Jeff Feeler is the Acting President and Chief Operating Officer. Jeff joined the Company in July 2006 and has served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary and Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Jeff has over 19 years of business and financial management experience including six years with US Ecology. Prior to joining the Company, Jeff worked with MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc., Albertson’s, Inc., Hewlett-Packard and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and has a BBA of Finance and BBA of Accounting from Boise State University.
Steve Welling is Sr. Vice President responsible for all Sales & Marketing activities in the US and Canada. He directs our highly skilled North American sales force and is responsible for executing strategies to grow hazardous and radioactive waste services at the company's six (6) treatment and disposal facilities. Mr. Welling maintains over 20 years' experience in the regulated waste marketplace and has worked extensively on many successful new market development projects. He established the company's national sales organization in 2001 and has since been actively involved in developing and leading corporate growth initiatives. He previously held various National Accounts, Sales Management and Business Development positions at Envirosource, Inc. a steel mill services and environmental company. Prior to joining Envirosource, Mr. Welling was Vice President of Sales for Matlack, Inc. a national bulk logistics company.
Simon Bell is Vice President of Operations, responsible for the operation of the company’s hazardous and radioactive waste treatment and disposal facilities in Nevada, Texas, Idaho, and Washington. Bell is also responsible for managing the company's Transportation group and all previously closed sites . Bell joined the Company in 2001 as Environmental Manager at its Grand View, Idaho facility and later served as the Idaho facility's General Manager prior to being appointed Vice President of Hazardous Waste Operations in December 2005 and Vice President of Operations in 2006 . Before joining the company, Bell served as Vice President and General Manager of a hazardous waste disposal facility in Colorado. Bell also served in a variety of technical and managerial roles in the mining industry in Alaska, Idaho, Nevada and South Dakota. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Colorado State University.
Eric Gerratt is Vice President, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer and is responsible for the Company’s finance, treasury, accounting and reporting functions. Eric joined US Ecology in August of 2007 and has over 15 years of experience in financial reporting and accounting. Previously he served as Vice President of Accounting for SUPERVALU, Inc. Prior to SUPERVALU, he held various director level accounting and finance positions at Albertsons, Inc., after 6 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he provided audit, accounting and business advisory services. Eric is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Idaho.
John Cooper is Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for all information technology and telecommunications at US Ecology. Previously, he served as Vice President, Information Systems for BMC West and Director of Business Development for the High Tech Industry at Oracle. Cooper brings over 20 years of computer industry knowledge and experience to the company. Cooper is a Cum Laude graduate in Physics from Utah State University.
As Director of Human Resources, Betsy Sterk is responsible for employment, compensation and benefits programs, training and development, and payroll. With the support of the operating facility HR Representatives, she also develops policy and operating procedures for human resources management. She has been HR Director since 2003. Sterk joined the Company in 1996 after working as a human resources professional at Morrison Knudsen for 15 years. Born in Colombia, South America, she holds a degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Payroll Professional.
Andrew (Andy) Marshall is the Director of Environmental Affairs and Facility Operations. Mr. Marshall is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years experience assisting companies comply with environmental regulations. Prior to joining US Ecology, he was an associate at Kleinfelder, a national environmental consulting firm, and provided engineering consulting services and leading the company's environmental regulatory compliance practice. Mr. Marshall worked for Boise Cascade Corporation for thirteen years in various capacities including corporate environmental manager and as a project manager for strategic initiatives. Mr. Marshall earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Seattle University, his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University, and MBA from Northwest Nazarene University.
Joe Weismann is the Corporate Radiation Program Manager for US Ecology. Joe has over 19 years experience in the areas of applied radiation protection, remediation, radioactive waste management/disposal, and nuclear facility D&D projects in the commercial, DOD and DOE sectors. Joe is responsible for all aspects of the company's radiological program, including direction of radiological staff and oversight of radiological safety and compliance programs at our Class A/B/C licensed disposal site in Richland, WA as well as low-activity radioactive disposal facilities in Idaho, Texas, and Nevada. He also serves as the company's primary point of contact on all radiological related correspondence with both customers and regulatory agencies (state and federal). Joe has a Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has a comprehensive certification from the American Board of Health Physics (CHP).
Mike Ault is the Facility Manager at the company's Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility near Richland, Washington. Ault has over 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry and joined US Ecology in 1989. Ault earned his B.S. in Applied Science and Technology at Thomas Edison State College and is a veteran of the US Navy Nuclear Program.
Bob Marchand is General Manager at the company’s waste treatment, storage and disposal facility near Beatty, Nevada. Marchand has 22 years of environmental and hazardous waste experience, having previously managed company facilities in both Nevada and Texas. Marchand rejoined the company in 2002 after 5 years with Hulcher Services, where he served as Assistant Vice President of Operations and emergency coordinator for environmental emergency response actions nationwide. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and a Registered Environmental Professional.
Terry Andrew Geis, CSP, is the General Manager of US Ecology's Idaho operations including the waste treatment, storage and disposal facility in Grand View, Idaho and the Rail Transfer Facil ity in Mayfield, Idaho. Geis has been with US Ecology since 2001 and previously worked for Envirosafe Services of Idaho. Prior to being named General Manager in 2009, Geis served as the corporation's Director of Health and Safety. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Safety Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a Board Certified Safety Professional.
Mark John is the General Manager of US Ecology's waste treatment, storage and disposal facility near Robstown, Texas. John has 18 years of Environmental and Waste Management experience having worked at hazardous waste facilities in several states in a wide range of management positions. Prior to being named General Manager in 2010, John served as Environmental Compliance Manager and subsequently Operations Manager at the US Ecology Nevada facility and the Director of Operations at US Ecology's Texas facility. Mark earned a M.S. in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho.
Chuck Overman manages rail, truck, ship and barge transportation of customer waste. Overman orchestrates a fleet of more than 700 gondola and hopper rail cars and a 24-hour shipment tracking system. He has more than 27 years experience in the transportation business. Before joining US Ecology in 2001, he was Transportation Manager for Envirosource Services, Regional Manager for Herman Brothers Trucking and Vice President of National Accounts for Matlack, at that time the nation’s largest chemical transporter. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Nyswyn Jawaharlal is Director of Software Development and is responsible for architecting technical solutions to solve business problems and enhance business capabilities using a holistic approach that looks across the portfolio for integrated solutions rather than focusing on point solutions. He is in charge of Scope, Budget, schedule, delivery and support of BI, web, mobile, distributed and windows applications designed and developed to meet strategic business goals. He joined US Ecology in April of 2000 and has over 17 years of experience in SDLC. Previously he served as senior staff analyst for Compuware corp. Nyswyn holds a B.S. in Software Engineering and is a PMI, Microsoft and Sun certified professional.