SCWMF ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBIT
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center
601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona CA 91768
November 7, 2019
Jim Ambroso, Executive Vice-President, Resource Management Group (RMG)
Jim joined Resource Management Group (“RMG”) in 2017 to serve as EVP for the company overseeing all collection, processing and transportation with a focus on organics, plastics and fiber recycling in southern California. Jim began his career in the Midwest working for both private and public waste service companies, including BFI, Allied Waste and Republic Services. He learned the business focusing on permitting and development projects, then 20 years ago, moved into operations, overseeing collection companies, recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills. Prior to joining RMG, Jim served as operations manager for Anaergia, an organic waste management company promoting the recycling of food waste throughout the US and Europe. Over a span of over 30 years in solid waste management industry, Jim has served on numerous solid waste planning boards and legislative committees, including serving as Chairman for the Institute of Solid Waste in Washington, DC.
Bill Camarillo, CEO of Agromin
Being one of the largest organics recyclers in California and the United States, Mr. Camarillo remains passionate after 27 years in the industry. As the CEO of Agromin he plays a key role in pioneering sustainability through organic waste conversion. All of Agromin’s 250-plus eco-friendly organic soil and mulch products are sold in retail, agriculture, landscape and energy sectors. Agromin’s products are organic, earth-friendly and the result of over 6,600,000 tons of organic waste materials recycled in California since 1991.
Quote: “Organics are a Gift ... a gift of energy from the sun-soil-water equation. Agromin is committed to harvesting this gift through innovation and transformation technologies that maximize the conversion of organics’ eco-friendly soil products,” says Bill Camarillo. Read more...
James Castro, General Manager Republic
James has 35 years of experience in the solid waste management and transportation industries, most of which have been in division and site management positions. Prior to joining Republic, James served in various management capacities for Waste Management, Inc. Before entering the solid waste management arena, James served in a variety of management and supervisory capacities for United Parcel Service covering a 20-year time span. James’ extensive experience with UPS, combined with his experience in the solid waste industry, gives him a unique blend and cross section of management experience and organizational discipline in a multitude of areas, including employee training and supervision, transportation logistics and systems, policy and procedure development and compliance monitoring, safety practices, route management, customer service, and equipment maintenance and procurement.
Mike Centers, President Titus MRF Services
Mike is founder and president of Titus MRF Services. The company has been serving the material recovery facility (MRF) industry for the past 19 years. The company specializes in design and implementation of sorting solutions for material collected in the following collection bins: Blue bin recycling, black bin MSW, and Green Bin green waste/organics.
Mike is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and after he served in the military as a Helicopter pilot, he transitioned to civilian life via an MBA from Harvard Business School graduating in 1989. Mike holds two commercially viable patents: Titus Glass cleaning system and the Titus Secondary MRF.
Matt Cotton, President, Integrated Waste Management Consulting, Inc.
Over 30 years in the organics recycling industry;
Permitted and helped develop some of the major composting facilities in California;
Almost two decades on the Board of the US Composting Council, including three terms as President;
Lead instructor for USCC’s 40-Hour Compost Operator Training Course;
Author and instructor of the Managing Composting Programs course for the Solid Waste Association of North America;
Has published research on compost odors, compost use, climate impacts, compostable plastics, and compost infrastructure;
Has taught composting courses in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Guam, and Norway.
Has worked on statewide policy, legislation, and regulation related to composting for decades.
Just completed a statewide study of organics processing infrastructure for CalRecycle.