Ryan Wurgler joined WRM as President & Chief Operating Officer in February of 2021 and became the Chief Operating Officer on July 1st, 2021. Prior to joining WRM, Ryan served as Vice President of Operations for Stericycle Environmental, Senior Vice President of Operations for Clean Harbors, Divisional Vice President for Waste Connections and Division Manager for Waste Management.
In his 30-year career, Ryan has led organizations with up to $700MM in revenue, over $150MM in EBITDA and more than 2,100 employees. Ryan has a demonstrated record of delivering strong stakeholder returns while focusing on hands-on leadership, team member development, operations management, organic growth strategy, M&A integration and superior sales & marketing performance.
Ryan holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the North Dakota State University, with a double major in Accounting and Economics.
Ed Hickman has served as Chief Financial Officer for WRM since 2016. Ed previously worked as the company’s Director of M&A.
Prior to joining WRM, Ed was the Senior Vice President of Relativity Capital, a private equity firm investing in aerospace & defense, transportation, and industrial businesses.
Ed has a Master of Business Administration degree from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Michael Costello is the most recent acquisition to WRM’s senior leadership team, joining as the Chief Operating Officer in April of 2022. Prior to WRM, Michael was the Chief Executive Officer of Otto Environmental Systems, a $97m manufacturing company where he was responsible for streamlining executive leadership and developing lean processes to improve profitability.
Michael has over 20 years of experience in profit and loss management and excels at building cohesive, cost-efficient organizations ranging from $19m to $160m. During that time, Michael acquired industry expertise in manufacturing, environmental, industrial services, transportation, distribution, and more. Michael has a degree in Heavy Equipment Management from the American Training Institute in Newark, NJ.
Randall currently serves as a vice president for MFEI and has spent over 30 years as a managing partner of McDonald Farms Enterprises Inc. A Colorado native and mechanical history buff, Randy was formally trained as a tool and instrument maker, with a specialization in production engineering and scientific measurement. Prior to joining MFEI, Randall spent 13 years working with Triton Engineering and Mfg., Co. including 4 years as Assistant Manager. During that time, he purchased LPG Services, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of cutting tools for the aerospace and medical industries. In his spare time, he continues to pursue his interest in history and manufacturing by manufacturing obsolete parts for museums and private collections in his machine and pattern shop. His biggest hope is to pass on a few of these skills to his many grandchildren.
Scott is one of the original founders of McDonald Farms Enterprises, Inc. of Colorado, starting in 1984. He was an integral part of MFEI’s integration into WRM in October of 2020. He has an extensive background in wastewater treatment, solid waste management, resource recovery and logistics, government permitting and reporting. His primary focus within MFEI is new business development and expansion, environmental stewardship and resource recovery, real estate procurement and development. In his time at MFEI, he has fine-tuned his skills for developing propriety processing and problem-solving solutions. With his exceptional customer relationship skills, he has assisted in mass expansion our clientele base over the last 40 years.
When Scott is not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, restoring collector cars, and playing with the grandkids.
Mark has been a Vice President at McDonald Farms since prior to the WRM integration in 2020.
Mark is heavily involved in the day-to-day operations for McDonald Farms Enterprises, Inc. He has been with MFEI for over 20 years and has developed many important relationships with both customers and employees.
Prior to working at McDonald Farms, Mark worked at Big O Tires, including as a store manager.
Outside of work, Mark spends his time with his wife, kids, and grandkids. He can also be found working on motorcycles and vintage cars.
Brandon, a Colorado native, started as a driver at McDonald Farms and was promoted to General Manager based on nearly 8 years of stellar service and dedication to safety. He has a wealth of knowledge in the transportation, wastewater, and recycling industries. To best support his team, Brandon is perpetually learning and maintains more than 10 safety certificates as well as an advanced diploma in Wastewater Treatment & Recycling. Additionally, he also holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Outside of work, Brandon is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending quality time with his wife, 3 children, and dog.
Kelley is originally from a small town in upstate New York where he studied Criminal Justice and Penal Law. He moved to Colorado in 2003 and joined McDonald Farms the same year. He has 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, half of which include railroad. When he is not working, he enjoys scuba diving, flying airplanes, travel, hiking, reading, and learning languages.
Originally from Tennessee, Mickey moved to Colorado 5 years ago. Mickey has worked in transportation as either a driver or manager for the last 40 years, including as an Assistant Transportation Manager for a grocery store chain that grossed $30 million annually. He is experienced in keeping companies FMSCA and DOT compliant and overseeing fleets of commercial drivers. Mickey joined McDonald Farms 4 years ago as a driver and has grown significantly within the organization. Mickey is OSHA certified in construction, confined space, and forklift; maintains his Class A CDL; and has an associate degree in insurance claims, specializing in liability and subrogation issues. He oversees training at McDonald Farms, and his forward-thinking helps keep MFEI employees safe and compliant. Mickey is also a proud father of two children and spends his free time officiating college and high school basketball.