Meet our Leaders

Dean Kattler

Chief Executive Officer

With over 25 years of environmental industry experience, Dean brings a wealth of knowledge, an entrepreneurial background and a proven track record of success to the Orion management team.

Before joining Orion, Dean led a successful turnaround at EnviroSolutions Inc. (ESI), a private equity-backed vertically integrated solid waste company based in the Mid-Atlantic, that was sold to Waste Management (WM) after a successful sale process.  Prior to ESI, Dean spent 14 years in a variety of senior management positions throughout WM’s North American operations.  His responsibilities included collection operations, subtitle C & D landfills, transfer stations and material recovery facilities.

Earlier in his career Dean honed his entrepreneurial skills as owner/operator of his own solid waste company that was acquired by WM in the late 1990’s.

Dean earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Governors University.

Jim Alderson

Chief Financial Officer

Jim is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in the environmental services industry. Prior to joining Orion, he was CFO of EC Waste, a private equity owned solid waste company based in Puerto Rico. Before EC Waste, he served as CFO of EnviroSolutions Inc, a private equity backed, vertically integrated solid waste company based in Virginia. While at EnviroSolutions, Jim was part of the team that helped ensure the company’s successful sale to Waste Management.

Earlier in his career, Jim worked with Houston-based Waste Management, where he served in several financial leadership roles across Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

John Doyen

Vice President – Operations

John is a results-driven highly regarded leader with 32 years of success in the non-hazardous waste and recycling industry. John’s experience includes direct management of franchised and non-franchised agreements, hauling/collection operations, landfills, transfer stations and recycling facilities.

Prior to joining Orion Waste Solutions in September of 2019, John spent 13 years with Republic Services and held roles of increasing responsibility to included Director of Operations, Area President and General Manager.

Chris Hudnet

Vice President – Sales and Marketing

Chris has a proven management track record and more than 30 years of industry experience leading highly effective sales teams.  Most recently, Chris upgraded the talent and doubled the size of Mid-Atlantic based EnviroSolutions, Inc’s sales organization to rapidly deliver profitable organic growth which led to a successful sales process in early 2018.

Earlier in his career Chris led large regional sales organizations for Waste Management and Browning-Ferris Industries.  He also possesses an operational background from having owned and operated his own solid waste collection business.

Chris joined Orion in January 2019. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University.

Dave LaFleur

Environmental, Health and Safety Director

Dave is a results driven environmental, health and safety professional with 20 plus years in waste, rail, construction, manufacturing and distribution.  Prior to joining Orion, he held VP and Director level safety positions at Wheelabrator, Tunnel Hill Partners, and Badger Daylighting.  Earlier in his career he spent 12 years at Republic as a Region Safety Director and Area Safety Manager.

Dave earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Safety Engineering from Eastern Kentucky University.  He also served in the Army National Guard for 8 years.

Brad Avery

Vice President – Business Development

Brad’s has more than 28 years of solid waste industry experience in both the public and private sectors. His background includes operations, municipal marketing and business development.  He also owned and operated his own industrial and residential collection company.

Before joining Orion, Brad worked for WM, Waste Pro and WCA in various management roles.  Brad remains active in various legislative committees with the Florida League of Cites / Florida League of Mayors and is the Vice Chair of Business Watch.  Brad proudly served our country from 1985-1992 (both active and in reserves) in the United States Army.  He received an MBA from Stafford and is the Head Instructor – School of Government at RMI.

Alfred Ponce

Director IT

Alfred has over 26 years of senior management experience, along with 16 years of experience in information systems. Al has a very strong background in business technology information systems related to the Waste Industry, which includes RFID technology, interrogator and monitoring systems.

Prior to joining the team in 2011, Al was a Senior Manager with Dell Inc. responsible for teams in the United States, India and the Phillipines.  After leaving Dell, Al joined Lockheed Martin, and then Tapestry Solutions in a government technology role associated with the United States Army Battle Command systems.  Prior to these positions, Al served our country, retiring from the U.S. Army with over twenty-one years of service. Al attended the University of St. Thomas University, Houston Texas.