Our Leadership


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.  

Catherine Langridge, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Langridge joined Recology as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2018.  Prior to joining Recology, Ms. Langridge served as Vice President Finance at Stitch Fix during the preparation for and Initial Public Offering (2017-2018), Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Supply Chain at Juice Beauty (2016), Vice President of Finance at Sephora (2014-2016) and Vice President Finance at Levi Strauss (1995-2014).

Ms. Langridge has been an Officer and Treasurer for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific since 2008.  Ms. Langridge earned her Master’s Degree in Business from the University of California Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Music from Oberlin College and Conservatory.


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.

Julie Bertani-Kiser,  Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Bertani-Kiser, a long-time resource recovery industry professional, joined Recology in 1994. She served in multiple roles within the Human Resources Department and was promoted in 1997 to Director of Human Resources.

Prior to Recology, Bertani-Kiser worked for Basic American Foods as Benefits Manager and as Employee Relations Supervisor with Tri Valley Growers. Bertani-Kiser has been a member of the Recology ESOP Administrative Committee since 2007, and is now the Chair of the ESOP Administrative Committee. Bertani-Kiser holds a BS in Business from San Francisco State University, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.