Veransa Group, Inc., a company that transforms green waste into valuable commodities on an industrial scale through vertical integration of waste collection centers and manufacturing facilities, has hired Dave Vaughn as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will be integral in Veransa’s rapid growth by driving best practices across the company’s operations, managing integrations of acquisitions and greenfield locations, and overseeing the development of compost and other sustainable, beneficial reuse, products.
Dave Vaughn brings over 35 years of experience in the environmental services and waste collections industry, including 17+ years of executive operational leadership in the organic recycling space. Before joining Veransa, he served as executive vice president of the West Region at Denali Water Solutions, a leading diversified environmental services company focused on wastewater, water residuals, and biosolids products and services, including composting and green waste recycling.
Prior to Denali Water Solutions, Vaughn’s experience included roles as executive vice president at Athens Services, family-owned waste collection and recycling company in greater Los Angeles. He also served as vice president and senior director at Recology, where he was responsible for optimizing their operations and driving the strategic direction. “I am extremely excited to join the talented team of industry leaders with the Veransa Group,” said Vaughn.
“Dave’s operational expertise and wealth of knowledge in Veransa’s space is a perfect match with who we are and where we are headed,” said Roger Johansson, co-founder of Veransa who had temporarily served as Interim CEO and will remain an integral part of the leadership team focused on business development and growth initiatives.