Eco Waste Solutions announced senior leadership changes resulting in the first all-female executive team in the North American waste-to-energy (WTE) industry. The new leadership team includes:
- Andrea Montague, who was promoted to chief financial officer (CFO).
- Tracey Goldberg, who was promoted to vice president of sales.
- Kim Docksteaderm who was promoted to vice president of engineering.
“We recognize that a female leadership team in this industry is considered noteworthy or even groundbreaking,” said Jean Lucas, president of Eco Waste, in a statement. “But in our case, it was a natural next step. In addition to attracting great new talent, our company nurtures our existing employees. These women are highly qualified, proven leaders who were ready to make this transition.”
Montague has been with Eco Waste for nearly 14 years, starting out as a senior accountant with a background in investment banking and auditing. Today, she’s responsible for overall financial management, long-range business planning and program management. Her appointment as CFO formalizes a role she has been performing for most of 2018.
Goldberg joined Eco Waste in 2006 as part of the sales team. Since then, she’s been instrumental in growing the business, particularly in the mining industry where she has strong long-term relationships. “Her track record of being a bridge between our clients and our engineering team is well known as one of the best in the business,” noted the company.
Docksteader came to Eco Waste in 2002, directly upon her graduation from the engineering program at McMaster University. In the past 16 years, she’s been a part of almost every key project for Eco Waste, and today she oversees the company’s engineering disciplines supporting research and development, production and customer service.
Lucas, part of Eco Waste for 18 years, emphasized that it’s a long-term commitment to developing diverse talent that has resulted in the new leadership team and contributed to the company’s recent Employer of Choice Award.
“Organizational support for talented people, regardless of gender or any other factor, is how we’ve built a world-class company, and we’ll continue to do that,” she noted.