EREF announces changes to board of directors
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) announced changes to its board of directors on March 10.
The election of its 2020-21 officers include:
- Chairman: Pat Carroll, president, Environmental Solutions Group
- Vice chairman: Ven Poole, member of the board of directors, GFL Environmental Inc.
- Secretary/treasurer: James Little, executive vice president of engineering and disposal, Waste Connections Inc.
- Immediate past chair: Jim Dowland, retired corporate vice president of disposal operations, Waste Management
Carroll has been president of the Environmental Solutions Group (ESG) since 2010. ESG, whose corporate headquarters is in Chattanooga, Tennesee, is a combination of Heil Environmental, Marathon Equipment Company, 3rd Eye, Soft-Pak Software Solutions, Curotto-Can Company, Parts Central and Bayne. Prior to this role, Carroll was the president of DESTACO, a Dover company, for five years. DESTACO is a company focused on industrial automation components with manufacturing locations in nine different countries in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.
Prior to his role at DESTACO, Carroll was with Terex Corporation for five years—four years as president of the Telelect Utilities business and one year in business development at the corporate headquarters. Prior to his role at Terex, he spent 12 years with Ingersoll-Rand in their construction and mining business where he held a number of positions with increasing global responsibility in sales, marketing, new product development and business unit management.
“This is an exciting time to serve as EREF’s board chairman. With its recent growth, both from a programmatic and staffing perspective, the foundation is in a prime position to lead scientific discussions surrounding all aspects of solid waste,” Carroll says. “Expect to see a lot of crucial data and information coming from EREF this year.”