Wastech Engineering, one of Australia’s leading providers of waste management and resource recovery solutions, has elevated Scott Russell to the newly-created position of CEO as the company looks to build on its rapid growth.
Mr Russell joined Wastech in 2020 as General Manager after more than 25 years in the industrials sector, including two decades in waste management. In his new role which becomes effective immediately, he will lead the company’s day-to-day operations with a strong focus on servicing a growing customer base as the lifeblood of the business.
In making the appointment, Wastech Managing Director, Neil Bone, will turn his focus to steering the company’s product development strategy as it seeks to cement its reputation as an innovation leader across design engineering and manufacturing solutions. He will continue to serve on the Board.
Mr Bone said that Wastech was well placed to build on the significant momentum of recent years.
“Scott’s elevation and the creation of the CEO role is a clear statement of intent on behalf of the senior management team and Board to take the business to the next level. Scott’s extensive experience in the waste management sector, particularly in the resources and infrastructure markets across Australia and New Zealand, will ensure we can keep pursuing our ambitious growth agenda”, Mr Bone said.
“Wastech has been at the forefront of Australian engineering innovation for more than 25 years and we’ve always sought to improve our products and services through investment in research and development, adoption of best-practice design, and the procurement of high-quality technology and materials. The forward-thinking aspect of what we’re about as a business is my great passion, and it’s why I’ve taken the decision to dedicate more of my time and energy in that area”, he said.
Mr Russell welcomed the opportunity to lead the business through its next phase of growth.
“I’m looking forward to leading Wastech through its next period of growth and grateful for the faith that Neil and the Board have shown in me. Our strategic and operational priorities for the next few years are clear, and it’s exciting to be afforded the opportunity to deliver on that plan and reinforce the strong competitive position that Wastech has established”, he said.
“Material recovery and recycling is becoming even more important in a world where environmental sustainability is critical for businesses and communities alike. Wastech has an important role to play in supporting our clients with the next generation of products and services that will help them navigate the waste management challenge facing all of us”, Mr Russell said.
Throughout his career, Mr Russell has held various roles in the industrial, resources and infrastructure segments of the waste management sector including senior management positions with Cleanaway and Tox Free Solutions.