VICE PRESIDENT – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Dan is the Vice President of Business Development for WCA, where he leads all phases of mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic planning.
Before joining WCA, Dan served as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Stericycle, where he successfully negotiated and closed transactions in the medical waste, hazardous waste, and document destruction business units.
Dan also drove millions of dollars in annual savings as the Director of Strategic Sourcing by building cross-functional supplier relationships and maximizing internal resources to reduce organizational spend and coordinate Stericycle’s corporate procurement policies.
He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois.
Vice President - Fleet & Procurement
Jason Saunders is the Vice President of Fleet & Procurement. His experience spans over 20 years in leadership roles for global mining organizations and national waste management companies.
Prior to joining the waste industry, Jason’s responsibilities included managing a multi-billion dollar international mining fleet across the US, Chile, Peru, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
His deep knowledge of operations, maintenance, process optimization, procurement and resource management developed him into a fleet thought leader in the waste industry and an advisory member for a major truck manufacturing organization.
Jason holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical & Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He also has several graduate certificates for Leadership & Management, Operational Improvement, and is a Six Sigma Blackbelt.
Vice President - Landfill Operations & Engineering
Marcos has worked in the solid waste industry for over 24 years and has worked in the design, permitting, construction and operation of landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities. He has lasting experience in P&L management, implementation of post-collection business growth plans, oversight, and management of capital investment for projects and infrastructure development.
Marcos specializes in all aspects of planning, development, and operation for solid waste facilities with an emphasis on optimization of operations, landfill footprints and the implementation of new technology for designs such as alternate final covers, liners, and leachate management systems. He has extensive experience in the evaluation of post-collection acquisitions by performing environmental due diligence and financial pro forma reviews.
Marcos has worked on projects and operations for post-collection facilities in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Prior to joining WCA, Marcos worked for Republic Services, Waste Management and SCS Engineers in different roles such as Region Director of Engineering, Projects Director, Area Engineer, General Manager, District Manager for Landfill Operations.
Marcos has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and completed major coursework towards a Masters in Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio.