Frank E. Celli
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Celli is a lifelong waste industry veteran. Most recently he was co-founder and CEO of Interstate Waste Services from October 2000 until November 2006, during which time the company achieved growth of over $150 million in revenue. During his time at Interstate Waste he was responsible for all aspects of the business including collection, recycling, landfills and emerging technologies.
After selling his interests in Interstate Waste he transitioned to BioHitech America. With over 25 years of Waste Industry experience, Mr. Celli has leveraged his knowledge of the traditional waste industry to facilitate the development of the Eco-Safe Digester and BioHitech Cloud to begin the transformation of the organic waste industry.
He also serves as a director and officer of Entsorga West Virginia a company that is currently developing one of the first Mechanical Biological Treatment facilities in the United States. Mr. Celli graduated from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.
Robert A. Joyce
Chief Operating Officer
Bob has spent the last 30 years in the technology and engineering workplace. His diverse background includes design and development of one of the original 3D CAD systems, implementation support of some of the worlds largest cable networks, development of patent pending mobile location technologies and leadership of Inc 500 listed private companies. Previous employment includes industry leaders Arthur D. Little, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Perfect Order and Versatile Systems.
In Bob's role as COO, his responsibilities include day to day operations, management of our expanding channel partner network, Research and Development direction, engineering and manufacturing execution.
Bob is a trustee of Harrisburg University and sits on the boards of The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, WorkXpress and Telkore. He resides in central PA with his wife and two sons.
Brian C. Essman
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Essman has over 30 years of experience as a senior financial executive with a wide range of industry experiences that have included strategic, operational and financial leadership roles.
Most recently, he was the CEO of Data Communiqué, Inc. a Havas Company from 1997-2014, where he was responsible for overall leadership, including strategy and tactics of the Software-as-a-Service company. From 1997 to 2007 he was COO – CFO and contributed to the growth of the company’s technology/data, printing and letter shop services and developed pricing and cost structures that created efficiencies within the company that increased gross margin rates and technology sales threefold.
Mr. Essman was previously the Chief Financial Officer at a Fidelity portfolio company and a Senior Manager and CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Brian graduated with a BS in Accounting with High Honors from Boston College’s School of Management.
Vice President of Sales
With over 35 years of sales experience in the waste management industry, Mr. Franco has acted as Vice President of Sales at BioHitech America since its inception. Leveraging his knowledge of traditional waste sales for collection and disposal of commercial waste, he has turned his efforts toward the new emerging organics diversion business and has developed a robust client list at BioHitech.
Mr. Franco served as Director of Sales for numerous full service waste disposal firms in the Northeast United States. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration.
William M. Kratzer
Chief Technology Officer
Bill is a 20-year veteran of the IT field with extensive experience in large scale web-infrastructure, machine-to-machine computing, and mobile touch devices. In prior roles, Bill has designed, built, and supported software used by some of the world’s largest and most-demanding customers, including Comcast, GE Capital, HSBC, and MBNA Canada to name a few.
At BioHitech, Bill serves as the Chief Technology Officer, leading the vision and execution of BioHitech’s machine-to-machine and Big Data technology strategy.
Bill holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He currently resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.