Ontario, Canada-based Eco Waste Solutions announces senior leadership changes resulting in what the company calls the “first all-female executive team in the North American waste-to-energy industry.”
As part of the changes, Andrea Montague has been promoted to CFO, Tracey Goldberg has been promoted to VP of sales, and Kim Docksteader has been promoted to VP of engineering.
“We recognize that a female leadership team in this industry is considered noteworthy or even groundbreaking,” Jean Lucas, president of Eco Waste, says. “But in our case, it was a natural next step. In addition to attracting great new talent, our company nurtures our existing employees. These women are highly qualified, proven leaders who were ready to make this transition.”
Montague has been with Eco Waste for almost 14 years, starting as senior accountant with a background in investment banking and auditing. Today, she’s responsible for overall financial management, long-range business planning and program management. Her appointment as CFO formalizes a role she has been performing for most of 2018.
Goldberg joined Eco Waste in 2006 as part of the sales team. Since then, she’s been tasked with growing the company’s business, particularly in the mining industry.
Docksteader came to Eco Waste in 2002 upon her graduation from the engineering program at McMaster University. In the past 16 years, she’s been a significant part of many of the company’s key project, and today oversees Eco Waste’s engineering disciplines supporting R&D, production and customer service.
Lucas, part of Eco Waste herself for 18 years, stresses that it’s a long-term commitment to developing diverse talent that has resulted in the new leadership team and contributed to the company being recently recognized with an Employer of Choice Award.
“Organizational support for talented people, regardless of gender or any other factor, is how we’ve built a world-class company—and we’ll continue to do that,” Lucas says.