Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC announces appointment of Greg Podell as Vice Chairman of The Board; COO Dave McKeon ASSUMES operating Responsibility effective January 1, 2017

Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC announces appointment of Greg Podell as Vice Chairman of The Board; COO Dave McKeon ASSUMES operating Responsibility effective January 1, 2017

 

BOLINGBROOK, Ill.December 5, 2016– Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC (Wastebuilt), a leading provider of parts, service, and equipment for the waste and recycling industry, is pleased to announce that Greg Podell will transition from Chief Executive Officer to Vice Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2017. Taking over day-to-day responsibilities at Wastebuilt is Chief Operating Officer Dave McKeon, who joined the Company in February 2016.

“Since Wastebuilt’s formation just over four years ago, we have built a national company providing parts, service and equipment for our customers across the waste and recycling industry. Partnering with great companies through acquisition, our initial integration period is largely behind us and our business strategies are delivering solid results,” Podell explained. “With our momentum building, I’m moving from an operational leadership position to a more strategic role as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.”

Chief Operating Officer Dave McKeon will assume operating responsibility. McKeon joined Wastebuilt with considerable experience managing all facets of industrial distribution, manufacturing, and service. Prior to joining Wastebuilt, he spent nine years as president of C&H Distributors, where he ran its North American operations. His extensive operating experience also includes leadership positions with McMaster-Carr Supply, Beckley Cardy Group, and USABlueBook.

“This has been an exciting year to join Wastebuilt,” McKeon said. “Wastebuilt is becoming a national leader in parts, service, and equipment for the waste and recycling industry with an unrivaled suite of products and services for our customers. It is the right time to shift our focus to operations so we can take full advantage of the new and growing opportunities open to a company with our national scale and broad expertise. We look forward to building on the momentum of the past four years under Greg’s leadership.”

John Dyson, Chairman of Wastebuilt, added: “As a founder and its chief architect, Greg Podell has been instrumental in making his vision for Wastebuilt a reality. We are pleased that Greg will continue with the company in his new role as Vice Chairman and we look forward to his continued leadership on the Board as we build on his vision of excellence.”

With Dave McKeon in charge of operations, Wastebuilt has no plans to commence a CEO search.

About Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC

Wastebuilt was formed in December of 2012 in order to create a customer-focused and national provider of parts, service, and equipment for the waste and recycling industry. Wastebuilt is majority-owned by Millbrook Capital Management Inc., a New York City-based investment firm that seeks to acquire and grow companies in partnership with founders and experienced management teams by providing capital and strategic guidance. www.wastebuilt.com

 

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WASTEBUILT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

CHICAGO, IL February 17, 2016 – Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC (Wastebuilt),

a leading provider of equipment, parts, and services for the waste and recycling industry, is

pleased to announce that David E. McKeon has joined Wastebuilt as its Chief Operating Officer

effective February 1, 2016.

 

Mr. McKeon joins Wastebuilt with considerable experience managing all facets of industrial

distribution, manufacturing, and service. Prior to joining Wastebuilt, he spent nine years as

President of C&H Distributors, where he oversaw its North American operations. His extensive

operating experience also includes leadership positions with McMaster-Carr Supply, Beckley

Cardy Group, and USABlueBook.

 

“We are very pleased to have David join the Wastebuilt management team during a very exciting

time for our Company. As we continue to grow, I am confident that his leadership will help us to

serve our customers with excellence, expand our offerings, and build on our commitment to

provide hometown service with national reach,” said Greg Podell, Chief Executive Officer at

Wastebuilt.

 

About Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC

Wastebuilt was formed in December of 2012 in order to create a customer-focused and national

provider of equipment, parts, and services for the waste and recycling industry. Wastebuilt is

majority-owned by Millbrook Capital Management Inc., a New York City-based investment firm

that seeks to acquire and grow companies in partnership with founders and experienced

management teams by providing capital and strategic guidance.

www.wastebuilt.com

 

Equipment Maker GalFab to Retain Jobs, Create 20 More in Indiana

GalFab Acquisitions LLC, a waste equipment manufacturing company, is expanding operations in Winamac, Ind., and creating new jobs, the state said.

GalFab Acquisitions recently acquired the assets of GalFab Inc., which has operated in Winamac for the past 20 years. The new owner will invest $720,000 to lease, renovate and equip the former GalFab Inc. building.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is providing up to $700,000 in tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans.

GalFab Acquisitions is rehiring 65 current GalFab, Inc. positions and will create up to 20 new jobs over the next year, the state said.

“With GalFab’s long standing history in Winamac, we look forward to continuing our commitment to success in this community,” said Greg Podell, CEO of GalFab Acquisitions, in a statement. “GalFab seeks to provide and design the highest quality product to lead the future of the waste industry, and Indiana has continued to provide a talented pool of workers and business environment to help us achieve this.”

GalFab makes roll-off hoists, roll-off containers, compactors, self-dumping hoppers and securement systems for the garbage, scrap and steel manufacturing industries.

GalFab is now part of Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions LLC, which recently purchased the company along with Stepp Equipment Co., which provides equipment distribution to the waste and recycling industries.

Podell created Wastebuilt with the financial backing of Millbrook Capital Management, a New York City-based private investment firm.

Wastebuilt also has named Jerry Samson as vice president of sales and marketing. Samson, most recently, lead the sales group at Liberty Tire Recycling, the company said.

Source: Jim Johnson, Waste & Recylcing News