Jam Session

Solutions for Processing Materials in the Global Circular Economy (1 CEU)

Tuesday, August 21
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Theater & Cafe 150

The path forward for turning waste materials into valuable resources includes a mix of increased producer responsibility, consumer education, source separation for higher quality recycling, industrial business parks, recovery and treatment of organics and much more. Which of these options will capture the imagination of policymakers, technology developers and investors needed to ensure the sustainability of the world’s natural and economic assets? Which elements of the resource recovery stream work best where you operate?


Paolo Carollo, Vice President of Operations North America, Entsorga

Paolo Carollo

Heading the North American business for the Entsorga Group, Mr. Carollo has been working for the last 15 years with large multinational groups to deliver proven renewable technology platforms to the international markets. In 2011, he started the development of the first Entsorga high efficiency mechanical biological treatment plant in the United States that will provide processed engineered fuel to a large neighboring large cement facility. This facility, now under construction, is expected to be operational later this year and will be the model for several similar facilities now under development. Before Joining Entsorga in 2016, Mr. Carollo led the project development activities for the Mossi & Ghisolfi bio business in the United States, overseeing business development and licensing activities in North America for Betarenewables USA, Inc., a joint venture between Mossi Ghisolfi Group, Novozymes and private equity fund TPG.

Marleke Kromkamp, Sales Manager, Waste Treatment Technologies Netherlands

Marleke Kromkamp

Biography forthcoming.

Lori Scozzafava. Vice President, Operations Officer, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Lori Scozzafava

Lori Scozzafava is vice president of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., a national solid waste management consulting firm. She is a senior level executive with over 25 years of solid waste management industry experience, including 15 years in high profile leadership roles with the Solid Waste Association of North America, the US Composting Council, and the Composting Council Research & Education Foundation where she helped influence regional and national policy in multiple environmental areas. She has gained project management, recycling, and composting expertise and during her career. She has also received several industry recognitions, including being named one of the top women in environmental management by Waste & Recycling News and one of seven “Up-and-Coming” professionals in the recycling and composting industries by Resource Recycling magazine.

Ted Michaels, President, Energy Recovery Council

Ted Michaels

Ted Michaels is president of the Energy Recovery Council, the national trade association representing companies and local governments engaged in the waste-to-energy sector. He has more than 20 years of experience in federal and state government affairs, during which time he has represented public officials, private companies and non-profit organizations, focusing primarily on energy and environmental issues. In addition, Mr. Michaels serves as partner at AJW, Inc., a public policy and business development consulting firm with in-depth government expertise focused on enhancing opportunities and removing barriers for innovative technologies. Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Michaels served as the staff director of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund and Waste Management, under the chairmanship of Senator Lincoln D. Chafee of Rhode Island. He worked extensively on the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, which was signed into law on January 11, 2002. Prior to serving in the Senate, Mr. Michaels worked as a policy analyst in the natural resources group of the National Governors’ Association. Mr. Michaels received a Master’s degree in American history from Fordham University and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Providence College.

M. Goutham Reddy, Chief Executive Officer and Managaing Director, Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd.

Goutham Reddy

Mr. M. Goutham Reddy is a US returned environmental engineer and has been working with Ramky Group since August 2001, with active participation in real estate, waste management, civil infrastructure development and associated businesses. Mr. Reddy’s vast experience in property development brings environmental attributes to the real estate sector. Mr. Reddy has the credit and distinction of being a part of establishing and operating India’s first integrated hazardous waste and medical waste management facilities. He has grown within the group and currently working as group level resource in strategic planning and growth. Currently working as Managing Director and CEO for Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited. Earlier, Mr. Reddy worked as a scientist at Environment Protection Training and Research Institute, and has been associated with various environmental projects with a specific focus on solid waste management. Mr. Reddy has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India, as well as training and experience in civil, environmental and waste management in various countries.