Executive Team


Mike Sangiacomo

Mike Sangiacomo, President & CEO

A 26-year member of the Recology management team, Mike was recruited to be the Chief Financial Officer of Recology Sunset Scavenger's parent company in 1983. Following a 1987 merger with Norcal Waste Systems, Inc., he assumed the same role for the combined organizations until his election as President & Chief Executive Officer in 1991.

Reflecting both his individual interests and his belief in good corporate citizenship, Mike has served on the boards of many of Northern California's most effective community organizations, including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation. Other board service has included the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (1994-1999) where he was Finance Committee Chair (1995-1999), South Bayshore Community Development Corporation (1998-1999), and the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (2001-2003). In 2008, Mike was honored as the city's "sustainability leader" in the San Francisco Business Times' annual celebration of San Francisco's most admired CEOs.

Recology Owners

Recology is the largest employee-owned company in the industry and has been honored multiple times by the national Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association for the quality of its ownership program and its positive impact on corporate performance.

Founded in 1986, the Recology ESOP was initially intended to fuel our drive toward excellent service, customer satisfaction, efficiency and innovation. It is a major reason why Recology is so consistently able to attract and retain the industry's best people at every level of the company. Learn more about Recology employee ownership.