Kline’s Leadership. From left to right: Barbara Culton – Environmental Compliance Manager, Shawn Perry – Projects Manager, Rick Myer – Dispatch Supervisor, Tim Ney – Branch Manager.
Barb Culton – Environmental Compliance Manager
Barb Culton has 40 years’ experience in the environmental field including municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, inorganic and organic laboratory management, biosolids management, air quality management, various state and federal permitting, and development of various plans such as EMS, SPCC, and PPC. Education includes a B.S. in Biology, Pennsylvania Wastewater Treatment License and various certifications in the environmental field.
Barb oversees numerous projects that convert waste into beneficial reuse, transforming food waste into electrical power through anaerobic digestion—in fact, Kline’s creates enough electricity to support itself and 450 homes daily. This project has been featured in various newspapers, trade magazines, was presented at the BioCycle Conference in St. Louis, Mo. and has won the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
Barb’s environmental focus also extends to her personal commitments, which include working with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to maintain and preserve trails for future use, volunteering at the Appalachian Trail Museum and 5K benefit runs and hikes with proceeds benefiting community environmental needs.
Shawn Perry – Projects Manager
Born and raised on Taylors Island MD. Served in the U.S.C.G as a small boat coxswain and Federal boarding officer.
Worked in the Maritime and Construction Industries Prior to Coming to Kline’s. Joined Kline’s Services in October of 1997. Duties with Kline’s Include in field services, Plant operator, Fleet Manager operations Manager, Project Manager.
Married for 26 years with 4 children 3 sons and 1 daughter. Hobbies include Fishing, hunting, Dog Training.
Tim Ney – Dispatch Supervisor
Tim started with Klines in November 2002 as a pump truck tech and moved into the Hy-Vac/Project department in April of 2003 where he started operating the Gap Vax.
In October 2010 he moved into the Dispatch office and was promoted to Dispatch Manager in 2013 and held that position until July 2016 when he became Branch Manager at Mid Atlantic Division.
Married with 5 children and 5 grandchildren, Tim has spent his entire life in good old Lancaster County. He enjoy fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and Hunting in the State College Area and just spending time with Family and Friends.
Wind River Group Management. From left to right: Nathan Bernstein – Chief Financial Officer, Jack Bailey – Vice President Business Development, John O’Connell, Adam Beck – Vice President of Operations, Greg Seefeldt – Vice President Sales & Marketing, Dave Kline – Vice Chairman
John P. O’Connell
John O’Connell is a co-founder and CEO of The Wind River Environmental Group of Companies, the largest provider of non-hazardous liquid waste services in the Northeast.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hudson, Massachusetts, Wind River Environmental has pursued a roll-up strategy and now services customers from Maine to New Jersey.
Mr. O’Connell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern New Hampshire University and an M.B.A. from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University.
Dave Kline, Vice Chairman
Dave Kline was born and raised in Salunga, PA, and was the 3rd generation to own and operate the family business. Through Dave’s vision and willingness to take calculated risks, Kline’s Services grew to become the mid-Atlantic region’s premier wastewater management service organization.
Kline’s Services joined the Wind River Group of Companies in 2015.
Nathan Bernstein, Chief Financial Officer
Nathan has 19 years of waste industry experience and is a seasoned financial veteran with excellent industry knowledge.
Nathan’s prior experience includes key roles at Bedford Capital, Ponderosa Fibres, Clegg Industries, and PaineWebber. Nathan has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Cornell University.
Jack Bailey, Vice President Business Development
Jack has over 35 years of experience in the waste industry and possesses a significant amount of industry knowledge and expertise. Jack plays a key role in all business development and acquisition activities.
Jack’s prior experience includes key roles at Suburban Companies, Laidlaw Waste Systems and Browning Ferris Industries. Jack has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University and also performed graduate studies at Suffolk University
Greg Seefeldt , Vice President Sales & Marketing
Greg’s experience comes from 15-plus years of high-level sales & marketing leadership within the dynamic/fast-paced business-to-business service industry, for companies such as NuCO2 and Cintas Corp.
Greg oversees the sales strategy for Wind River’s commercial services division, both local and chain. As we continue to rapidly expand our commercial customer base, Greg is leading the charge.
Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in business from The University of Buffalo.
Adam Beck, Vice President of Operations
Adam joined Wind River Environmental in 2015 following 25 years working in the Compressed Gas Industry where he worked as Field Service Technician, Branch Manager, Sales/General Manager and Operations Vice President for Airgas.
Adam is a veteran of the Navy and is a Graduate of Thomas Moore College, where he received a Bachelors in Business Administration.
Diana Newmier, Vice President of Human Resources
Diana has more than 20 years of experience in multi-site/multi-country locations in high growth and turn-around business environments. Industries in which she worked include Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Airline, Defense, Hospitality and Food Service, and Transportation Infrastructure.
Diana attended the University of Wisconsin where she studied Journalism and Communications. She has a B.S. from Charter Oaks State College. She also completed the Executive Development Program from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.