Envipco | Senior Management Team
 

Executive Management Team

Simon Bolton (7)

CEO

A citizen of the United Kingdom, Simon joined Envipco in 2020 as CEO. Prior to joining Envipco, he was CEO International of Waterlogic, a UK company with a global reach, 2500 employees and USD 350 million revenue. Simon previously held senior management positions at General Electric, Invensys and other industrial/technology companies. Simon holds an MBA degree from IMD Lausanne, a MSc degree in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University (UK) and a BEng degree from Imperial College London.

Simon Bolton (7)

CEO

A citizen of the United Kingdom, Simon joined Envipco in 2020 as CEO. Prior to joining Envipco, he was CEO International of Waterlogic, a UK company with a global reach, 2500 employees and USD 350 million revenue. Simon previously held senior management positions at General Electric, Invensys and other industrial/technology companies. Simon holds an MBA degree from IMD Lausanne, a MSc degree in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University (UK) and a BEng degree from Imperial College London.

Robert Lincoln (1)

President and COO

A citizen of the United States, Bob joined Envipco in 2010 as corporation president with leadership responsibility over the company's technology development initiatives, core business development, and new market activities. He currently also oversees global operations and production. Prior to joining Envipco, Bob was the president of another major reverse vending company. He is a native of Connecticut and began his career at Proctor & Gamble before being engaged in the recycling industry. Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University.

Robert Lincoln (1)

President and COO

A citizen of the United States, Bob joined Envipco in 2010 as corporation president with leadership responsibility over the company's technology development initiatives, core business development, and new market activities. He currently also oversees global operations and production. Prior to joining Envipco, Bob was the president of another major reverse vending company. He is a native of Connecticut and began his career at Proctor & Gamble before being engaged in the recycling industry. Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University.

H.J.T. (Derk) Visser (7)

Group CFO

A citizen of The Netherlands, Derk is the Group CFO of Envipco, with more than 20 years of international financial leadership experience, in manufacturing and retail industries. Derk holds a master degree in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht, is a Registered Accountant (CPA equivalent, University of Maastricht) and Registered Controller (Free University of Amsterdam).

H.J.T. (Derk) Visser (7)

Group CFO

A citizen of The Netherlands, Derk is the Group CFO of Envipco, with more than 20 years of international financial leadership experience, in manufacturing and retail industries. Derk holds a master degree in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht, is a Registered Accountant (CPA equivalent, University of Maastricht) and Registered Controller (Free University of Amsterdam).

Fons Buurman (7)

VP Business Development Europe

A citizen of The Netherlands, Fons is the VP Business Development Europe, responsible for building out the organization in the greater European area. Prior to joining Envipco, Fons held Marketing, Sales and Business Development positions in international consumer packaging industry with Tetra Pak and WestRock and in Consumer Electronics with Philips. Fons holds a bachelor degree from the Haarlem Business School.

Fons Buurman (7)

VP Business Development Europe

A citizen of The Netherlands, Fons is the VP Business Development Europe, responsible for building out the organization in the greater European area. Prior to joining Envipco, Fons held Marketing, Sales and Business Development positions in international consumer packaging industry with Tetra Pak and WestRock and in Consumer Electronics with Philips. Fons holds a bachelor degree from the Haarlem Business School.

Terje Hanserud (2)

Chief Technology Officer

A citizen of Norway, Terje joined Envipco in 2014 with responsibility for the Group's R&D and Manufacturing activities. He came from a role as CEO of a startup company within sensor technology. For 14 years prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and CTO for another major reverse vending company. Terje has extensive experience from technology innovation and international business development in a variety of fields including miniature gas sensors, recycling machinery, computers and national deposit systems. Terje earned a M.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Technology.

Terje Hanserud (2)

Chief Technology Officer

A citizen of Norway, Terje joined Envipco in 2014 with responsibility for the Group's R&D and Manufacturing activities. He came from a role as CEO of a startup company within sensor technology. For 14 years prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and CTO for another major reverse vending company. Terje has extensive experience from technology innovation and international business development in a variety of fields including miniature gas sensors, recycling machinery, computers and national deposit systems. Terje earned a M.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Technology.

Nick Augelli (1)

VP Manufacturing

A citizen of the United States, Nick has worked in the recycling manufacturing industry for over 30 years. Serving as Vice President of Manufacturing, Nick oversees all aspects of Envipco’s global manufacturing and supply chain operations. Nick’s experiences and extensive training in Lean Manufacturing practices and techniques allows for the production of reverse vending equipment with exceptional and consistent quality while eliminating waste, optimizing processes, keeping down costs, and boosting innovation.

Nick Augelli (1)

VP Manufacturing

A citizen of the United States, Nick has worked in the recycling manufacturing industry for over 30 years. Serving as Vice President of Manufacturing, Nick oversees all aspects of Envipco’s global manufacturing and supply chain operations. Nick’s experiences and extensive training in Lean Manufacturing practices and techniques allows for the production of reverse vending equipment with exceptional and consistent quality while eliminating waste, optimizing processes, keeping down costs, and boosting innovation.

Extended Leadership Group

Bogdan Purcherea (6)

Managing Director, Romania

A citizen of Romania, Bogdan joined Envipco as the Managing Director of Envipco Solutions Romania in 2019. Together with a local team, he setup all manufacturing processes in order to meet highest quality requirements needed in Envipco's mechanical parts. Bogdan has almost 20 years experience in retail as COO of a local retail chain managing 15 stores and over 400 employees as well as CEO in mechanical manufacturing companies with more than 100 employees. Bogdan completed his university studies at Faculty of Economic Studies and Law, West University Timisoara, Romania.

Bogdan Purcherea (6)

Managing Director, Romania

A citizen of Romania, Bogdan joined Envipco as the Managing Director of Envipco Solutions Romania in 2019. Together with a local team, he setup all manufacturing processes in order to meet highest quality requirements needed in Envipco's mechanical parts. Bogdan has almost 20 years experience in retail as COO of a local retail chain managing 15 stores and over 400 employees as well as CEO in mechanical manufacturing companies with more than 100 employees. Bogdan completed his university studies at Faculty of Economic Studies and Law, West University Timisoara, Romania.

Danica Pletz (2)

Human Resources Manager Europe

A citizen of Germany, Danica joined Envipco in 2016 as a student supporting several departments with previous experience as a Head Hunter and in the Insurance industry. In 2018 she started working as Human Resources Manager for Germany until her role was extended to Europe assuming the additional responsibility of overseeing Data Protection. Danica holds a Bachelor Degree (LL.B) and a Master Degree (LL.M) in Business Law and is specialised in the areas of Labour Law and Data Protection Law from the University of Osnabrück.

Danica Pletz (2)

Human Resources Manager Europe

A citizen of Germany, Danica joined Envipco in 2016 as a student supporting several departments with previous experience as a Head Hunter and in the Insurance industry. In 2018 she started working as Human Resources Manager for Germany until her role was extended to Europe assuming the additional responsibility of overseeing Data Protection. Danica holds a Bachelor Degree (LL.B) and a Master Degree (LL.M) in Business Law and is specialised in the areas of Labour Law and Data Protection Law from the University of Osnabrück.

Lars Haglof (5)

Managing Director, Sweden

A citizen of Sweden, Lars joined Envipco in 2015 with responsibility to build the Nordic operations with a focus on Sweden. Prior to joining Envipco, Lars was CEO of a medical logistics company that he built into the market leader. He also has 20 years experience in leadership roles with other reverse vending companies in Sweden. Lars comes from an entrepreneurial background and has extensive experience in setting up and building new businesses.

Lars Haglof (5)

Managing Director, Sweden

A citizen of Sweden, Lars joined Envipco in 2015 with responsibility to build the Nordic operations with a focus on Sweden. Prior to joining Envipco, Lars was CEO of a medical logistics company that he built into the market leader. He also has 20 years experience in leadership roles with other reverse vending companies in Sweden. Lars comes from an entrepreneurial background and has extensive experience in setting up and building new businesses.

Michael Wellman (1)

President, Collection Services Division

A citizen of the United States, Mike is President of Container Collection Services at Envipco with more than 30 years experience in beverage container recycling and solid waste management. Before joining Envipco, he held several executive positions that include Region President for Waste Management Inc., COO of another major reverse vending company and COO for TransLoad America Inc. Mike did his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University and holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from Connecticut State University.

Michael Wellman (1)

President, Collection Services Division

A citizen of the United States, Mike is President of Container Collection Services at Envipco with more than 30 years experience in beverage container recycling and solid waste management. Before joining Envipco, he held several executive positions that include Region President for Waste Management Inc., COO of another major reverse vending company and COO for TransLoad America Inc. Mike did his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University and holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from Connecticut State University.

Dilraj Chawla (1)

CFO EPC

A citizen of the United Kingdom, Raj is Chief Financial Officer of Envipco Group with over 25 years of finance and accounting experience in public practice, manufacturing and service industries. He oversees all accounting functions for Envipco and is responsible for Group reporting. He is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Raj earned a degree in accounting from Guru Nanak Dev University in India.

Dilraj Chawla (1)

CFO EPC

A citizen of the United Kingdom, Raj is Chief Financial Officer of Envipco Group with over 25 years of finance and accounting experience in public practice, manufacturing and service industries. He oversees all accounting functions for Envipco and is responsible for Group reporting. He is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Raj earned a degree in accounting from Guru Nanak Dev University in India.

Silke Schmelcher (1)

VP Engineering

A citizen of the United States and native of Germany, Silke joined Envipco in 2009 as Mechanical Engineer, currently leading the R&D team as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Envipco, Silke was a Mechanical Design Engineer for a leading Industrial Laundry Equipment company, launching her career in the German car industry. Silke earned her Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wuerzburg, before moving to the United States.

Silke Schmelcher (1)

VP Engineering

A citizen of the United States and native of Germany, Silke joined Envipco in 2009 as Mechanical Engineer, currently leading the R&D team as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Envipco, Silke was a Mechanical Design Engineer for a leading Industrial Laundry Equipment company, launching her career in the German car industry. Silke earned her Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wuerzburg, before moving to the United States.

Spencer Roberts (4)

Managing Director, UK

A citizen of the United Kingdom, Spencer joined Envipco early in 2019 with responsibility to establish the UK business. He brings extensive experience working in senior management roles within retail technology and has delivered multiple large capital projects and Services into most of the large UK Retailers. He also held global responsibility for Sales & Marketing within the Supply Chain & Logistics industry. Spencer holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Open University.

Spencer Roberts (4)

Managing Director, UK

A citizen of the United Kingdom, Spencer joined Envipco early in 2019 with responsibility to establish the UK business. He brings extensive experience working in senior management roles within retail technology and has delivered multiple large capital projects and Services into most of the large UK Retailers. He also held global responsibility for Sales & Marketing within the Supply Chain & Logistics industry. Spencer holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Open University.

Tina Bergers (1)

VP Customer Relations

A citizen of the United States, Tina has worked in the recycling industry for over 30 years. Tina is Vice President of Customer Relations and is responsible for customer care and management, as well as the oversight of the company’s billing and administration functions. She has been a life-long resident of Connecticut, and currently serves as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for St. John’s Family Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tina earned her Bachelor of Business Administration & Management degree from Western Connecticut State University.

Tina Bergers (1)

VP Customer Relations

A citizen of the United States, Tina has worked in the recycling industry for over 30 years. Tina is Vice President of Customer Relations and is responsible for customer care and management, as well as the oversight of the company’s billing and administration functions. She has been a life-long resident of Connecticut, and currently serves as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for St. John’s Family Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tina earned her Bachelor of Business Administration & Management degree from Western Connecticut State University.

Una Petroske (1)

VP Technology

A citizen of the United States, Una joined Envipco in 2003 and is Vice President of Technology. She currently oversees the global systems infrastructure. Prior to joining Envipco, Una was the IT Director of another major reverse vending company. She is a resident of Connecticut and has worked as an IT consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers before being engaged in the recycling industry. Una is currently an elected member of the Milford Board of Education and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southern Connecticut State University.

Una Petroske (1)

VP Technology

A citizen of the United States, Una joined Envipco in 2003 and is Vice President of Technology. She currently oversees the global systems infrastructure. Prior to joining Envipco, Una was the IT Director of another major reverse vending company. She is a resident of Connecticut and has worked as an IT consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers before being engaged in the recycling industry. Una is currently an elected member of the Milford Board of Education and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southern Connecticut State University.

Yann Massy (3)

Managing Director France & Greece / Sr. Dir. Business Development Europe & Middle East

A citizen of France, Yann manages the business development for South East Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. He is also Managing Director of Envipco France and Envipco Hellas. Prior to joining Envipco, he was a Development Director at Sorepla for more than 10 years. Yann earned an Executive MBA from HEC Business School in France and holds a Master's Degree in Economy from La Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Yann Massy (3)

Managing Director France & Greece / Sr. Dir. Business Development Europe & Middle East

A citizen of France, Yann manages the business development for South East Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. He is also Managing Director of Envipco France and Envipco Hellas. Prior to joining Envipco, he was a Development Director at Sorepla for more than 10 years. Yann earned an Executive MBA from HEC Business School in France and holds a Master's Degree in Economy from La Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

The business addresses of the members of our Senior Management are:
(1) Envipco - 99 Great Hill Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770 USA
(2) Envipco Automaten GmbH - Gartenkamp 120, 49492 Westerkappeln, Germany
(3) Envipco France SA - 29, rue Marcel Dassault, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
(4) Envipco (UK) Ltd, Rosewell House, 2A Harvest Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8QJ,
(5) Envipco Sweden AB, Räfstylla 51, 78194 Borlänge, Sweden
(6) Envipco Solutions S.R.L., Strada Livezii nr. 41, Alba Iulia, Romania
(7) Envipco Holding NV, Van Asch van Wijckstraat 4, 3811 LP Amersfoort, the Netherlands



The Company – 180+ people who work for Envipco are the most important group internally. It is a main task of the Executive Management Team & Executive Leadership Group to make sure they can fulfill their potential through clear direction, support and development. Overall, we all follow and measure ourselves against the vision and values of the business and the defined Growth Plan, ultimately to create a high energy, diverse, and successful business.