GBB Vice President Thomas P. Reardon Elected Vice Director of SWANA’s Waste-to-Energy Technical Division

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Thomas P. Reardon

Thomas P. Reardon

Fairfax, VA (September 28, 2012) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to report that the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced the election of Thomas P. Reardon, GBB Vice President, as Vice Director of its Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Technical Division.

SWANA’s WTE Division has a number of key programs and products to accomplish its goal of ensuring that this technology, and other emerging waste combustion technologies, are recognized for what they are – some of the cleanest and most responsible forms of waste management. The Division provides industry professionals with the information and professional contacts they need to improve their plant operations while encouraging innovation to enhance WTE’s role as a viable option for solid waste management and an expanded source for clean, reliable, and renewable power.

As elected Vice Director, Mr. Reardon is a member of the Division’s Executive Committee and Steering Committee. Key responsibilities, in addition to contributing to meetings and quarterly teleconferences, include assisting Director Chantal Babensee (Residuals Management Division Manager, Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada) in fulfilling her duties, and mentoring Committee Chairs in completion of their duties. When his term expires, Mr. Reardon will advance into the position of Division Director (with approval of a majority of the Division Steering Committee) for a term of two years.

“In the past few years, I moderated WTE-related sessions and made presentations on the latest on WTE and Conversion Technologies at various events, including WASTECON and SWANA’s Senior Executive Seminar,” said Reardon. “I am honored and excited at the prospect of working closely with the Division Director in advancing and expanding the division’s program, and look forward to contribute toward achieving the Division’s goal.”

Mr. Reardon has more than 27 years of experience in solid waste business management, project management, cost analysis, cost engineering, and contract administration. His background includes extensive WTE facility management experience and expertise in project management, contract and subcontract management, project control, and procedure development and implementation. Since joining GBB in 2009, he has been project manager for several confidential technology review projects, conducted and compiled detailed marketplace analysis reports for new product lines, assessed alternative waste-to-energy technologies, and assisted with their business development and planning efforts.

He has been, or currently is, Project Manager for multiple waste to energy & conversion technology projects, including: renewable energy projects for Prince William County, VA, which includes the development of an emerging demonstration plant; waste-to-fuel feasibility study for the City of Plano, TX; preparation of a detailed engineering and economic evaluation for the use of MSW as fuel in the generation of power utilizing various conversion technologies and parameters for the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

For over 10 years, prior to joining GBB, Mr. Reardon was Business Manager for Covanta Projects, Inc., where he was responsible for managing all financial, business, administration, and operational aspects of Covanta’s 975 ton per day Alexandria/Arlington and 3,000 ton per day Fairfax County WTE facilities in Virginia.

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,, or call 703-573-5800.