RRS Appoints New Affiliate Vice President


Michael Timpane
Affiliate Vice President

January 27, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, announced today that Michael Timpane has joined the firm as Affiliate Vice President, effectively immediately.

Mr. Timpane comes to RRS from Waste Management, Inc. where he served as Director of Municipal Recycling and Diversion, providing technical recycling and diversion procurement, business development for greenfield expansion and plant infrastructure projects, as well as long term field strategy and implementation for single stream, construction and demolition (C&D) and landfill diversion projects. He began his career in 1975 at Reynolds Aluminum managing over 100 recycling locations in three states and three processing facilities. Mr. Timpane also served as Area Vice President for BFI (now Republic Industries), and Eastern Region Sales Director for 3E Company. He received his bachelor’s degree in Geography/Ecosystems from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Mr. Timpane has been involved in numerous organizations including:

  • National Waste and Recycling Association (NW&RA) Technical Committee – current
  • Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), Recycling Partnership Technical Committee –  current
  • Virginia State Legislative Subcommittee
  • Ameripen
  • Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Ecological Research Reserve
  • YMCA
  • National Plastics Packaging Labeling Committee

In his role at RRS, Mr. Timpane will bring his wide range of hands-on involvement with both profit and non-profit waste and recycling industry members, as well as his understanding of municipal programs, corporate recycling, and landfill diversion to further develop market growth and to support client projects.

“Michael has a deep knowledge and long track record in developing processes, materials and markets needed for successful recovery project execution,” stated Jim Frey, RRS Principal and CEO. “We believe his 30 years of industry experience coupled with his expertise in key emerging areas, will further bolster RRS’ current strong capabilities in waste and organics recovery, as well as lead to new market opportunities.”

Mr. Timpane will operate out of the Jacksonville, Florida area.


About RRS

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, RRS is a sustainability and recycling consulting firm that strives to create a world where resources are managed to maximize economic and social benefit while minimizing environmental harm. The firm has cutting-edge industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who share this vision and possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management, applied sustainable design, and collaborative action development. RRS serves both the public and private sectors to manage change in a resource-constrained world. www.recycle.com

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