Consultant and Public-Sector Senior Executive has over 20 Years of Solid Waste Management Experience
(Fairfax, VA – December 1, 2011) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that John G. Carlton, P.E., BCEE, has joined the firm as Vice President. Based in New Jersey, he has more than 22 years of solid waste management experience both as a consultant and in executive positions for public-sector authorities.
“We’re happy to welcome John as part of GBB’s senior executive and consulting team,” said Harvey W. Gershman, GBB President. “In addition to the important contribution that he’ll provide in advancing GBB’s business development efforts, his unique and strong combination of experience as a consultant and as a senior executive with two public-sector authorities will further advance the depth of expertise that GBB offers to clients.”
“Focused exclusively on solid waste management, GBB has a depth of experience and track record of creating nationally recognized success stories,” noted Carlton. “I look forward to the challenges ahead and working hard to help create success for GBB’s clients.”
Prior to joining GBB, Mr. Carlton was Client Service Manager and Senior Project Manager at Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., for nearly 5 years. He was the company-wide discipline leader for solid waste planning and management, and was responsible for client service, business development, and project management in a multi-state region. He served as Project Director and Project Manager for landfill baseliner and closure designs, landfill and composting operator procurements, waste composition studies, solid waste management plan development, waste-to-energy and landfill photovoltaic projects. Mr. Carlton also served as Project Director for environmental site assessments, environmental permitting, energy audits, energy conservation retrofit measures, and water conservation and wastewater planning. Early in his career, he spent 5 years as an Engineer with Killam Associates Consulting Engineers, where he planned, designed, permitted and evaluated industrial and solid waste management facilities.
He also has over 12 years of experience in the public sector. As Executive Director of the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County, in Oxford, NJ, he oversaw an integrated solid waste system comprised of a mass-burn waste-to-energy facility, landfill, recycling program, household hazardous waste and electronics collection program, and enforcement program with a $15 million annual budget. He led the County’s strategic planning for this system and successfully negotiated numerous agreements with the labor union, host community, and contractors for the waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities. A major accomplishment during his tenure was the elimination of $83 million of Authority debt over an 8-year period.
As Director of the Hunterdon County Utilities Authority Division of Solid Waste and Recycling Services, Flemington, NJ for 3 years in the mid-1990s, he administered a $10 million annual budget and also led the strategic planning for the County’s solid waste management plan. He provided oversight of a transfer station, recycling program, household hazardous waste program, and educational program.
He is very actively involved with local and national environmental and waste associations. He’s been President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and has served on the New Jersey Chapter Board since 2004. Mr. Carlton is currently the SWANA Planning & Management Division International Board Representative. He is also currently on the Solid Waste Management Committee for the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and has served on the board of the New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities.
Mr. Carlton is a Registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. He taught a senior-level undergraduate course entitled “Design of Solid Waste Treatment Systems” at the Rutgers University Department of Bioresource Engineering and continues to be a guest lecturer.
GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com or call 703-573-5800.