Business & Industry Connection (BIC Magazine) recently interviewed Area President Vince Scheerer about his career path and his 32-years of experience in the environmental services industry. Vince oversees our ES Gulf region and is based in Houston, TX. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“I started as a compliance technician for a small electroplating facility back in 1991, transitioned into the environmental services industry in 1993 and since have held positions in both operations and sales,” Scheerer said. “I’ve been fortunate to have had several leaders that acted as mentors for my development throughout my career; each one of them trusted me with positions of increased responsibility, helped course correct when I failed and pushed me to be a better leader.”
His career at US Ecology, an environmental solutions and emergency response company, began in April 2017 as VP of small quantity generator and retail sales. In just over five years, Scheerer has moved up the ladder from VP of business development to senior VP of the Gulf Coast region. In May 2022, Scheerer became area president of Environmental Solutions at Republic Services as part of the company’s acquisition of US Ecology.
“There was some skepticism on how the combination of a traditional recycling and waste firm and environmental services company would work,” Sheerer said. “Now, a year into the venture, we are seeing strong results driven by the value our customers are experiencing by working with one of the most vertically integrated firms in North America.”