Mr. Rougelot knows recycling. He brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in recycling, operations, finance, and mergers and acquisitions to ECO2. As the founder of Recycling Resource, he led it to become one of the strongest recycling competitors in California. After Recycling Resource was acquired by Tomra Pacific, Inc., Rougelot served as President of the commercial division, building Tomra into one of the largest beverage container recyclers in the United States. Prior to joining ECO2, Mr. Rougelot was engaged through Stone Yamashita Partners as a strategic consultant with The Coca Cola Company. He earned his MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
Mr. Janz has over twenty years of management executive experience with leading start-ups, integrating acquisitions, operations improvement and manufacturing turn-around. Most recently, Mr. Janz was Executive Vice President with Pitt Plastics, Inc., where he was responsible for operational changes that reduced spoilage by 20% and increased productivity by 10%. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Janz served as President of Natures Natural Water Company, LLC, where he developed the business plan and financials and business strategy. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Janz worked as a consultant specializing in acquisitions and profit improvement. During this time, he developed integration strategy and acquisition candidates of Asian-based companies for Europe and North America, assessed acquisition candidates in the Health and Beauty Aids (HBA)/ Food/Beverage/Spirits markets for private equity firms and developed cost reducing strategies for Water/Beverage/Food and HBA markets for Portola Packaging Inc. Mr. Janz co-authored an update to Understanding Lean Initiatives with David Rizzardo and Richard Brooks, updating the application of lean initiatives to the packaging industry. Prior to 2005, Mr. Janz held several positions with Portola Packaging, Inc. Mr. Janz received a Masters in Business Administration degree in 1976 and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 1973 from the University of Florida.
Mr. Lawrence has over 25 years of corporate finance, information technology, purchasing and energy management experience. He was instrumental in the development of the Energy Management System that won the California Flex Your Power Award which was adopted as the de facto standard by the US D.O.E. for energy management for all industry in the U.S. Mr. Lawrence served as a Corporate Accounting Manager for Del Monte Foods where he developed, installed and managed various accounting systems related to general ledger, cost accounting, purchasing and logistics management. He also oversaw and managed variable, fixed and capital spending for the entire Western Operations. Mr. Lawrence received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from U.O.P.