Synagro is the country’s preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services since 1986. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, we employ over 800 people in 34 states and service more than 600 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities.
Customized Biosolids & Organics Solutions
Million Tons of Biosolids Managed Annually
Class A Facilities
Our professional and experienced staff members provide solutions for all aspects of biosolids and residuals management needs, from land permitting and soil analysis by our nationwide technical services team to facilities development by our in-house engineering staff. Synagro provides a comprehensive scope of customer-focused solutions.
We have built a reputation as a trusted provider of breakthrough, cost-effective solutions for biosolids and residuals management needs.
Industries and Clients Served
- Waste / Wastewater
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Food and Beverage Production & Processing
- Pulp and Paper
- Oil and Gas
- Architectural, Engineering and Consulting Engineers
Your Challenges Solved
The Synagro mission is to be the most trusted provider of resource recovery solutions. Our core values are to serve customers and communities in a transparent and collaborative way. We apply our expertise and the latest technologies to address your biosolids challenges.
Recognition and Certifications
Throughout our more than 30 years of service, Synagro has won numerous awards in partnership with our clients including:
National Biosolids Partnership Environmental Management System Certification
2014 Platinum Level Recognition for Biosolids Management Program
2013 Silver Level Recognition for Biosolids Management Program
2013 CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Awards
2010 US Composting Council Composter of the Year
South Kern Compost Manufacturing Facility, Taft, California
2010 CalRecycle Waste Reduction Award Program Winner
Synagro Southeast Region
1996 EPA Special Recognition Award for Efforts in Educating the Nation about EPA 503 Rule
1996 EPA Award for Public Acceptance Programs
1994 WPA Award for Longevity and Contributions to the Field of Sludge & Biosolids Recycling
1995 The North Carolina Agribusiness Council Governor’s Award for Commitment to the Environment and the Farming Community
Synagro Southwest Region
1999 Environmental Respect Award (DuPont Agricultural Enterprise)
1990 EPA National, Special Recognition Award; Outstanding Support to WPCF, EPA and Communities for Beneficial Use of Sludge Throughout the U.S.
With Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
1999 Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Merit Award
1999, 1998 Georgia Water & Pollution Control Association’s (GWPCA) George W. Burke Safety Award
1998 GWPCA’s Gold Award for Complete & Consistent Permit Compliance
1998, 1997, 19096 GWPCA’s Industrial Land Application Award
1997 Bartow County Chamber of Commerce Water Environment City of the Year
With Anne Arundel County, Maryland
2001 EPA National Award, First Place, Exemplary Biosolids Management
With Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department, North Carolina
EPA Region 4 Award, Beneficial Use of Biosolids
With Sacramento County, California
Business Environmental Resource Center
2005 Pollution Prevention Award, Synagro Organic Fertilizer Company of Sacramento, Inc. at Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA)
2005 Technology Advancement Award, Synagro Organic Fertilizer Company of Sacramento, Inc. at Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
With the City of Gastonia, North Carolina
1997 EPA Region 4 Award, Beneficial Use of Biosolids
1997 EPA National Award, Second Place, Beneficial Use of Biosolids
With the City of Knoxville, Tennessee Utilities Board
1995 EPA Region 4 Award, Beneficial Use of Biosolids Award
1995 EPA National Award, Third Place, Beneficial Use of Biosolids Award
With the City of Washington, North Carolina
1999 EPA Region 4 Award, Second Place, Beneficial Use of Biosolids
1999 EPA National Award, Second Place, Beneficial Use of Biosolids
With the City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1996 EPA Region 4, Second Place, Beneficial Use of Biosolids Award
With the City of Wyoming, Michigan
City of Wyoming Clean Water Plant
2000 EPA Region 5 Award, First Place, Beneficial Use of Biosolids
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bob is an accomplished executive with a track record of business growth throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. He has the hunger to succeed and the experience to set practical performance targets and provide execution oversight to achieve goals and objectives aggressively. Bob does a superior job of establishing credibility and trust by being open and transparent in his communications, and has an adaptable, flexible leadership style. He’s a big-picture leader who acts quickly and cuts bureaucracy whenever and wherever possible. He fosters an innovative culture where ideas can be expressed openly, and he makes it easy to have sensitive discussions without having to worry about the outcome. He challenges the status quo in order to improve performance and when things are not working, change direction quickly. Bob has consistently and successfully transformed companies and helped teams reach high productivity levels and improve overall strategic performance by applying Six Sigma and lean manufacturing methods.
Chief Financial Officer
Ben is results-oriented and an operationally focused financial executive experienced in leading teams for private and public companies in the energy, engineering, construction, water and wastewater industries. He is driven by leading his teams to partner with operations, developing efficient/effective processes and controls, providing meaningful information that drives action, enhancing profitability, and supporting business transformations and growth. Ben’s background includes leading accounting, finance, human resources, office services, procurement and tax teams.
Chief Commercial Officer
Matt is passionate about collaborating with Synagro’s partners to solve problems and provide a world-class customer experience. Throughout his time as a military officer, in management consulting, and while running large industrial businesses, Matt has been known for fostering deep customer relationships that provided tremendous value for all involved. His experience and knowledge in chemicals, basic and advanced materials, as well as aerospace and defense enables him to deliver smart, customized solutions for customers and communities.
Michael "Mick" Fegan
Chief Operating Officer
Mick has been relentless in his pursuit of continuous improvement throughout his career – always driving for profitable growth and the highest standards. Throughout his high-tech global manufacturing career, and while conducting business in more than 30 countries, he has managed and mentored teams to adopt the uppermost levels of accountability and collaboration. A Six Sigma Black Belt, he is proficient in the core aspects of sales, operations and overall business management, and has specific experience managing engineering and maintenance, fabrication, finance, marketing and sales, operations, planning and logistics, procurement, production, quality and supply chain teams.
Chief Information Officer
David brings expertise aligning technology and business strategy to direct all aspects of the information technology environment. He helps us to maintain a leading position in using technology in all that we do. He also brings to the team valuable experience in in global ERP implementations, contract negotiations, management of outsourced relationships and partnership development.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
John leads our Engineering team as in integral part of Synagro’s strategic growth initiatives, partnering with Business Development and our Customers to develop and deliver predictable and sustainable solutions in the municipal, industrial and agricultural residuals and organics markets. His primary focus is on the Development phase technology evaluation, selection and application (thermal drying, composting, digestion/biogas, thermal reduction and/or renewable energy), as well as complete Project Delivery (design, permitting, construction, commissioning) of Synagro’s projects. In addition, he leads the ongoing support to Synagro’s existing facility-based operations in providing reliable service to our stakeholders.
Vice President, Human Resources
Kathy loves working in human resources, and leads the team responsible for day-to-day Human Resources (HR) Operations support. She brings more than fifteen years of combined recruitment, training, payroll, benefits, compensation and compliance experience. She understands and values all things law, policy and process, however, she’s a social creature. Finding out what makes people tick and making sure she keeps them ticking – that’s where it’s at for Kathy.
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
Al has risen in the ranks of the Synagro team and now serves as general counsel. He leverages more than 20 years of experience in counsel roles in the energy and utility sectors. Al brings experience with licensing, process improvement and project financing among other skills.