People

ACT employs the best and the brightest in the industry. Our service group is trained extensively on all required programs, as well as additional programs ACT has put into place internally. ACT provides all personnel, equipment, materials and other resources required to service your environmental needs.

Our senior management team has over 100 years of industry experience.

Walter Singer, President

CEO, President and Founder of ACT, Walt has led the company to become a market leading environmental presence in California. ACT has experienced consistent financial growth while having an exemplary safety record with The EPA, DOT, DOTS and local agencies. Walt is responsible for the overall strategy, operational growth and recruiting top talent to ACT. He is also expanding the company’s role with the State of California’s green initiatives.

Walt earned a BS from USC School of Engineering, and a MBA from California State University, San Francisco. Walter currently is on The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Board of Advisors, which sets curriculum and industry standards. Walt also has his General Contractor license. He is a family man who enjoys attending his children’s events. In his spare time Walt is an outdoorsman who enjoys golf and fly-fishing. Walt and his family live in Saratoga, California.

Harold DeGuzman, CFO

Harold joined ACT in May 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, he has oversight for finance, accounting and human resources. He also plays a key role on ACT’s Vision Team (Strategic Planning Team). Prior to joining ACT, Harold was the CFO of a local financial institution for over 7 years. He was in charge of all finance and accounting functions and was the Chairman of the financial institution’s Asset Liability Management Committee. Prior to the financial institution, Harold has held senior executive finance positions with leading firms in the auto and aviation industries. Harold first started his professional career working as an auditor for a Certified Public Accounting firm. Harold’s broad range and over 15 years of Executive Management experience is vital in helping ACT with its continued growth.

Harold received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a Concentration in Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Although no longer in public practice, Harold is also a Certified Public Accountant logging in more than 90 hours of continuing education each year in order to keep his CPA certificate active. Harold lives in San Jose with his wife and 4 children. Harold enjoys golf, coaching his sons’ little league baseball team and training for triathlons.

Pasquale M. Paduano, Director of Operations

Pasquale has over 25 years of successful operations management and sales leadership experience in the environmental management services industry. He is responsible for driving revenue growth and profitability for all ACT Branches and facilities.

For over half of his career Pasquale has successfully driven sales of comprehensive environmental management services to a broad spectrum of industries, as well as the public sector. He has successfully held sales management roles driving tremendous sales growth in the western US for several of the largest environmental services providers in the country.

A dedicated and focused Environmental Professional, Pasquale also has extensive direct practical experience in TSDF plant operations management, Transfer Station operations management, field services and project management, and emergency spill response.

Pasquale earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Long Island University while serving in the US Coast Guard Reserves. A devoted family man Pasquale lives in Cypress with his lovely wife Annabelle and two wonderful children Giovanni and Miranda.

Krista Wood Harsono, Director of Compliance

As ACT’s Corporate Compliance Director, Krista brings more than 12 years of experience in the environmental industry. Under Krista’s guidance ACT has received several commendations and awards for its stellar safety performance. Krista is tasked with protecting the health and safety of our two greatest assets: our employees and our environment. She is responsible for DOT compliance, developing safety programs, permitting and training staff and clients. Krista also provides her expertise to ACT’s clients throughout California.

Krista is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an emphasis in Industrial Hygiene from Utah State University. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Vince Cavaliere, Director of Sales Southern California & Southwest

Vincent M. Cavaliere (Vince) joined ACT on August 15, 2011 and has over 22 years of environmental sales and marketing experience. Over the years, he has successfully managed annual sales revenues in excess of $45 Million with responsibility for sales in four western states including California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Vince brings a wealth of experience and knowledge along with a superior level of customer service. These skills will allow continued unparalleled successes in revenue growth for ACT.

On a personal note: Vince grew up in Canada and a graduate of Vanier College in St. Laurent Quebec.

Adam Brandin, Director of Sales Northern California

Adam has been with ACT for nine years and has been instrumental in the continued growth of the firm including ACT’s expanded lines of services. Adam has over 21 years of industry experience working with such firms as Rollins Chempak, California Solvent Recycling, and Romic Environmental Technologies Corp and at additional engineering and construction firms in Operations and Sales selling and overseeing environmental disposal, demolition and construction services to Fortune 500 firms including Biotech and Semiconductor organizations. Adam received his undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo and currently resides in Campbell, CA with his wife and children.

Jo-Ann Ricci, Controller

Jo-Ann has over 45 years of experience in operations for manufacturing, purchasing and sales. Jo-Ann has an extensive background in start-ups. She joined ACT to help implement processes, hire needed personnel, as well as head up the Accounting Department. Jo-Ann learned her accounting skills from Canada College. Jo-Ann and her husband have two sons, James and Anthony.

Shawn Moudy, General Manager - New Mexico

Shawn joined ACT in May 2008 and has held multiple positions during his time here, currently Shawn is the General Manager of ACT’s New Mexico office, handling our TSDF and Service & Transportation Center. During his 25 years in the field of Environmental Management Shawn has worked in Field Services, Emergency Response, Sales, Transportation and Management. Shawn earned his B.S. in Environmental and Systematic Biology at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Shawn, his wife and 3 sons reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during his free time Shawn enjoys spending time with his children.

Brian Trefault, Branch Manager - Merced

With over 22 years of sales and management experience, Brian is the General Manager at ACT’s Merced, California facility. Brian was hand-picked for this position by the CEO because of his extensive background in sales and hazardous waste. Brian came to ACT as a Senior Account Manager where he was responsible for over 350 new clients and the most profitable sales division companywide. In his current role, Brian is responsible for hiring and managing ACT’s vision of Safety, Customer Retention as well as all other aspects of the business. Brian has several professional degrees from OSHA including OSHA on-Scene Commander training, DOT, HM-232 and HM-181 certifications. Brian lives in Atwater with his wife Sharon and three children Nathan, Alyssa and Anthony and he spends his free time mentoring youth and coaching sports.

Larry Moore, Branch Manager - Escondido

Larry has over 29 years of senior management experience in the hazardous waste industry. Throughout his career, Larry has been involved in everything from Field Service and Transportation to Sales and Marketing. Larry was President of Gen Tec Solutions Inc., successfully managing its growth until its merger with ACT. Prior to Gen Tec, Larry spent 20 years as Vice President with Pacific Treatment Environmental Services, Inc. of El Cajon, CA. Larry holds a General Contractors License A/B with a hazardous waste endorsement. Larry and his wife enjoy traveling together and family gatherings with their children and grandchildren at their home.

Daniel Busbee, Branch Manager - Los Angeles

Dan Busbee has over twenty one years of experience in the hazardous waste management industry, including; transportation scheduling, personnel training, emergency response, site remediation, laboratory packs, and drum and bulk waste stream, Dan has firsthand knowledge of the logistical and operational challenges associated with all aspects of hazardous management waste. Dan started his career as a Technician quickly working is way up to supervisory roles. He joined ACT in 2008 as an Operations Manager for the new ACT Branch location. His success in this role and his support growing the business for the Branch in the greater Los Angeles area earned him the Branch Manager position for the Santa Fe Springs facility. Dan and his family enjoy numerous outdoor activities including fishing, camping, and motorcycle riding.

Douglas Downey, Branch Manager

Douglas Downey has over 23 years of experience in the handling, storage and management of hazardous materials and waste. He is a member of ACT’s staff assigned to our southern New Mexico, and Mexico operations. Douglas has managed the daily operations of loading, transporting and handling materials from generator sites all through the Republic of Mexico and southern New Mexico facility prior to off-site shipment and disposal. Douglas's experience in on-site hazardous waste stream management and broad training background helps to ensure all regulatory laws locally and internationally are met by proper individual training and work experience.

Jay Asmus, Branch Manager/Account Manager - Pacific Northwest

Jay Asmus has over 18 years of experience in the hazardous waste management industry in both sales and operations. He started his career as a Field Chemist at Romic Environmental’s TSDF in Northern California. He transferred to the Pacific Northwest in 1995 and has lived in Portland with his wife and three sons for the past 17 years. Over that time he has worked as an onsite project manager for several fortune 500 manufacturing facilities, as well as, an account manager and a national account manager for two national hazardous waste management companies. In those capacities he contributed significantly to year over year growth in terms of; revenue, expanding the customer base and offering a broader range of services. Jay has had great success in managing special projects and providing customers a level of service that fit’s ACT’s model perfectly.

Jay has a Bachelor of Science dual major in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Jay is the Branch Manager/Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest.

Chris Dean, Contract Manager

Chris’ promotion to Onsite Contract Manager is well deserved based on his tenure since 2006 as Characterization Chemist. He joined ACT in February 2012 at Sandia. Prior to 2006, he worked for the State of New Mexico Dept. of Health Laboratory System, where he served 27 years as Supervisor of The Environmental Inorganic Chemistry Lab, as well Director of Quality Control for the Chemistry, Biological, Medical Investigator, and Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratories. Chris earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of New Mexico. He returned to UNM to earn a master’s degree in biochemistry, as well as master’s in toxicology, and also during this time he completed an Environmental Management Certification from UNM School of Engineering.

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