Dr Ron Wainberg has been appointed as technical director at recycling, waste and carbon consultancy MRA Consulting.
Mr Wainberg will be responsible for business development, consulting services and training. He has a PhD and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
“MRA are young and exciting,” Dr Wainberg said. “They have been a tough competitor over the last few years. I am really keen to join a small and dynamic team. And they are growing rapidly. I am keen to be part of that journey.”
MRA director Mike Ritchie said he was delighted to welcome Ron to the team.
“He is without doubt the most experienced waste consultant in Australia,” Mr Ritchie said. “His contribution will be enormous both in terms of knowledge but also his role as a mentor to the team.
“It is a great time to be in the waste/recycling sector. New policy settings are emerging all over Australia, including in energy from waste, container deposits, product stewardship, levies and grants, infrastructure planning, and strategies at the state and local level. There is change everywhere you look.”