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. 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. Hess acquired this business from Capital Environmental in July of 2001 and has successfully grown the business from one with a Northeastern United States focus, to one that now services customers throughout the entire United States and Canada. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree in management from SUNY Empire State College, and serves on the Nazareth College Board of Trustees.

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. Roy is experienced in developing and executing strategy, designing and implementing process, 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.

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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. 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 will be 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.

Ryan Shannon

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Shannon brings almost 20 years of progressive finance and account experience to his role as chief financial officer. 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. He brings almost 20 years of progressive finance and accounting experience to his role, helping continually grow and improve Waste Harmonics’ finance department and the company overall. 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.

Carl H. Slusarczyk, Jr.

Vice President of Sales

Ten years of solid waste and recycling management experience, specializing in business development and relationship management. Carl Slusarczyk has played a vital role in Waste Harmonics strategic growth over the last 4 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 Charlestown.

Mary Way

Vice President of Administration/Special Projects

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


Vice President of Operations

With twenty seven years of waste-industry experience, including working for national companies as well as independent, Tom’s previous roles have included multiple aspects of the industry with an eye always on the customers experience as well as the company’s growth.  As Vice President of Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing all vendor and customer relations, as well as managing the equipment group, including compactor, baler and iWaste installation and repairs. He also oversees the vendor relations team to ensure services for clients 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.