Salvatore (Sal) Coniglio, Chief Executive Officer
Sal Coniglio was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Recology on January 1, 2021. Since 2000, Sal has worked in the resource recovery industry providing operational oversight to nearly all business functions, including collections, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, landfills, and composting facilities.
Since joining Recology in 2015, Sal has held various leadership positions. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He also served as a regional manager, overseeing many of the company’s Central Valley collection and processing facilities in California. Prior to joining Recology, Sal worked for Garaventa Enterprises and Republic Services. Sal earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership & Organizational Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Cary Chen, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Cary Chen oversees legal, corporate compliance, corporate development and enterprise risk management matters for Recology. Cary joined Recology as its first in-house counsel in 2013 and has served as Corporate Secretary since 2014. In 2016, he became a member of the executive team with his promotion to Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Before joining Recology, Cary practiced law at Morrison & Foerster, where he advised public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and other corporate matters. He later served as Associate General Counsel of GREE International, a mobile gaming startup.
In 2018, Cary was recognized as a “Best Lawyer Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He currently serves as President of the Board of APA Family Support Services. Cary earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford and a law degree from UC Hastings.
Mario Puccinelli, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mario Puccinelli began his career at Recology in 1978 as a driver in San Francisco’s Northeast Division, which covered areas such as Chinatown, North Beach and the Marina District. Over the course of the next three decades, he served various roles throughout the organization including a seven-year tenure as General Manager in San Mateo, CA, during which time the company was awarded the SBWMA Franchise for 12 jurisdictions in San Mateo County.
In 2015, Mario was named Vice President and Group Manager overseeing the Recology South Group. Through this role, Mr. Puccinelli provided collection, material recovery, composting and landfill operations services to 25 communities spanning a geographical area from the San Francisco border to Bakersfield.
Mr. Puccinelli then served as Interim Group Manager in San Francisco, and in April 2021, was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Puccinelli serves as the Chair of the Recology ESOP Administration. He also serves on the Board of the Teamsters Assistance Program and the San Mateo Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA).
Mark Lomele, President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Lomele currently serves as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Recology. He joined the Board of Director’s at Recology in January 2018.
Mark started at Recology in 1988 as Corporate Controller, eventually moving into the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer role from 1997 through 2018. He served as a member of the Recology ESOP Administrative Committee from 1991 to 2018 and led the committee as its Chair from 1995 to 2018.
Mark also served as the Chair of the National ESOP Association from 2011 to 2012, and Chair of the National Employee Ownership Foundation from 2015 through 2019. He is currently an independent director at Mountain Hardware, another 100% employee-owned company. Mark was named a “CFO of the Year” in 2013 by the San Francisco Business Times, and in 2018, earned the National ESOP Association’s most prestigious accolade, the “Life Service Award.”
Mark graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Business Administration.
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