Sharon Kneiss, EIA president and CEO, says Germain’s expertise in the two areas will allow her to immediately serve as an industry authority on waste and recycling issues. She will work with the EIA Landfill Institute and EIA’s Recycling Committee and will focus on ensuring EIA members have the latest information and analysis on waste handling and diversion. Germain will work to bring the industry perspective to regulators and build relationships with regulatory agencies on behalf of the industry. Germain’s duties also will include public speaking and media interviews.
Prior to coming to EIA, Germain was the engineering and technology chief for the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, where she oversaw environmental monitoring and compliance, engineering, building and vehicle maintenance and landfill gas facility design and operations for the state.
In addition, Germain served as the international president of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), which recognized her with its Distinguished Individual Achievement Award in its Landfill Division.
Kneiss says, “I have no doubt that Anne’s background and expertise in waste and recycling management will enable her to build a well-respected program that delivers technical information about waste management technologies, including the engineering and use of landfills; recycling and composting; and emerging technologies for waste reduction.”
She adds, “I look forward to seeing her expand our resources for NSWMA-WASTEC members, become a spokesperson for the industry and facilitate our efforts to offer leadership on all things waste and recycling.”