MANAGEMENT TEAM

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Chief Executive Officer

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.  

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Scott Metzger

Scott Metzger

President and Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Jon Ransom

Jon Ransom

Chief Development Officer

Jon Ransom has more than 20 years of experience managing site remediation, unknown waste identification and characterization, soil treatment, waste transport and disposal, and lab packing projects. He has worked in sales, project management, cost estimating, site supervision, project accounting, and leadership team functions.

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Brett Ellis

Brett Ellis

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Ellis has over 22 years of experience in finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, human resources and information technology.  His experience in privately and publicly owned companies covers multiple industries including environmental services, manufacturing, telecommunications and retail. 

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Bob May

Bob May

Senior Vice President, Operations

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.

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Geoff Krug

Geoff Krug

Senior Vice President, Operations

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.

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Tim Acri

Tim Acri

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Tim Acri has more than 20 years of experience providing services for the oil and gas industry, emergency response, site remediation, demolition, construction and earth-moving projects. He has served as a field technician, site supervisor, project scientist, project manager, division manager and Chief Operating Officer.

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Sam McDonald

Sam McDonald

Vice President, Human Resources

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.

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