Hills Group appoint new group director
Company appoints Ed Dodd as group director for waste and resource management
THE Hills Group have appointed Ed Dodd as group director for waste and resource management, with responsibility for managing and overseeing the waste-management and treatment activities within Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections, together with The Hills Group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s waste-to-energy project in Westbury, Wiltshire.
Mr Dodd began his career in waste management in 1996 focusing on the technical and scientific aspects of the industry and then gradually moved into engineering, contract, project and general management. In 2003 he embarked on a two-year project working for the British Antarctic Survey based in Antarctica supporting Antarctic research.
In 2006 he joined Hills as waste facilities manager and became a divisional director of Hills Waste Solutions in 2012. He has been responsible for the delivery of the construction and commissioning of the Northacre mechanical biological treatment plant in Westbury and, more recently, developing the Northacre Renewable Energy facility.
Mr Dodd said: ‘It is an exciting time in the sector with many significant developments and transformations. Hills are in a phase of unprecedented growth which brings huge opportunities and challenges and I am looking forward to implementing and leading the change for the next generation.’
Congratulating him on his appointment, Mike Hill, chief executive of The Hills Group, said: ‘We could soon be coming to the end of a long period of planning uncertainty for our waste activities and I look forward to working with Ed during what will hopefully be an exciting period of growth and consolidation.’