Wastebuilt, which is a fairly new company, has begun a new customer-client relationship with Waste Pro. How has that been working out for you?

Wood:             I feel we are building a great relationship with Wastebuilt. We need (GREAT) vendors to stay competitive in the industry. Wastebuilt is working hard at the division level earning the business. Your staff has have been very professional assisting setting up our parts rooms. We are finding ways to help each other thru parts and rebuilding components that will save Waste Pro money.

Franklin:         Tell us about your wife and children?

Wood:             My wife is a horse lover. That said…it tells you where my money goes!! She is a great girl.  I took her to the Junior Prom in high school. That was almost 40 years ago. And she still likes me. I don’t know why either!  Our only child…our daughter works for Waste Pro. Tamara and her husband Nick  and our two precious grandsons live in the Greenville South Carolina area. Yes…she is a daddy’s girl. We are very proud of her and Nick. The great thing is we live close…only two hours from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Bowie Joins Wastebuilt

CHICAGO, IL–(September 15, 2014) – Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC (Wastebuilt), a distributor and manufacturer of equipment, parts, and services for the waste and recycling industry, announced today that it has added Marcus Bowie to the management team as the Director of Sales for Stepp Parts.

Mr. Bowie joins Wastebuilt with 19 years of experience in the waste industry. Prior to joining Wastebuilt he had spent the last three years as the National Sales Manager for Parts Central, a division of Heil Environmental. Marcus has also served as the Strategic Accounts Manager for Parts Place Inc. and the Parts and Service Director for Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems.

“We are pleased to add Marcus Bowie to the Wastebuilt team.  Marcus’ wealth of industry knowledge and experience in both distribution and service will complement our current management team.” Said Jerry Samson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Wastebuilt. “Marcus is eager to promote the competitive advantage and excellent customer service the Stepp Parts and Wastebuilt Team have provided”

About Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions

Wastebuilt is owned by Millbrook Capital Management Inc., a New York City-based investment firm led by John S. Dyson.  Wastebuilt was created in December of 2012 as a customer-focused company in the waste and recycling equipment industry, providing world class distribution of equipment, parts, and services supported by manufacturing facilities.

www.wastebuilt.com

About Millbrook Capital Management Inc.
Millbrook Capital Management Inc., headquartered in New York City, specializes in private equity investments. The firm invests in buyouts, divestitures, and private transactions of lower middle-market manufacturing and business services companies. For additional information, please contact Alan Rivera at 212.586.4333.

 

Wastebuilt announces Arizona transaction

Wastebuilt announces Arizona transaction

 

CHICAGO – September 9, 2013—Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC announces a transaction where The ACS Companies (Action Compaction Services and Action Container Solutions) in Phoenix, Arizona, have joined the Wastebuilt family of companies (Stepp Equipment, Galfab, and Consolidated Disposal Systems).

 

Commenting on the news, Wastebuilt CEO Greg Podell said, “We look forward to a great partnership with Jerome Vinagro and Brian Gibson, as this transaction continues the ongoing strategy of Wastebuilt, to provide a customer-focused source for equipment, parts, and service supported by manufacturing facilities.  Over the years, Jerome and Brian have demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to providing superior customer service across Arizona and the West Coast.  I couldn’t be more excited to have them join the Wastebuilt team as we continue to increase our capabilities in providing customers with solutions for refuse handling equipment and parts.”

“We are excited to be partnering with Greg and the Wastebuilt team.” said Jerome Vinagro, co-owner of ACS.  “Our growing footprint will allow us to stay close to customers and provide them with timely solutions to their equipment and service needs.”

“Our combined individual expertise will make us better as a team,” added ACS co-owner Brian Gibson.  “This is a great opportunity for our employees, vendors and customers alike, as we combine our forces to deliver world class capabilities.”

About ACS
Action Container Solutions is a leading manufacturer of waste containers, compactors and vertical balers with a state of the art facility located in Phoenix, AZ.  ACS currently ships equipment throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

 

Action Compaction Services is a first-class compactor and baler service, repair and installation company covering the entire state of Arizona. Action Compaction Services has a team of experienced technicians working with customers to provide an immediate response to any service issue that may arise.
www.theacscompanies.com

 

About Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions

Wastebuilt is owned by Millbrook Capital Management Inc., a New York City-based investment firm led by John S. Dyson.  Wastebuilt was created in December of 2012 as a customer-focused company in the waste and recycling equipment industry, providing world class distribution of equipment, parts, and services supported by manufacturing facilities.

www.wastebuilt.com

 

About Millbrook Capital Management Inc.
Millbrook Capital Management Inc., headquartered in New York City, specializes in private equity investments. The firm invests in buyouts, divestitures, and private transactions of lower middle-market manufacturing and business services companies. For additional information, please contact Alan Rivera at 212.586.4333.

 

CONTACT:
Greg Podell
CEO, Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions
gpodell@wastebuilt.com
708.458.7800

Jerry Samson
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions
jsamson@wastebuilt.com
708.202.0611

Brian Gibson
ACS
brian@acscompaction.com
602.278.0512