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. 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, the first resource recovery facility currently being constructed in the
United States that will utilize Entsorga’s proprietary HEBioT mechanical biological
treatment (“MBT”) system. Mr. Celli graduated from Pace University’s Lubin School of
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
Mr. Essman was previously the Chief Financial Officer
at a Fidelity portfolio company and a Senior Manager and CPA at
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 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
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.