FREMONT, Calif.—April 4, 2022—EverestLabs, developer of RecycleOS℠, the only enterprise software and automation solution for solving critical problems in recycling for materials recovery facilities (MRFs), announced today that Chris Jodoin has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Jodoin is a senior tech executive with more than two decades of operational, sales and financial experience having worked at 3COM, Hewlett-Packard, Echelon Corporation, inVentiv Health, and Adesto Technologies. He has deep expertise in building and leading teams to create new markets and bring solutions to scale.
After nearly four years of R&D in AI and automation technologies for the recycling industry, EverestLabs RecycleOS AI and robotics solutions are being used by the largest recycling plant operators in the US. Some of the largest MRFs use EverestLabs’ solutions to digitally run their plant operations while increasing the recovery of recyclables. Customers see an increase in new net revenue and solutions for labor challenges.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EverestLabs, JD Ambati, said “We are poised to scale globally after building our customer base with reputable companies in the US. Chris has helped tech companies grow by instilling incredible planning discipline and financial rigor with systems and processes to support them. His strategic sales experience has also ensured that customers understand and receive value. Chris is a huge addition to EverestLabs as we grow to meet the issues facing the recycling industry, CPG companies and packaging manufacturers.”
“Before joining EverestLabs, I spent a few months learning about the company and its market advantages,” said Jodoin. “The opportunities are immense and it’s a privilege to work with a breakthrough company and an industry that is working to solve one of the big issues facing the world. Led by JD, the incredibly talented team at EverestLabs is applying AI and automation solutions to improve operational efficiencies at MRFs. We provide actionable data to run the plants and automation solutions to tackle acute labor shortages at MRFs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our robots and vision systems help MRFs recover more recyclables—the key to ensuring that recycling is a climate solution and not another problem.”
EverestLabs is the creator of RecycleOS, the first software platform built from the ground up targeting the recycling industry. RecycleOS digitizes, analyzes and automates recycling plants operations to ensure optimal recovery and reuse in manufacturing. RecycleOS serves as a system of record for Environmental/Social/Government (ESG) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) measures that are increasingly more important for achieving our decarbonization goals.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in 2018, consumers and businesses sent 34% percent of generated packaging and containers to MRFs for recycling. However, of those sent to MRFs, only a small percentage were recovered and reused in manufacturing. Until now, a solution did not exist to provide visibility into the number of recyclables being lost to landfills. Accurate measurement will ultimately be a critical factor in decreasing those losses. EverestLabs has delivered proven solutions in production environments.
Said Ambati, “Our ultimate goal is that no recyclable is left behind. We are confident that Chris will be instrumental in helping us scale globally while empowering all constituents in our ecosystem.”
EverestLabs is a leading climate tech company and the developer of RecycleOS℠, the only enterprise AI software and automation solution for solving critical problems in recycling plants, or materials recovery facilities (MRFs). With RecycleOS, MRFs can exponentially increase materials recovery and reuse recyclables in manufacturing, thus, preventing greenhouse gasses emissions and energy usage for manufacturing virgin packaging. EverestLabs is funded by leading American, Canadian, and Japanese venture funds. https://www.everestlabs.ai