NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 -- Larry D. Richardson, a resident of Albany, N.Y., and chief executive officer of ReEnergy Holdings LLC, has been honored.
Richardson, who has fostered many environmental performance improvements in the waste-to-energy business, is the recipient of the 2013 Medal of Achievement Award from the Materials and Energy Recovery Division of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). The award recognizes distinguished and continued contributions in the advancement of solid waste processing technology.
“Larry’s professionalism and leadership in the advancement of environmentally sound and efficient solid waste processing facilities has contributed to the betterment of the industry,” said Nathiel Egosi, P.E., chair of the Honors and Awards Committee for the ASME Materials and Energy Recovery Division.
Richardson became CEO of ReEnergy in 2008. The company owns and operates facilities using forest-derived woody biomass and other residual fuels to produce renewable energy. ReEnergy owns and/or operates nine power plants with the combined capacity to generate 325 megawatts of energy, as well as three facilities that process construction and demolition material, recovering an average of 70 percent of the material for other uses.
Prior to the formation of ReEnergy in 2008, Larry was the president and chief operating officer of EAC Operations, Inc. a company that owned and operated waste-to-energy facilities and related businesses for the collection, processing and transportation of solid waste and recyclable materials. At both ReEnergy and EAC, he has built a reputation for leading management teams that make significant improvement in facility performance and operational efficiencies and establish exemplary health and safety, environmental compliance, and community relations programs. Prior to EAC, Larry had management, project development and technical positions at companies including ABB/Combustion Engineering, Halliburton/Brown & Root and HDR Engineering.
Richardson received a bachelor of science in civil engineering with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he is a licensed professional engineer.