Mark Schwartz has over 29 years of experience in operations, construction, engineering, personal development and resource recovery/power generation facilities development and operations.
From 2001 to 2006, he served as the Plant Manager for the award-winning, retrofitted McKay Bay Waste to Energy Plant in Tampa, Florida. This facility was commissioned in 2002 after a complete retrofit and had the distinction of being named Facility of the Year in 2003, by the Solid Waste Processing Division of the American Association of Mechanical Engineers. Waste Management also awarded the facility a Summit Award for Wheelabrator’s Best Operating Business Unit. In 2004, the facility was awarded the distinction of being named an OSHA VPP Star site for its superior safety programs and for the involvement of staff in all functions of health and safety at the site.
Mr. Schwartz has been published in the North American Waste to Energy Conference’s annual publication numerous times, detailing his experiences in facilities retrofitting and unique engineering solutions to optimize plant performance.
In 2007 after 18 years in the field at five projects with Wheelabrator Mr. Schwartz returned to Wheelabrator headquarters in New Hampshire where he joined the North American Business Development group. He has been the lead in successful acquisitions and operating contract procurements as well as working on numerous Greenfield projects for Wheelabrator. Mark attended Iona College and the State University of New York at Morrisville in the early 1070’2 graduating with a degree in Applied Sciences.