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Envipco is a leading reverse vending machine technology company with over four decades of experience providing systems for all sizes of enterprise – from small to large – with customized recycling solutions. Partnering with Envipco will ensure a smooth implementation and provide best in class support for your on-going operations.

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Who we are

What makes us different

The founding of Envipco started as a desire to help recover and support material reuse of beverage containers. That was over forty years ago and this has been our single focus since then – we are at our heart a company that accelerates recycling, to really help our customers become sustainable, and to drive the circular economy. We have examples of this operating across the world with retailers, municipalities, and the beverage industry. Our professional and service oriented teams are ready to develop the best solution for each situation.

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Our Mission

Emerging as the forward-thinking leader, we continuously invest in developing and offering innovative technology solutions for drinks packaging recycling. We have a clear strategy for accelerated growth and are committed to delivering excellent products and services to our customers, tangible results to our investors, and a great place to work.

Our Vision

At Envipco, we are creating a cleaner world for future generations through our recycling technology.

Our Goals

Envipco aims to spread out and extend its services to additional states in North America and in many countries in Europe where new Deposit Return Schemes are established. We are working hard to create a cleaner world for future generations.

Executive Management Team

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    Simon Bolton (United Kingdom)


    A citizen of the United Kingdom, Simon joined Envipco in 2020 as CEO. Prior to joining Envipco, he was CEO International of Waterlogic, a UK company with a global reach, 2500 employees and USD 350 million revenue. Simon previously held senior management positions at General Electric, Invensys and other industrial/technology companies. Simon holds an MBA degree from IMD Lausanne, a MSc degree in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University (UK) and a BEng degree from Imperial College London.

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    Robert Lincoln (United States)

    President and COO

    A citizen of the United States, Bob joined Envipco in 2010 as corporation president with leadership responsibility over the company's technology development initiatives, core business development, and new market activities. He currently also oversees global operations and production. Prior to joining Envipco, Bob was the president of another major reverse vending company. He is a native of Connecticut and began his career at Proctor & Gamble before being engaged in the recycling industry. Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University.
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    Derk Visser (Netherlands)

    Group CFO

    A citizen of The Netherlands, Derk is the Group CFO of Envipco, with more than 20 years of international financial leadership experience, in manufacturing and retail industries. Derk holds a master degree in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht, is a Registered Accountant (CPA equivalent, University of Maastricht) and Registered Controller (Free University of Amsterdam).

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    Filomena Cionti (Germany)

    Vice President Human Resources
    A Dual citizen of both Germany and her native Italy, Filomena joined Envipco in 2022 as Human Resource Director Europe. She joins Envipco from Balda Medical GmbH, a part of the Stevanato Group as HR Country Manager with 400+ headcount. Her formal education is within literature and commercial law. Filomena has extensive experience from working in pan-European teams and managing recruiting as well as HR development in multiple countries.
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    Fons Buurman (Netherlands)

    VP Business Development Europe

    A citizen of The Netherlands, Fons is the VP Business Development Europe, responsible for building out the organization in the greater European area. Prior to joining Envipco, Fons held Marketing, Sales and Business Development positions in international consumer packaging industry with Tetra Pak and WestRock and in Consumer Electronics with Philips. Fons holds a bachelor degree from the Haarlem Business School.

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    Andreea Nedea (Romania)

    Group Chief Operations Officer 

    A citizen of Bucharest, Andreea joined Envipco in 2023 as Chief Operations Officer. She joins Envipco from Aptiv, where she held the position of Global Supply Chain Planning Director, and in the past had management roles in companies such as Honeywell International.
    Andreea has extensive experience in all aspects of operations and supply chain from customer and demand management, sourcing, and lean manufacturing and strategy. 

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    Andrew Keene (United States)

    Chief Technology Officer

    A citizen of United States, Andrew joined Envipco in 2022 with responsibility for the Group's Chief Technology Office. He came from a role as Head of Hardware Engineering at Mobile Robot Producer. 

    Andrew has 28 years experience from Product Design & Engineering in from a variety of companies; Sharkninja, Insulet, Keurig, Gillette, Raytheon and Bosch. He holds degrees as Masters of Business Administration from Boston College and Master of Science Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

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    Terje Hanserud (Germany)

    Director Special Programs

    A citizen of Norway, Terje joined Envipco in 2014 with responsibility for the Group's R&D and Manufacturing activities. He came from a role as CEO of a startup company within sensor technology. For 14 years prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and CTO for another major reverse vending company. Terje has extensive experience from technology innovation and international business development in a variety of fields including miniature gas sensors, recycling machinery, computers and national deposit systems. Terje earned a M.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Technology.

Extended Leadership Group

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    Bogdan Purcherea (Romania)

    Managing Director, Romania

    A citizen of Romania, Bogdan joined Envipco as the Managing Director of Envipco Solutions Romania in 2019. Together with a local team, he setup all manufacturing processes in order to meet highest quality requirements needed in Envipco's mechanical parts. Bogdan has almost 20 years experience in retail as COO of a local retail chain managing 15 stores and over 400 employees as well as CEO in mechanical manufacturing companies with more than 100 employees. Bogdan completed his university studies at Faculty of Economic Studies and Law, West University Timisoara, Romania.
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    Lars Haglof (Sweden)

    Managing Director, Sweden

    A citizen of Sweden, Lars joined Envipco in 2015 with responsibility to build the Nordic operations with a focus on Sweden. Prior to joining Envipco, Lars was CEO of a medical logistics company that he built into the market leader. He also has 20 years experience in leadership roles with other reverse vending companies in Sweden. Lars comes from an entrepreneurial background and has extensive experience in setting up and building new businesses.
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    Dilraj Chawla (United States)


    A citizen of the United Kingdom, Raj is Chief Financial Officer of Envipco Group with over 25 years of finance and accounting experience in public practice, manufacturing and service industries. He oversees all accounting functions for Envipco and is responsible for Group reporting. He is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Raj earned a degree in accounting from Guru Nanak Dev University in India.
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    Silke Schmelcher (United States)

    VP Engineering

    A citizen of the United States and native of Germany, Silke joined Envipco in 2009 as Mechanical Engineer, currently leading the R&D team as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Envipco, Silke was a Mechanical Design Engineer for a leading Industrial Laundry Equipment company, launching her career in the German car industry. Silke earned her Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wuerzburg, before moving to the United States.
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    Spencer Roberts (United Kingdom)

    Managing Director, UK

    A citizen of the United Kingdom, Spencer joined Envipco early in 2019 with responsibility to establish the UK business. He brings extensive experience working in senior management roles within retail technology and has delivered multiple large capital projects and Services into most of the large UK Retailers. He also held global responsibility for Sales & Marketing within the Supply Chain & Logistics industry. Spencer holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Open University.
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    Tina Bergers (United States)

    President, Container Collection Services

    A citizen of the United States, Tina has worked in the recycling industry for over 35 years and brings extensive experience in multiple leadership roles. She has been a life-long resident of Connecticut, and currently serves as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for St. John’s Family Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tina earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western Connecticut State University.

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    Una Petroske (United States)

    VP Technology

    A citizen of the United States, Una joined Envipco in 2003 and is Vice President of Technology. She currently oversees the global systems infrastructure. Prior to joining Envipco, Una was the IT Director of another major reverse vending company. She is a resident of Connecticut and has worked as an IT consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers before being engaged in the recycling industry. Una is currently an elected member of the Milford Board of Education and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southern Connecticut State University.
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    Yann Massy (France)

    Managing Director France & Greece / Sr. Dir. Business Development Europe & Middle East

    A citizen of France, Yann manages the business development for South East Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. He is also Managing Director of Envipco France and Envipco Hellas. Prior to joining Envipco, he was a Development Director at Sorepla for more than 10 years. Yann earned an Executive MBA from HEC Business School in France and holds a Master's Degree in Economy from La Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
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    Nick Augelli (United States)

    VP Manufacturing

    A citizen of the United States, Nick has worked in the recycling manufacturing industry for over 30 years. Serving as Vice President of Manufacturing, Nick oversees all aspects of Envipco’s global manufacturing and supply chain operations. Nick’s experiences and extensive training in Lean Manufacturing practices and techniques allows for the production of reverse vending equipment with exceptional and consistent quality while eliminating waste, optimizing processes, keeping down costs, and boosting innovation.

The business addresses of the members of our Senior Management are:
(1) Envipco - 99 Great Hill Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770 USA
(2) Envipco Automaten GmbH - Anton-Storch-Strasse 15, 49080 Osnabruck, Germany
(3) Envipco France SA - 29, rue Marcel Dassault, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
(4) Envipco (UK) Ltd, Rosewell House, 2A Harvest Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8QJ,
(5) Envipco Sweden AB, Räfstylla 51, 78194 Borlänge, Sweden
(6) Envipco Solutions S.R.L., Strada Livezii nr. 41, Alba Iulia, Romania
(7) Envipco Holding NV, Van Asch van Wijckstraat 4, 3811 LP Amersfoort, the Netherlands

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