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Transforming The Waste Industry

BioHiTech is using technology to open new opportunities in an industry that has gone unchanged for almost 50 years. BioHiTech offers customers a more cost-effective and technologically innovative solution compared to traditional disposal. This approach will help reduce the generation of waste as well as reduce costs and increase recycling rates.

Frank E. Celli

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Celli is a lifelong waste industry veteran. Most recently he was co-founder and CEO of Interstate Waste Services from October 2000 until November 2006, during which time the company achieved growth of over $150 million in revenue. During his time at Interstate Waste he was responsible for all aspects of the business including collection, recycling, landfills and emerging technologies.

After selling his interests in Interstate Waste he transitioned to BioHiTech. With over 25 years of Waste Industry experience, Mr. Celli has leveraged his knowledge of the traditional waste industry to facilitate the development of the Eco-Safe Digester and BioHiTech Cloud to begin the transformation of the organic waste industry.

He also serves as a director and officer of Entsorga West Virginia, the first resource recovery facility currently being constructed in the United States that will utilize Entsorga’s proprietary HEBioT mechanical biological treatment (“MBT”) system. Mr. Celli graduated from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

Robert A. Joyce

Chief Operating Officer

Bob has spent the last 30 years in the technology and engineering workplace. His diverse background includes design and development of one of the original 3D CAD systems, implementation support of some of the worlds largest cable networks, development of patent pending mobile location technologies and leadership of Inc 500 listed private companies. Previous employment includes industry leaders Arthur D. Little, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Perfect Order and Versatile Systems.

In Bob's role as COO, his responsibilities include day to day operations, management of our expanding channel partner network, Research and Development direction, engineering and manufacturing execution.

Bob is a trustee of Harrisburg University and sits on the boards of The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, WorkXpress and Telkore. He resides in central PA with his wife and two sons.

Brian C. Essman

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Essman has over 30 years of experience as a senior financial executive with a wide range of industry experiences that have included strategic, operational and financial leadership roles.

Most recently, he was the CEO of Data Communiqué, Inc. a Havas Company from 1997-2014, where he was responsible for overall leadership, including strategy and tactics of the Software-as-a-Service company. From 1997 to 2007 he was COO – CFO and contributed to the growth of the company’s technology/data, printing and letter shop services and developed pricing and cost structures that created efficiencies within the company that increased gross margin rates and technology sales threefold.

Mr. Essman was previously the Chief Financial Officer at a Fidelity portfolio company and a Senior Manager and CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Brian graduated with a BS in Accounting with High Honors from Boston College’s School of Management.

Bill Kratzer

Chief Technology Officer

Bill is a 20-year veteran of the IT field with extensive experience in large scale web-infrastructure, machine-to-machine computing, and mobile touch devices. In prior roles, Bill has designed, built, and supported software used by some of the world’s largest and most-demanding customers, including Comcast, GE Capital, HSBC, and MBNA Canada to name a few.

At BioHiTech, Bill serves as the Chief Technology Officer, leading the vision and execution of BioHiTech’s machine-to-machine and Big Data technology strategy.

Bill holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He currently resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

Mike Franco

Vice President, Sales

With over 35 years of sales experience in the waste management industry, Mr. Franco has acted as Vice President of Sales at BioHiTech since its inception. Leveraging his knowledge of traditional waste sales for collection and disposal of commercial waste, he has turned his efforts toward the new emerging organics diversion business and has developed a robust client list at BioHiTech.

Mr. Franco served as Director of Sales for numerous full service waste disposal firms in the Northeast United States. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration.

David Fenton

Vice President, National Accounts

David brings nearly three-decades of experience in the waste management industry with a proven track record of driving sales growth with large nationwide customers.

Prior to joining BioHiTech, David spent nearly five years with Quest Resource Management Group, one of the first companies to provide their clients with a nationwide solution for food waste. Prior to Quest he spent six years with Oakleaf Waste Management, previously an industry leading third party waste and recycling solution provider. Fenton has also held numerous leadership roles in the waste management industry throughout his distinguished career. During his career, David executed or participated in, nearly $700 million dollars of contracted national account revenue generated from clients such as Kroger, Ahold Delhaize, Sprouts, AMC Theaters, PetSmart, and NPC International, which operates more than 1,400 Quick Service restaurant locations throughout the United States.

David graduated from Belmont Abbey in North Carolina and resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife and 2 kids.

Featured Customers

Customer Showcase

Fairway Market is an innovative, environmentally progressive supermarket chain using BioHiTech’s green technology and access to data to not only improve earnings and shareholder value, but to promote their green initiatives on their Green Commitment web site.

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Customer Locations

BioHiTech Digesters are installed in 15 countries and 38 states.

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BioHiTech America
80 Red Schoolhouse Road
Suite 101
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
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BioHiTech America
[Technology Office]
316 Blackberry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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+44 (0)203.553.8005

BioHiTech Europe
5th Floor
Greener House
66-68 Haymarket
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