Whether you embark on an UNTHA project large or small, you’ll be looked after by colleagues throughout every department in the business. From our waste shredding consultants to world-class engineers, our standards to customer communication, service and ROI, are the highest! Learn a little more about the people who make us tick, here…
With over 10 years’ experience within the environmental sector, Bernhard – or Bernie as he’s known by colleagues and industry connections – steers the strategic ship at UNTHA America.
With an extensive background in business development and electrical engineering, Bernie first came on board with UNTHA in 2009, where he worked at the brand’s headquarters in Austria. Taking up a position in sales and business development, he coordinated various projects throughout the U.S. and Asia, before joining UNTHA America in 2015.
Now a recognized expert in industrial shredding and resource efficiency, Bernie is responsible for developing new shredding opportunities within the U.S. and Canada. His core area of expertise lies within the Waste-to-Energy sector, namely the creation of next generation fuels such as RDF and SRF.
Tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company – with a strong focus on customer service and sales – he is also in charge of leading UNTHA’s business growth and expansion in the U.S.
Bernie’s favorite thing about working at UNTHA is that it’s very diverse and no day is like any other. He loves being able to support so many different customers – across a spectrum of industries – to help find the right shredding solution for their needs.
One of the most senior staff members in the organization, he is head of sales and business development for the UNTHA brand across the globe.
Joining our Austrian-based parent company in 2005, Peter has comprehensive knowledge of the global waste shredding and Waste-to-Energy marketplace. His international position sees him liaise with the senior management teams in America and beyond, to align the commercial strategy and business development here, with that of HQ.
His background in economics, business and engineering translates into an innovative approach to shredding solutions which always has our customers’ bottom line in mind.
Heading up the role of sales director of UNTHA UK, Gary has almost 30 years’ experience in the international waste, recycling and engineering sectors, and very recently he has brought his expertise to the UNTHA America team.
Having helped develop our UK counterpart by 50 percent in 2018, he’s now tasked with also supercharging UNTHA’s brand growth here in the States. As well as heading up the sales and marketing plan to aid the strategic evolution of the business, he’s also responsible for exploring new distribution partner agreements and expanding our industry connections.
The specialist shredding knowledge Gary has collected over the years means he is well placed to offer our customers value-adding advice on how to achieve maximum yield, greater revenue or more success from their plants.
With 10 years’ experience working at UNTHA America, Charles is one of the team’s longest serving staff members – and he certainly knows his stuff when it comes to shredders!
Before coming on board with UNTHA in 2009, he first worked as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry for eight years, prior to moving into sales. During his career, he has worked for several international companies, selling various types of capital equipment. Joining UNTHA has enabled him to put his life-long interest in sustainability and recycling into action.
With over three decades of engineering and sales experience, Charles is well-placed to assist customers within North America and Canada with their own technical operations and get into the details of even the most complex recycling and production processes. He focuses predominantly on medical waste and e-scrap applications.
When asked how his colleagues would describe him, Charles emerged as the observant, problem solving and tenacious one. This sees him skilled in listening to customers, working to understand their long-term goals and finding a machine to match these requirements.
A savvy decision-maker – passionate about the growth of both the UNTHA brand and client organisations – Andrea’s strong commercial awareness means she plays a key role in building businesses fit for the future. She has an enviable eye for both short-term, operational numbers and long-term strategic figures, which means ROI is always the priority for everyone concerned. Employed by both UNTHA UK and our Austrian parent company, she brings an exciting, collaborative dynamic to the team.
With a comprehensive background in engineering, Ken is a very technically minded individual who looks after the sales process for any plastic and wood applications in North America, Canada and the Caribbean Islands.
Having worked as a process engineer – handling the product manufacturing processes – and an application engineer, Ken has no problem in quickly getting to the heart of customers’ most complex waste requirements. And using his analytic and diagnostic approach, he is able to design a shredding solution that will do the trick!
In total, he has over 12 years’ experience within the recycling industry under his belt, which makes him a knowledgeable point-of-contact for anyone in search of a reliable shredding solution – customers love his patient and cooperative nature!
When asking Ken his favorite thing about working at UNTHA America, he says because we’re a close-knit team, we’re more like a family than colleagues. And he believes that it’s our collective knowledge, friendliness and genuine approach to working with customers, which really sets us apart from other companies within the industry.
A multi-skilled service manager, Frank is in charge of overseeing the service department and has been with UNTHA America for eight years.
His extensive experience and technical background across multiple sectors prior to joining UNTHA, means he not only understands what makes our machines tick, but he appreciates the challenges and opportunities facing our varied customer base too.
Frank always has a smile on his face, making him an approachable go-to contact throughout the entire post-procurement process. You’ll also find him taking care of the shipping and receiving of industrial shredders, as well as heading up the ongoing maintenance of the equipment both in house and at clients’ sites.
For Frank, the fact that no one day is the same is what makes his role so enjoyable – that and the friendly atmosphere which we pride ourselves on here at UNTHA America HQ!
A highly experienced marketing professional, having worked for technical industries throughout the UK and internationally, Katie is responsible for coordinating every element of UNTHA UK’s communications strategy. She liaises with customers to develop case studies and videos, maximises our presence at trade shows and exhibitions, works with the team to prepare authoritative comments for trade journals, maintains our website content and keeps everyone updated as to what goes on at our Boroughbridge headquarters.
Another one of our loyal team members, Maggie has been supporting the marketing, sales, and admin side of the business for 11 years.
Possessing a creative flair and organized, personable approach, Maggie is responsible for coordinating trade show literature and booth set-ups, managing new customer enquiries, creating invoices and much more.
Her keen eye for detail means she is skilled at compiling detailed yet easy-to-digest information – no matter how complex the content! She effortlessly bridges the gap between our team of industrial shredding experts and North America’s client base, helping to keep everyone on the same page.
She is also the friendly voice on the end of the phone who our customers love chatting with, and she maintains the smooth-running of our in-house admin processes.
Joining UNTHA America straight from technical school, Ethan studied welding and learned a lot about electrical and mechanical engineering. He wanted a hands-on environment where he could demonstrate – and develop – his existing skills and knowledge, so he joined us!
Now with over four years’ experience as a service technician, Ethan is part of Frank’s team and is responsible for fixing and repairing our shredders, handling equipment shipping, visiting clients and carrying out demonstrations at our on-site testing facility.
Like Frank, Ethan’s technical and logical mind means that he has a natural aptitude for problem solving and is always on hand to help customers with their maintenance or service-related queries.
The newest member of our team, Evan has just recently graduated from technical school, where, like Ethan, he also studied welding.
Having just started out on his journey at UNTHA America, Evan is learning the ropes from his colleagues and is supporting on daily tasks such as maintaining the upkeep of our on-site demo area and repairing machinery.
Over the coming months and years, Evan will gradually spend more time on clients’ sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.
His hard-working, proactive and inquisitive nature makes him a great addition to the team, and we look forward to seeing his role progress in the future.