Leadership

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.

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 account 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 Customer Care

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 has been instrumental in developing our customer service team. Way has experience in customer service management in diverse fields including banking, marketing and communications, and now waste brokerage. She is directly responsible for all aspects of our Customer Care group and continues to drive our customer facing responsiveness and communications. Way also has a background in retail banking, small business services, and marketing. Way holds a B.A. Degree in American Studies from Colby College.