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Terry Albrecht
Director,  Waste Reduction Partners

albrecht-terry_-_cr Work Experience:  23 years
Work History: Mr. Albrecht is the Director of the Waste Reduction Partners (WRP), a technical consulting group of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council, which works in a partnership with NC DENR and the State Energy Office. The innovative team of volunteer and staff engineers provides waste reduction and energy efficiency assistance to businesses and public institutions throughout North Carolina. Since 2000, WRP has provided over 116,000 hours of technical assistance, helping businesses and municipal clients save over $22 million in utility costs - while improving their environmental performance.
Education: Terry Albrecht is a Certified Energy Manger, a Professional Engineer in NC, and holds Bachelors and Master's Degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from NCSU.

 

Tom Kimmell
Manager, Water Program

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Work Experience: 35 years

Work History:

Executive Director, Irrigation Association; Vice President Sales and Marketing, Hardie Irrigation Systems (now the Toro Co.); Eastern Regional Manager, Spot Systems. Prior positions in sales of industrial control systems, engineering supplies, and corporate insurance.

Education: B.S., University of Dayton, Economics and Business Management

Focus: Water, primarily outdoor water

 

Russ Jordan
Manager, Energy Program

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Work Experience:  28 years

Work History:  25 years energy assessment experience with SC Energy Office, Waste Reduction Partners, private contract work.
Education:  BS Mechanical Engineering Technology, Clemson University

Focus: Energy

 


Jan Foster
Manager, Solid Waste Program

Foster-Jan-100px Work Experience:  17 years
Work History: Worked in recycling and solid waste management programs for 17 years.  Worked with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on a statewide program to encourage recycling and discourage illegal dumping.  Previously worked in the State of Georgia Puchasing Office where she implemented the state's Environmental Purchasing Program.  Also worked as a Promotions Manager and Operations Assistant with the University of Colorado Recycling Services.
Education:  BA in Environmental Concervation, University of Colorado, 1994
Focus:  Recycling, solid waste reduction

 


Conrad Meyer
WRP Piedmont Technical Manager

meyer-conrad-pi Work Experience:  33 years 
Work History: Worked in the automotive industry for General Motors and Delphi on various assignments in Engineering and Business Management.  Focused on automotive component products for OEM and aftermarket applications.  Extensive lean manufacturing and business planning experience.
Education: BS, Chemical Engineering - University of Wisconsin; MBA -University of Michigan
Focus: Chemical processes, energy audits, waste reduction


 

 

Christal Perkins Sandifer
Program Administrator - Piedmont

Christal Work Experience: Christal joined Waste Reduction Partners as the Program Administrator in October 2012 after graduate school and holding various roles with the UNC School of Government’s Environmental Finance Center and Center for Public Technology, the Town of Rocky Mount, and a non-profit for women’s sport. Prior to returning to graduate school, Christal worked in the architecture and planning field for six years on commercial and institutional projects and two years farming and educating the public about heirloom vegetables and fruits.  

Education:  Master of Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Focus studies in Public Finance, Regional Planning, and Natural Resources.  LEED Accredited Professional, 2008
Bachelor of Arts: Architecture, University North Carolina at Charlotte; Focus studies in Design, Sustainability, and City Planning

 

Dee Hanak
WRP Office Manager, Asheville Office

hanak-dee_cr6-100px Work Experience:   26 years
Work History:  Fourteen years working for The Little Tikes Company, Hudson, OH; Executive Assistant - ten years assisting the President and four years assisting the Vice President of International Sales and Marketing.  Worked for Ocean Spray Cranberries, Lakeville, MA as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of International Sales and Marketing.  Spent five years assisting the Chairman of the Board and President of a retail chain in the Pittsburgh, PA area. 

Education:  Continuing education in numerous business, secretarial and software programs.