Jeffrey Kocian, CHMM, CSP
- Pittsford US-NY
- [email protected]
Senior level management professional with experience in operations, engineering, sales, marketing and organizational leadership. Steady record of contribution, promotion, and success with small businesses and a Fortune 500 company in the industrial business to business sectors. Skilled negotiator of labor, procurement, sales, and governmental agreements. Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex business issues. Depth in community relations, government and regulatory affairs, and media relations.
Member of the facility’s Senior Leadership Team whom oversees a department of three EHS professionals focused on developing a safe and compliant work culture in a 24/7, 125 employees manufacturing environment. Primary individual responsible for all environmental program operations and compliance. Lead organizations’ health and safety programs related to fatality prevention; training; accident investigation and root cause analysis; data gathering and analysis; and, risk assessment and mitigation.
Served as a Lieutenant in an all volunteer fire department from 2009 to 2010. I specialize in Technical Rescue such as Trench Rescue, Rope Rescue, Swift Water Rescue and Confined Space Rescue. I am also a past President and Vice President of this organization.
SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, is an organization of experienced business professionals who volunteer to offers free counseling, free business advice and low cost educational programs to new and existing small business owners.
Profit and loss responsibility for services, sales and rental of equipment. Overall responsibility for operations and sales management for Upstate New York and Northern Central Pennsylvania territory.
Senior level manager for the East region with full profit and loss responsibility for offices in Rochester, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Toronto and Atlanta. Led a 25 person team consisting of Sales, Operations, Customer Service, and Technical Support, to deliver profitable top-line growth and a superior customer experience.
An all volunteer organization that provides rope rescue and other technical rescue services to fire departments in the eastern half of Monroe County, New York.
Profit and loss responsibility for a rental fleet of pumps, tanks, pipe and filtration equipment used to manage liquids, water and waste water, serving twelve major channel market segments. Managed staff of 24 individuals, in two separate locations, with an annualized rental and sales budget in excess of $5 million. Accountable for the return on investment for rental assets valued at $8 million.
District Manager of the second largest environmental management complex in the state of New York. Accountable for the overall operation and management of a 3,500 ton per day environmental management complex and a 3.2 megawatt gas to electricity power plant, with a total revenue-based profit and loss responsibility in excess of $40 million. Developed and oversaw annual capital expenditure budget of over $6 million. Managed a diverse staff of 25 individuals. Directed all multidiscipline activities associated within the 900 acre complex.
“I had the pleasure of knowing Jeff for more than six years at Waste Management. Jeff was a very competent District Manager at one of WM's mid/large-sized landfills (with significant Gas Plant operations). I know Jeff as a diligent and knowledgeable District Manager, unafraid of some of the more difficult tasks such as Union Negotiations and employee discipline. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable in post-collection operations and did a tremendous job managing the operations, constructing new cells to grow the landfill, and securing community support for the growth of the landfill. Jeff was a very community-minded individual who encouraged community education (regarding the landfill) and also personally-supported other community activities. Jeff will be missed at Waste Management.”
“I worked together with Jeff for over 10 years at Waste Management. As Jeff's largest internal customer, I always found Jeff to be very professional and competent. He ran an excellent operation at High Acres Landfill and was very responsive and accommodating whenever needed. His attention to Safety and Efficiency was always very high, which was very important to me and my operation. From my viewpoint, Jeff always did an excellent job.”
“I had the opportunity to work with Jeff on a large, somewhat controversial project while he was employed as a district manager. Jeff developed and was on the front line in executing the strategy employed whereby the project was successful in receiving various governmental approvals. Throughout various public hearings, presentations and review processes Jeff displayed a tireless can do attitude, and was well organized and efficient. Perhaps most important, Jeff displayed outstanding leadership qualities in leading his team.”
“Jeff Kocian is a dedicated and energetic leader. As the Regional Director of Safety and Environmental Protection of the Eastern Group for Waste Management, I worked very closely with Jeff when he was a District Manager. He was highly respected by his people and the Community in which he worked. Jeff is a good leader who never loses sight of his goal, and attained them very effectively.”
"I worked with Jeffrey in his capacity as District Manager for a major environmental facility in New York State over period of several years. Jeffrey managed advanced subtitle D landfill operations, recycling operations, energy recovery operations, complex transportation logistics among other environmental activities. He lead Business Development and Community Relations activities, successfully culminating in state and local government approvals of a major expansion of an environmental facility serving upstate NY. Jeffrey also conducted research and supervised consulting engineers in the preparation of national, regional and statewide assessments of waste stream trends as they related to strategic corporate objectives. In my interactions with Jeffrey he has acted in a professional manner with a strong work ethic and dedication to quality results."
“Jeff was a very hands on manager that enjoyed getting out in the field where his team of employees were working. He was always attentive to needs of employees and a great listener.”
I have a variety of different interests, however, if I were to choose a few to share they would include cooking, skiing, social media, technical rescue/fire fighting, and instructing.