Leadership you can count on.

BRENDON PANTANO

CEO

A third-generation operator, Brendon grew up working in his family’s waste hauling company. He continued his career in the industry, working at both large public and private waste and recycling companies. From riding on the back of a truck, to environmental compliance and operations, Brendon has experience in every aspect of the business. With Coastal Waste & Recycling, Brendon saw a unique opportunity to provide better waste and recycling services to customers in South Florida.

KRISTI BEAUDOIN

CFO

Kristi Beaudoin is a finance executive with over 15 years of professional experience, including 12 years in the waste and environmental industry. Kristi has extensive knowledge in leading the accounting and finance organizations in companies of all sizes, most notably at Republic Services where she oversaw the financial operations across California, Arizona, and Nevada. She has spent a significant amount of time working in Mergers & Acquisitions and has played a key role in ensuring successful integrations in multiple industries including waste, software, and consulting. Kristi holds a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Dubuque.

DENNIS PANTANO

COO

Dennis Pantano, a second-generation waste professional brings over 45 years of solid waste industry experience. Dennis started his career in the industry in 1974 when he joined the family business “Fredonia Sanitary Services” with his father. Dennis grew the business and later sold it to BFI where he continued his career and held various roles including Market Area Vice President of the North East Market. In 1999 Dennis joined Waste Management of New York where he served as Regional Vice President. In 2003 he joined Regus Industries as Chief Operating Officer where he managed the collection, post collection, rail and landfill operations of the company. In 2007 Dennis joined Waste Services Inc. of Florida, currently known as Waste Connections where he led the operations in central and north Florida. In 2013 he joined Casella Waste System as Regional Vice President where he oversaw the operations in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

CHAD ABELL

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Graduating from the University of Dayton with a BS in Biology, Chad has over 20 years of experience in Environmental, Health, Safety and Business Leadership for both private and public organizations. His diverse experiences range from surface coal mining, general industrial manufacturing, recycling and solid waste. Chad began his career consulting his clients in areas of OSHA, MSHA, Federal, State and Local EPA regulations. More recently he has spent the past 15 years leading solid waste and recycling operations. Chad came to Coastal Waste & Recycling to be part of a great team of operators and business leaders in a growing market.

JOHN CASAGRANDE

VICE PRESIDENT OF
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

John brings over 40 years of proven experience in the solid waste and recycling industry to Coastal Waste and Recycling L.L.C. As part of the Executive team he is instrumental in the strategic planning and operation of all companies. John came to the South Florida market in 1979 to begin a family-owned waste hauling company where he was instrumental in the growth and success of the business which led to the company being purchased by one of the world’s largest public waste companies, Attwoods, PLC. 1999 he moved to Waste Management where he joined the executive team as General Manager for the Southern Group. Throughout his 14-year career with WM, he was placed in roles of increasing levels of responsibility including General Manager, District Manager and ultimately Market Area Vice President. He was responsible for the strategic planning and complete operational execution of the hauling company, landfills, Material Recovery Facilities and transfer stations.

MATT WENTZEL

VICE PRESIDENT OF
SALES AND MARKETING

Matt brings to Coastal Waste & Recycling fifteen years of sales leadership experience, including a decade of those years within the environmental industry. His most recent waste experience was leading sales and customer experience for Florida, Puerto Rico, and Alabama, which included nearly 100 sales and customer service professionals. Personally, and professionally, Matt is a passionate servant leader who takes deliberate steps to ensure a safe, welcoming environment for all to succeed. He believes this level of support and consistency is the key to a successful culture and a great customer experience.

DIDI DIAZ

CORPORATE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Didi is a Human Resources professional bringing nearly a decade of experience in human resources, payroll, and recruiting. Before joining us, Didi worked for businesses in the hospitality and cruise industry, with a focus on full employee life-cycle needs. During her career, Didi has led HR technology implementations, open enrollment, employee wellness programs, recruiting and onboarding efforts for offices within the US and abroad. Didi is a graduate of Florida National University and earned a Human Resources Certification with the Society for Human Resource Management.

BRENDON PANTANO

CEO

A third-generation operator, Brendon grew up working in his family’s waste hauling company. He continued his career in the industry, working at both large public and private waste and recycling companies. From riding on the back of a truck, to environmental compliance and operations, Brendon has experience in every aspect of the business. With Coastal Waste & Recycling, Brendon saw a unique opportunity to provide better waste and recycling services to customers in South Florida.

KRISTI BEAUDOIN

CFO

Kristi Beaudoin is a finance executive with over 15 years of professional experience, including 12 years in the waste and environmental industry. Kristi has extensive knowledge in leading the accounting and finance organizations in companies of all sizes, most notably at Republic Services where she oversaw the financial operations across California, Arizona, and Nevada. She has spent a significant amount of time working in Mergers & Acquisitions and has played a key role in ensuring successful integrations in multiple industries including waste, software, and consulting. Kristi holds a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Dubuque.

DENNIS PANTANO

COO

Dennis Pantano, a second-generation waste professional brings over 45 years of solid waste industry experience. Dennis started his career in the industry in 1974 when he joined the family business “Fredonia Sanitary Services” with his father. Dennis grew the business and later sold it to BFI where he continued his career and held various roles including Market Area Vice President of the North East Market. In 1999 Dennis joined Waste Management of New York where he served as Regional Vice President. In 2003 he joined Regus Industries as Chief Operating Officer where he managed the collection, post collection, rail and landfill operations of the company. In 2007 Dennis joined Waste Services Inc. of Florida, currently known as Waste Connections where he led the operations in central and north Florida. In 2013 he joined Casella Waste System as Regional Vice President where he oversaw the operations in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

CHAD ABELL

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Graduating from the University of Dayton with a BS in Biology, Chad has over 20 years of experience in Environmental, Health, Safety and Business Leadership for both private and public organizations. His diverse experiences range from surface coal mining, general industrial manufacturing, recycling and solid waste. Chad began his career consulting his clients in areas of OSHA, MSHA, Federal, State and Local EPA regulations. More recently he has spent the past 15 years leading solid waste and recycling operations. Chad came to Coastal Waste & Recycling to be part of a great team of operators and business leaders in a growing market.

JOHN CASAGRANDE

VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

John brings over 40 years of proven experience in the solid waste and recycling industry to Coastal Waste and Recycling L.L.C. As part of the Executive team he is instrumental in the strategic planning and operation of all companies. John came to the South Florida market in 1979 to begin a family-owned waste hauling company where he was instrumental in the growth and success of the business which led to the company being purchased by one of the world’s largest public waste companies, Attwoods, PLC. 1999 he moved to Waste Management where he joined the executive team as General Manager for the Southern Group. Throughout his 14-year career with WM, he was placed in roles of increasing levels of responsibility including General Manager, District Manager and ultimately Market Area Vice President. He was responsible for the strategic planning and complete operational execution of the hauling company, landfills, Material Recovery Facilities and transfer stations.

MATT WENTZEL

VICE PRESIDENT OF
SALES AND MARKETING

Matt brings to Coastal Waste & Recycling fifteen years of sales leadership experience, including a decade of those years within the environmental industry. His most recent waste experience was leading sales and customer experience for Florida, Puerto Rico, and Alabama, which included nearly 100 sales and customer service professionals. Personally, and professionally, Matt is a passionate servant leader who takes deliberate steps to ensure a safe, welcoming environment for all to succeed. He believes this level of support and consistency is the key to a successful culture and a great customer experience.

DIDI DIAZ

CORPORATE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Didi is a Human Resources professional bringing nearly a decade of experience in human resources, payroll, and recruiting. Before joining us, Didi worked for businesses in the hospitality and cruise industry, with a focus on full employee life-cycle needs. During her career, Didi has led HR technology implementations, open enrollment, employee wellness programs, recruiting and onboarding efforts for offices within the US and abroad. Didi is a graduate of Florida National University and earned a Human Resources Certification with the Society for Human Resource Management.

Working here

Integrity.

At Coastal, our company culture is based on integrity. We do the right things for our employees, customers, community, and environment. Because we are focused on doing the right things, accountability, safety, environmental stewardship, and customer service are organic to our culture.

To inquire about our current job openings, please contact us.

Working here

Integrity.

At Coastal, our company culture is based on integrity. We do the right things for our employees, customers, community, and environment. Because we are focused on doing the right things, accountability, safety, environmental stewardship, and customer service are organic to our culture.

To inquire about our current job openings, please contact us.