Leadership

Waste Harmonics

Michael S. Hess

Founder, President/CEO

Twenty-five years experience within the solid waste management industry as senior executive, including significant Merger and Acquisition activity.

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From 1997 until founding the Company, Mike Hess served as Vice President of U.S. Operations for Capital Environmental Resource Inc., a $120 million in revenue solid waste collection and disposal company, with operations in the Northeastern United States and Canada. During his tenure at Capital Environmental, Hess played an integral part in the acquisition and/or start-up and integration of eleven solid waste companies over two and a half years. After acquiring the beginnings of Waste Harmonics in July 2001 Hess expanded the business from its original northeastern US focus to its current customer base across the United States and much of Canada. Hess holds a BS in Management from SUNY Empire State College. He serves on the Board for Daystar Kids in Rochester, NY and formerly served on the Nazareth College Board of Trustees.

Michael Hess

Michael Roy

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Roy is a business and technology-focused executive with a 25-year track record of successfully meeting the challenges of various organizations, from large Fortune 500 clients to small start-ups.

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Roy is experienced in developing and executing strategy, designing and implementing processes, managing client relationships, and providing vision and leadership to the team. As COO, Roy has a balance of technical experience combined with extensive business management, planning, and leadership capabilities. Roy graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Management Information Systems.

Mike Roy

Ryan Shannon

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Shannon brings almost 20 years of progressive finance and accounting experience to his role as chief financial officer.

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Shannon helps drive the financial strategy at Waste Harmonics. His main roles and responsibilities focus on managing the company’s finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping and financial reporting. Prior to joining the Waste Harmonics team, Shannon held senior-level positions with CooperVision and Constellation Brands. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and economics from Syracuse University and an MBA with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Rochester Simon Business School. In addition to serving as regional controller at CooperVision and finance director at Constellation Brands, he previously served as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a certified public accountant in New York and resides in Victor, New York.

Ryan Shannon

Adam Darder

Vice President of Technology

Darder brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, successfully developing software systems for various organizations, from large Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

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He has extensive experience in software development, designing user processes and implementing custom software around those processes, managing client relationships and team leadership.

As vice president of technology, Darder is responsible for oversight of all technology initiatives and resources at Waste Harmonics, including the company’s IT staff, infrastructure, applications, databases and monitoring devices. He joined the Waste Harmonics team as director of software development in 2018. Prior, Darder served as director of development for Document Security Systems Inc.

Darder graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in computer science. He resides in Brighton, New York.

Adam Darder

Carl H. Slusarczyk, Jr.

Vice President of Sales

Twenty five years of solid waste and recycling management experience, specializing in business development and relationship management.

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Carl Slusarczyk has played a vital role in Waste Harmonics strategic growth over the last 10 years, and continues to develop strategies to improve services for Waste Harmonics’ clients. In addition to Slusarczyk’s experience within the waste and recycling business, he has a background in business start-ups, focused on building business plans and growth development strategies. Slusarczyk earned a B.S. Degree from Providence College, and currently resides with his family in Matunuck, Rhode Island.

Carl Slusarczyk

Mary Way

Vice President of Administration/Special Projects

Over 25 years of business-to-business customer-centric management experience, including small business accounting and financial management.

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Mary Way has been with Waste Harmonics since 2010 and was instrumental in developing our customer service team during her tenure as Vice President of Customer Care. Now, as Vice President of Administration/Special Projects, Way is responsible for optimizing operational processes and billing efficiencies as well as overseeing acquisition integrations. Way has a background in retail banking, small business services, and marketing. Way holds a B.A. Degree in American Studies from Colby College.

Mary Way

Tom Moran

Vice President of Operations

With twenty-seven years of waste industry experience at regional and national companies, Moran’s previous roles have included multiple aspects of the industry with an eye always on the customer's experience as well as the company’s growth.

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As Vice President of Operations, Moran is responsible for overseeing the entire customer service team; ensuring a superior customer experience for the 17,000+ locations Waste Harmonics manages across Canada and the United States. Moran earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from D’Youville College and resides with his family in West Irondequoit.

Tom Moran

Brian Leonard

Vice President of Equipment

Leonard brings nearly 30 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling industry to the role. He has experience creating and analyzing operational models and leading and optimizing team performance.

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In addition to owning his own waste hauling company for seven years, Leonard previously worked for a Fortune 200 company.

As Vice President of Equipment, Leonard oversees the management of equipment services for the company. He also manages partnerships with Waste Harmonics’ equipment service/repair providers.

Leonard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Rochester and an executive MBA from the University at Buffalo.

Brian Leonard