MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ -- Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced that Joey Neuhoff, vice president of client business management, has been named a 2014 Canadian Waste Sector Executive of the Year by the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA). Now in its second year, the Canadian Waste Sector Executive of the Year awards recognize the year's most accomplished individuals in the private and public Canadian waste sector.
"I'm deeply honored to receive this prestigious award from the OWMA," said Neuhoff. "Ontario is leading the way in sustainable waste management and I'm proud to have played a part through Covanta's development efforts of the Durham York Energy Centre. I look forward to continuing our efforts in Canada to provide municipalities with sustainable waste solutions that generate clean energy and protect the environment."
Neuhoff has led Covanta's development efforts for the design and construction of the Durham York Energy Centre in Clarington, Ontario, the first greenfield Energy-from-Waste (EfW) project in North America since 1995. The EfW facility is nearing completion and will process 140,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste per year and generate 17.5 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to supply approximately 10,000 homes.
"The greatest assets that organizations in the waste and recycling arena have are their people, and that's why OWMA and its national partners are pleased to recognize outstanding leaders like Joey Neuhoff through the annual Canadian Executive of the Year Awards," said Robert Cook, OWMA's CEO. "Joey has displayed all the qualities that the selection committee looks for in award candidates including strong ethics, vision and leadership, innovative business achievements, and social/environmental responsibility, providing external value to his organization."
OWMA also honored Mirka Januszkiewicz, Director of Waste Services from the Region of Durham, in the Large Municipality category. Januszkiewicz was recognized for her significant efforts in leading the successful development of the Durham York Energy Centre on behalf of Durham Region.
Commenting on Januszkiewicz's award Neuhoff said, "I feel privileged to have worked closely with Mirka for the past five years on the development of the Durham York Energy Centre. She is an outstanding professional who is dedicated and results driven. Under her leadership, Durham Region's programs have become a model for integrated sustainable waste and resource management."
Winners were recognized at the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference that took place in Toronto from November 19 to November 20, 2014.
Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. The Company's 45 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with environmentally sound solid waste disposal by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 480,000 tons of metal. Energy-from-Waste facilities reduce greenhouse gases, complement recycling and are a critical component to sustainable solid waste management. For more information, visit www.covanta.com.
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