Ken Smith joined the HEPACO team as Chief Executive Officer in March 2018. Ken came to HEPACO with more than 34 years of management, operations, sales, engineering, and construction experience across industrial, commercial, government, and environmental markets. Prior to joining HEPACO, he served in various executive leadership positions over a 20 year tenure at Fluor Corporation (Fluor). Prior to his time at Fluor, Ken served in a senior leadership role at Jacobs Engineering Group.
Scott Metzger is a well-known and respected environmental expert who brings nearly 30 years of operational management experience to his role as President and Chief Operating Officer. Having served previously as a Field Technician, Project Manager, Director and Senior Vice President of an emergency services division.
Robb Schreck has served as the finance executive with complimentary leadership experiences in the areas of general management, supply chain, sales and service. Robb has a depth of experience with industrial product and service companies and a proven track record leading teams to achieving results in an array of business conditions. As CFO Robb is responsible for all aspects of the finance function including accounting, financial reporting, planning and forecasting, audit, treasury, tax, in addition to information technology and procurement. He partners with the CEO and the leadership team to develop strategic plans, attain operational and financial goals, develop talent, expand process capabilities, and increase shareholder value.
Bob May has 27 years in the environmental industry and has progressively served in various positions throughout his career. He started his career with IMS Environmental Services which was acquired by HEPACO, LLC in 2005. Bob is a licensed geologist in Virginia and North Carolina. Bob has served as a past board member of the Spill Control Association of America and has been a member of local LEPCs in his community.
Geoff Krug has more than 19 years of experience in environmental services, emergency response, and industrial services fields. He has served in roles ranging from communications specialists, general manager, manager of operations and sales, director of field services, and vice president of sales and operations.
Tim Acri has more than 30 years of experience providing services in emergency response, site remediation, demolition, construction, oil and gas, and earth-moving projects. He has served as a field technician, site supervisor, project scientist, project manager, division manager, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and President. Tim also draws upon experience from a 13+ year military career serving as a U.S. Navy Seabee.
Kara Acri directs corporate marketing strategies and communications for HEPACO. Kara’s niche expertise is a unique blend of her previous 25 years of experience as a nationally-recognized environmental consultant, a media relations coordinator for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and a former newspaper reporter. An expert in business and project development, state and federal environmental policy issues, reputation management, community outreach, media strategy, and crisis communications, Kara builds credibility with clients, legislators, government officials, municipalities, community groups, and reporters by helping them understand the various environmental issues associated with projects.
Sam McDonald has over 25 years experience in Human Resources, as well as personnel and systems management, in a variety of industries and settings. His experience ranges from serving as a Personnel Director, Chief of Staff, Human Resources Generalist, and Vice President for Human Resources in both “for profit” and “nonprofit” settings.