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Eric Herbert
Chief Executive Officer

Eric Herbert is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of ZWE, leading the company since it was organized in 2010.  Eric is an experienced, senior executive in the solid waste, engineering and construction industries.  Over the course of his career, he has developed and operated large-scale facilities in all facets of the waste industry.  He is a Professional Engineer and Licensed General Engineering Contractor.

Professional History

President, Athens Services. Eric led this Southern California, private waste collection and processing company for five years, overseeing significant business expansion through acquisitions, facility development and organic growth.  Under his guidance, the company became the largest private waste company in the Los Angeles area.  Athens Services holds significant assets in the mixed waste processing and compost business.

Chief Operating Officer, Burrtec Waste Industries.   Working directly with the owner for twelve years, Eric expanded this small, private waste services company via acquisitions, project development, and significant organic growth in Southern California’s Inland Empire and Los Angeles County.  In doing so, he developed some of the largest MRF facilities in the state utilizing the latest technologies by leveraging low cost debt and user contracts.  Eric expanded the collection based business into recycling, waste processing, organics and landfill operations.

Senior Vice President, CM Engineering Associates.  Eric led this ENR 500 ranked engineering firm and construction services company while managing large-scale development projects.  The business expanded with his relationship development and winning proposals on large environmental projects including waste processing and landfills.


  • M.S. Engineering and Management, Stanford University
  • B.S.-Civil Engineering, University of the Pacific