Michael S. Hess

Founder, President/CEO at Waste Harmonics

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.


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