JWC Environmental Names Troy Heimerl Director of North American Municipal Sales

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Troy Heimerl

SANTA ANA, Calif. — JWC Environmental is pleased to announce that Troy Heimerl has been promoted to Director of North American Municipal Sales. This newly created position will allow the company to make further investments in serving its customers while supporting the needs of its world-class partner network.

Mr. Heimerl exhibits the industry passion and leadership that our business was based on, and he has been an encouraging and motivating mentor to his team during his tenure at JWC,” says Greg Guard, VP Sales for JWC Environmental. “This role brings Troy’s passion to our partners and customers on a national scale, and gives our dedicated partner network a more streamlined channel for communication.”

Heimerl brings over 20 years of wastewater industry experience to this role. Before becoming Midwest Regional Sales Manager for JWC, he spent 10 years as a manufacturer’s representative for Quality Flow Systems, and another 10 years with Electric Pump primarily covering the Minnesota and South Dakota municipal markets.

“This is an especially exciting time in the history of our company,” explains Guard. “Our recent acquisition of IPEC Consultants Ltd. has allowed us to expand our successful screenings products to a larger audience. Our newest generation of Wipes Ready Muffin Monster® grinders is more effective and reliable at taking on tough debris than ever before. We’re very positive that these enhanced product offerings, along with our robust sales network, will allow us to better partner with our customers for their long-term needs”.


JWC’s Corporate Headquarters Has Moved

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JWC's North American Headquarters has moved. 2850 S. Red Hill Ave., Suite 125, Santa Ana, CA 92705, USA

JWC’s Corporate headquarters has moved to the new location above effective April 11, 2016.  The address on Paularino Avenue in Costa Mesa, CA is now closed. All JWC personnel who were located at the Costa Mesa office are now at the new JWC headquarters location.

There are no changes to phone numbers, emails or any other JWC locations.

Find our other global locations & your local distributor here.

JWC Environmental Appoints Industry Leader Ken Biele as CEO

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JWC Environmental is pleased to announce that Ken Biele is joining the organization as our new Chief Executive Officer, reporting to the Board. He will lead the company as we expand into new international and industrial markets while ensuring that our customers continue to benefit from best-in-class service, quality, and cutting-edge technology. Mr. Biele comes to JWCE from Emerson Electric Company, where he held positions in strategic planning, business development and general management. Most recently, he served as President for the Rosemount Analytical Group of Emerson Process Management.

“We at JWCE are excited that Ken is joining our organization. His arrival marks the next yet to be written chapter in our proud 40 year history. JWCE has a bright future and Ken will certainly be a key element in our continued efforts to service the global marketplace“, said Ronald A. Duecker, JWC Environmental President and COO.

Mr. Biele has extensive experience managing rapid growth and change within organizations. During his 16 years with Emerson, he successfully led the acquisition of several businesses, expanded channels in international markets, and led the introduction of new product lines. Prior to joining Emerson, Mr. Biele held engineering and development positions in the chemical industry.

Mr. Biele holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary.

“Ken has a tremendous background and track record. His work ethic and leadership will be a great addition to the JWCE team. We look forward to working together to enhance and expand the powerful value proposition this company provides to its customers,” said Matt Anderson of Windjammer Capital Investors.

JWC Environmental is a global leader in solids reduction and separation systems for customers in several industries, including wastewater treatment, petroleum, food processing, agriculture, marine, recycling, product destruction and more. In 1973, JWCE invented the Muffin Monster®, the world’s first dual-shafted wastewater grinder. Today, JWCE has shipped over 35,000 waste shredders and screens worldwide and our employees are committed to providing customers with cutting-edge technologies, services and value.

JWC Introduces Their New Industrial Sales Manager

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Tom Smith


With the Industrial Business Unit at full speed, it was time to welcome a new addition to the team. Tom Smith has joined us as Industrial Sales Manager, Middle Markets. Tom will be working alongside Michael Wolf, Inside Account Manager, and Gary Smith, Sales Manager for Industrial Distribution to continue our course of success and to drive industrial sales higher.

Tom comes to the team with over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing with a history of success in new market development. His background ranges from sales & operational roles at White Cap to medical sales at Ossur. Before leaving Ossur to join JWC, he was recognized as the top-performing customer development specialist in growth (107% in 2011) and earned the Customer Acquisition Top Performer Award for 2011. He is an asset to our team!

“I base my success on the partnerships and relationships I build with customers as well as fellow co-workers. Without the two synergistically entwined, we as a company cannot reach our full potential.”

Tom will focus his efforts to develop ways to expand our business and identify high-value prospect companies and contacts to not only meet but exceed his sales target for 2013.


Industrial Waste Expert Gregory S. Guard Joins JWC

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Growing industrial sales mean a new era for JWC with more opportunities opening up every day. On Monday Greg Guard joined us as Vice President in charge of our Industrial Business Unit. Greg will work with Mike Wolf, Inside Account Manager and Gary Smith, Sales Manager, Industrial Distribution to implement the strategic plan to drive industrial sales higher.

Greg has extensive experience with two private equity-owned companies and brings a decade of experience growing companies, both organically and by acquisition.

“I am truly excited Greg is joining our organization,“ said Ron Duecker. “Now that we have expanded our R&D group, Greg’s addition will better enable us to aggressively pursue vast new market segments and bring Monsters to more of the world.”

“I really enjoy working at private equity-owned companies,” said Greg. “They’re focused, disciplined and we have time and support to build this new market.”

Greg described the importance of implementing the strategic plan and goals. “We’re going to invest in this, we’re going to do this right,” he said. “The Industrial team and I will work diligently and listen to customers to come up with products customers crave.”

Greg has two decades of experience in the industrial waste market including several years at industry giant, Waste Management. Most recently he was Chief Marketing Officer for ThermoFluids, an oil recycling company based in Scottsdale, AZ which also transported industrial wastewater. The company was a start-up and Greg worked with the leadership team taking the company to the highest level of EBITDA typically seen in the industry. The company was recently purchased by Heckmann Corporation, owned by the former head of US Filter.

Prior to building ThermoFluids sales operations, Greg was Western Group President for Wastequip, a manufacturer of dumpsters and containers with annual sales of $500-million. Prior to that, he spent eight years with Waste Management moving up to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Western Group. He oversaw the $3-billion business unit including the commercial, industrial, landfills and recycling operations for the Western US. Greg and his team helped integrate operations as the company improved customer service, operations and EBITDA.

“Customers end up leading us in the right direction,” said Greg. “I’m a big believer in listening to the voice of the customer. JWC already started voice of the customer visits and that’s key for our success. Every win helps – big or small.”