Transtech Industries Inc. Officers
Daniel J. Edwards
Dan Edwards is a senior executive with extensive management, marketing, and government affairs experience. He has pioneered new products and technologies across a broad range of industries including energy, environmental sciences, life sciences, and information technology. He has also worked within highly regulated environments serving as spokesman in New Jersey for Duke Energy Generation Services, and as a corporate officer for NUI, and AGL Resources, Inc. Mr. Edwards is former president of Triplepoint Water Technologies LLC, and is currently president of Transtech Industries Inc.
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Mr. Edwards’s career began with a series of sales and marketing positions within E.I DuPont, and 3M. He later held leadership positions in several successful start-up companies.
His economic development activities on New Jersey’s behalf include accompanying Governor Christine Todd Whitman and members of her cabinet on trade missions to both South America and the Far East. During the reconstruction of the Balkans, he accompanied the chair of the New Jersey Assembly Environment Committee and officials from NJEDA to Athens, Greece to establish a New Jersey foreign trade office there.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School and Drexel University in Philadelphia, Mr. Edwards completed the senior executive finance program at Oxford University Oxford, England, and executive programs at M.I.T., and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Edwards has served as adjunct faculty at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Mr. Edwards was a champion scholastic and collegiate oarsman and coach. He served in the United States Army and is a highly decorated combat veteran; he ended his service with the rank of Captain. He and his wife Linda reside in Rumson, New Jersey with their children, Kate and Brendan.
Gary S. DeFranco
Vice President of Operations
Gary DeFranco is an executive and Environmental Professional with major accomplishments in innovative self-financing redevelopment projects waste management, renewable energy projects, site remediation, and industrial wastewater treatment, Proven skills and abilities include Innovative Project Development and Management, New Business Ventures, Market Analysis, Comprehensive Project Permitting, Contract Negotiations, Political and Public Relations and Operations Management.
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Mr. DeFranco has held positions in Environmental Science since 1975, beginning as an Intern with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources. Since then, he has held various management positions, notably Supervisor of Solid Waste Programs, Middlesex County Department of Solid Waste Management, Manager of Technical Services, United Environmental Services, Inc., Operations Manager, Edgeboro Disposal, Inc., and General Manager of Kinsley’s Landfill, Inc. Mr. DeFranco is currently the Vice President of Operations for Transtech Industries, Inc.
He is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science, specializing in the management and operations of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems at remediation sites, Landfills and Sewage Treatment Facilities.
He has Co-managed the Design, Installation and Operational Management of various Landfill Gas Control and Alternate Energy Recovery Facilities in the tri-state region with capital costs ranging from 50K to 2.5 million. Experiences include supervision of Superfund site remediation projects, Landfill Closure and Post-Closure Programs, and Operation and Maintenance Activities. He has managed the Permitting and Operation of Innovative Self-Financed Landfill Re Grading Programs and redevelopment projects and Environmental Improvement Projects in compliance with Federal and State environmental regulations.
Gary is a Licensed Glider Pilot, a New Jersey Licensed Weight Master and N-3 Industrial Systems Operator
Vicki L. Mamrak
Vicki Mamrak is a corporate officer with diverse experience in business administration and accounting. She manages a multi-subsidiary Accounting Department including financial and corporate reporting, payroll and payroll tax preparation and reporting, insurance programs and corporate banking. She serves as a project liaison for management, project managers, accounting firms, engineering firms, financial institutions and state & local municipalities. Ms. Mamrak is the Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Transtech Industries, Inc.
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Vicki supervises and trains the accounting and administrative staff members. She is responsible for corporate accounting functions including asset and cost management and cash management activities. Establishes systems for effective and efficient accounting processes, functions, account analysis and reporting. Prepares the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for five subsidiary companies. Supports management in conducting audits, budgeting, planning, client contract and escrow program activities.
Experience includes implementing accounting system and software management (primarily QuickBooks software), information systems and data management. Installation of integrated computerized accounting sub-systems and programs to promote efficient data utility for streamlined accounting workflow processes and reporting. Provided oversight of the post-closure care costs of the closed landfill, indulging management and follow up of the receivables balance with the NJDEP. Establishes procedures to monitor and control program requirements and compliance.
Mrs. Mamrak attended Rowan University, Rohrer College of Business for Accounting. She earned certifications in Legal Secretary and earned a Professional Accounting Degree from Gloucester County College. Licensed through the New Jersey Department of Weights & Measures. Licensed NJ Notary Public. Volunteered in the local Voluntary Individual Tax Assistance Program sponsored by Rowan University. Volunteers in individual and senior personal finance assistance.
Transtech Industries Key Consultants
Thomas D. Parente
Thomas Parente graduated from Drexel University in 1970 with a B.S. in Accounting. Awarded the Certified of Public Accountancy (CPA) in 1971.
Mr. Parente was employed at KPMG (one of the four major Public Accounting firms in the US) for eighteen years, attaining the status of Audit Partner. While at KPMG and in addition to his normal client service in auditing and tax, he assisted Clients in (a) filing their initial public offering of stock; (b) Provided financing reporting assistance on high risk matters; (c) Provided hands on accounting and tax advice on acquisitions and sales of businesses; and provided assistance in negotiations with regulatory authorities.
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Also employed at Suvar Corporation, a specialty chemical manufacturer with multiple locations, as the Treasurer and CFO. Major responsibilities included co-managing the business with the Owner and providing all the top level accounting, financial and administrative reporting. Participated in the negotiations and sale of the business.
Employed at Ole Hansen & Sons, Inc., a real estate holding company that operated and developed land based assets, as the Director of Corporate Development. Major responsibilities included (a) advisor to Owner on all major transactions and opportunities as to structuring, financing, taxes, feasibility analysis (go/no go decisions), investment and divestures (b) provided project management and analysis and pro-forma modeling (c) Developed and managed an alternative energy program utilizing Solar Energy on Company property which provided a significant rate of return to the Company including obtaining a 10 year futures contract for the sale of SRECs.