Curtis Bay Energy Bolsters Leadership Team

Curtis Bay Energy Expands Leadership Team of Experienced Environmental Services Professionals with the Appointment of Charlie Leonard as President/COO, and Chris Scherer as CFO.

Nov 02, 2012, 12:09 ET from Curtis Bay Energy

BALTIMORE, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Curtis Bay Energy, a leading regulated medical waste (RMW) disposal company serving a growing number of leading hospitals and health care providers across the East Coast Region, announced the appointment of Charlie Leonard as President/COO, and Chris Scherer as Chief Financial Officer.

"The key additions of Charlie and Chris will be of tremendous value to the Curtis Bay team. Their leadership and exceptional skill sets will make a significant impact on the strategically aggressive growth plans for our business," stated Steve Groenke, Chief Executive Officer of Curtis Bay Energy.

Charlie Leonard has over 25 years of experience in the environmental services industry, holding leadership positions with both large public companies and private enterprises.  Prior to Curtis Bay, Charlie was the President and CEO of TrashMasters, LLC, a private equity backed solid waste and recycling business based in Honolulu, HI.  In less than three years under Charlie's leadership, TrashMasters significantly increased revenues and EBITDA margins.   Prior to TrashMasters, Charlie was Senior Vice President of Operations for Casella Waste Systems and spent ten years at Laidlaw Waste Systems where he was the SVP of US Operations. He also enjoyed a progressive ten year history in management at Browning-Ferris Industries.

At Curtis Bay, Charlie will lead key operational initiatives and facility optimization.  Steve Groenke stated, "Charlie has a proven track record with his ability to innovate, execute, and drive operational efficiencies through metrics based processes designed to improve quality, safety, and performance.   As a well-respected professional in our industry, Charlie is a great fit to our organization." 

Chris Scherer is the former Director of Budgeting, Forecasting and Operational Support at Casella Waste Systems, a $500 million publicly traded waste management company operating a solid waste collection business and a  network of landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities across the northeast U.S.  While with Casella, Chris developed pricing initiatives and tools that differentiated the company and helped guide performance.  Prior to Casella, Chris was the Regional Controller at Allied Waste Industries.

At Curtis Bay, Chris will oversee Curtis Bay's growing finance and accounting functions.  "Throughout his 20 year career in the environmental services industry, Chris has demonstrated a consummate ability to design financial models and strategic plans that invaluably support corporate and financial goals," remarked Steve Groenke.

About Curtis Bay Energy LP
Curtis Bay Energy LP is a leading provider of regulatory compliant medical waste transportation, disposal and consulting services to hospitals, medical offices, pharmacies and other healthcare providers. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, the company is strategically located to service major metropolitan areas in the Eastern United States. The company is dedicated to serving hospitals and other medical institutions with customized, professional responses to all medical waste disposal challenges, and it has enjoyed an excellent track record of regulatory compliance since it began commercial operation in 1991. Visit for additional information.

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